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What’s New at Apprenticeship

NEW: Minimum Wage Rate Review for Apprentices
The provincial minimum wage rate is scheduled to rise to $15.00 per hour by October 1, 2023. To ensure that apprentices in Manitoba continue to earn a wage that is appropriate to their skilled trades program, and meets the needs and demands of industry, the Apprenticeship and Certification Board is inviting industry stakeholders to provide their feedback. You are asked to participate in an online survey through the EngageMB website, which will be available on February 24, 2023. The survey will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. A backgrounder will be included with the consultation to provide some contextual information to help inform your response. The deadline to complete the survey is March 17, 2023.
NEW: Designated Trainers Information
The Apprenticeship and Certification – General Regulation has been updated to allow Designated Trainers to continue to supervise apprentices, in the absence of a journeyperson, upon application to Apprenticeship Manitoba. This provision will remain in effect until March 1, 2028. Click here for additional information about the amendment.

2023-2024 Technical Training Registration Information
Apprenticeship Manitoba, in collaboration with the colleges, has finalized the technical training schedule for new classes being held between April 1, 2023 – March 31, 2024.
For more information, please visit our Technical Training page.

COVID-19 Vaccination Update for Apprentices Attending Technical Training
To help with Manitoba’s fight against COVID-19, post-secondary institutions including Red River College Polytechnic, Assiniboine Community College, and University College of the North each developed their own vaccination policy. Links to the policies can be found here:
Assiniboine Community College:
COVID Campus Access Policy | Assiniboine College

Red River College Polytechnic:
Red River College Polytechnic: Coronavirus Information

University College of the North:

 2022 Highest Achievement Awards

On June 9, 2022, the Manitoba government celebrated the Highest Achievement Awards at a formal ceremony at the Legislative Building. The Highest Achievement Awards is an annual event held each year, since 1992, to honour the most outstanding new journeypersons, and recognize employers and leaders in Manitoba’s skilled trades.

To view the full News Release visit the Events page.

NEW: Reporting of Apprentice On-The-Job Hours Going Online

Apprenticeship Manitoba is streamlining its processes to become more efficient and respond to our clients’ needs in a timely manner. As of January 2023, all apprentice hours will be reported online using Access Manitoba. Apprentices will no longer be required to complete their "Blue Books".

For more information for Apprentices, visit the 6 Steps to Success page.

For more information for Employers, visit the Managing Apprentices page.

UPDATE: Bill 61: The Apprenticeship and Certification Amendment Act

On June 14, 2021, Bill 61: The Apprenticeship and Certification Amendment Act was proclaimed and officially came into force. The Bill signals the Manitoba government’s commitment to modernize The Apprenticeship and Certification Act in order to improve governance within Manitoba’s apprenticeship system, ensure stakeholders’ voices are heard and acted on in a responsible manner, and to increase Manitoba’s competitive advantage by ensuring a modern, high-quality apprenticeship system.

To obtain more information on the changes that have been made and the status of implementing those changes, visit the Bill 61: The Apprenticeship and Certification Amendment Act page.

UPDATED: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Gasfitter and Gasfitter – Domestic Certification and Licencing

For individuals who have questions related to Red Seal certification and provincial licencing in the Gasfitter trades, refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).