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Classifications

There are 3 levels of classification in Manitoba:

1. Child Care Assistant (CCA)

If you apply for classification at the ECE II or ECE III level, but do not meet the education standards for those levels, you will be classified as a Child Care Assistant (CCA). In order to obtain employment as a CCA, you must:

  • complete 40 hours of approved child care training within the first year of employment, or  have already completed 40 hours of approved training within the previous 8 years
  • hold a valid certificate in Standard Level First Aid and Level C Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), and
  • complete a Criminal Record Check and a Child Abuse Registry Check upon employment.

See:pdf icon Forty Hour Course Options for Child Care Assistants and Family Child Care Providers (PDF)


2. Early Childhood Educator (ECE) II

In order to be classified at the ECE II level, you must:
  • have a two year post-secondary diploma or degree specific to Early Childhood Education that is equivalent to Manitoba education standards OR have completed one of the following Manitoba assessment programs:
    • Early Childhood Educator/Internationally Educated Qualifications Program (ECE: IEQ)
    • Competency Based Assessment/Prior Learning Assessment Program (CBA/PLA)

In order to obtain employment as an ECE II, you must:

  • hold a valid certificate in Standard Level First Aid and Level C Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), and
  • complete a Criminal Record Check and a Child Abuse Registry Check upon employment.

3. Early Childhood Educator (ECE) III

In order to be classified at the ECE III level, you must:
  • meet the education requirements for ECE II classification, and
  • have completed a specialization or degree program that is equivalent to Manitoba education standards
In order to obtain employment as an ECE III, you must:
  • hold a valid certificate in Standard Level First Aid and Level C Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), and
  • complete a Criminal Record Check and a Child Abuse Registry Check upon employment.

See: pdf icon Information on the Classification of ECEs and CCAs PDF


Early Learning and Child Care Program 210-114 Garry Street, Winnipeg MB R3C 4V4

Email: cdcinfo@gov.mb.ca Phone: 204-945-0776 Toll-free: 1-888-213-4754 Fax: 204-948-2625

Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m

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