A look at the growing city of Winnipeg

Projecting 1,000,000 citizens by 2033

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  • Mayor: Sam Katz


  • Toronto Maple Leafs win the Stanley Cup
  • Color TV introduced in North America



* Beginning in 1992, our population counts include the Census Metropolitan Area (CMA). The Winnipeg CMA is an economic region defined by Statistics Canada. After each national census, Statistics Canada analyzes socioeconomic information to determine which neighbouring municipalities should be included as part of the CMA. The primary criteria for inclusion in the CMA is having over half of the municipality's labour force working in the core city (Winnipeg). The Winnipeg CMA currently includes the City of Winnipeg and the municipalities of West St. Paul, East St. Paul, Headingley, Richot, Tache, Springfield, Rosser, St. Francois Xavier, St. Clements, and the Brokenhead First Nation.

Winnipeg is on its way to reaching a million people by 2033.

This is according to a 2012 report, commissioned by the City of Winnipeg, which says aboriginal persons and international immigrants will help Winnipeg grow by about 10,000 people per year, for the next 20 years.

This growth will change the landscape of our city, impacting economics, development, policing and architecture, to name just a few.

This milestone will be the subject of a Visionary Conversations talk at the University of Manitoba on Wednesday, Sep. 25. CBC Manitoba will be live streaming audio, and live blogging from the event right here.


Replay our live chat from the Visionary Conversations talk at the University of Manitoba on Wednesday, Sep. 25.

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