Welcome to Winnipeg
With world-renowned researchers and world class facilities, Winnipeg, Manitoba is poised on the brink of creating a new era of discovery.
Be a part of it all with the Manitoba Institute of Child Health.
Why Winnipeg, Manitoba?
Manitoba is one of Canada’s fastest growing biotechnology and health research sectors. Many of the best and brightest in the industry are attracted to the highly developed network of research facilities, educational institutions, and private sector investments found in Manitoba. Although the province comprises only 4% of the nation’s population, it is home to 8% of the nation’s biotechnology activity, with over 4,000 employees in the biotech and health research sector. Manitoba continues to prove to be fertile grounds for research innovation and opportunity.
Key partners and contributors in Winnipeg’s health research industry include:
The University of Manitoba, the province’s largest and most comprehensive research intensive post-secondary institution. It is Western Canada’s oldest University and offers a range of undergraduate and graduate programs in biomedical fields.
Winnipeg’s Health Sciences Centre, the largest health care referral, teaching and research centre in Manitoba and one of the largest facilities of its kind in Canada. It serves residents of Manitoba, Northwestern Ontario and Nunavut.
The Canadian Science Centre for Human and Animal Health, Canada’s only Level 4 biocontainment laboratory for the study of both human and animal disease.
The National Research Council’s Institute for Biodiagnostics, the most advanced facility in Canada for studying and developing noninvasive diagnostic tools such as Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Magnetic Resonance Imaging technologies.
The International Centre for Infectious Disease, an organization that provides leadership and collaborative solutions for the global fight against infectious diseases.
St. Boniface Research Centre, a facility that provides world expertise in cardiovascular, neurodegenerative, and clinical research.
The Canadian Centre for Agri-Food Research in Health and Medicine, the Cereal Research Centre at the University of Manitoba, and the Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals provide synergies between biotech and research done in agricultural and life sciences.
Cangene Corporation, Apotex, and Biovail Corporation’s facilities contribute to making Winnipeg Western Canada’s leading pharmaceutical manufacturing centre.
Manitoba’s diverse research and life sciences industry has experienced unprecedented growth in terms of both human resources and investment. You can be at the centre of it all with the Manitoba Institute of Child Health.
Winnipeg at a Glance
Winnipeg is Manitoba’s dynamic capital city, located at the geographic centre of Canada and North America. With a population of more than 712,000 culturally diverse people, the city has a cosmopolitan, international flair and a warm, welcoming spirit.
Winnipeg is a true four-season city that celebrates a rich and colorful heritage through our many historic sites, exhibits, attractions and festivals. We are a multicultural city, where over 100 languages are spoken, and our diversity is celebrated and promoted.
Whether you are visiting Winnipeg or considering making it your new home, you’ll find our city is the perfect balance for those looking for a great place to work, live and play.
Work. Manitoba has one of the most stable and diversified economies in country – it is not dependent on any single industry or commodity. Built on traditional resource sectors and emerging high-technology industries, it is the base for a thriving business community. Manitoba remains a "sweet spot" in Canada during this time of economic uncertainty and Winnipeg continues to benefit from a well-balance economic profile and forecast.
Live. Winnipeg has the enviable position of being one of the most affordable places to live in Canada. Winnipeggers enjoy a low cost of living - homes, auto insurance, electricity, and university or college tuition are all available here at the lowest prices in Canada. Your money goes further in Winnipeg and the good things in life are well within reach of the average citizen.
Play. With a thriving world-class arts scene and a multitude of options for culinary delights, sports, recreation, and entertainment, Winnipeg offers lifestyle choices to suite every taste. There is plenty to do and see, including: great shopping, attractions, casinos, vibrant nightlife, and serene parks and nature walks. And with nearby beaches, lakes, and cottage country along with over 28 beautiful golf courses in the city and surrounding area, there are many convenient opportunities to enjoy the outdoors.
Here are some terrific links to websites that will help you find the all the details on visiting and living in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Going to Canada – www.goingtocanada.gc.ca
Explore the Going to Canada website to discover links to information and services when planning a temporary stay or making Canada your new home. Get to know Canada and find details on immigration, and working or studying in Canada.
Government of Canada – www.canada.gc.ca