Manitoba introduces Electricians Licence Amendment Act
By Anthony Capkun
December 10, 2009 – Electricians certified in other provinces, and those who perform more specialized electrical functions (such as computer, data, voice/data and alarm work) would be recognized in Manitoba under legislation introduced by Jennifer Howard, labour and immigration minister.
“The Electricians’ Licence Amendment Act would ensure Manitoba’s legislation is consistent with the Labour Mobility Act that came into effect in June, and underlines Manitoba’s commitment to full labour mobility in Canada,” said Howard. “All Canadian jurisdictions that license electricians are reviewing issues related to the Labour Mobility Agreement, and Manitoba is pleased to move ahead with this amendment.”
The amendment supports legal requirements under the Labour Mobility Agreement between the provinces. The Electricians’ Licence Act currently recognizes all journeyed electricians, but does not recognize limited or specialized licence-holders from other jurisdictions.
Under the amendment, a Manitoba licence would be issued to a qualified person holding a licence issued by a recognized licensing authority outside Manitoba equivalent to a Manitoba licence.