Budget 2021 is about protecting Manitobans and their services through COVID-19 and advancing Manitoba and the economy past the pandemic.



Key Economic Forecasts: Deficit of $1.6B; GDP forecast to grow 4.1%; Unemployment rate at 6.9%. 

Funding Forecasts 

  •  A key initiative is the $1.2B in funding for COVID-19 costs and contingency fundingaimed primarily at health care investments and school supports.  
  • Additional tax and fee relief, including: no sales tax on some personal services, reduced vehicle registration fees, and education property tax rebate of 50%. The Manitoba Budget reported on the success of supports provided to the Agri-Product processing facilities – listing several investments made in 2020.  
  • Advancing jobs and growth by allowing for rate increases: raising payroll tax exemption; increasing the Small Business Venture Tax Credit; Extending Cultural Industries Print Credit, Community Enterprise Tax Credit and making Book Publishing Tax Credit permanent. And significant funding will be allocated to job creation and workforce training ($62M) and youth and student hiring ($25M). $40M for the Manitoba Restart Capital initiatives aimed at municipal capital projects. 
  • Infrastructure funding of $2.1B, including highway and road construction, health facilities infrastructure, and education infrastructure investments. 
  • Environmental funding will include protection efforts to divert organic waste from landfills, reduce emissions, and to create green jobs. Funding has been promised to Conservation and Climate Fund ($1M) and to improve water treatment in Northern Manitoba ($4M) as well as $5.6M for the Building Sustainable Communities Program. 
  • Additional measures include $680M for post-secondary institutions and $4M to the Manitoba Bursary Fund for student assistance. 

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