The city where sustainability is a verb
Creating prosperity in harmony with the environment.
Investing today to build a better tomorrow requires realistic, impactful action — not just talk. Selkirk is implementing the programs and forward-thinking policies to protect our planet’s natural resources and climate to meet the needs of future generations.
Selkirk – sustainability is good for business.
Where it all comes together
A hub city creating regional prosperity.
Selkirk draws on a population well beyond its borders, providing investment opportunities in consumer retail shopping and services, healthcare, and within the steel industry. In fact, Selkirk is the centre of western Canada’s steel sector.
Selkirk – excellent centres of opportunity.
Trustworthy data and information
Making intelligent investment decisions starts with reliable data.
As Manitoba’s only ISO urban data certified community, Selkirk’s information and data integrity has credibility at a global standard. This ensures prospective businesses and investors get the reliable data they need to make informed decisions.
Selkirk – the numbers speak for themselves.
Heavy industry keeps it clean
In addition to producing the highest-quality recycled clean steel, Selkirk’s steel businesses reclaim byproducts that serve as source material for complementary manufacturers, creating new opportunities in a growing circular economy.
Film & digital media sector
A place where stories are told
With a can-do attitude, Selkirk provides the supports to help productions come to life. From diverse set options to expedient permits, and production infrastructure to tax credits, Selkirk is becoming the location of choice for more production crews.
Retail and service sector
They come from miles around
With its unique complement of big-box national brands and distinctive small businesses, Selkirk draws 4 times its population to the city on a regular basis. Opportunities abound between the City’s modern retail power centre and its historic revitalized downtown district.
selkirk at a glance
Selkirk is one of 15 Canadian cities and the first in Manitoba to gain the ISO 37120 certification from the World Council on City Data (WCCD). This provides globally-standardized, independently-verifiable data that makes it easy to compare social, economic, and environmental metrics betweens cities of any size.
One of the lowest electricity rates in North America
One of Canada’s most affordable cities to live in
Rail access with Canadian Pacific and Canadian National Railways
Abundant water capacity for manufacturing
Over 800 employees in manufacturing
Built smarter from the ground up
Selkirk West End concept plan
The West End Concept Plan is the collaborative vision of a government that is leading the way toward a sustainable future. The Plan calls for 5,000 new housing units, and includes a mixed-use urban village, 90 acres of new park space and a 1.5km long water feature that the city sees to attract outdoor enthusiasts like canoeists and kayakers. The vision is to use the best practices in urban planning and community development to build a walkable neighbourhood that improves the quality of life for Selkirk’s residents.
We mean business
- Another Green Energy Project Looks to Call Selkirk Home January 19, 2022On the heels of the recent announcement of the potential new solar glass plant, Charbone Corporation has announced today that Selkirk will be home to Manitoba’s first green hydrogen production facility. The plant will be powered by renewable energy and will supply and sell green hydrogen throughout Manitoba and beyond. Selkirk creating clean energy opportunities
- Strategic growth, largest road renewal program in decades and climate action all part of affordable budget 2022 January 5, 2022Selkirk city council has once again delivered its budget before year’s end – which comes with a host of benefits – and once again, the process was done with the presence of COVID still weighing heavy on everyone at the table. Mayor Larry Johannson said budget time is intense no matter what – making decisions
- Dave Milner named Selkirk Fire Department’s new Fire Chief January 4, 2022The City of Selkirk has named long-time firefighter and Deputy Chief Dave Milner as the Selkirk Fire Department’s new Fire Chief. Milner assumed the role on Jan. 1 and took over for long-time Chief Dan Thorsteinson. “Dave was the successful candidate from a very competitive application process, and I’m thrilled to be working so closely