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Veteran Licence Plates

Manitoba veterans have a proud history of serving their country around the globe and here at home.

Whether you’ve served in the Canadian Forces or in peacekeeping, we’re honouring your dedication and sacrifice by offering you unique licence plates.

The distinct design of these plates stands apart – just like your commitment to Canada.

Who qualifies for Veteran Licence Plates

You qualify if you’ve served honourably in:

  • The Canadian Forces, or an allied force, or in the Merchant Navy or Ferry Command during World War II or the Korean War
  • The Canadian Armed Forces, for at least three years
  • NATO operations or a UN peacekeeping force as a member of the Canadian Forces, the RCMP, another Canadian police force or an allied force

What vehicles qualify

Passenger vehicles, non-commercial trucks, farm trucks and motorcycles qualify for Veteran Licence Plates.

Use them with your vehicle(s) or as a keepsake

If you are the registered owner of one or more vehicles that qualify, you can apply for Veteran Licence Plates for all of them. Only one set of plates will be issued per vehicle.

Or, if you don’t own any vehicles, you can still apply for one set of these licence plates as a keepsake.

You cannot transfer your plates to someone else.

Customize your plate (passenger vehicles and trucks)

For passenger vehicles, non-commercial trucks and farm trucks, you can choose the word “veteran” in any language. On your application, indicate which language you’d like. Due to space limitations, this option is not available on motorcycle plates.

Cost

You must pay a $5 fee to the Royal Canadian Legion to confirm that you qualify for Veteran Licence Plates. The fee covers their administrative costs for providing this service.

How to apply

Complete the application form. Then, mail the completed form, your proof of service photocopies* and your $5 fee, to the Royal Canadian Legion. Their address is shown on the application form.

You’ll receive your plates by mail, with a set of instructions on how to activate them.

If you have already received your Veteran Licence Plates and lost one or both, you can apply for a replacement set by writing to Manitoba Public Insurance at the address shown in the Need more information? section.

You can also apply directly to Manitoba Public Insurance. Mail the completed application form, your proof of service photocopies* and your $5 fee, payable to Manitoba Public Insurance, to

Manitoba Public Insurance
Personalized Licence Plates
Box 6300
Winnipeg, MB
R3C 4A4

*The photocopies won’t be returned to you.

Need more information?

For specific questions about qualifying for Veteran Licence Plates, call the Royal Canadian Legion at 204-233-3405. For all other questions about Veteran Licence Plates:

  • In Winnipeg, call us at 204-985-7722
  • Outside Winnipeg, call us toll-free at 1-866-798-1185
  • Or you can write:
    Manitoba Public Insurance
    Personalized Licence Plates
    Box 6300
    Winnipeg, MB R3C 4A4
  • Visit your local Legion, your Autopac agent or Manitoba Public Insurance location.

Photos courtesy of:

  • The Canadian Forces, Sgt Denis J. Mah, DGPA/JSPA Combat Camera
  • The Canadian Forces, MCpl Frank Hudec, Canadian Forces Combat Camera
  • Archives of Manitoba
  • The Canadian Forces, Sgt Denis J. Mah, DGPA/JSPA Combat Camera