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Anybody from winnipeg ...SoS newcomer

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Anybody from winnipeg ...SoS newcomer

...I'll be immigrating Canada next summer and need help on getting to know winnipeg better I've been in Canada before but in Quebec area.Anyone with informations on schools,housing,university,labour market,attractions any useful info can email me @


Thanks =:)

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1. Re: Anybody from winnipeg ...SoS newcomer

To start off, try the following websites.

Google for maps etc.

Canada411 for businesses and names in the phone directory.

mywinnipeg.com for things happening in the city.

Winnipeg.ca for the official version from city hall.

freepress.mb.ca or winnipegfreepress.mb.ca for the daily news.

There are 2 universities: U of Manitoba and U of Winnipeg. There is also Red River College (technology). You can google thru their websites.

Of course people compete for housing in area with good schools, so you can check house prices thru mls.com. There are good private schools too.

Winnipeg is the 3rd city in Canada with variety of industries. The Saturday edition of the Winnipeg Free Press has quite a pile of help wanted ads, getting thicker lately.

Attractions are in the eyes of the beholder. Please raise a separate thread to attract more info from different angles.

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2. Re: Anybody from winnipeg ...SoS newcomer

I just check the website mywinnipeg.com. Very disappointing. It used to provide a number of linkages to other more specific websites.

In Winnipeg, only on the eastern side of the Red river (St Boniface) will you be able to bump into the French speaking population in bistro or supermarkets.

Winnipeg winter is not as humid as Quebec, with less heavy snow and less slushy days. Any snow after mid-November will stay on as ice until next March or April. Overall it is sunny and bright. The climate pattern is continental, meaning cold winters and hot summers. Spring is short lived. Indian summer is variable. This means that homes are really well-built to insulate against weather changes. However people wanting big homes would build outside the city boundry to escape from high property taxes.

Like Atlanta to the US, Winnipeg is the Centre of diseases control for Canada, with the related research facilities.

Culturally, there is the Royal Winnipeg Ballet company, and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra with split programs for classics and pops. There are lots of Festivals in summer, like jazz, Fringe, Folklorama etc in and outside the city; and of course people flocked to the beaches along the lakes, some has cottages etc. So come in early in the summer to see how life is.

You can browse the earlier posts in this forum re neighbourhoods to stay. However if you can be more specific on ages in the family and their inclinations other posters will be able to answer questions better.

This is friendly Manitoba, just call.

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3. Re: Anybody from winnipeg ...SoS newcomer

Winnipeg is home to a VERY large population of mosquitoes. Be prepared to have 'Off' spray as your signature scent.

Season tickets to the Winnipeg Symphony is highly recommended. Choose the centre balcony seats of course.

Good residential areas include Osborne Village, the Corydon Little Italy neighbourhood, Tuxedo. Wolsley area has mature leafy trees, a good area if you like single family dwellings.