If you are planning to move to Manitoba there are new measures you must consider during the COVID19 pandemic.
Anyone travelling from outside of Manitoba must self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival. That means that from the day you arrive in Manitoba you must stay indoors and limit contact with others. This means no grocery shopping, no house searching (in person) and no interacting with others. If you are staying with family or friends when you arrive in Manitoba, they also must self isolate for 14 days. More information about self-isolating can be found here https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/index.html
You may probably want to book for rental housing (for example, an apartment) before coming to Manitoba. While that may be the wisest thing to do, it may be impossible to do so for some reasons. For one, landlords normally interview applicants and ask them to fill out and sign application forms. Not being physically present in Manitoba would make these a problem.
Some people book for hotels for a couple of weeks (which can be expensive) or stay over at friends' places (which can be inconvenient!). Below is a list of alternative temporary accommodations that you may want to try.
Home ToGo offers a search engine for vacation rentals. Select a city in Manitoba where you want to stay.
AirBnB offers unique homes for rent for short-term stays. This is an online tool where you can select specific locations in Manitoba.
Executive Stay offers fully furnished suites with fully equipped kitchens, in-suite laundry, high speed WIFI and cable tv with parking included. Conveniently located downtown Winnipeg, weekly and monthly rates are available.
Downtown Guest Suites offer clean, comfortable, and private accommodations with laundry facilities onsite that is conveniently located in downtown Winnipeg.
427 Cumberland Avenue
Telephone: 1 (204) 956-1402
McFeetors Hall at University of Winnipeg is a hostel in downtown Winnipeg
370 Langside Street
Telepnone: 1 (204) 786-9900
Guest House International Hostel is a restored Victorian home with private and semi-private rooms with kitchen facilities, laundry and other facilities.
168 Maryland Street
Winnipeg, MB R3G 1L3
Telephone: 1 (800) 743-4423 OR 1 (204) 772-1272