Operating a Business

Manitoba Companies Office
We register information about corporations and business names. The public may search the registry to obtain information (for example, who is doing business under the trade name, where the business is located, and to get a list of officers and directors).

Exporting / Importing

Information and practical tools for new or experienced exporters.

Virtual Trade Commissioner
The Virtual Trade Commissioner is a personalized, password-protected Web page containing market information and business leads that match a company's identified international business interests.

Information and resources designed to help both new and experienced importers with every stage of the import process.

Import / Export Account
If you import goods into Canada or export goods to other countries, you should register with the Canada Revenue Agency.

Become a Vendor

Doing Business with the Manitoba Government: The Manitoba Government’s Procurement Services provides a vital link between vendors and the Manitoba Government’s purchasers of goods and services.

Laws & Taxes

Manitoba Laws

Taxation in Manitoba: On behalf of the government of Manitoba, the Taxation Division of Manitoba Finance administers the taxation legislation listed here through information, compliance, audit and enforcement programs.

Manitoba Employment Standards: The Employment Standards Branch is a neutral party that administers laws on minimum wages, hours of work, holidays and other workplace benefits. We are also responsible for investigating complaints of violations of these laws.


Manitoba Marketing Network (MMN) Business Mentoring Program
Provides an opportunity for entrepreneurs to seek guidance from experienced business owners on the many facets of business including:

  • Start-up
  • Financial Management
  • Growth and Expansion
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Access to Capital
  • Human Resource Management