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).

Manitoba Post-Secondary Sexual Violence Policy Guide
The Government of Manitoba has developed a guideline document to assist post-secondary institutions in developing their sexual violence policies, as required under The Sexual Violence Awareness and Prevention Act. This guide outlines all of the requirements under The Act, as well as provides best practices regarding awareness, prevention and responding to sexual violence on campus.

PLEASE NOTE: The Sexual Violence Awareness and Prevention Act has come into force effective April 27, 2017. The Act requires that all private vocational institutions develop and implement policies that prevent and respond to sexual violence. Anyone applying to register a new private vocational institution must submit a copy of their policy with their application for registration. Existing private vocational institutions are required to submit a copy of their policy in order to renew their registration.


Our office has moved effective March 13, 2017 and also has a new name:

Registration and Accountability Office
Manitoba Education and Training
Post-Secondary Education and Workforce Development Division
4th Floor, 1181 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg MB R3G 0T3
Phone: 204-945-8507