Land and Building Development
The City of Brandon Planning, Property and Buildings Department is responsible for community planning and building inspection for the City of Brandon. The Planning and Building Inspections Department reviews and issues building permits focusing primarily on life safety issues. Planning staff review all building permit applications for compliance with the Development Plan, the City of Brandon Zoning By-law, the Manitoba Building Code, and the City of Brandon Building By-law. In addition, Planning staff will coordinate the review of your project by related agencies and departments.
Applications within the City of Brandon for Variation Orders, Conditional Use Orders, Subdivisions, Zoning By-law Amendments, and Development Plan Amendments are all received and processed through this single window service center. We encourage all potential builders and developers to meet with a member of the Development Services Department team in the early stages of their project to discuss the important “where” and “how” questions.
Building permit and land development fees are competitive with other cities of similar size across the country. A copy of the Fee Schedule is available on the City of Brandon webiste.
Annual building permit statistics are available here.
Partnering with business, industry and labour to enhance workforce skills and knowledge, Industry Workforce Development (IWD) promotes business and industry-related human resource development to create a highly skilled, knowledgeable and adaptable workforce in Manitoba. This focus recognizes that a high-performance workplace is directly linked to meeting business goals and improving bottom-line results. From training strategies and human resource needs assessment to supporting corporate investment in skills training, IWD is committed to partnering with key stakeholders in business, industry, labour, education and government to ensure Manitoba’s workforce is equipped for success — now and in the future. Economic Development Brandon also provides complimentary resources to assist employers with recruitment efforts, follow this link for available resources, Employer Recruitment Resources.
Skilled Worker Immigration
Many of Brandon’s existing businesses have increased their skilled workforce through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). The Province of Manitoba selects experienced workers from around the world based on the needs of Manitoba employers and provides assistance in recruiting these workers. Many employers take advantage of Manitoba's international recruitment agreements to hire temporary foreign workers. These agreements can ease your recruitment process by assisting you in the identifying and recruiting foreign workers in a safe and ethical manner. Manitoba holds labour mobility agreements with official employment agencies in countries including the Philippines, Iceland, France and Germany. Government agencies in each of these countries help Manitoba employers to develop accurate job descriptions of your company's employment opportunities. These agencies check their regularly-updated pool of candidates interested in working abroad and they can also advertise your positions on their website and other print media. After that, pre-screened workers' applications are sent to you for your consideration. For more recruitment and selection strategies, view a copy of the Employer’s Guide to Hiring Newcomers.
Availability of Land
Brandon and vicinity offers an abundance of available developed and undeveloped properties for the establishment of businesses and industries. The Economic Development Office maintains close contact with property owners and is available to discuss your property needs. Industrial Property Fact Sheets can be found at Development Opportunities. Commercial Development properties can be found at Commercial Properties and retail properties for sale can be found on our Property Listings webpage.
For more information contact: Economic Development Brandon at 204-729-2132 or 1-866-729-2132, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Environmental Regulations and Services
Manitoba has provincial standards and regulations relating to all aspects of environmental control. Regulations are available on request from the Manitoba Sustainable Development department. Many environmental concerns are site specific; therefore industry investigating the opportunity to locate in Brandon should seek advice and information relating specifically to their operations. For additional information, visit the Manitoba Environmental Services website.
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