Invest Manitoba: Open for BusinessCreative, Film and Information and Communication


A growing creative engine

One of Canada's fastest-growing creative industries

Manitoba's creative industries have the highest GDP growth in the country. Our province offers creative production companies unique advantages with Canada's most competitive film and video tax credit, as well as other lucrative tax credit programs for music production and interactive digital media. Here, they also enjoy a close-knit, collaborative ecosystem with impressive capabilities in digital imaging, animation, special effects, gaming and film production. Creative operations based in Manitoba can access talent across North America through our direct flights and other easy transportation options.

Winnipeg, Manitoba's capital, is known as the cultural cradle of Canada for its internationally recognized arts and culture scene. It's also home to several specialized education programs that provide our creative industries with a skilled and reliable workforce. This has contributed to a steadily growing creative labour pool with employment in creative industries rising by 7 per cent in 2020.


Manitoba creative industries at a glance
  • Manitoba offers a multilingual talent base that includes a large Francophone community.
  • Access to global talent through business-friendly immigration policies.
  • Manitoba is characterized by a diverse and stable economy.

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creative industries employment



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Manitoba's Creative, Film and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Ecosystem


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