Workforce Development
Apprenticeship Manitoba
Discover Apprenticeship Programs Apprentices, Manager Your Apprenticeship


Quick Links:

Information for Employers Experienced Tradespersons, Challenge Your Exam

What’s New at Apprenticeship

IMPORTANT Change Notice:

Please be advised that a NEW Apprenticeship Application and Agreement is now available.

Incomplete applications will not be considered and will be returned.

Plumber Compulsory Designation

In 2014, industry initiated a request to the Minister to designate the trade of Plumber for compulsory certification. A compulsory trade requires all workers in the trade to be either certified journeypersons, registered apprentices, or temporary permit holders. In response to the request, the Minister contracted a third-party consultant to conduct a study to determine the feasibility of compulsory certification in the trade of Plumber. The study entailed consultation with more than 1,100 employers, employees, apprentices and other stakeholders from across Manitoba.

Following a review of the impact study, the Minister of Education and Training has determined that there is limited empirical evidence to support the compulsory certification of the trade of Plumber. Therefore, the Minister has determined that the trade of Plumber will continue to be a voluntary trade in Manitoba.

The Minister would like to thank everyone who participated in this important discussion.

Awards of Distinction

The 12th annual Apprenticeship Awards of Distinction gala will be held on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at the RBC Convention Centre. This awards ceremony and dinner recognizes the outstanding contributions of employers, journeypersons and instructors in the Manitoba apprenticeship and certification system and the skilled trades in general. Nomination forms for Employer of the Year, Journeyperson of the Year and Instructor of the Year are now available on our Events page.

Apprenticeship and Certification Board Strategic Plan 2018-2023

The Apprenticeship and Certification Board has released its Strategic Plan 2018-2023 following an extensive consultation with stakeholders from across the province. After considering the feedback gained from consultation, four key priority areas were identified for 2018-2023: Inclusive and Engaged; Quality and Innovation; Access and Success; and Responsive and Accountable.

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