our story

we pride ourselves in offering you an advanced experience

We are Winnipeg's destination for high end audio systems, a leader in home automation, security, and entertainment, and a highly diversified and leading integrator of professional electronics.

what we do
We're more than just an electronics store...
Rob Olinyk
President and Owner
Arnold Frieman
Founder and Past President
the people
our staff and customers are what makes advance so successful

Credit not only goes to our exceptional staff but to the many Advance customers that we now call friends. It is our goal to provide every customer with an experience where they can't help but recommend us to everyone they know.

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Yamaha Canada Music is proud to have Advance Electronics represent our commitment to quality and performance to the people of Manitoba, offering best in class sales and service. Our association with Advance Electronics has been rock solid for over 40 years, and we look forward to continuing to work in partnership for many more to come.

Martin Hill

National Sales Manager
Yamaha Canada
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Advance not only does an exemplary job of helping customers to find the best products to meet their needs, their professional installation team ensures the product looks and functions the way the manufacturer intended. There has never been a better array of choices in the electronics market today. Skilled and experienced staff who are trained to help you navigate the dizzying online reviews will assist you to find you the right product for your budget and lifestyle.

Cheeraz Fouad

Regional Account Manager
Sony of Canada Ltd.
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Samsung Canada has had a strong business relationship with Rob and his team for over 13 years. I have personally known Rob and his team for over 8 years and am proud of our business relationship and our personal friendship.

Advance Electronics is a people first business and this shows in all interactions they have with their customers and business partners.

Privately owned local businesses like Advance Electronics take pride in ensuring customer satisfaction and repeat business.

For a great shopping experience in the Winnipeg area there is no better place to go than Advance Electronics, for best in class product, people and service.

I look forward to many more years working with Rob and Advance.

Scott Houlihan

Western Sales Leader, Consumer Electronics, Samsung Canada
A lot of things change in 70 years...

Advance's selection of quality electronics, devotion to customer service, and support of the community are not one of them.

Arnold Frieman, a holocaust survivor and pilot during the War of Independence, came to Winnipeg more than 70 years ago seeking a fresh start in life. That fresh start included the founding of Advance Electronics, the largest independently-owned retail electronics store in Western Canada, and becoming a pillar of the Winnipeg community.

Advance is Winnipeg's iconic electronics store for good reason.


1300 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB
R3G 0V1

We're Open
Monday - Saturday 10am - 6pm

Closed Sunday
Shop On-Line 24/7


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