Private Vocational Institutions

Welcome to the Private Vocational Institutions website. The purpose of this website is to provide information to those seeking to register a private vocational institution and for prospective and current students attending a private vocational institution.

Private vocational institutions offer employment training in a wide range of occupational fields. Programs may be taught in the classroom, through practicums, by distance education, correspondence, or through a combination of the above methods. Institutions are usually privately owned and operate as businesses. They do not receive direct financial support from government.

Manitoba’s registered private vocational institutions are governed by The Private Vocational Institutions Act and Manitoba Regulation 237/02 (pdf format 254 KB).


The PVI Office has moved to a new office.

Private Vocational Institutions Office
Education and Training
608-330 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg MB R3C 0C4