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Living in Winnipeg

Winnipeg is known as "The Gateway to the West". It is located right in the middle of Canada, west of Ontario, and in the south of the state of Manitoba. It is, in fact, the largest city in Manitoba as well as its capital. The city has been a popular trading point for centuries, and expats living in Winnipeg can still see the remains of 18th century French trading posts dotted around the city’s outskirts. Today, Winnipeg is a modern city with a living past. As a newly arrived expatriate in Winnipeg, you can get a real sense of the city by visiting local sites such as the Statue Look, an area full of all kinds of statues, artwork and designs, or the Exchange District National Historic Site, the heart of historic downtown Winnipeg.

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Moving to Winnipeg

Winnipeg is easily the largest city in the sprawling and wild state of Manitoba. In fact, it is closer to the American border than it is to its nearest Canadian city, Brandon. The city of Winnipeg straddles four major rivers: the Red River, the Assiniboine River, the La Salle River and the Seine River, and as a result, the city is prone to flooding. Before moving to Winnipeg, research the different neighborhoods and choose your accommodation in an area on high ground, where the risk of flooding is lower. Alternatively, prepare for flooding season by stockpiling sandbags in case of emergencies, and keeping all your valuables in the top floors of your home. For advice on living on water and dealing with flood risks, or simply for socializing and networking opportunities, speak to other expats living in Winnipeg, Canada, and across the world on the InterNations discussion boards and forums.

Working in Winnipeg

Expats have been living and working in Winnipeg for many centuries, and the city is still a diverse and popular hub for American and European expatriates, as well as Canadian nationals from elsewhere in the country. The city’s economy is largely based around finance, and a number of large multinational companies have their headquarters in the city center. Manufacturing, transport, culture, retail and tourism are also popular industries, and the local University of Manitoba welcomes international students to study each year. Any expat working in Winnipeg will almost definitely need access to a car, as the city is sprawling, and Canada is a vast country. Make sure you have your international driving license in order, and stay on top of any laws which may alter your working visas or permits. If you have any questions about any aspect of life in Winnipeg, simply use the InterNations forums to get in touch with seasoned expatriates.

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    When moving to a huge city such as Vancouver, InterNations made it easy for me to find fellow expats and the network that I needed.

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