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Manitoba is home to two Pan American Games and a place where you can see the Northern Lights and polar bears walking the streets, the province has a fascinating mix of rural and urban areas with a very modern urban lifestyle, being part of the stimulating atmosphere that this province has. Its main cities are Brandon and Winnipeg. Manitoba has the largest Icelandic population outside of Iceland.


Manitoba is one of the coldest regions in Canada with an average daily maximum temperature of only 6 degrees. In the cold season, maximum temperatures are well below freezing. Spring: -1°C to 15°C (April and May), Summer: 12°C to 30°C (June to August), Fall: 6°C to 20°C (September and October) and Winter: -13°C to -30°C (November to March).

Cost of Cost of Living
1 month average
CAD $1,150
Apt. 1 bedr.
CAD $120
CAD $350
CAD $90
CAD $650
CAD $31,008
/ year
/ hour
CAD $22,848
/ year
CAD $12
/ hour
CAD $104,500
/ year
CAD $54
/ hour

11% Trade
10% Manufacturing
10% Finance, Insurance & Real Estate
9% Construction
8% Government
6% Transportation & Warehousing
5% Mining & Other Primary
4% Information, Culture, Arts & Entertainment
3% Agriculture
3% Utilities
31% Other Services

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Health health system

The Manitoba Health Card - Manitoba citizens and residents pay no premiums or out-of-pocket costs for basic health care services.
A Manitoba health card allows you to see a doctor, get a prescription, visit a hospital emergency room or use most other health services.

Driver's driver's license

As a new Manitoba resident, you may drive a passenger vehicle with your valid license for up to three months. You also have up to three months to change your current out-of-province vehicle registration (plates and insurance).

The forks market

It is a historic site, gathering place and green space in downtown Winnipeg, located at the confluence of the Red River and the Assiniboine River. It houses a vibrant and delightfully eclectic food hall featuring the best in local offerings on the main floor.

Gran Playa Provincial Park

Grand Beach Provincial Park is a provincial park in Manitoba, Canada, known for its large white sand dunes and ancient beaches from the end of the last ice age. With an area of 24.9 km2, Grand Beach Provincial Park is characterized by the most popular beach in Manitoba.

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights

It is a Canadian Crown corporation and national museum located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, adjacent to The Forks. It preserves and promotes heritage at home and abroad. It contributes to the collective memory and sense of identity of all Canadians.

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