Diversity + Inclusion

MBTI is committed to workforce development and participation initiatives for under-represented groups. We focus on creating continuous employment opportunities to achieve higher completion rates for women and Indigenous apprentices.

A coordinated model of recruitment, training, employment, and advancement, will ensure entry and retention in to the skilled trades.


Manitoba Building Trades Institute is located on the original lands of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation. We respect the treaties that were made on these territories, we acknowledge our participation in an industry that has excluded Indigenous communities from economic prosperity, and we dedicate ourselves to creating shared prosperity in a spirit of reconciliation, collaboration, and partnership. 

Program delivery partners

Pathways to work

As part of our commitment to building strong relationships with Indigenous communities, Manitoba Building Trades has partnered with Pathways to Work to deliver essential skills training in Manitoba First Nations.

Build Together

Build Together is a workforce development program focused on the recruitment and retention of workers from underrepresented portions of the population. It is an initiative of Canada’s Building Trade Unions and has chapters in provinces across Canada.

Office to Advance Women Apprentices

The Office to Advance Women Apprentices Manitoba is an organization for female apprentices (or women entering apprenticeable trades) to receive support and guidance as they advance through their apprenticeship to journeyperson status in one of the many construction trades. The office will work to develop partnerships with employers, unions, government and training institutions to assist in accomplishing these goals.


Aging Manitoba Workforce

Manitoba’s and Canada’s workforces are rapidly aging. With increases in lifespan, people are working past the traditional retirement age of 65. As the older workforce grows, it is increasingly important to understand the occupational health and safety challenges of an aging workforce and to develop plans to address them.


Build Together is a program focused on the recruitment and retention of workers from underrepresented portions of the population

Indigenous Training Resources

The Manitoba Aboriginal Health and Safety Initiative (MAHSI) was a 2-year project committed to developing culturally-appropriate workplace health and safety training for Aboriginals workers, employers, and other stakeholders.