Non – Apprenticeship


Architects perform some or all of the following duties:
  • Consult with clients to determine the type, style and purpose of renovations or new building construction being considered
  • Conceptualize and design buildings and develop plans describing design specifications, building materials, costs and construction schedules
  • Prepare sketches and models for clients
  • Prepare or supervise the preparation of drawings, specifications and other construction documents for use by contractors and tradespersons
  • Prepare bidding documents, participate in contract negotiations and award construction contracts
  • Monitor activities on construction sites to ensure compliance with specifications
  • Conduct feasibility studies and financial analyses of building projects
Architects may specialize in a particular type of construction such as residential, commercial, industrial or institutional.



Source: ALISwebsite, Alberta


Source: Techsploration NS


In Manitoba, it is required by law for an architect to be involved in the design and construction of most public use and large buildings (e.g., schools, hospitals, shopping malls, multi-family residential).

Although some people do hire the services of an architect to build or renovate a single-family house or other small-scale buildings for certain uses, it is not required by law.



The Government of Canada Job Bank has identified Nine Literacy and Essential Skills (Reading, Writing, Document Use, Numeracy, Computer Use, Thinking, Oral Communication, Working with Others, and Continuous Learning).

Below you will find links to the Essential Skills Profiles for this occupation and/or related ones:


The most recent, average hourly wage, data for architects in Manitoba is from 2011. See table below:
Low WageAverage WageHigh Wage
A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is:   $60,000 – $85,000


In Manitoba, the practice of architecture is a regulated profession under The Architects Act. This means that after successfully completing your university training from an accepted architecture program, you must join and meet the requirements of the Manitoba Association of Architects (MAA).


According to the University of Manitoba, you must obtain a professional degree in your chosen discipline, in order to become an Architect, City Planner, Interior Designer or Landscape Architect.

The University of Manitoba offers one undergraduate degree, Bachelor of Environmental Design, as an acceptable prerequisite program for the five graduate programs listed below. This undergraduate program is four years in length:

  • 2 foundation years
  • 2 intermediate years in one option (architecture, Interior Environments and Landscape & Urbanism
Graduate Degree Department
Master of ArchitectureArchitecture
Master of City PlanningCity Planning
Master of Interior DesignInterior Design
Master of Landscape ArchitectureLandscape Architecture
Ph.D. in Design & Planning
(You will need to complete a graduate degree in
a planning or design discipline prior to application)
Ph.D. in Design & Planning