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Electrical Contractor Exam Information

Electrical contractor exams are held approximately four times per year at the Fort Rouge Leisure Centre, at 625 Osborne St. in Winnipeg. Only those who register for the exam by submitting all required documentation to and pay the exam fee a minimum of two working days prior to the exam will be permitted to write. Note that registration will NOT be accepted at the Fort Rouge Leisure Centre; you must register via the email address noted above.

When registering for an exam, the following must be provided:

Types of Licences

There are 3 types of electrical contractor licences, as identified in Subrule 2-008(4) of the Winnipeg Electrical By-law, each with a corresponding exam.  Candidates must declare at the time of registration which of the below exams they wish to write.





A Licence

For any electrical construction

Manitoba journeyperson electrician’s licence (H, HC or HI)

3 hrs

B Licence

For installation & maintenance of electrical installations in premises owned, leased or managed by the corporation, firm, company or government department on behalf of whom the Licence is held.

Manitoba journeyperson electrician’s licence (H, HC or HI)

2½ hrs

C Licence

For limited low voltage electrical work or other specific electrical work as restricted by the limitations of the Limited Specialized Trade Licence issued by the Province of Manitoba (e.g.:  voice, data, video, refrigeration,signs, etc.).

Manitoba limited specialized trade licence (M)

2 hrs

Additional Information

  • Exams are open book and based on the following which must be brought to the exam sitting:
    • The Canadian Electrical Code 2015; available for purchase from the CSA online shop, the Electrical Association of Manitoba (EAM), and various electrical wholesalers.
    • Winnipeg Electrical By-law #77/2015; available as a free download or for purchase at a cost of $5 at our cashier’s desk in the Zoning and Permits office on the main floor at 30 Fort St.
  • Questions are true/false and fill-in-the-blank style.
  • A calculator is required.  Note that cell phones must be turned OFF during the exam so cannot be used for calculations.
  • Passing grade is 70%.

Upcoming Exam Dates

To Register

  • Email all required documentation to
  • Applications will be accepted once all documentation and payment have been received. Submission of documentation alone should not be considered as a placeholder for a seat at the exam; payment must be received in order for registration to be considered complete.


Last update: August 24, 2017->