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Apprenticeship and Certification Board Strategic Plan 2023-2028 Consultation

The Apprenticeship and Certification Board (ACB) is conducting a new five-year Strategic Plan for 2023-2028. Part of this process requires industry engagement and consultation with stakeholders. Feedback, advice, and recommendations gathered through the consultation will inform the Strategic Plan.

For more information, please visit the Board’s Current Consultations page.

The 16th Annual Apprenticeship Awards of Distinction

The 16th annual Apprenticeship Awards of Distinction will take place on Wednesday, November 2, 2022. This awards gala 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. Visit our Events page for more information on how to sponsor the event or to nominate a deserving employer, journeyperson and/or instructor for an award.

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.

2022-23 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, 2022 – March 31, 2023. 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:

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).