Canton De Manitouwadge

Du côté culturel, Manitouwadge est l’endroit où vivent plusieurs francophones. Cette dualité linguistique enrichit la vie communautaire. 

De part sa proximité avec la région du Nord-Est et de villes à forte proportion de francophones comme Dubreuilville, Manitouwadge a attiré un bon nombre de canadiens d’expression française lors du boum minier. Aujourd’hui, 20% de la population de Manitouwadge est capable de s’exprimer en français couramment et il y a également l’école Franco-Manitou qui permet aux familles d’envoyer leurs enfants à l’école en français. 

Il y a une forte présence d’entrepreneurs francophones et de personnes dans des postes d’influence qui parlent le français à Manitouwadge. Cela contribue grandement à l’offre de services pour les francophones de la région. Notons aussi la présence d’un centre de formation qui offre des cours en français et toute une gamme de services adaptés pour cette clientèle. 

City Distance 
Marathon 94km (58 miles)
White River 106km (66miles)
 Thunder Bay 396km (246 miles)
 Sault Ste. Marie 414km (257 miles)
Ottawa 1,069km (664 miles)
Toronto 1,083km (673 miles)
Winnipeg 1,089km (677 miles)
 Detroit 1,228km (763 miles)
Cleveland 1,486km (923 miles)
Minneapolis 1,541km (957 miles)

Major private sector employers

  • Barrick Gold 
  • Manroc Developments - Mining
  • B&M Hauling - Forestry

Major Public Sector Employers

  • Manitouwadge General Hospital 
  • The Superior Greenstone District School Board 
  • The Superior North Catholic School Board 
  • The Township of Manitouwadge 
  • The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources


The Township of Manitouwadge is an extraordinary Northern Ontario community and living here is extremely rewarding. Manitouwadge is the first fully planned community in Ontario, meaning that you can get just about anything that you need from our local retailers and we have some of the most impressive infrastructure in the region. With a state of the art hospital, a brand new high school, and recreation infrastructure that cannot be beat, you will feel right at home.

There is an abundant mix of recreational activities for residents of all ages. In the summer, residents enjoy a beautiful nine-hole municipal golf course with full clubhouse facilities for trailers and tents, tennis courts, soccer and baseball fields, and a outdoor swimming pool and a great fitness facility. Other popular activities include ATVing on old logging roads and marked trails, hiking to glorious waterfalls, and some of the best fishing you can find anywhere.

In the winter, the town offers separate curling and ice rink facilities that use used by minor-league hockey, figure skating, and curling clubs. Manitouwadge is also home to the Kiwissa Ski Hill and Chalet that has snowmaking capacity to ensure a great experience on any of its 10 challenging runs surrounded by 13 miles of groomed cross-country ski trails. Manitouwadge is also a popular destination for snowmobiling, with access to over 1,000 kilometers of groomed snowmobile trails right at your back door.

Known for its tranquil waters, Manitouwadge is set deep in a rugged escarpment and is surrounded by dense forest. Absolutely breathtaking is the only way to describe it! With glistening lakes, pristine rivers and forest as far as the eye can see, Manitouwadge offers nature at its unspoiled best.   In Manitouwadge the scenery is spectacular. The air is fresh and clean. The quality of life is unhurried and the people are friendly. You can set out to explore the world or simply sit back and enjoy the endless natural beauty. Join the growing number of people from across North America who are downsizing their living arrangements and upsizing their lifestyles in Manitouwadge.



Whether you are looking to start your own business or bring your skills to the workforce, Manitouwadge has plenty to offer. With a wide range of professional services, a healthy mix of retail and resource based industries; Manitouwadge is well diversified and looking to grow.Businesses in Manitouwadge are always looking for skilled labour and professional services. If you are looking for work, visit to view our local job bank for a list of current positions that are available. You may also view our community directory for a full listing of business in Manitouwadge and contact employers directly to showcase your experience and skill set. If you are interested in more information about working in Manitouwadge, Please contact:Economic Development OfficeThe Corporation of the Township of Manitouwadge1 Mississauga DriveManitouwadge, ON P0T 2C0P (807) 826-3227 ext 234F (807) 826-4592



Manitouwadge has a well known and successful school system that prepares students of all ages from grade school to graduation. The community also boasts one of the most modern, well-equipped high schools in the region. Post secondary and adult education opportunities are offered through Lakehead University and Confederation College out of Thunder Bay with a local facility that can teach several disciplines through teleconferencing or on site education. Manitouwadge is located within the Superior Greenstone District School Board which operates two facilities:

Manitouwadge Public School – grades K to 8 

Manitouwadge High School – grades 9 to 12

Catholic education services are delivered by a separate publicly funded school system.  The Superior North Catholic District School Board operates one facility:

Our Lady of Lourdes School – grades K to 8

Doing Business


If you are interested in starting your own businesses, there are plenty of programs and services to help get you started quicker than you ever dreamed possible. You can be your own boss in a community that will welcome you and support you in your dream. Plenty of opportunities exist in retail, value added resource based industries, education and training, professional services, tourism, and more.

Our local economy is based on our extreme location, rugged natural beauty, and vast natural resources. In addition to the established mining and forestry industries, opportunities exist for value-added wood products industries, and tourism business that cater to the wilderness outdoor adventure market such as outdoor outfitters.

It’s the perfect setting to explore all kinds of entrepreneurial possibilities. If you are interested in starting your own businesses, there are plenty of programs and services to help get you started quicker than you ever dreamed possible. You can be your own boss in a community that will welcome you and support you in your dream. Plenty of opportunities exist in retail, value-added resource-based industries, education and training, professional services, tourism, and more.

In Manitouwadge, there are also opportunities to buy existing business from owners looking to retire. You can walk into a turnkey operation that is ready for you to make your own. By buying an existing business you reduce some risk and uncertainty from starting from scratch and have a good customer base and income to start off with while you settle in and make Manitouwadge you home. If you are interested in more information about starting your own business or buying an existing business in Manitouwadge, Please contact: Economic Development Office The Corporation of the Township of Manitouwadge 1 Mississauga Drive Manitouwadge, ON P0T 2C0 P (807) 826-3227 ext 234 F (807) 826-4592

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