Specialty plates (member)

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Member-based plates can be purchased for use on a vehicle, or as a keepsake. Plates cannot be transferred to another person.

Veterans

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

Who qualifies: You qualify if you’ve served honourably in:

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

Available vehicles: Passenger vehicles, including motorcycles and mopeds.

Customize: Veteran can appear in any language. (This option is not available on motorcycle plates.)

Cost: $5 fee to the Royal Canadian Legion, with your application.

How to apply: Complete and submit the application form.

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

More information: Visit your Autopac agent, contact the Royal Canadian Legion at 204-233-3405, or call MPI at 204-985-7722 or 1-866-798-1185.

Firefighters

Manitoba firefighters are relied on to protect and safeguard communities across the province, and are recognized with a unique licence plate.

Who qualifies: You qualify if you are currently or are retired from being a:

  • career firefighter
  • paid on-call firefighter
  • volunteer firefighter
  • First Nations firefighter

Immediate family (spouses, common-law partners, dependents and parents) of current, retired or fallen firefighters also qualify.

Available vehicles: Private passenger vehicles, including motorcycles and mopeds.

Customize: For Winnipeg firefighters, your badge number can appear on a passenger vehicle plate. Due to space limitations, this option is not available for motorcycle and moped plates.

Cost: $70 per vehicle ($30 goes to the Manitoba Firefighters Burn Fund and the Manitoba Fallen Firefighters Fund).

How to apply: Complete the application form.

More information: Contact your Autopac agent, or call MPI at 204-985-7000 or 1-800-665-2410.

Paramedics

Manitoba’s EMS providers provide assistance to those in need every day, and are recognized with a unique licence plate.

Who qualifies: Currently active or retired paramedics, including those paid on-call or volunteer, are eligible. Immediate family (spouses, common-law partners, dependents and parents) of current, retired or fallen EMS providers also qualify.

Available vehicles: Private passenger vehicles, excluding motorcycles and mopeds.

Cost: $70 per vehicle ($30 goes to the Canadian Mental Health Association [Manitoba and Winnipeg region]).

How to apply: Complete and submit the application form.

More information: Visit your Autopac agent, or call MPI at 204-985-7000 or 1-800-665-2410.

Amateur radio operators

An amateur radio operator is a person licensed to operate a short wave radio on frequencies known as the 'amateur bands'. Operators can provide backup emergency communications to render aid in the event of a natural disaster.

Who qualifies: A certified amateur radio operator can obtain an Amateur Radio Operator licence plate that bears the operator's call sign. In Manitoba, the amateur radio operators' call signs and licence plates begin 'VE4' or 'VA4' (e.g. VE4 XXX, VA4 XXX).

Available vehicles: Private passenger vehicles, excluding motorcycles and mopeds.

Cost: $26.25 per vehicle

How to apply: Complete the application form or visit an Autopac agent or Service Centre.

More information: Visit your Autopac agent, or call MPI at 204-985-7722 or 1-866-798-1185.

Replacements

To replace a specialty licence plate, complete and submit the application form. For more information, contact your Autopac agent or call MPI.