Military Family Resources

Welcome to Manitoba! We've compiled a list of resources to help you get set up and settled in your new province.

On this page: Before you Arrive | When you Arrive | While you're Here | Additional Resources


Before you Arrive


About Manitoba

Learn about Manitoba's climate, government and heritage.

Moving to or Around Manitoba

Learn more about why Manitoba is one of the most affordable provinces in which to live with among the lowest costs.

Finding Work

If you're looking for work, here are some helpful links to job postings, job searches, training and employment services. You can also learn more about Manitoba's highly skilled and diverse workforce.

Find a Doctor

Our Family Doctor Finder will help connect you with a health-care professional in your area that best meets your needs. Call or register online.

Going to School

Here you'll find everything you need to know about sending your children to school in Manitoba.

Find Child Care

Do you need child day care? Learn more here about available licensed child day care centres, homes, vacancies and costs.


Learn more about the many services available through Manitoba Hydro and the City of Winnipeg (Water).


When you Arrive

Register for Manitoba Health Card

Learn more about registering for a Manitoba health card. This card will allow you to see a doctor, get a prescription, visit a hospital emergency room or use most other health services.

Find Health Care

Learn more about where to find doctors, clinics, urgent and emergency care in Manitoba.

Driving in Manitoba

Learn more about registering a vehicle in Manitoba and about Manitoba's driving laws.

Family Tax Benefits

Learn more about family tax benefits in Manitoba and how they can help your family.

Dealing with Emergencies

Do you know what to do in an emergency? Learn more about how to help yourself and others when an emergency happens.

Family Tax Benefits

Learn more about family tax benefits in Manitoba and how they can help your family.

Animal Licensing

Learn more about purchasing a licence for your pet.

Manitoba 511

Manitoba Road and Traveller Information gives you up-to-date information on road conditions on Manitoba highways, as well as weather conditions and forecasts.


While You're Here

Outdoor Recreation

There are so many things to see and do in Manitoba's beautiful provincial parks. Learn more here about how to get park maps, campground maps, winter and summer recreation maps, and self-guiding trail brochures.

Veterans Affairs

Do you have questions about our veterans' services and benefits, or do you need help applying for benefits? Contact our Brandon or Winnipeg offices.

Disability and Health Supports

Our Disability and Health Supports Unit offers a one-stop-shop to help eligible program participants across Manitoba find the disability and health-related supplies and equipment they need.


WasteWise is a hub for people and industries to get information about waste reduction and recycling options in Manitoba.

Life Events

Learn more about important life events by checking out the following resources: getting married, becoming a parent and dealing with death.

Mental Health and Addictions

Here is a general overview of the available mental health services in Manitoba, including information from non-profit, community mental health agencies.

Legal Procedures and Assistance

The Family Justice Resource Centre can direct you to the services or information you and your family may need to deal with family law issues.

Voting in Manitoba

Learn more about how you can register to vote in Manitoba.

Contact Government

Are you looking for information on a provincial government program? Do you need to contact a provincial government office? Manitoba Government Inquiry is the Manitoba government's bilingual information and referral service. They are available to help you identify and connect with provincial programs and services.


Additional Resources

Canadian Armed Forces Community Discounts

CAF offers a wide variety of discounts to members of the Canadian Armed Forces community, including discounts on attractions, events, recreation, dining, shops and services, entertainment, and house and home, including many online-only discounts.

How to Transfer Professional Licences and Certifications

If you hold a professional licence or certification and you are moving to a new province or country, you may need to transfer your licence or certification for it to be valid. Your local Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC) or local professional association can help you navigate the steps you need to take.

Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Community Connections Program Guide

Check out the CAF Community Connections Program Guide to learn more about the many programs and services available to the military community in Winnipeg. These include newcomer and relocation support, deployment support, volunteer services, employment and educational support, children's programs, child care information and lots more.

Hobby Clubs

The Personal Support Program offers hobby clubs for a variety of interests, including:

· Archery
· Badminton
· Flying Tigers Swim Team
· Canadian Forces Base Winnipeg Gun Club
· Scuba Club
· Shotokan Karate Club
· Strength Club
· Toastmasters
· Triathlon Club

City of Winnipeg Recreation Programs and Services

The City of Winnipeg Community Services Department offers a wide range of recreation programs and services for all ages and abilities. Check out the Leisure Guide and other program brochures at:

There are also 63 volunteer-operated community centres in Winnipeg, each offering a wide range of activities geared to their community. Find out more at the General Council of Winnipeg Community Centres website at

French Services and Supports

Your MFRC second language and Francophone services co-ordinators can connect you with community resources for French supports in the community. This includes French-speaking tutors in all school subjects, as well as sports and activities provided in French.

Learn about other resources at Pluri-elles MB and Centre de la petite enfance et de la famille.