Business and Economic Development


Economic Opportunities Navigation Unit

The Economic Opportunities Navigation Unit is responsible for providing concierge services for medium- to large-scale foreign direct investment, business expansion, or trade opportunities. The unit is responsible for business navigation, select business immigration services, policy for trade, economic development policy, as well as project-managing initiatives to fill targeted labour market shortages. The division is responsible for working internally across provincial departments as a one-stop approach to connect businesses and economic development partners to the Government of Manitoba.

Contact information:
Phone: 204-945-1055


Start and Grow your Business


A common question when starting a business is: “Where do I start?” This page will provide you with key considerations, next steps, and contact information to get your business up and running.

Licences and Permits


Find out all you need to know about business licences (including BizPaL), permits, taxes, record keeping, and more.

Programs and Incentives


Learn more about entrepreneurial and incentive opportunities available within the province.

To access additional information on how to start a business, grow an established business, or find out more about employment services, please visit the Government of Manitoba's Business Portal.

The Vehicle Technology Centre is a non-profit organization whose mission is to foster the competitiveness and continued vibrancy of Manitoba's heavy vehicle manufacturing sector.

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