A traditional meeting place ...
Manitoba has attracted people for thousands of years.
For centuries, Manitoba was a meeting place between the aboriginal peoples of the forest and plains. With the arrival of the fur trade in the 1700s came French-Canadian and Scottish traders and settlers.
As the entry point to the Canadian West following the arrival of the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1881, Manitoba attracted new Canadians from around the world. Today, Manitoba is known as Canada's most ethnically-diverse province. Over 100 languages are spoken here.
Cultural diversity is a cornerstone of life in Manitoba. If you are wondering if your family will have the cultural support it needs to succeed explore the information on our Immigration & Culture page to learn more.