Advice for Visitors to Canada
Moving to Manitoba
Moving to Manitoba is a wonderful way to experience life on the beautiful
Canadian prairies. Situated in the heart of Canada, between Ontario and
Saskatchewan, and bordering the United States to the South, Manitoba offers
individuals and families alike an opportunity to enjoy the tranquility
of Canada’s unexplored wilderness. If city life is more your style,
the province’s bustling capital, Winnipeg, holds more than half
of the province’s 1.2 million people, and promises to delight you.
word Manitoba is derived from the Cree, Ojibwa and Assisiboine languages,
a fitting name for a province that has remained vastly untouched since
its inauguration into the confederation. Manitobans are proud of their
agricultural roots and heritage. See the official
website of the province
of Manitoba for more details.
Most of the agriculture is found in the southern part of Manitoba, which
has a milder climate. The province is a national leader in the growth
of grains and oilseeds. It is Canada’s largest producer of sunflower
seeds, dry beans, and a major contributor to the country’s production
of potatoes. Moving to Manitoba is also ideal for those interested in
raising livestock. There are a great number of cutting-edge cattle farms
which aid Canada to remain a world player in the cattle market.
Moving to Manitoba is an opportunity to bask in the unspoiled wilderness
which surrounds every town and city in Manitoba. The province boasts an
incredible number of intact forests, untouched since the days of early
settlement. Home to the world’s largest boreal forests and thousands
of sparkling clean rivers, Manitoba is a natural wonderland.
The Manitoban economy is based predominantly in agriculture, energy, oil,
minerals, mining, forestry and tourism. Agriculture remains the driving
force behind this ever-expanding economy; however, the Manitoban government
is continuously striving to find new ways to enhance its economy. Many
believe that any such change may be detrimental to the prosperous life
of the citizens of Manitoba, and even of Canada.
Manitoba offers several high quality educational institutes that have
enticed many students to consider moving to Manitoba in order to further
their education. Manitoban universities have deep roots and pride themselves
in the high standards they have maintained for over a hundred years now.
These are the five major universities: University
of Manitoba, the Canadian
Mennonite University, L’Université
de Saint Boniface and Brandon
University. The first three of the aforementioned universities
are situated in Winnipeg. L’Université de Saint Boniface
is the oldest and the only French university in Manitoba. Brandon University
is located in the town of Brandon. It is worthwhile mentioning that the
province boasts 38 public libraries.