Manitoba Economic Profiles


Economic profiles provide an overview of the economic landscape within a defined region. This information can help inform strategic economic development initiatives and evaluate the desirability of an area for investment opportunities. The data and analysis presented in these reports provide basic information about the economy of a region. Reports contain demographic, job and business data.

Manitoba is broken into eight economic regions defined by Statistics Canada, each with unique competitive advantages and potential opportunities. In addition, reports are available for the Capital Region, rural Manitoba and northern Manitoba.

 

Manitoba's Economic Regions

Manitoba's economic regions include the Southeast region, South Central region, Southwest region, North Central region, Winnipeg region, Interlake region, Parkland region and North region.

 

Southeast Region

The Southeast Economic Region includes Census Divisions 1, 2 and 12.  Reports for this region include the Southeast Region Economic Profile at a Glance and a more detailed Southeast Region Economic Profile.

The Southeast region can further be broken down into self-contained labour areas:

 

South Central Region

The South Central Economic Region includes Census Divisions 3 and 4.  Reports for this region include the South Central Region Economic Profile at a Glance and a more detailed South Central Region Economic Profile.

The South Central region can further be broken down into self-contained labour areas:

 

Southwest Region

The Southwest Economic Region includes Census Divisions 5, 6, 7 and 15.  Reports for this region include the Southwest Region Economic Profile at a Glance and a more detailed Southwest Region Economic Profile.

The Southwest region can further be broken down into self-contained labour areas:

 

North Central Region

The North Central Economic Region includes Census Divisions 8, 9 and 10.  Reports for this region include the North Central Region Economic Profile at a Glance and a more detailed North Central Region Economic Profile.

The North Central region can further be broken down into self-contained labour areas:

 

Winnipeg Region

The Winnipeg Economic Region includes Census Division 11, which is comprised of the City of Winnipeg and Rural Municipality of Headingley.

Reports for this region include:

 

Interlake Region

The Interlake Region includes Census Divisions 13, 14 and 18.  Reports for this region include the Interlake Region Economic Profile at a Glance and a more detailed Interlake Region Economic Profile.

The Interlake region can further be broken down into self-contained labour areas:

 

Parkland Region

The Parkland Region includes Census Divisions 16, 17 and 20.  Reports for this region include the Parkland Region Economic Profile at a Glance and a more detailed Parkland Region Economic Profile.

The Parkland region can further be broken down into self-contained labour areas:

 

North Region

The North Region includes Census Divisions 19, 21, 22 and 23.  Reports for this region include the Northern Region Economic Profile at a Glance and a more detailed North Region Economic Profile.

Northern Manitoba can further be broken down into these areas:

 

Additional Reports

Capital Region

The Capital Region Economic Profile includes data for the 16 Municipalities identified in the Province of Manitoba's Capital Region Partnership Act: the City of Winnipeg; the City of Selkirk; the Town of Stonewall; and the Rural Municipalities of Cartier, East St. Paul, Headingley, Macdonald, Ritchot, Rockwood, Rosser, St. Andrews, St. Clements, St. Francois-Xavier, Springfield, Taché, and West St. Paul. 

Rural Manitoba

The Rural Manitoba Economic Profile includes data for six of Manitoba's eight economic regions: Southeast Region, South Central Region, Southwest Region, Interlake Region, North Central Region and Parkland Region. Data for the Winnipeg Region and North Region are not included in this report.

Northern Manitoba

The North Region Economic Profile includes data for Census Divisions 19, 21, 22 and 23. Data for the Winnipeg Region and those regions included in the Rural Manitoba Economic Profile are not included in this report.

 

About the Economic Profile Reports

Stakeholders can use the economic profile reports as a tool for economic growth that will inform strategic decisions. The reports contain the most recent data available when they were compiled. Economic regions were determined cooperatively between Statistics Canada and the Province of Manitoba. Many of the economic regions represent self-contained labour areas.

A Tool for Economic Growth

The economic profile reports provide information about investing and doing business in Manitoba; they do not advocate for one course of action over another. Regional leaders are encouraged to survey and/or consult with key businesses, institutions (e.g. health and education) and community organizations to identify and agree on economic targets for the region and to collaborate to achieve economic growth and diversity.

Where does the data come from?

Data for these reports come from a variety of sources:

  • Population: Manitoba Health Annual Reports
  • Income and Education: 2016 Statistics Canada Census and 2006 Statistics Canada Census.  The data for 2010 is not available.
  • Jobs and Business: Emsi, which uses the following sources:  Canadian Business Patterns (CBL); Survey of Employment, Payrolls and Hours (SEPH); Labour force Survey (LFS) and CANSIM.

What is a Self-Contained Labour Area (SLA)?

Self-Contained Labour Areas are local geographic areas where people live and work. They have a minimum population of 3,000 and a minimum tax base of $130 million.  

SLAs are not based on cultural similarities or differences, but rather an economic relationships that exists between neighbouring towns and municipalities.

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