Natural gas service person

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Male service person inspects a furnace.

Natural gas service persons respond to natural gas related emergencies such as fire, damaged gas lines, and carbon monoxide calls in a dynamic and diverse work environment. They make repairs and inspect residential and commercial gas-related appliances and equipment, replace natural gas meters and regulators, and repair or install service lines. Service persons also locate underground natural gas and electrical lines.

Apprenticeship training program

This 4-year fully paid apprenticeship includes competency-based trade schools, formal classes, and on-the-job training. During your paid training, you may be rotated to different work locations. During your training, you must pass a Province of Manitoba examination to obtain a Utility D Gasfitter’s license. After completing your training and successfully pass testing and evaluation, you will receive a journeyperson’s certificate as a natural gas service person.

Apprentices make an hourly rate between $21.53 and $33.09. A journeyperson makes an hourly rate between $33.09 and $41.41.


All of the following qualifications are required for the apprenticeship program. You must:

  • be a high school graduate with:
    • Mathematics 40S (Applied or Pre-Calculus), Physics 30S, and English 40
      a Class “A” or “B” Gasfitter’s license issued by the Province of Manitoba certifying qualification (or equivalent Provincial certification).
  • possess and maintain a valid Manitoba Class 5 driver’s licence (intermediate or full) and be eligible for upgrade;
  • be willing to work in all types of weather, work at heights and in confined spaces, have good mechanical aptitude, physical coordination, manual dexterity, and be able to lift heavy objects from a variety of physical positions.

How to apply

Applications must include the following:

  • current resumé and cover letter;
  • high school transcripts1, and any post-secondary school transcripts or training certificates.

If selected, you will write standardized aptitude tests to assess how well your abilities match the job’s requirements. If selected for the next step, you will participate in a panel interview, and a 1-day pre-employment skills assessment and trade orientation session (PDF, 135 KB) to demonstrate your job-related skills. A current driver’s abstract must be provided at this time.

Work experience with Manitoba Hydro Utility Services is an asset, especially in the gas trades.

Note: Register on a desktop computer or laptop – the application will not work on your mobile device.

We typically recruit annually in February, but recruitment dates are subject to change.

View current job postings – to check if the role is posted. If it is not posted, set up a job alert to notify you when the application period is open. Use the “Register Now” button to set up your online registration (if you don't have one already set up). Your online profile is not an application. Once you have registered, you must submit an application for the job during the recruitment period.

View instructions for creating a profile and setting up job alerts. Set up the job alert, select “trades” and “gas service” as your area of interest.

Register now.

Apprenticeship program benefits

In the training program, you will not accumulate any student or trainee debt – we pay you a bi-weekly salary during the 4-year trade schooling, formal classes, and on-the-job training. You will belong to a union and have a collective agreement.

You must purchase your own set of tools, but we offer a payroll deduction option to help spread out the cost. If your tools break on the job, we replace them at our expense.


Safety remains our top priority in everything we do.

You will receive all necessary personal protective equipment (PPE), including clothing, eyewear, and hardhats, and learn how to use and care for your PPE.

You will receive safety training and learn safe work procedures. Before each job, crews participate in job planning and tailboard meetings to discuss the best and safest way to do the work. You also have the right to refuse a task you believe to be unsafe.

1 Manitoba Statement of High School Marks (transcripts) is an official provincial record of your high school marks and credits earned.