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S.M. 2012, c. 42

Bill 212, 1st Session, 40th Legislature

The Apprenticeship Recognition Act

(Assented to June 14, 2012)

WHEREAS developing and maintaining a highly skilled workforce is vital to Manitoba's economic prosperity;

AND WHEREAS the apprenticeship system provides in-depth, quality training that ensures that apprentices are highly educated and technically skilled and ready to work in sectors of the economy where technical skills are urgently needed;

AND WHEREAS becoming an apprentice can help traditionally disadvantaged people in their search for employment opportunities, as well as enable them to provide for their families in an honourable manner;

AND WHEREAS it is important to recognize the apprenticeship system and the continuing contribution of skilled tradespeople to society in order to ensure that young people and others continue to see the value and nobility of work in the skilled trades;

AND WHEREAS the continued success of the apprenticeship system requires an awareness of the relevance and importance of the apprenticeship system, which can only be maintained through ongoing collaboration among employers, employees, educational institutions, the government and the public;

THEREFORE HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:

Apprenticeship Recognition Week


The week of the first Monday in November in each year is proclaimed as Apprenticeship Recognition Week.

C.C.S.M. reference


This Act may be referred to as chapter A111 of the Continuing Consolidation of the Statutes of Manitoba.

Coming into force


This Act comes into force on the day it receives royal assent.