High School Programs

The High School Recruitment Program is directed at rural and northern Grade 11 and 12 students who are interested in civil engineering and/or highway construction. Students earn over $15.00 per hour, earn overtime at 1.5 times after eight hours Monday to Friday and double time on weekends; estimated earnings over a two month period is $5000.00 plus overtime. Approximately 25 high school students are hired as part of the High School initiative.

Grade 11

  • Grade 11 students eligible for hire must state an interest in Civil Engineering Technology or Engineering.

Grade 12

  • Grade 12 students eligible for hire must be pre-registered for either Civil Engineering Technology or Engineering.
  • After completion of Grade 12 and entry into an engineering program, students are eligible for hire for the duration of their summer co-op terms.

Student Sponsorship Program

Manitoba Infrastructure (MI) is pleased to announce a new sponsorship program to continue our efforts to promote engineering and engineering technology. Based on a students previous work history with MIT, selected students are invited to apply for a one time sponsorship in the amount of $1,000.00 to offset some tuition and/or book costs while pursuing a post secondary education to become a Civil Engineer or Civil Engineering Technician or Technologist.

MI is offering financial support to five (5) rural students annually who have graduated from Grade XII and are continuing their post secondary education in either Civil Engineering or Civil Engineering Technology.  In addition, all sponsorship recipients will also be offered summer employment with the Department as they continue their education in the field of Civil Engineering and Technology.


Sponsorship Initiative for Northern and Rural Manitoba Students 2012/13

The program offers $1,000 per student toward their first year of post-secondary education and also a summer student position with Manitoba Infrastructure for each year the student continues their engineering-related studies at the post-secondary level.

Training, Development, and Recruitment Section of Construction, Support Services has evaluated and selected the recipients for the 2012/2013 sponsorship awards. The award recipients are:

  • Brennan Laychuk, Cowan - First year, Civil Engineering Technology, Red River College
  • Tara Miscavish, Thompson - First year, Civil Engineering Direct Entry, University of Manitoba
  • Marian Paydli, Otterburne - First year, Civil Engineering Direct Entry, University of Manitoba
  • Myles Sansom, Onanole - First Year, Civil Engineering, University of Manitoba
  • Neal Wiebe, Steinbach - First year, Civil Engineering Direct Entry, University of Manitoba

Photo of award recipients

In rural and northern Manitoba, there are job opportunities for people with an engineering-related background in the design, construction and maintenance of the province’s highways, bridges and overpasses, as well as with the provincial drainage system and at northern airports and marine locations.

In 2012, 21 grade 11 and 12 students from rural and northern Manitoba schools took part in Manitoba Infrastructure's high-school hiring initiative, which offers summer employment for students who meet eligibility requirements.

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