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Awards of Distinction

The 14th Apprenticeship Awards of Distinction will take place virtually on Thursday, January 21, 2021 in Winnipeg. The awards ceremony celebrates those that have shared their time and talent to train apprentices, and to raise the profile of apprenticeship and certification in the skilled trades in Manitoba. This year, the awards will be held virtually due to COVID-19. More information on how to access this virtual event will be provided in the upcoming months.

Visit our Events page for more information and to access nomination forms for an employer, journeyperson and/or instructor to nominate a deserving employer, journeyperson and/or instructor for an award. The deadline to make a nomination is November 20, 2020.

 

Manitoba Apprenticeship and Certification System Governance Review

In 2018, the final report of the Manitoba Apprenticeship and Certification System Governance Review, including 13 recommendations, was provided to the department. The department is in the process of reviewing the Phase One recommendations and exploring opportunities to implement these recommendations, in part. The recommendations that have been provided through the report are for consideration only. Not all recommendations are being explored for implementation at this time.

 

Registration

Apprenticeship Manitoba is working to provide the best client service despite some disruption in service delivery due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The registration process is being adapted to provide remote client access only; Apprenticeship Manitoba will only register clients online and over the phone at this time.

To overcome registration capacity concerns and ensure more timely access, the registration process will be modified so that registrations occur on a trade-by-trade basis. A trade registration schedule is posted below. You will not be permitted to register prior to the day that your specific trade registration opens.

All clients who are progressing through their apprenticeship and registering for their next level of training are encouraged to apply online. To register for your next level of training, go to www.accessmanitoba.ca.

If you have not created your login and password, activated your account, or have forgotten your password, please go to www.accessmanitoba.ca to begin the process, do not wait until registration week. The Help Desk is available now at 204-945-3337 or by direct email at the www.accessmanitoba.ca site, if you: have issues logging in, need to activate your account or have forgotten your password. Additional Help Desk Support will open June 22, 2020 until July 9, 2020; please call 204-948-2377 or 1-877-622-2377 starting at 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.

Please be sure to confirm technical training dates with your employer prior to registering.

If you are repeating a level or have High School (HSAP) Incentive Credits please call 204-945-4016 or 1-888-945-4016. (Note: clients with HSAP Credits who choose to go online to pay their personal contribution fee will not be refunded).

All fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

The 2020-21 Course Schedule can be viewed here.

Course fees:

  • 4-8 Week Course - $464
  • 9 Week Course - $522
  • 10 Week Course - $580
  • 11 Week Course - $638
  • 12 Week Course - $696
Monday
June 29, 2020
Tuesday
June 30, 2020
Wednesday
July 1, 2020
Thursday
July 2, 2020
Friday
July 3, 2020
Help Desk continues at 204-948-2377 Aircraft Maintenance
Journeyperson
Brick Layer
Roofer
Sheet Metal Worker
Sloped Roofer
Welder
Stat Holiday
Closed
Construction Electrician
Industrial Electrician
Power Electrician
Carpenter
Monday
July 6,2020
Tuesday
July 7, 2020
Wednesday
July 8, 2020
Thursday
July 9, 2020
Friday
July 10, 2020
Automotive Painter
Insulator (Heat & Frost)
Lather (Interior Systems Mechanic)
Marine & Outdoor Power Equipment Technician
Motor Vehicle Body Repairer (Metal & Paint)
Agriculture Equipment Technician
Automotive Service Technician
Heavy Duty Equipment Technician
Painter and Decorator
Truck & Transport Mechanic
Transport Trailer Technician
Domestic Gasfitter
Gasfitter
Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)
Plumber
Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Mechanic
Steamfitter/Pipefitter
Cabinet Maker
Cook
Landscape Technician
Sprinkler System Installer
Machinist
Tool and Die Maker
Phone lines return to Apprenticeship’s general number at: 204-945-3337 or toll free at 1-877-978-7233 or www.accessmanitoba.ca is open 24/7

NOTE:

Training for the following trades is still being determined: Boilermaker, Boom Truck Hoist Operator, Ironworker, Mobile Crane Operator, Pre-Engineered Building Erector, Tower Crane Operator

There is no scheduled training at this time for the following trades: Computer Numeric Control Machinist (CNC), Construction Craft Worker, Pork Production Technician

Training for the following trades is offered out of Province: Electric Motor System Technician, Glazier, Industrial Instrumentation Mechanic, Parts Person (online delivery), Concrete Finisher, Floor Covering Installer, RV Service Technician

Training for the following trades is administered by the Employer or Organization: Diesel Engine Mechanic, Railway Car Technician, Gas Turbine Repair & Overhaul Technician

Training Delivery

Training delivery will be a combination of online and in-person delivery for all trades, which will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by training providers in collaboration with Apprenticeship Manitoba. Some trades will have more online content delivered than others based on what is needed in each trade, and may vary by level of instruction being taught. This format may also be impacted by the capabilities of each training provider to provide services based upon their specific needs and abilities, as well as the current health restrictions that may be in place at any given time. Access to the appropriate electronic devices to ensure the best experiences with online delivery and content should be considered by each client. This may typically include a desktop, laptop or tablet and a reliable internet/Wi-Fi connection.

Apprenticeship Manitoba is only registering apprentices for technical training that will occur from September 2020 until March 2021 at this time. The branch will determine demand for April 2021 intakes as the registration process takes place. Please anticipate a fall registration for levels that will be offered for the 2021-22 training sessions.

Apprenticeship Manitoba staff are working with training providers to provide options for training progression during an unprecedented time due to COVID-19 and will continue to accommodate as the situation progresses. Training will look a little different now than it did in the past. A hybrid instructional approach may be a reality for the foreseeable future, and may continue into the 2021-22 technical training schedule. Apprenticeship Manitoba will respond to the evolving situation in the best way possible. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

Examinations

Planning is currently underway to schedule examinations to accommodate apprentices who have recently finished training and are waiting to complete their examination to gain certification. If your examination was postponed at the completion of your training level due to COVID-19, Apprenticeship Manitoba staff will contact you to arrange an examination time in the near future. If you are looking to re-write an exam, or are looking to gain certification through trades qualification, Apprenticeship Manitoba will arrange for general sittings once the outstanding examinations postponed due to COVID-19 has been completed. Various proactive measures will be in place to ensure your safety prior to, and during your examination. This may include the requirement to bring your own face mask, practice sanitation protocols, provide responses to health questions, and comply with social distancing requirements. Examination procedures are currently being developed to align with public health orders to ensure the protection for all clients and staff.

COVID-19 – Change to Service

The Province of Manitoba is taking proactive measures to help manage and minimize the spread of COVID-19, including social-distancing measures. Apprenticeship Manitoba has been working with post-secondary institutions who deliver technical training to determine the best course of action to protect the health of apprentices, instructors and staff.

If you are currently enrolled in a technical training program, your institution will contact you with information on changes to your course.

If you are scheduled for an upcoming course, Apprenticeship Manitoba will contact you about distance delivery options that may be available for your course.

Apprentices affected by course cancellations will receive a refund for their personal contribution.

Unscheduled drop-in services for Apprenticeship Manitoba are not available at this time. Please contact us for assistance, or to schedule an appointment.

We are pleased to support you by phone or email at 204-945-3337 (in Winnipeg), 1-877-978-7233 (toll free) or apprenticeship@gov.mb.ca. Please continue to use online functionality through the AccessManitoba website at: https://web22.gov.mb.ca/Sso/Account/LogOn.

Effective immediately, all examinations scheduled to take place at the following locations are postponed until further notice:

  • 111 Lombard Avenue, Winnipeg
  • 340 9th Street, Brandon
  • 18-3 Station Road, Thompson
  • 305 4th Street West, The Pas

Apprentices are encouraged to contact Service Canada regarding Employment Insurance coverage to advise of changes in the timing and potential length of technical training as a result of proactive measures to respond to COVID-19.

Please contact your respective Apprenticeship Training Coordinator for more information.

For accurate, up-to-date and fact-based information on COVID-19, please visit manitoba.ca/covid19.

 
IMPORTANT Change Notice
  • The Apprenticeship and Certification Board and Apprenticeship Manitoba are working towards reducing red tape and streamlining services for clients by making changes to the apprenticeship fees structure. As of June 3, 2019, nine fees have been eliminated and four fees have been increased. For more information, please visit the Apprenticeship Fees page.
  • NEW Apprenticeship Application and Agreement is now available.
    Incomplete applications will not be considered and will be returned.
 
2019-2020 Technical Training Registration Information

Apprenticeship Manitoba will be opening technical training registrations for the 2019-2020 academic year on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 8:30 AM. Apprentices, prepare now for this year’s registration. Go to AccessManitoba to create your login and password. For those who have already created an account but have forgotten the password, contact the AccessManitoba help desk for a password reset by email or call our help desk at 204-945-3337 or 1-877-978-7233. Do not wait until July!

Additionally, the 2019-2020 Technical Training Course Schedule has been updated and is ready to view at the Technical Training page. Further details regarding Technical Training Registrations to follow. Stay tuned!

 
Electrologist Trade Review

Apprenticeship Manitoba is currently conducting a review of the trade of Electrologist. A moratorium on new apprenticeship applications and registrations in the trade of Electrologist is now in place (effective January 8, 2019) until the review is complete.

 
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).

 
Trade Regulation Updates