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Matthewson & Co. has expanded into Manitoba!

After working with Manitoba communities for the last several years, we decided to open an office more local to our Manitoban customers! Our new office is in the Junction at 336 South Railway Street, Boissevain, MB. We've hired Victoria, our Executive Assistant who will be there Monday to Friday. 

Manitoba Economic Development Resources

  1. Manitoba Careers for Internationally Educated Professional Program.

IEPS supports internationally educated professionals toward their goal of working in their professional field in Manitoba. They can receive up to $2300.

1-866-332-5077 or 204-945-0575

2. Export Development Program.

The EDP is a cost-shared program designed to encourage Manitoba companies to participate in tradeshows or trade missions outside the province with the purpose of assessing and/or initiating business in an export market.


3. Incoming Buyer Program.

IBP is a program offered by the Canadian Revenue Agency that allows eligible individuals to sell their future income to a third party in exchange for a lump sum payment.

Applicants may receive reimbursement of up to $2000 or 50% (whichever is lesser)

The IBP has an ongoing rolling process. Applications will be accepted anytime up to 30 days before the event/travel date.

1-888-863-8662 or 1-888-863-8657

4. Communities Economic Development Fund and Business Loan program.

The CEDF Business Loan Program provides repayable loans for high-impact economic development opportunities where traditional funding may not be available.

$2000000 maximum


204-945-3725 or 1-866-626-4862

5. Manitoba Works Capital Incentive.

Encourages significant new business investment or existing business expansion by creating a competitive tax environment to help diversify Manitoba’s economy and stimulate job creation.

Budget 2023 announced that education property tax on all commercial properties retains a 10% rebate in tax year 2023. Residential properties receive a 50% rebate in 2023. The Manitoba

Works Capital incentive continues to be offered during the education property tax phase-out period. New proposals continue to be reviewed and assessed against the incentive criteria.


6. Innovation Growth Program.

The IGP provides cost-sharing assistance to small and medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs)to commercialize innovative products and processes. The IGP will support SMEs in the development and growth stages of the business life cycle to reduce the risks associated with the commercialization of innovative products and processes, accelerate growth, and strengthen their finances to secure future funding to build their Manitoba business.

Community Enterprise Development Tax Credit. Under the IGP, firms may apply for a non-repayable grant of up to $100,000 per project to cost-share eligible expenses on a 50/50 basis. The IGP approves projects using a competitive process and quarterly intakes.


7. Manitoba interactive Digital media Fox Credit.

The MIDMTC is a refundable corporate tax credit designed to help stimulate economic growth and job creation in Manitoba’s interactive digital media industry and attract new investment to the sector. The MIDMTC provides up to 40% credit to businesses on qualified labour expenditures and some marketing and distribution expenses incurred in developing eligible interactive digital media products for the market.


8. Employee Share Purchase Tax Credit.

The employee shares ownership tax credit allows employees to buy into and own a portion of the business under an employee share ownership (ESOP). The aim of the program is to support business growth, facilitate succession planning for family businesses and promote employee participation in business success. Those who buy shares from a registered ESOP will qualify for a partially refundable 45 % credit.


9. Canada-Manitoba Job Grant.

The Canada-Manitoba job grant is a cost-shared funding program that provides funding to employers to help cover training costs of new and existing employees to meet business needs, support the development of a highly skilled workforce, boost economic growth, and increase employment opportunities across Manitoba. Eligible employers can receive up to 75% of the direct training costs, up to $ 10,000 per individual participant and to a maximum of $100,000 of total funding.


Intake for 2023/24 Canada-Manitoba Grant is now closed due to the high volume of applications.

10. Industry Expansion program

The Industry Expansion Program aims to support companies that are locating new operations in Manitoba or expanding existing Manitoba operations. The program is application-based, and applications are received and reviewed on a continuous intake process.

204-945-3744 or 1-866-626-4862

​11. Sector Council Program.

The sector council program supports organizations in key Manitoba sectors to develop and deliver workforce training for new and existing employees to support business growth and prosperity.

204-945-3744 or 1-866-626-4862

12. Workforce Develop program.

The Workforce Development Program assists companies to asses human resource (HR) management needs and develop and implement HR and workforce training and development plans.

204-945-3744 or 1-866-626-4862

​13Young Entrepreneurs Grant Program.

This Grant encourages Manitoba/s young people to start their own full-time viable businesses and, in the process, pursue self-employment as a career choice. The Grant is a non-repayable grant, up to $10,000 for youth 18-29 who are starting their own business or have started a business in the last 12 months that can assist with eligible start-up, inventory, and capital costs.


14. First Job Fund.

Programming targeted at youth facing multiple barriers to employment.

Paid work experience opportunities (wage subsidies)

Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action (see below for Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action)

Skills/experience for in demand jobs and key economic sectors

Indigenous led organizations

Offering services in rural and/or northern communities

Funding for First Jobs Fund programs is available for NEW EMPLOYEES only.

Applications will be accepted from May 15 to July 31, 2023.


​15. Complete list of Corporate Tax Credits.

This tax credit supports businesses by providing an 8 % tax credit (7% refundable and 1 % non-refundable) that acquires qualified plant, machinery, and equipment for first-time use in manufacturing or processing in Manitoba.

204-948-2115 or 1-800-782-0771

16. Scientific Research and Experimental Developments (SR&ED) Program

The Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) Program is a federal tax incentive program that encourages Canadian businesses of all sizes, in all sectors, to do research and development in Canada. for more information on SR&ED, visit the Canada Revenue Agency website.

The primary objective of the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit (CPTC) is to encourage Canadian programming and to stimulate the development of an active domestic independent production sector. The CPTC program gives a tax credit to qualified corporations producing Canadian films or video productions. Canadian control requirements ensure that the incentive is available only to Canadian-controlled companies.

For more information on CPTC, visit the Canada Revenue Agency's website.


Under the Film or Video Production Services Tax Credit (PSTC), the federal government provides incentives to stimulate job growth by encouraging Canadians and foreign-based film producers to employ the services of Canadians.

For more information on PSTC, visit the Canada Revenue Agency's website.

17. Immigrate to Manitoba business investor Stream.

The Business Investor Stream (BIS) allows Manitoba to recruit and nominate qualified business investors and entrepreneurs from around the world who have the intent and ability to start or purchase businesses in Manitoba.

There are two pathways:

  • the Entrepreneur Pathway (EP) for applicants seeking to open a business in Manitoba; and

  • the Farm Investor Pathway (FIP) for those intending to establish and operate a farm operation in rural Manitoba.

If you have any questions about the Business Investor Stream, please email

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