Support for Apprentices in Quebec: The Skilled Trades Offer a Wide Range of Exciting Career Opportunities

Completing your apprenticeship training, which combines on-the-job and in-class learning, gives you access to in-demand and well-paying jobs. You get to earn while you learn when training with your employer.

To help you financially during your apprenticeship training, the Government of Canada offers financial supports like grants and tax credits to help you complete your apprenticeship training and obtain your journeyperson certification.

What supports are available?

Apprenticeship grants

Get up to $4,000 through the Apprenticeship Incentive Grant and the Apprenticeship Completion Grant. A grant is money that you don’t have to pay back!

The Apprenticeship Incentive Grant is a taxable cash grant of $1,000 per year or per level, up to a maximum of $2,000 per apprentice in a designated Red Seal trade.

The Apprenticeship Completion Grant is a taxable cash grant of $2,000 for apprentices who complete their apprenticeship training and obtain their journeyperson certification in a designated Red Seal trade.

Where do I apply for the apprenticeship grants?

For both grants, you must send your application to Service Canada. You can also apply online at Canada.ca/apprentice. The process is easy and secure.

To be eligible to receive the Apprenticeship Incentive Grant, you must apply by June 30 of the year after you complete the first and/or second year or level.

For the Apprenticeship Completion Grant, you must apply by June 30 of the year after you complete your apprenticeship and receive your journeyperson certification in a designated Red Seal trade.

Visit Canada.ca/apprentice today for more information.

Tax credits – What you can get

  • Tradesperson’s Tools Deduction
  • Tuition Tax Credit and Licensing Examination Fees

These tax credits and deductions are available through the Canada Revenue Agency. It is important to keep receipts for your credits and deductions when you file your income tax return.

Note: Red Seal Program

Apprentices must be registered in a Red Seal trade to access most Government of Canada supports. The Red Seal is the Canadian standard of excellence for skilled trades. Visit red-seal.ca to learn about the Red Seal Program.

Where can I get more information?

For more information on the various supports for apprentices and their employers, visit: Canada.ca/apprentice.

Call 1 800 O-Canada (1-800-622-6232) (TTY: call 1-800-926-9105) or visit a Service Canada Centre.

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