I live in Winnipeg and wrote the exam on the February 9th/2011. You are given 3.25 hours to write the exam which consists of 50 questions. Sounds easy, I was blown away by the first 12 questions which all related to transformer calculations, regarding over current sizes, conductor sizes on both the primary and secondary sides. By question 13 I realized I need to study my transformers and the test got better after that. But if your going into it please do yourself a favour and brush up on transformers and get yourself a copy of the Winnipeg Electrical Bylaw, you will need it. I thought it was strange but after reviewing it, they actually cleared up a few grey areas from the CEC. If your working inside the perimeter you'll need it, if your outside the perimeter Manitoba Hydro is your governing body and the contractor lic. is not required just your electrical lic. If your looking for work contact me we in a hiring frenzy as my company just got some huge commercial jobs and we need qualified bodies to get us going. This isn't short term work either, contact me for more information if your interested. Good luck on the exam.