Applying to be a Master

The Masters Appointment Committee welcomes the interest of qualified persons wishing to be considered for appointment as a Master of the Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench.  Please refer to the Masters’ Appointment process for further information.

Masters appointment process

Application Form

 Applicants must have practised for not less than five (5) years as a barrister and solicitor in Manitoba, be a member in good standing of the Law Society of Manitoba, and be entitled to practise as a barrister and solicitor in this province, or have other equivalent experience.

The mandate of the Masters Appointment Committee is to assess the professional excellence, community awareness and personal suitability of candidates, while taking into account the diversity of Manitoba society (ss. 11.3 and 11.4 The Court of Queen’s Bench Act).

Applicants must be willing to reside in the Court Centre of the vacancy and be capable of and willing to travel to Court Centres throughout the province. 

Masters’ responsibilities include a caseload of civil, family, estate and child protection matters. The Masters also serve as Registrars in Bankruptcy.

It is the responsibility of the Masters Appointment Committee to recommend to the Minister of Justice a list of not fewer than three and not more than six names of individuals for each position.

Information on this page last updated on June 8, 2021