• Welcome to Winnipeg!



Our Jewish community of Winnipeg has developed an international reputation as a welcoming, vibrant community and a desired destination for those considering relocation. We received 5705 people from diverse countries since 1999 and we have been experiencing an overwhelming number of requests for years.


With a population of about 750,000, Winnipeg is a clean, safe and friendly city, a world-class city with lots of employment opportunities, entertainment and education options. Winnipeg is affordable and offers a better work-life balance than other Canadian cities


Manitoba’s high-powered economy, skilled workers, tradespeople and professionals are in demand. In fact, the Government of Manitoba projects a labour shortage of over 20,000 skilled workers by 2020.  http://www.immigratemanitoba.com/choose-manitoba/live-in-manitoba/


The Jewish Federation of Winnipeg is your door to Winnipeg and to our Jewish community.

 Newcomers feel very quickly at home!

If you want to join us in this journey, please email [email protected]. We would love to help in your way to Winnipeg!

The Jewish Federation of Winnipeg provides eligible applicants with a letter of support (a requirement to apply through the Renew Manitoba Nominee Program). 



We also help you and your family with:

  • Preparing you on dealing with the stress of relocation and with the process of  adjusting to a new culture.
  • Information about cultural differences, Employment market and job search process.
  • Connecting with social and employment contacts.
  • Connecting with Jewish organizations, Day school, Day care, JCC, synagogues, enabling the integration and active participation on our Communitty.
  • Referring you to the appropriate service according to your situation.


The Jewish Federation of Winnipeg provides free of charge services.

This is provided by generous community members  https://www.jewishwinnipeg.org/giving

We'd love to welcome you to our community!




We are proud to recognize RBC Royal Bank as our GrowWinnipeg sponsor.





To begin the immigration inquiry process, please fill out an immigration inquiry form.





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Frequently Asked Questions

How can you get here?


The vast majority of immigrants to our community apply through the MB Nominee Program. There are different streams under which you may apply. If you meet the criteria and are invited to come on an exploratory visit by the JFW (Jewish Federation of Winnipeg), you may be eligible to apply under the Strategic Initiatives. Please consult the website www.immigratemanitoba.com.  


You may also apply through the Federal Program available at Canadian Embassies, at www.cic.gc.ca/english .


While you will not need the JFW to apply to Canada, our community is pleased to offer settlement services to all new immigrants.


How do I get started?


Email our immigration staff at [email protected]


Please send us information about you and your family, and your resumes.


If you qualify with a combination of English, post-secondary education, work experience, and other factors, we will invite you to come here on an exploratory visit. All expenses associated with the exploratory visit (airfare, visas, accommodations, food, transportation etc.) are your responsibility.


Please note: The Jewish Federation only invites those who we believe will successfully qualify for the Manitoba Nominee Program and settlement in our community. This invitation, however, does not guarantee the approval, or landed immigrant status. The visit itself does not guarantee success at obtaining our support, which is necessary to begin the application process.


What happens on an Exploratory Visit?


Your visit here should be for 7-10 days. During that time you will get to experience our safe, friendly, multicultural city. You will be introduced to the Jewish community, meet families that live here and new immigrants as well, and make some contacts in your field. This will help you to obtain a clear idea about your job prospects in Winnipeg and make a well informed decision about immigration our city.


What happens next?


When you have been accepted by the JFW as an applicant under the Strategic Initiatives Stream, you can apply to the MB Nominee Program. Applicants in priority streams receive expedited processing by applying online. You will find online tool guides you through the steps to submit electronically all information and documents required in a successful application including our letter of support.


What Happens when you receive your Permanent Resident Visa?


Our Services include assistance in locating housing, school registration, registering for Manitoba Health Services, Social Insurance , employment orientation, emotional support, counseling, help in connecting to the Jewish community and the community at large.