About Us

Automotive Trades

Skills Canada Manitoba

The Corporation sponsors the annual Skills Manitoba competition, which rewards and encourages excellence among automotive trade students. We also sponsor the organization's annual Young Women's Conference and host Technology Days tours at our Physical Damage Centre. These events help young people learn about careers in the automotive industry and the education options available.

Financial Assistance for Apprentices in the Collision Repair Industry

Manitoba Public Insurance is committed to ensuring that vehicle owners continue to have access to high quality repairs when they need them. We offer financial assistance to apprentices in the Motor Vehicle Body Repairer Program and the Motor Vehicle Body Painter Program, provided through Apprenticeship Manitoba.

Manitoba Public Insurance provides the following financial assistance:

  • A $5,000 (maximum) Tool Allowance.
  • A $2,000 Apprenticeship Grant after successful completion of each level of your program. That's up to $8,000 for apprentices in the four-level Motor Vehicle Body Repairer Program and up to $4,000 for apprentices in the two-level Motor Vehicle Body Painter Program.

These grants help to attract and retain a skilled collision repair workforce in Manitoba, and foster a strong working relationship between the trade and Manitoba Public Insurance.

The financial assistance program is offered through an agreement among the Automotive Trades Association, Manitoba Motor Dealers Association and Manitoba Public Insurance.

If you have questions, please send us an email or call 204-985-7376.

Interested? Apply now. Or visit the government of Manitoba’s website for more information about becoming an apprentice.

Automotive Trades Scholarships

The Corporation provides high school and post secondary scholarships to the top three Skills' Canada Manitoba competitors in Autobody Repair (Collision), Auto Service (Mechanical) and Auto Painting. Through the Red River Exhibition Foundation, we also sponsor scholarships for high school and post secondary students.