New to Manitoba

Welcome to Manitoba!

The following websites are useful resources for everyone who moved to Manitoba or Canada. Each website either provides great advice, tips for making the most of your time in Canada or useful resources for you to use throughout your stay.

Manitoba Health Card

First of all, get your Manitoba Health card. 

The Manitoba Health Services Insurance Plan | Health and Seniors Care | Province of Manitoba (

Driving in Manitoba

As a new resident to Manitoba, you can drive a passenger vehicle with your valid license for up to three months.

You also have up to three months to switch your valid out of province vehicle registration (plates and insurance).

If you have never held a driver’s license, you need to successfully complete Manitoba’s Graduated Driver License (GDL) program. See the get a class 5 license page for more information.

Travel Manitoba

Manitoba boasts a mix of landscapes, in-depth history, diverse communities and four distinct seasons. Add those all together and Canada’s central province promises a range of exciting experiences, activities and things to do.

What is there to do on your next visit to Manitoba? visit this website and find out a list of adventures out there waiting for you.

Government of Manitoba

The Manitoba provincial government’s website has most of the information and you need to know about Manitoba and living here. This website also provides online services for visitors and residents.

Working Holiday in Canada


This is a website dedicated to working holiday makers in Canada. It is designed for anyone who is planning to work in Canada or if you are already residing in Canada as a non-resident. They post content updates once a week with information on living in the major Canadian cities such as Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary, Montreal and Ottawa.

They also offer a free jobs kit and we would recommend signing up for this if you plan to go to Canada in search of a new career. Make sure to also check out their Facebook page for regular posts about Canadian jobs, newcomer events and useful tips.


This is one of the top resources for international workers who are planning to live and work in Canada. Guest bloggers post regularly from different cities throughout Canada, giving you first hand insights into what it is like to live in these vibrant cities. They also post weekly jobs that may be of interest to international workers who have experience working in skilled trades, construction and the engineering sector.
This website provides a detailed section on immigration procedures in Canada, outlining all of the requirements for the Provincial Nominee Program, Federal Skilled Workers Program and Federal Skilled Trades Program.

IKEA, Canada

When you have found your ideal apartment, you will need to stock up on furniture and general household utensils. IKEA is the most popular store as it is cheap and offers everything that you need to fill out your new home. They have a great selection of beds, mattresses, tables, lamps and all of your usual kitchen utensils.
If you plan on moving to Vancouver, you might need to pick up some outdoor furniture for your balcony as the city has a warm climate for the Summer months. You should note that the warehouses are usually located on the outskirts of the city, so you might need to rent a car for the day or get your purchases delivered which can be costly (starting at $59.00).