Municipal Finance and Advisory Services

The role of the Municipal Finance and Advisory Services Branch is to support strong local governments that can effectively respond to the changing social and economic environment in Manitoba municipalities. In order to do this, the Branch provides timely advisory and consulting services, financial support, and a relevant and enabling legislative and policy framework.
Principal programs include:
The following links provide important information for elected municipal officials and administrative staff:

Statistical Information for Municipalities
The 2015 Statistical Information for Municipalities in the Province of Manitoba is available to download at the following link:
Statistical information for Manitoba municipalities is an annual publication compiled from the audited financial statements of all municipalities.
Manitoba municipal financial statements conform to Public Sector Accounting Board (PSAB) financial reporting standards. The statements are consolidated for the municipality and its owned or controlled organizations, providing a comprehensive picture of the municipality’s financial position. 
On January 1, 2015, 107 municipalities were amalgamated into 47 municipalities. As a result, there are now a total of 137 municipalities including Winnipeg (reduced from 197).
This is the first year of publication reflecting the financial information and statistics of the amalgamated municipalities. The financial statements have been prepared based on the continuity of interest principle. Under this method, assets and liabilities of the amalgamated municipalities are recognized at their carrying values at the date of amalgamation and results of operations are combined as if the amalgamated municipalities had always existed as a single municipality.
This publication will now only be available electronically and will provide regularly updated information to support program review and serve as a reference for municipal officials and other users.
Key 2015 statistics are available below:

For further information, contact:

Municipal Relations
Municipal Finance and Advisory Services
Phone: (204) 945-2572
Fax: (204) 948-2780