List of regions of Manitoba

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Map of Manitoba, coloured by region

This is a list of regions in Manitoba, Canada, including Manitoba's geographic regions, economic regions, and health regions. Unlike in some other provinces, census divisions do not reflect the organization of local government in Manitoba. These areas exist solely for the purposes of statistical analysis and presentation; they have no government of their own.

Typically outlined by provincial or federal authorities, these formal and informal regional models broadly follow the geographic definitions, but have particular variations depending on their administrative or other purpose.

Geographic regions[edit]

These are informal geographic regions, accompanied by the census divisions in each.[1][2][3] Unlike in some other provinces, census divisions in Manitoba do not reflect the organization of local government: these areas exist solely for the purposes of statistical analysis and presentation; they have no government of their own.

Provincial regions[edit]


Central Manitoba[edit]

Northern Manitoba

Southern Manitoba[edit]

Southern Manitoba includes:[2]

Extraterritorial regions[edit]

In the broader context of the Canada's 7 primary regions, as well as those of North America's various regions, Manitoba can be considered by the following physiographic regions:[6]

Economic regions[edit]

The economic regions of Manitoba are defined by Statistics Canada. Manitoba is broken into 8 economic regions, each with its own competitive advantages and potential opportunities.[2][7]:17 These regions also include "self-contained labour areas," or SLAs, which are local geographic areas in Manitoba where people live and work and that have a minimum population of 3,000 and a minimum tax base of CA$130 million. These areas are solely based on economic relationships that exist between neighbouring towns and municipalities.[8]

Manitoba's 8 economic regions include the following.[2]

Rural Manitoba:[2]

Northern Manitoba:

Winnipeg:

EI regions[edit]

The Government of Canada has its own economic regions created for the provision of employment Insurance (EI) in each province/territory. These "Employment Insurance Economic Regions" are defined by the federal Employment Insurance Act and Regulations.[9][7]:17

Health regions[edit]

Manitoba is also broken down into health regions, which are defined by their respective health authorities, called Regional Health Authorities (RHAs).[10]

The 5 health regions, and their respective RHAs, that exist today were created as an amalgamation of 11 regions and authorities that were merged in 2012:[11][12]

Other[edit]

Schools[edit]

School divisions and districts in Manitoba are also divided into regions:[13][7]:12

Treaties[edit]

Manitoba can also be divided by its First Nations treaties, as part of the Numbered Treaties of Canada. Some include portions of other provinces.[7]:23[14]

Manitoba Metis Federation regions[edit]

The Manitoba Metis Federation, which is the official self-governing political organization for Métis people in Manitoba, uses a regionally-based governance structure wherein the MMF is organized into regional associations that are made up of local associations.[7]:23

The Manitoba Metis Federation regions, for which the boundaries are established by the MMF Board of Directors, are:[15]

  • Northwest Region
  • The Pas Region
  • Thompson Region
  • Interlake Region
  • Southeast Region
  • Southwest Region
  • Winnipeg Region

See also[edit]

Census Divisions by province and territory

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Manitoba's Tourist Regions". MACAP. Retrieved 2021-06-04.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Manitoba Economic Profiles | Economic Development and Jobs | Province of Manitoba". www.gov.mb.ca. Retrieved 2021-06-03.
  3. ^ "Travel Manitoba | Manitoba Maps". www.comeexplorecanada.com. Retrieved 2021-06-04.
  4. ^ "Regions: Manitoba GenWeb". www.geneofun.on.ca. Retrieved 2021-06-04.
  5. ^ https://www.gov.mb.ca/jec/ecprofiles/pdfs/ecprofiles/capital_region_ep_2021.pdf
  6. ^ Weir, T.R. 2020 May 7. "Geography of Manitoba." The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2021 June 3.
  7. ^ a b c d e https://www.brandonu.ca/rdi/files/2017/01/Report-3-Admin-Regions-in-MB-Jan24.pdf
  8. ^ "Manitoba Economic Profiles | Economic Development and Jobs | Province of Manitoba". www.gov.mb.ca. Retrieved 2021-06-03.
  9. ^ "Manitoba's EI Economic Regions - Canada.ca". srv129.services.gc.ca. Retrieved 2021-06-03.
  10. ^ "Regional Health Authorities in Manitoba". Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living. Retrieved 2021-02-04.
  11. ^ "Health authorities agree to mergers". Winnipeg Free Press. 25 April 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
  12. ^ https://umanitoba.ca/faculties/health_sciences/medicine/units/chs/departmental_units/mchp/projects/media/fnatlas_Manitoba_RHA_Districts.pdf
  13. ^ "Manitoba School Divisions and Districts". www.edu.gov.mb.ca. Retrieved 2021-06-03.
  14. ^ https://www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/cur/socstud/foundation_gr6/blms/6-1-4f.pdf
  15. ^ http://www.mmf.mb.ca/docs/MMF_Locals_Map_Dec_2015.pdf

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