Skills Manitoba Competition

The highlight of Skills Canada Manitoba is our Skills Competition. Students participate in challenges designed to test skills required in trades and technology careers. The philosophy of the Skills Competition is to reward students for excellence, directly involve industry in evaluating student performance, and keep training programs relevant to employers’ needs.

The Secondary and Post-Secondary level competition will be held on Thursday, April 11, 2024.

Winners of the provincial competition may form Team Manitoba and compete against their peers at the Skills Canada National Competition.

Over 475 high school, post secondary and apprentice students compete in 42 skilled trades and technology contests in six industry sectors.

Over 500 volunteers contribute their time and energy to this event.

Contest Descriptions (Scope documents) are devised by provincial technical committees which are made up of industry professionals and educators. The Contest Descriptions outline the nature of each contest and the areas of knowledge to be tested. Each scope is specific to the competition.

Competition Documents

Competition Information download
Competitor Registration Form go to form
Judges Registration Form go to form
Volunteer Registration Form go to form
Sponsorship Commitment Form download

MEDAL WINNERS

2023 Skills Manitoba Competition Medal Winners rev 1 download
2022 Skills Manitoba Competition Medal Winners download
2021 Skills Manitoba Competition Medal Winners download
2019 Skills Manitoba Competition Medalists rev 2 download
2018 Skills Manitoba Competition Medalists download

Skills Canada National Competition

Quebec City, Quebec will be hosting Canada’s most talented trades people and technologists at the 27th Skills Canada National Competition, May 29 – June 1, 2024! This exciting one of a kind event offers young students and apprentices from across Canada the opportunity to take part in an Olympic-style events competition that features over 40 contests in a diverse range of skilled trades and technologies such as: aircraft maintenance, carpentry, restaurant service and website development.

The National event will bring together over 1800 visitors from across Canada, including competitors, parents, advisors, judges, students, teachers and media. The competition provides an opportunity for young Canadians studying a skilled trade or technology to be tested against exacting standards and against their peers from across the nation. Students vie to win the honor of being crowned the best in Canada in their chosen discipline.

Participating students will have qualified to compete at the Skills Canada National Competition by earning a gold medal in their respective provincial/territorial competitions. Select medalists from the Skills Canada National Competition may then form Team Canada and travel to the World Skills Competition. Offered every other year, the World Skills Competition is a prestigious event involving more than 48 countries and over 1,000 students. This professional, once-in-a-lifetime event is an amazing experience for students involved.

The main goal of this event and Skills programming throughout the year across Canada is to deliver hands-on opportunities to explore these careers and to raise awareness for the general population for the value of skilled trades and technology occupations.

Through industry, government, labour, education and a terrific network of volunteers, the Skills Competitions prepare students for the realities of the working world and instills a “quality attitude towards work and pride in what they do.” Through recognition, students feel good about their future and become active participants in our country’s development and competitiveness.

Competition Documents

Competition Rules download
Team Manitoba Info Package download
Tool Kit Labels download
2023 SCNC Dewalt Tool Grant Form download

MEDAL WINNERS

SCNC 2023 Winnipeg Medal Results download
SCNC 2022 Vancouver Medalists rev 2 download
SCVNC 2021 Medalists download
Canadian Medal Winners 2019 download
Canadian Medal Winners 2018 download

Contest Descriptions / Projects

Information Technology Contests

3D Character Computer Animation (2 member team)
Secondary download
3-Panel Story Breakdown Template download
Pose Test Template download
2D Character Computer Animation (2 member team)
Secondary download
3-Panel Story Breakdown Template download
Pose Test Template download
Graphic Design Technology
Secondary and Post-Secondary download
IT-Network Systems Administration
Secondary download
Post-Secondary download
Web Technologies
Secondary and Post-Secondary download
IT Office Software Applications
Not running in 2024 download
Video Production (2 member team)
Secondary download
Electronics
Secondary download
Post Secondary download
3D Digital Game Art
Post Secondary download
Photography
Secondary and Post-Secondary download

Manufacturing and Engineering Contests

CNC Machining
Post-Secondary download
Precision Machining
Secondary and Post Secondary download
Mechanical Engineering CAD
Secondary and Post-Secondary download
Mobile Robotics (2 member team)
Secondary Contest Description download
Project download
Appendix A download
Appendix B download
Appendix C download
Appendix D download
Appendix E download
Appendix F download
Industrial Mechanic
Post Secondary download
Auto CAD (2 dimensional)
Not running in 2024 download

Employment Contests

Job Search
Secondary download
Job Skill Demonstration
Secondary download
Public Speaking
Secondary download
Workplace Safety
Secondary download

Construction Contests

Architectural Technology and Design
Secondary download
Post Secondary download
Cabinet Making
Secondary download
Post Secondary download
Electrical Installations
Secondary and Post Secondary download
Bricklaying
Post-Secondary download
Carpentry
Secondary download
Post-Secondary download
Sheet Metal Work
Post Secondary download
Plumbing
Post Secondary download
Refrigeration and Air Conditionaing
Post Secondary download
Welding
Secondary download
Post Secondary download
Landscape Gardening
Post Secondary download
Sprinkler Fitter
Post Secondary download
Steamfitter/Pipefitter
Post Secondary download
Auto CAD 2D
TBC download

Service Contests

Aesthetics/Nail Technology
Integrated download
Cooking
Secondary download
Secondary Project download
Post-Secondary download
Post-Secondary Project download
Floor Judges_S_PS_Rubric_2024 download
Tasting Judges_S_PS_Rubric_2024 download
Secondary Common Table Requisition download
Post Secondary Common Table Requisition download
Hairstyling
Beginner, Secondary and Post-Secondary download
Baking
Secondary download
Post Secondary download
Fashion Technology
Secondary download

Transportation Contests

Aerospace Technology
Post-Secondary download
Automobile Technology
Secondary and Post-Secondary download
Heavy Vehicle Technology
Post Secondary download
Autobody Repair
Secondary and Post-Secondary download
Outdoor Power and Recreation Equipment
Secondary and Post Secondary download
Car Painting
Secondary and Post-Secondary download

Great jobs...Great future!

“Competing at Skills and completing my apprenticeship has brought me opportunities I wouldn’t have thought possible.”

Travis Wieler

Custom Millworker, Twin Creek Woodcraft

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