CDEM coordinates and implements economic development projects in close partnership with Manitoba's bilingual municipalities and their community development corporations.

Employability Services

Our services help French speaking clients develop employment skills in order to find and maintain a job. Our next session of Destination emploi begins December 17th. Register now.

economic immigration

CDEM supports the Francophone candidates to immigrate in Manitoba. We help qualified individuals with the right training, work experience and language skills to work in Manitoba and make a positive contribution to the province's economy.


The goal: build communities that are strong, proud and sustainable.

Entrepreneurship and financial literacy

All of our youth programs and resources fall under one heading: les Affaires A+. We support teachers and youth in the following 4 sectors: entrepreneurship, financial literacy, trades and employability training.


CDEM provides a whole range of business services for those starting or acquiring a business or considering an expansion or succession.


CDEM now offers a mentoring program in partnership with CDEA and Réseau M to help new entrepreneurs succeed in the first business years.

Bonjour Manitoba

Bonjour Manitoba is the trademark for our tourism sector. Bonjour Manitoba showcases Manitoba’s bilingual municipalities and their tourist products - products that reflect the unique and distinctive heritage of Manitoba's Francophones and Métis.

Green Economy

Eco-West’s activities include assisting rural and urban municipalities in their local and regional greening projects by capitalizing on the synergies that exist between economic and sustainable development.


Labour shortage

BDC Chief economist, Pierre Cléroux, talks about labour shortage and how businesses can respond.

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Developing financial skills at a young age

"Paying yourself first, is the first thing you should do, starting with the first pay cheque of your first job." Joel Martine (see story)

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Bilingualism in Canada: a solid investment in the country’s future

See the results of study : Le bilinguisme anglais-français hors Québec : un portrait économique des bilingues au Canada

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