How to Become a Private Investigator in Manitoba



If you are looking to become a Private Investigator in Manitoba, the following steps will lead you there:

  1. Register for the private investigator training with Sting. Manitoba does not have a course designed for Private Investigators, so they accept courses from other provinces in Canada. Sting’s online Alberta Investigator Training (AIT) course is approved in Manitoba. To fulfill the training requirements, you can complete our Alberta Investigator Training (AIT). For more information on our AIT course
  2. Pass the exam. You must complete the exam and obtain at least 80% on the exam administered by Alberta’s Solicitor General. This exam is included in our training cost. It must be done in person, but we can set it up near you.
  3. Complete the application for a private investigator license.
  4. Get your CHILD ABUSE REGISTRY CHECK (CARC) and your CRIMINAL RECORDS CHECK (CRC). See above for more details.
  5. Take your completed application form with a copy of your CARC, CRC, digital photo as per MB Justice requirements, $30 fee and certificate provided by your trainer to:Manitoba Justice
    155 Carlton Street, Suite 1800,
    Winnipeg, MB R3C 5R9
  6. Processing of your application may take as long as 2-3 weeks, so the earlier you apply the better. Ensure your application is complete as incomplete applications will be returned which may result in a delay of your license being issued. No private investigators in Manitoba are eligible to start work unless they are in possession of a current and up to date Private Investigator License.

Still have questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.