Apprenticeship Wages

Apprenticeship Minimum Wages


HSAP Minimum Wages

The
 mandatory starting wage of a High School Apprentice is 10% above the Manitoba minimum wage ($11.65 + 10% = $12.82/hour).  Please go to the Tax Incentives page to see how this is reduced.


Adult Apprenticeship Wages


In Manitoba, each trade has its own minimum wage.  The minimum wage increases after each level of training is completed. Students should understand that a minimum wage means the least an employer must pay you. An employer may pay you more than minimum wage.

To find out about the minimum wage in your trade, go to Apprenticeship Manitoba Trades. Choose your trade and find the trade regulations link. Find the section that says Minimum Wage Rates. See the example below for the Automotive Service Technician trade:

Auto Service Technician Minimum Wage Image

An Auto Service Technician minimum wage for level one would be 135% multiplied by the current Manitoba minimum wage ($11.65). This would equal $15.73/hour.

It is a little trickier to determine the minimum wage of a construction trade. The construction trade wage rules is based on the type of work and scale of the building project. The wages fall under the following categories:

1. Industrial, commercial and institutional (ICI) construction - see wage table,

2. Heavy Construction - see wage table,

3. The "prevailing wage rate" usually residential construction - the minimum wage is determined by the wages of the highest paid journey person on the project.