Settlement in Manitoba


Immigrate to Manitoba-Arrive and Settle – The pages and links in this section are “guides” that explain all aspects of life in Manitoba – housing, education, society, culture and laws and practical matters such as shopping, banking and recreation.

ENTRY Program – The ENTRY Program provides settlement orientation for all newcomers to Winnipeg. Participants will learn about four major topics: Employment and Education, Places to Go, Laws, and Health.

Immigrant Service Centres in Manitoba – A list of Immigrant Service Centres across the province.

SOS Canada 2000 – A broad and vast resource offering basic information about everything Canadian. Sections on immigration, employment, education, and links of government services.

Government Services

Citizenship and Immigration Canada – Information for immigrants, refugees and visitors to Canada. Includes employment authorization, immigration applications, sponsorship and services available to newcomers.

Service Canada: Services for Newcomers to Canada – Information about Government services for newcomers to Canada from acquiring personal documents to employment and raising a family.

Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program – Being nominated by the MPNP gives you expedited processing of your permanent resident application to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). This makes the MPNP a faster route to Canadian permanent resident status for Manitoba-destined immigrants.

Health Care

Manitoba Health – Manitoba governmental site explaining how to obtain provincial health insurance and services.


Winnipeg Rental Network – Free listings and links for affordable rental accommodations.

Winnipeg Real Estate News – Search Properties in Manitoba.

Immigrate to Manitoba-Housing – Reading this section will help you find an affordable home for yourself or your family.

Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation – Canada’s national housing agency. Information on buying a home, renting a home, mortgages, maintaining a home, safety in the home, renovations, and more.

CMHC Housing for Newcomers – Information specifically for newcomers from Canada’s national housing agency in eight different languages. Learn about renting, owning, and maintaining a home in Canada.

Craigslist – Housing rental search for Winnipeg.

Canadian Real Estate Association’s Multiple Listing Service – Property information from realtors across Canada.


Canadian Citizenship & Immigration Resource Center – Immigration law site features information on Canadian immigration and Canada employment placement services and visas.

Canadian Human Rights Commission – Promotes knowledge of human rights in Canada, and to encourage people to follow principles of equality. To help reduce barriers to equality in employment and access to services.

Canadian Law Information – provides Canadian law information in plain, straightforward English.


Immigrate to Manitoba-Transportation – Information on transportation in MB, including public transport, taxis, buses, and driving.

Public Transit Systems in Manitoba – Links to MB cities’ public transit websites.

Service Canada: Driver’s Licence – Links to each province’s driver’s licence information page.


Government of Canada: Arts, Culture and Heritage – Learn about the vibrant people and cultural industries that contribute to the creation of a Canadian cultural identity.

Culture Crossing: Guide to Canada – Learn about Canadian social etiquette and culture.