Programs and Incentives

Industry Expansion Program

The Industry Expansion Program is aimed at supporting companies that are locating new operations in Manitoba or expanding existing Manitoba operations.

Program Information:

The program is application based and applications are received and reviewed on a continuous intake process.

Eligible applicants include private, for-profit companies with a Canadian Business Number, licensed to carry on business in Manitoba and who are locating new operations in Manitoba or expanding existing Manitoba operations.  

Support under this program is custom-prepared on a client-by-client basis. Considerations in the amount of funding assistance provided are based on the number  of net new positions created, total project costs and company contributions, and the economic benefit to Manitoba resulting from these new employment opportunities.

The program assists companies by contributing to their investment in skills training for employees. Financial assistance for eligible projects may be available to businesses:

  • To support training of both net new hires and existing employees;
  • For training delivered by internal staff or external organizations;
  • To develop/purchase training curriculum/learning materials;
  • Lease/purchase of equipment directly related to and required for training;
  • For eligible expenditures related to the development and delivery of appropriate training for employees.

Funding is not available for ongoing routine business costs (ex: operational, administrative, maintenance, recruitment, capital costs, salaries), research or scoping activities, and activities that have already occurred.

Job sustainability requirement: All net new positions created must be retained for a minimum 2080 hours of full-time employment throughout the agreement period.


For program inquiries, please contact MGI:

Manitoba Government Inquiry
Phone: 204-945-3744
Toll Free in North America: 1-866-626-4862

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