Apprenticeship Grants

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The application deadline for all the Apprenticeship Grants is being extended due to these extraordinary circumstances. Please click on the Grant type you are applying for below for more information on the deadline extension.

With the temporary closure of the In person Service Canada Centres, we encourage you to complete your application on line and mail in your supporting documents. We recommend you sign up for direct deposit to ensure seamless delivery of your payment.

New: Apprenticeship Incentive Grant for Women

In Budget 2018, the Government of Canada announced a new Apprenticeship Incentive Grant for Women to further support women in entering, progressing, and completing their training in Red Seal trades where women are underrepresented. The Apprenticeship Incentive Grant for Women (AIG-W) is a taxable cash grant of $3,000 per year/level (or equivalent) up to a maximum amount of $6,000 per person.

To be eligible for the AIG-W, you must:

  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or protected person;
  • not be a high school student;
  • self-identify as a woman;
  • have the required AIG-W supporting documents;
  • be registered with your provincial/territorial apprenticeship authority as an apprentice in a designated Red Seal trade having low female representation;
  • have progressed in your training in designated Red Seal trades on or after April 1, 2018; and
  • provide proof that you have successfully completed either the 1st and/or 2nd year/level (or equivalent) of apprenticeship.

If you progressed in 2018 your deadline is: June 30, 2019

If you progressed on or after January 1, 2019, your deadline is: 12 months following your date of progression

How to apply for the AIG-W

Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (AIG)

The Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (AIG) is a taxable cash grant of $1,000 per year or level, for a lifetime maximum amount of $2,000 per person.

To be eligible for the AIG, you must:

  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or protected person;
  • not be a high school student;
  • have the required AIG supporting documents;
  • be registered with your provincial/territorial apprenticeship authority as an apprentice in a designated Red Seal trade; and
  • provide proof that you have successfully completed either the 1st and/or 2nd year or level (or equivalent) in a designated Red Seal trade.

If you progressed in 2018 your deadline is: June 30, 2019

If you progressed on or after January 1, 2019, your deadline is: 12 months following your date of progression

How to apply for the AIG

Apprenticeship Completion Grant (ACG)

The Apprenticeship Completion Grant (ACG) is a one-time taxable cash grant lifetime amount of $2,000 per person for registered apprentices who complete their apprenticeship training and obtain their journeyperson certification.

To be eligible for the ACG, you must:

  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or protected person;
  • not be a high school student;
  • have the required ACG supporting documents;
  • show that you have completed an apprenticeship program as a registered apprentice in a designated Red Seal trade; and
  • provide proof of your journeyperson certification in a designated Red Seal trade.

If you completed your program in 2018 your deadline is: June 30, 2019

If you completed your program on or after January 1, 2019, your deadline is: 12 months following your date of progression

How to apply for the ACG

For more information on eligibility, read the definitions for apprenticeship programs.

Visit Support for apprentices for information on more programs available to help apprentices complete their training and for employers to hire and train apprentices.

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