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Manitoba is a Canadian province located at the center of the country, bounded by Saskatchewan to the west, Hudson Bay and Ontario to the east, Nunavut to the north, and North Dakota and Minnesota to the south.

The province was founded on parts of the traditional territories of the Assiniboine, Dakota, Cree, Dene, Anishinaabeg and Oji-Cree peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation. The land is now governed Treaties 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 10.

As of the 2016 census, Manitoba had 1,278,365 residents, making it the fifth most populous province or territory in Canada.

Manitoba joined Confederation in 1870, and its capital city, Winnipeg, was incorporated shortly thereafter, in 1873. Brian Pallister is the province’s current premier, leading a majority Progressive Conservative government.

Health system

Most medical services in Canada are free. Money from taxes is pooled together to fund a health care system often referred to as Medicare. While the federal government sets guidelines, each province and territory is responsible for administering its own health care insurance plan; funding for the plan comes from both governments.

As with other provinces and territories, certain services in Manitoba are not covered by the provincial health insurance plan. These include going to the dentist, prescription drugs, and routine eye exams for those between the ages of 19 and 65.

In Manitoba, the government department responsible for administering the health care system is Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living.



Travel Manitoba

To find other repertoires related to specific health care in Manitoba, see also our page Index in the Tools section


Manitoba Touristic Regions






Central Plains & Pembina Valley



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