The Pas


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Our Story

Located in the confluence of the Pasquia River and the Saskatchewan River in Northern Manitoba, The Pas is built on an atmosphere of opportunity, entrepreneurship, and community spirit. Known as “The Gateway to the North”, The Pas is a multi-industry northern Manitoba town that acts as the service centre for some 15,000 people, including the Opaskwayak Cree Nation, and RM of Kelsey.

The main components of the region’s economy are agriculture, forestry, commercial fishing, tourism, transportation, and services (especially health and education). Located 30km from Clearwater Lake Provincial Park, The Pas is the one stop shop for many locals and tourists as they head towards the second largest fresh water lake in Canada. The Pas also has one campus for University College of the North (UCN) providing programs in law enforcement, nursing, community development, and more. The new home of North Forge North is in UCN, which focuses on entrepreneurship in the North.

The Pas community spirit is welcoming, inclusive, and supportive of all new endeavors. With a strong entrepreneurial approach, The Pas is open to welcoming individuals and businesses looking to branch out into a new market.

Major Employers

  • Northern Regional Health Authority
  • Canadian Kraft Paper
  • Manitoba Government
  • University College of the North