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Investment Profile and Resources

Thompson Community Investment Profile

Thompson is the economic hub of northern Manitoba, and the Thompson Community Investment Profile is your first step towards discovering the opportunities of investing in this unique part of the world.

The Community Investment Profile includes information about Thompson‘s diverse economy, the advantages of doing business in Thompson, and future avenues for growth ahead.

In the back, the Profile pulls on information from latest census makes it easily available, including demographics, employment and income information, and more. It also includes the contact information for critical business partners, including City government, development agencies, and Indigenous partners.

Download the Community Investment Profile here.

Thompson 2020 Final Project Report

In 2010, Vale Manitoba Operations announced that it would be closing its smelter and refinery at its Thompson operation and transitioning exclusively to mining and milling. After extending the life of the facilities for nearly a decade, it was confirmed that the facilities would close in July 2018. In October 2017, Vale also suspended operations at the Birchtree Mine, placing the facility under care and maintenance for the foreseeable future.

Thompson 2020 was created to help the community through this transition by helping affected employees find new pathways to employment, exploring new ways to expand lifestyle opportunities in Thompson, and promoting the economic opportunities that continue to exist in Thompson, both as an industrial hub and a regional service center.

Thompson 2020 formally concluded in 2020, and its work is now being carried forward by the Thompson Community Development Corporation. You can find the project's final report at the link below:

Community Futures North Central Development

Community Futures North Central Development (CFNCD) was established in 1996 and is a community economic development corporation that serves the north central region of Manitoba. CFNCD is federally funded through the Department of Western Economic Diversification. While financial support comes from the federal government, control and operation of the organization rests with a board of directors comprised of 17 volunteers, who are appointed by local government. CFNCD represents 17 communities, including seven First Nations, seven Northern Affairs communities, and three Urban Industrial communities.

The Community Futures program was established to assist northern communities in small business start-up, expansion and acquisition. The program also has a focus on community development and partnering with other agencies and has been involved in projects such as, Childcare, Housing, Rail Service Delivery Liaison, Skateboard Park, Spirit Way, Thompson Newcomer Settlement Services, Tourism North and Youth, to name a few . 

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Thompson Chamber of Commerce

The Thompson Chamber of Commerce was established in 1961 and is affiliated with the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

Members reflect the diverse types of business, tourism and trade activities in our city. Our members represent large international and national companies, manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers and the service sectors. They may also represent themselves as solo entrepreneurs who work from their home offices.

To learn more about the Thompson Chamber of Commerce, please visit,


Launched in 2005, BizPaL is jointly managed by a partnership involving governments at the federal, provincial, territorial and municipal levels. Provinces, territories and hundreds of municipalities have collaborated together to provide you with the permits and licenses that may be required to start and grow your business.

To learn more about BizPaL, visit

Look North Manitoba

The Manitoba Government's Look North strategy represents the Province of Manitoba's efforts to expand economic development in northern Manitoba. The initiative is designed to formulate a Northern Economic Development Strategy through consultation of regional stakeholders, and to promote investment opportunities such as mining and exploration, manufacturing, transportation, tourism, and forestry.

Alongside development of a northern strategy, the task force has already been hosting community roundtables in northern communities, which will culminate in three Northern Economic Summits in The Pas and Opaskwayak Cree Nation and The Pas, Thompson, and Churchill. The Thompson summit will take place April 4th and 5th.

For more information, visit the Look North homepage at:

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