Professional Certification

Salary Classification

Salary classification is established by Manitoba Regulation 115/2015 (Section 29 to 31) and is based upon the academic and professional status of the individual teacher. Manitoba employers may use salary classification to establish the annual salary for a teacher per local collective agreements.

Section 29, M.R. 115/2015 – Salary Classification Schedule
Class Years of Study Professional and Academic Qualifications
Class 1 1 year One year of professional course work.
Class 2 2 years At least two years of university study, including at least one year of professional course work.
Class 3 3 years At least three years of university study, including at least one year of professional course work.
Class 4 4 years
  1. A three-year Bachelor's degree or approved equivalent and a one-year B.Ed.
  2. A four-year B.Ed. or approved equivalent.
Class 5 5 years
  1. A three-year Bachelor's degree or approved equivalent and one of the following:
    1. two-year B.Ed after-degree;
    2. an approved post-baccalaureate diploma or certificate and a one year B.Ed.
    3. a one year graduate level degree and a one-year B.Ed.
  2. All of the following:
    1. a three-year Bachelor's degree or approved equivalent;
    2. a second Bachelor's degree or approved equivalent;
    3. a one-year B.Ed.
  3. A four-year B.Ed and one of the following:
    1. a second Bachelor's degree;
    2. a one-year graduate level degree.
  4. A four-year Bachelor's degree or approved equivalent and at least one additional year of professional course work.
Class 6 6 years
  1. A four-year Bachelor's degree or approved equivalent and a two-year B.Ed.
  2. All of the following:
    1. a three-year Bachelor's degree or approved equivalent;
    2. a one-year B.Ed.
    3. two approved post-baccalaureate diplomas or certificates.
  3. The qualifications for Class 5, and one of the following that is in addition to the person's Class 5 qualifications:
    1. a Bachelor's degree;
    2. an approved post-baccalaureate diploma or certificate;
    3. a graduate level degree.
Class 7 7 years
  1. If a person holds a Master's degree as part of his or her being qualified for Class 6, the qualifications for Class 6 combined with:
    1. an additional bachelor's degree; or
    2. an additional graduate level degree.
  2. If a person does not hold a Master's degree as part of his or her being qualified for Class 6, the qualifications for Class 6 combined with a Master's degree.

Note: The onus is on each individual teacher to verify with his/her employer that the employer is using the correct classification for payroll purposes.

The information provided on this website is subject to change. For more specific information, please contact the Professional Certification and Student Records Unit.

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