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What’s New at Apprenticeship

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.

NEW: Sector Committee Nomination Application Now Available

If you would like to serve on a Sector Committee, contact Apprenticeship Manitoba for an application or download the application in the Sector Committees page.

The 15th Annual Apprenticeship Awards of Distinction

The 15th annual Apprenticeship Awards of Distinction took place virtually on Thursday, January 27, 2022. The awards ceremony celebrated 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 a complete list of the awards recipients.

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

How does my training institution’s vaccination policy affect me as an apprentice?
To help with Manitoba’s fight against COVID-19, post-secondary institutions including Red River College, Assiniboine Community College, and University College of the North have prescribed mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for all staff and students, beginning in the fall term for 2021. This includes apprentices who are attending technical training.


If I have questions on my training institution’s vaccination policy, whom can I contact?
Apprentices who have specific questions on their training institution’s vaccination policy should contact their institution directly. All apprentices are responsible for adhering to the vaccination policy of their training institution.

If apprentices have specific questions or concerns on how their training institution’s vaccination policy affects their participation in training, please contact your Apprenticeship Training Coordinator (ATC) to discuss.


Where can I get information on my college’s vaccination policy?
Each college has developed their own vaccination policy. Links to the policies can be found here:

Assiniboine Community College:
Statement on COVID-19 Vaccination Policy at Assiniboine | Assiniboine College

Red River College:
Update: Vaccination requirements on Campus this Fall : Red River College: Coronavirus Information (

University College of the North:
Sharing Space Safely (


Will I need to show proof of vaccination before I enter my training institution?
Each college has developed their own vaccination policy. Students, faculty and apprentices should review the college’s vaccination policy before they register and enroll in their training. Unless otherwise directed by your training institution, you should bring proof of vaccination each day you attend training in order to access the campuses. It is each apprentice’s responsibility to ensure they comply with the vaccination policy of their training institution.

In-person Services for Apprenticeship Manitoba are NOT Available at This Time.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Apprenticeship Manitoba has suspended in-person services.

We are pleased to provide you with support by:


Phone: 204-945-3337 (in Winnipeg) or 1-877-978-7233 (toll free) or


Please continue to use online functionality through the AccessManitoba website:

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 (ATC) for more information.

For accurate, up-to-date and fact-based information on COVID-19, please visit

The Apprenticeship Employment Opportunities Act (Public Works Contracts)

On May 20, 2021, the Manitoba government repealed The Apprenticeship Employment Opportunities Act (Public Works Contracts). In order to bid on a public works contract, contractors no longer need to demonstrate involvement with the apprenticeship system. This legislative change will significantly reduce red tape for contractors who bid on government contracts.

If you have any questions about the change, please contact Apprenticeship Manitoba by phone at (204) 945-3337 or 1-877-978-7233, or by email at

2020 Highest Achievement Awards

The Highest Achievement Awards is a formal awards ceremony that is held each year to honour the most outstanding new journeypersons, and recognize employers and leaders in Manitoba’s skilled trades.

This year’s 29th Annual Highest Achievement Awards in-person event was cancelled in accordance with public health guidelines for COVID-19. In lieu of an in-person event, the names and photos of the 2020 Highest Achievement Award winners have been posted on our Events page.

Additionally, the Minister of Economic Development, Investment and Trade, the Executive Director of Apprenticeship Manitoba, and the Chair of the Apprenticeship and Certification Board have provided Congratulatory Remarks. Congratulations to all the award winners on their outstanding achievements!

Trade Regulation Updates

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.

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).