Reasons to move to Winnipeg
- Winnipeg is the sunniest city in Canada with over 2,372 hours of sunshine and over 2,727 clear and blue skies per year.
- Its Brit heavy population (nearly a quarter) very diverse with over 100 nationalities making for an interesting history and cultural life.
- Winnipeg is a family friendly city which boasts numerous beaches, water parks, and other recreational activities for everyone to enjoy.
Winnipeg is the capital and largest city of the Canadian province of Manitoba. The region is often called the “heart” of Canada and is spread out over almost 250,946 square miles, which means it is larger than Japan and twice the size of the U.K!
Affectionately known as “The Peg,” Winnipeg combines city bustle with country living. It is home to a booming housing market, an active downtown revitalization project, and recreational opportunities.
Winnipeg certainly has an interesting climate which endures very cold and occasionally harsh winter temperatures which leads to Canadians in other provinces sometimes jokingly referring it to “Winterpeg”.
Don’t let the frost put you off. Summer is warm and pleasant with temperatures regularly reaching the high 20s.
The centre is compact meaning you can get from one side of the city to the other in just 30 minutes. A citywide transit network provides transportation options in every neighbourhood and a more extensive network is planned for completion around 2030.
The manufacturing boom has brought in record numbers of workers and the burgeoning tech industry in the city means it is a great place for young professionals looking to take the next step on the career ladder.
It’s also popular among wealthy retirees, where golf, skiing, boating, fishing and hiking are just a few of the activities you can participate in.
So if you want to be part of an expanding but close knit community with affordable but quality built homes, then Winnipeg is well worthy or your consideration for your next Canadian move.
Export Packing & Wrapping Service
When the client has accepted the quoted price and a move date has been secured, the vehicle and removal team will arrive at residence.
The removal team will proceed to export pack and wrap all items being transported in special breathable bubble wrap.
Special made-to-measure wooden creates can also be used for difficult to move or fragile items.
Our dedicated team in the UK & Canada will ensure all the relevant paperwork and customs clearance is processed correctly.
They will arrange the unloading and unpacking of your household goods ready for checks or inspections.
Once your belongings have cleared customs, you will be contacted to discuss a convenient time to deliver them if not already agreed.
White & Company offers secure containerised storage facilities via its own depots. We have 19 strategically placed storage facilities throughout the UK to choose from.
Our partners in Canada can also off your storage facilities should you require them.
Insurance For Removals to Winnipeg
Despite our best efforts sometimes items get damaged or things go amiss. White & Company always try to minimise problems during the moving process. That’s why we offer limited liability insurance.
Marine insurance is a key consideration when shipping overseas. We recommend you consider protecting your valuable personal possessions while in transit or storage with our ‘All Risk’ Marine Standard Liability cover.
Marine Insurance Cover is offered to you on receipt of a completed Overseas Valuation Form. Such insurance cover is ‘Comprehensive’ and ‘All Risk’ and is based on the values as declared by you on the Overseas Valuation Form.
Moving to Winnipeg? Get a removals quote
- The Manitoba region enjoys one of the most affordable housing markets (currently $313,127 in Winnipeg) with average costs well below Toronto ($795,000) and Vancouver ($1,006,400).
- The average rent for an apartment in the centre of Winnipeg, is $950 (£593) per month. For a larger family home with four bedrooms you will pay an average of $2268 (£1414).
- The city is in the midst of a downtown revitalization project with new developments springing up everywhere
Unless your employer is assisting you before you move one of the first things you will need to arrange when you get to Winnipeg is accommodation.
The city of Winnipeg consists of 236 neighbourhoods giving expats a wide variety of options to call home.
A downtown revitalization project has seen a spate of new developments spring up everywhere.
Residential glass tower high-rises are rubbing shoulders with heritage buildings converted into apartments providing plenty of choice whatever your preference or budget.
While many people opt for large modern apartments in the downtown district, there are some excellent places to buy and rent in Lower Fort Garry, which can be found in the north of the city.
Popular districts to buy and rent property in Winnipeg include Kensington, Crescentwood, Worthington and Norberry. There is a wide range of accommodation on offer here, from luxurious apartments to more modest offerings scattered throughout the city.
Purchasing property in Canada as a foreigner is relatively straightforward and the rules are more or less the same as in the UK.
In addition to the cost of the property, an additional ten percent will need to be paid in order to cover all agency fees, as well as taxes. While some clients choose to hire a lawyer to make sure that the purchase goes smoothly, most real estate agents can take care of all the details.
White & Company Provide Removals to Winnipeg and all major surrounding locations
Salaries are 19% lower in Winnipeg when compared to Toronto and 24% lower when compared to London.
Rental costs based on a one-bedroom apartment in the city are 64% lower than in London.
Basic utilities (including electricity, gas and heating) for a studio apartment cost around CA$140 a month (£87) 48% cheaper than London.
When comparing the cost of living with London, Winnipeg is cheaper in almost every way. The biggest areas where most savings are made are the cost of renting or purchasing a property.
Even eating out costs less (30%) and these sorts of savings more than make up for the 24% loss in wages.
Manitoba’s competitive tax rates, low utility costs, and affordable housing means that Winnipeggers enjoy more disposable income, compared to other major cities across Canada.
In fact, as recently as 2016, Winnipeg was ranked as the most cost-competitive city compared to the US and Western Canada by KPMG.
Winnipeg also boasts plenty of historic attractions many of which are free to visit. For those who are short of cash, you can also find plenty of outdoor concerts which don’t cost a penny, such as Jazzfest, Fringefest, Manitoba Electronic Music Exhibition and Canada Day’s Osborne street festival.
- Downtown Winnipeg is the financial and economic core of the city with more than 72,000 workers and 40,000 students at universities and colleges.
- The diversity of the region’s growing industries and economic sectors keep the unemployment rate low.
- Good wages, safe working conditions, generous benefits and workers’ rights are some of the highlights of working in Winnipeg.
While there are opportunities for jobs, careers and employment throughout the province of Manitoba, most migrants choose to work in Winnipeg.
As the capital, Winnipeg is home to many key industries and unlike many of Canada’s other larger cities, the inability to speak French does not pose any barriers to employment.
As the economic centre of Manitoba, the city has a diversified economy – finance, manufacturing, transportation, government and tourism. In 2013, the city’s economy was ranked in fourth place (behind Toronto, Calgary and Regina) in a national survey of 25 city economies.
What’s more landing your dream job in Winnipeg could be easier than you think with the Government of Manitoba projects a labour shortage of over 20,000 skilled workers by 2020. In fact, government and public-funded institutions are some of the largest employers in Winnipeg.
Tourism is another major economic factor and the sector employs more than 39,000 residents (the third-largest employer). The city is visited by more than 3.5 million individuals: 2,612,000 from Manitoba (74%), 672,000 from the rest of Canada (19%), 164,000 from the US (5%) and 70,000 from overseas (2%) and total visitor spending is estimated to be in excess of $635 million.
- Education consists of non-paying state funded education, faith schools and several private institutions.
- Winnipeg has 7 school divisions (or school boards) and over 50 different primary schools scattered across the city.
- The University of Winnipeg is one of the most prestigious institutions in the city.
Canada offers a top-class education that is sought after worldwide and often a prime driver of expat’s moving to North America. With a wide selection of schools, universities and other vocational programs, Winnipeg caters to everyone’s educational needs.
Public spending on education in Canada is 5% of GDP, and the average citizen spends a total of 17 years in education. For expats who choose a state school education, their children will attend the school which is closest to their home.
Private, international and some other faith schools charge fees for attendance but have certain benefits which include smaller classrooms and more opportunities for extra-curricular activities.
Many foreign students come to Canada and consequently attend a Canadian university because of the country’s friendly disposition, multicultural population and high rates of graduate employment.
Another driving factor is Canada’s low tuition rates which although are not cheap are much more affordable than their North American neighbours, the US, and other English-speaking countries such as the UK.
Removals to Winnipeg
- Weekly removals services to Canada with full load consignments that take your belongings direct from point A to B or part loads that are delivered shortly after your arrival.
- Shipping can take anything from 8 to 12 weeks. From arrival at the nearest port to the additional time taken for the clearing of customs and quarantine.
- Storage offered either at our secure facilities based in the UK or through our industry partners in Canada.
Now that you’ve hopefully decided to settle down and move to Winnipeg it’s time to figure out how to get there.
Canada has long been the expat destination of choice with thousands making the move each year.
During this time White & Company has positioned itself as the international removals firm of choice for all Removals to Canada.
To find out more about how we could get your dream move to Canada underway don’t hesitate to give us a call today.
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What Others Say…
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