Business and Economic Development


Business Navigation Services

Business Navigation Services (BNS) advances economic growth, business development and investment attraction by providing wrap-around client-centered service for businesses looking to open, expand or invest in Manitoba. BNS provides a pathfinding service for businesses of all sectors, by working across government departments, with partners, and the federal government to provide companies and stakeholders with program and policy supports that address their needs, and encourage investment and growth in Manitoba.

If you are a business owner, contact Business Navigation Services when you are:

  • Innovating and creating
  • Purchasing or renovating a new business space
  • Hiring more staff
  • Having trouble finding talent
  • Trying to raise capital
  • Looking to export
  • Facing barriers
  • Not sure who to call

Contact information:
Phone: 204-945-1055


Start and Grow your Business


A common question when starting a business is: “Where do I start?” This page will provide you with key considerations, next steps, and contact information to get your business up and running.

Licences and Permits


Find out all you need to know about business licences (including BizPaL), permits, taxes, record keeping, and more.

Programs and Incentives


Learn more about entrepreneurial and incentive opportunities available within the province.

To access additional information on how to start a business, grow an established business, or find out more about employment services, please visit the Government of Manitoba's Business Portal.

The Vehicle Technology Centre is a non-profit organization whose mission is to foster the competitiveness and continued vibrancy of Manitoba's heavy vehicle manufacturing sector.

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