Apprenticeship Manitoba – Industry Working Groups

Sector Committees

In June 2021, the new Apprenticeship and Certification Amendment Act came into force in Manitoba. As part of the Act, the Standing Committees of the Board and the Provincial Advisory Committees were dissolved and replaced by Sector Committees and Industry Working Groups. There are now five Sector Committees, each comprised of a number of specific trades. The five Sector Committees are:

  • Construction
  • Mechanical/Electrical
  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation
  • Service

The purpose of the Sector Committees is to represent trades in common industries. The Sector Committees are responsible for:

  • Reviewing applications for members to participate on Industry Working Groups and providing a recommendation to the Board;
  • Reviewing the work of trade-specific Industry Working Groups related to updates to program standards and providing a recommendation to the Board;
  • Liaising with members of the sector to understand issues and potential impacts of Board considerations and bring forward concerns to the Board; and
  • Providing any additional support that is identified by the Board.

All Sector Committees include representation from employers and employees and a neutral chair. If you would like to serve on a Sector Committee, contact Apprenticeship Manitoba for an application or download the application form below. As members’ terms expire, the Apprenticeship and Certification Board seeks names of qualified candidates to serve on the Sector Committees, and applications will be kept on file until the Board is ready to make new appointments.

Apprenticeship Manitoba – Construction Sector Committee Task Tracker

Sector Committee Application Form (English)

Industry Working Groups

In June 2021, the new Apprenticeship and Certification Amendment Act came into force in Manitoba. As part of the Act, the Standing Committees of the Board and the Provincial Advisory Committees were dissolved and replaced by Sector Committees and Industry Working Groups. The Sector Committees have the authority to set up Industry Working Groups to assist in making recommendations to strengthen the standards for a specific trade.

The purpose of an Industry Working Group is to foster stakeholder engagement and to ensure standards are reflective of current industry practices and needs. Industry Working Groups are convened as needed for a time-limited period and advise Sector Committees on updates related to program standards, curriculum, exams and any other content related to the trades or occupations. These working groups provide advice to the Board and/or its committees. Industry Working Groups must consult with industry prior to making recommendations to the Sector Committee.

If you would like to serve on an Industry Working Group, contact Apprenticeship Manitoba for an application or download the application form:

Apprenticeship Manitoba – IWG Tasks

Industry Working Group Application Form (English)