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
RTK Development specializes in working with communities on residential development projects.Read more
Since 1975, Shindico has been Canada’s market leader in commercial real estate and investment management.Read more
Gerdau’s Selkirk facility, originally built in 1907, is a leading North American steel producer.Read more
- Selkirk facing substantial tax increase after federal policing contract negotiations November 29, 2021Selkirk residents could be facing a minimum tax increase of 4.31 per cent next year due to increased policing wages negotiated during a collective bargaining process the city was not invited to participate in. The agreement was negotiated between the federal government and the National Police Federation (NPF). Municipalities were not invited to take part
- City requires all employees to be fully immunized against COVID-19 or submit to regular testing November 26, 2021Beginning December 22, 2021, all City of Selkirk employees must either be fully immunized against COVID-19 or undergo regular testing to minimize the risk of impacts to safety for staff and members of the public. The city’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy was approved Nov. 10 and all employees are required to be fully immunized within six
- C’mon and take a free ride – youth riders pay nothing for transit from December to March November 24, 2021Jason Boyd knows a thing or two about deliveries. The owner of Frank’s Pizza has been responsible for bringing fresh ‘za to Selkirk and area doorsteps for years and he’s now expanding his partnership with the Selkirk Transit Authority to help deliver young people to local destinations as well. Frank’s Pizza will be providing free