Manitoba Economic Profiles

Economic profiles provide an overview of the economic landscape within a defined region. This information can help inform strategic economic development initiatives and evaluate the desirability of an area for investment opportunities. The data and analysis presented in these reports provide basic information about the economy of a region. Reports contain demographic, job and business data.

Manitoba is broken into eight economic regions defined by Statistics Canada, each with unique competitive advantages and potential opportunities. In addition, reports are available for the Capital Region, rural Manitoba and northern Manitoba.

Manitoba's Economic Regions

Manitoba's economic regions include the Southeast region, South Central region, Southwest region, North Central region, Winnipeg region, Interlake region, Parkland region and North region.

Southeast Region

The Southeast Economic Region includes Census Divisions 1, 2 and 12.  

Reports for this region include the Southeast Region Economic Profile at a Glance and a more detailed Southeast Region Economic Profile.

The Southeast region can further be broken down into self-contained labour areas, including the Beausejour Brokenhead Area.

What is a Self-Contained Labour Area (SLA)?

Self-Contained Labour Areas are local geographic areas where people live and work. They have a minimum population of 3,000 and a minimum tax base of $130 million.  

SLAs are not based on cultural similarities or differences, but rather on economic relationships that exist between neighbouring towns and municipalities.

Rural Manitoba

The Rural Manitoba Economic Profile includes data for six of Manitoba's eight economic regions: Southeast Region, South Central Region, Southwest Region, Interlake Region, North Central Region and Parkland Region. Data for the Winnipeg Region and North Region are not included in this report.

SOUTHEAST MANITOBA REGION Economic Profile at a Glance

SOUTHEAST REGION Economic Profile 2021


About the Economic Profile Reports

Stakeholders can use the economic profile reports as a tool for economic growth that will inform strategic decisions. The reports contain the most recent data available when they were compiled. Economic regions were determined cooperatively between Statistics Canada and the Province of Manitoba. Many of the economic regions represent self-contained labour areas.

The economic profile reports provide information about investing and doing business in Manitoba; they do not advocate for one course of action over another. Regional leaders are encouraged to survey and/or consult with key businesses, institutions (e.g. health and education) and community organizations to identify and agree on economic targets for the region and to collaborate to achieve economic growth and diversity.

Where does the data come from?

Data for these reports come from a variety of sources:

  • Population: Manitoba Health Annual Reports
  • Income and Education: 2016 Statistics Canada Census and 2006 Statistics Canada Census.  The data for 2010 is not available.
  • Jobs and Business: Emsi, which uses the following sources:  Canadian Business Patterns (CBL); Survey of Employment, Payrolls and Hours (SEPH); Labour force Survey (LFS) and CANSIM.

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