Apprenticeship MB Documents

On this page we will examine and understand the Apprenticeship Manitoba 1) Report of Hours Blue Book and 2) the green Apprenticeship Pocket Card.

If you have not received any of these documents, go here and print out a request for new documents. 

Report of Hours Blue Book

After Apprenticeship Manitoba completes and confirms your application, they will send you a Report of Hours Blue Book that looks like this:

Image of Apprenticeship Manitoba Report of Hours Blue Book Front


Image of Apprenticeship Manitoba Report of Hours Blue Book Back

Purpose of the Report of Hours Blue Book

This document is used for apprentices to report the number of on-the-job work experience hours that student apprentices have accumulated during a period of work time.  Apprenticeship Manitoba uses the book to update an apprentice's progress in their trade. The number of on-the-job work experience hours can be different for each trade.  If you would like to find out how many hours are needed, look at your Report of Hours of Hours Blue Book or  click here and choose your trade. Notice that the number of hours required on the model above is 5400 hours.

Using the Report of Hours Blue Book During HSAP

During high school, an HSAP teacher will collect your Report of Hours Blue Book, update the hours and get it signed by your employer.  HSAP teachers take responsibility for updating Report of Hours Blue Books during high school to ensure that student apprentices have all of the documents needed to transition from HSAP to adult apprenticeship. HSAP teachers will fill out only one of the many Report Period sections in the Report of Hours of Blue Book.

Transition from HSAP to adult apprenticeship requires a number of documents:

1) an updated Report of Hours Blue Book,
2) a high school transcript the meets all of the requirements to graduate, and
3) an accreditation document from the RRTVA if students have met the requirements for completing an RRTVA program (this document is optional - an HSAP student is not required to do an RRTVA program to transition from HSAP to adult apprenticeship). 

Before students graduate, HSAP teachers will explain that the Report of Hours Blue Book is sent in to Apprenticeship Manitoba in June of their graduating year.  The Report of Hours Blue Book will be updated by Apprenticeship Manitoba and sent back to the graduated apprentice.

Using the Report of Hours Blue Book as an Adult Apprentice

Adult apprentices should update their Report of Hours Blue Book every 4-6 months. 

Apprentices must record

1) the current date,
2) total hours for the report period,
3) initial hours credited (this amount is updated each time the document is sent in),
4) accumulate hours (this amount is the sum of two previous numbers),
5) the company name, and
6) the signature of a company supervisor.

Please see the completed model below:

Model of Updated Report of Hours Blue Book

The Report of Hours Blue Book determines when an apprentice should register for in-class technical training.  Apprentices may take the next level of training when they have obtained at least half of the hours required for the annual hourly requirement.

For example, a student enrolled as a carpenter needs 1800 hours of training per year.  Once a carpenter apprentice has reached 600 hours, they can take the next level of training.  It is recommended that most of the on-the-job work experience hours  be completed so that the apprentice has had adequate practice.

Apprenticeship Manitoba Annual Requirement of Hours for a Carpenter

If you wish to see the Annual Requirements for your trade, click here


The Apprenticeship Pocket Card


The purpose of the green Apprenticeship Pocket Card is for, 

1) an apprentice to identify themselves while on the job site, 2) an apprentice's change of address, trade or company, and 3) providing evidence to be eligible for federal grants. 

Apprenticeship MB Green Wallet Card


Apprenticeship Identification


Carrying the  Apprenticeship Pocket Card is mandatory and should be with every apprentice while they are working.  This is especially the case when apprentices are working in Compulsory Trades such as Construction Electrician, Hairstyling, Esthetician and a few others. 

Change of Information

If an apprentice will receive a new Apprentice Pocket Card if they change their address, trade or company.

Apprenticeship Federal Grants

The apprentice will need to provide a photocopy of the up-to-date Apprenticeship Pocket Card when applying for Federal grants. 

The AIG or Apprenticeship Incentive Grant is a taxable $1000 available for an apprentice who complete level 1 and 2. This is a total of $2000.

The ACG or Apprenticesip Completion Grant is a taxable $2000 available for apprentices who have completed all levels of their trade and have also passed the Red Seal examination. 

The AIG-W or Apprenticeship Incentive Grant for Women is a taxable $3000 available for an apprentice who completed level 1 and 2 in a non-traditional trade (e.g. not Hairstyling, Esthetician or Cook). This is a total of $6000.

Women in non-traditional trades are NOT allowed to collect all the AIG federal grant if claiming the AIG-W