Professional Certification

Salary Classification

Salary classification is established by the Teaching Certificates and Qualifications Regulation 115/2015 of the Education Administration Act, Part 4 (Section 29 to 31) and is based upon the academic qualifications of the teacher or school clinician.

The Teaching Certificates and Qualifications Regulation 115/2015 defines one year of study as 30 credit hours. Academic and professional course work must be done within an approved degree or diploma, and is not counted unless the person attains the degree or diploma.

Manitoba employers may use salary classification to establish the annual salary under a local collective agreement for an employed teacher or school clinician.

Note: It is your responsibility to ensure your employer has your correct salary classification.

Section 29, Part A – Teachers and Clinicians
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.

Section 29, Part B – Technical Vocational Teachers
Class Professional and Academic Qualifications
Class 4 A certificate issed prior to the end of the 2001/2002 school year in respect of the Vocational Industrial Teacher Education Program (Red River College).
Class 5
  1. An approved three-year technical vocational teacher education program.
  2. The qualifications for Class 4 combined with successful completion of Applied Math (1009) offered at Red River College.
Class 6 An approved three-year technical vocational teacher education program and a B.Ed degree from the integrated B.Ed program for vocational teachers.
Class 7

The qualifications for Class 6 combined with

  1. an approved program of at least 30 credit hours of post-secondary study related to the vocational area, including at least 12 credit hours of professional course work; or
  2. a graduate level degree or other approved program.

A Teacher or School Clinician may request a Verification of Salary classification and Experience (Adobe Icon 1.28 MB). The Verification of Salary Classification and Experience verifies your most current salary classification in Manitoba and the accumulated years of teaching or school clinician experience in Manitoba that were recognized by the Professional Certification Unit.


Salary Reclassification

When new degree has been conferred (awarded), a Teacher or School Clinician may be eligible for a salary reclassification. To apply  for a salary reclassification, complete and sign the Salary Reclassification and Specialist Certificate Request (Adobe Icon 825 KB)

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