Winnipeg

Winnipeg, MB
Winnipeg, Manitoba on the map

Population: 739,400 (2015)
Unemployment Rate: 6.4% (as of August, 2016)
Minimum Wage: $11.00/hr (as of Oct 1, 2015) 
Total Number of Shelters: 8 (2015)
Total Number of Beds: 549 (2015)

Population Facts

HOMELESSNESS
No. of people estimated to be:

  • experiencing homelessness: 1400 (2015)
  • living on the streets: 350 (est.) (2012)
  • unsheltered (incl. staying in public spaces): 132 (2015)
  • living in facilities (incl. emergency beds): 415 (2012)
  • emergency shelter (incl. domestic violence shelter or youth shelter): 347 (2015)
  • living in 'hidden homelessness': 2,100-2,400 (est.) (2012)
  • in absolute homelessness: 479 (2015)
  • living in core housing need: 28,000 (est.) (2012)
  • living in transitional housing: 281 (2015)
  • living in an institutional setting: 242 (2015)
  • provisionally accomodated: 921 (2015)

HOUSING
No. of public & subsidized housing units: 35,500 (prov. est.) (2008)
No. of clients on housing wait list: 2000+ (est. for avg. agency, province-wide) (2008)
Rental Vacancy Rate: 2.9% (2015)
Average Cost of Rent (1 bdrm): $813/mo. (2015)
Average Cost of Rent (2 bdrm): $969/mo. (est. April 2014)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE
Income assistance (single individual): $595 (2013)