Earn While You Learn — Become an Apprentice


If you are in Grade 10, 11 or 12, the High School Apprenticeship Program (HSAP) is your opportunity to learn valuable trade skills before you graduate from high school. Entry-level positions with the potential to develop into a career are increasingly hard to find, and new graduates are facing an increasingly competitive applicant pool for those jobs. HSAP gives you real-world experience before you graduate, giving you an advantage when starting your career. It's a reliable entry point that gives you plenty of room to grow.

Working as a student-apprentice lets you:

  • earn up to eight high school credits for your work hours
  • earn above minimum wage
  • receive on-the-job training from an experienced tradesperson
  • develop a connection with a potential long-term employer
  • explore an in-demand occupation that aligns with your interests


Experiences that Open New Doors

High-school graduates who have participated in the HSAP and go onto post-secondary apprenticeship programs may be exempt from paying their technical training personal contribution fees. Every 220 hours of practical training obtained as an HSAP student-apprentice (to a maximum of 880 hours) covers the personal contribution fee for one level of training (to a maximum of four levels). This means most of your technical training fees could be paid for as an apprentice.


Manitoba has more than 55 Trades!


From cooks and estheticians to machinists, welders and electricians, Manitoba has more than 55 trades. This includes service, industrial, transportation and construction trades.

For more information about each trade, please visit:


Get Started Today

The best way to get started is by talking to your school for more information. They'll help you find a trade you're interested in and provide the tools you need to connect with an employer who will take you on as an apprentice. From there, you'll complete an Apprenticeship Application and Agreement with the employer and Apprenticeship Manitoba.



Student Resources

Learn more about the program, review roles and responsibilities, and access tailor-made tools for HSAP students.





Senior Years Technology Education Program Unit
Phone: 204-945-1857
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