Why Dauphin


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Affordable Retail Space

Dauphin has a variety of retail spaces available for rent or purchase in the downtown area or the south business area surrounding the Dauphin Marketplace Mall. For more information visit www.mls.ca or contact our Economic Development office for a list of non-advertised locations.

Labour Force

Dauphin is ready to get to work. In 2000, the community and the surrounding area was part of a comprehensive labour study. While it provided a detailed analysis of the current labour supply and its sustainability over the next decade, the main finding of the study shows approximately 1,800 unemployed people in the Dauphin region are available for work. Almost 30 per cent of these people are seeking part-time employment. In the region, an estimated 3,700 people also work part-time or seasonally and almost 40 per cent of those people would consider full-time employment as an alternative.


It’s a fact, Dauphin is a family-oriented community and we have the statistics to prove it. The Canada 2016 Census offers a colourful picture of our community (City and RM) of 10,845+ people.

Dauphin is a regional centre that draws people from the Parkland and northern Interlake regions of Manitoba.

Our community continues to grow and the further release of the 2016 Census data in late 2017 will paint a more detailed picture of our changes.



Your property tax bill is made up of taxes for municipal requirements and for schools.

City Council sets an annual budget based on priorities for programs and services, and then projects how much revenue it expects to receive from grants, user fees, permits, fines and investments.

Our City Council is focusing their efforts on reducing Dauphin’s mill rate in order to be competitive with other municipalities. Since, 2012, the City of Dauphin has decreased municipal taxes by 15% and we are now even more competitive with other Manitoba communities.

City staff calculate the remaining revenue requirement and determines each property owner’s share of the property tax requirement based on their property’s market value assessment. The Mill Rates are set annually and can be found on the main City administration website.

All property taxes are due annually, July 31.

Property assessments may be appealed at the Board of Revision, which is held annually in November.

Property Assessments inquiries may be made through the Manitoba Assessment Branch at 204-622-2117. Appeal letters may be submitted to the local municipal office.