Funding: Apprenticeship Completion Grant – Apply

3. Apply

If you are already familiar with the grant:

Please note: if you will be submitting electronic copies of your required supporting documents with your on-line application, please review the requirements.

Service Canada collects personal information you put in a grant application to decide if you qualify for the grant. By starting this application, you consent to the terms of the privacy notice statement. Please read the privacy notice.

To complete your application you need to do the following:

1. Gather supporting documents

You will need to provide supporting documents in order for Service Canada to make a decision on your application.

If you do not have your supporting documents, contact your provincial or territorial apprenticeship issuing authority. However, please submit your application to secure your submission date.

If we do not receive your documents within 28 days of submitting your application form, your application will be marked as incomplete. This means that you will not receive a decision on your file, until you submit your supporting documents.

Please note: if you will be submitting electronic copies of your required supporting documents with your on-line application, please review the requirements.

Supporting documents by provincial or territory

  • Province of Alberta
    • Copy of the Journeyman Certificate, or
    • Copy of the Occupational Certificate.
  • Province of British Columbia
    • Copy of the Certificate of Apprenticeship (except Welder A and B), and
    • Copy of the Certificate of Qualification

    Note: Welder A and B must submit a copy of the Certificate of Qualification and a copy of the Confirmation of Apprenticeship Completion letter.

  • Province of Manitoba
    • Copy of the Certificate of Qualification, and
    • Signed copy of the Confirmation of Apprenticeship Completion letter
  • Province of New Brunswick
    • Signed copy of the Completion letter.
  • Province of Newfoundland and Labrador
    • Signed copy of the Confirmation of Certificate Issued letter
  • Territories of Northwest Territories
    • Copy of the Completion of Apprenticeship Certificate, or
    • Copy of the Apprenticeship Record Sheet, and
    • Copy of the Certificate of Qualification.
  • Province of Nova Scotia
    • Copy of the Certificate of Apprenticeship.
  • Territories of Nunavut
    • Copy of the Completion of Apprenticeship Certificate, and
    • Copy of the Certificate of Qualification
  • Province of Ontario
    • Copy of the Certificate of Apprenticeship, and
    • Copy of the Certificate of Qualification
  • Province of Prince Edward Island
    • Signed copy of the Proof of Apprenticeship Completion letter.
  • Province of Québec – Commission de la construction du Québec (CCQ)
    • Copy of the Eligibility for the Apprenticeship Completion Grant letter.
  • Québec – Emploi-Québec (E-Q) - Compulsory trades:
    • copy of the Certificat de qualification professionnelle (except Gasfitters), and
    • copy of the Confirmation of your Eligibility letter ((document number 1009A) except Gasfitters). Note: Gasfitters from École Technologie Gazière must submit a copy of the Certificat pour le programme d’accès à la qualification TAG-1, TAG-2, TAG-3N or TAG-3P.

    Note: All Gasfitters Class A or B must also submit a copy of their Certificat de qualification de Technique d’appareils au gaz TAG-1 or TAG-2 and a copy of their Certificat de qualification de Technique d’installation de tuyauterie de gaz (ITG). The Certificat de qualification ITG is not required for the Certificat de qualification TAG-3N or TAG-3P.

  • Province of Quebec – Emploi-Québec (E-Q) Voluntary trades:
    • copy of the Vocational Qualification Process (document number 1002A), and
    • copy of the Certificat de qualification professionnelle
  • Province of Saskatchewan
    • Copy of the Certificate of Completion of Apprenticeship.
  • Territories of Yukon
    • Signed copy of the Confirmation of Apprenticeship Completion letter.

Applicants who are permanent residents or have protected status must also provide the following:

  • Permanent Resident
    • If your Social Insurance Number (SIN) starts with any number other than 9, you do not need to provide any documentation; or

    If your SIN is a 900 series, you must provide:

    • a permanent resident Card, or
    • a Confirmation of Permanent Residence status document (IMM 5292, or IMM 5688, or IMM 5509) issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) that has not expired, or
    • a Verification of Status document (IMM 5716) issued by IRCC, or
    • a Verification of Landing document (IMM 5617) issued by IRCC, or
    • a Record of Landing document (IMM 1000) issued by IRCC, or
    • a Notice of Decision issued by the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB)
  • Protected persons
    • 900 series SIN number, and
    • a Confirmation of Permanent Residence status document (IMM 5292, or IMM 5688, or IMM 5509) issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) that has not expired, or
    • a Verification of Status document (IMM 5716) issued by IRCC, or
    • a Notice of Decision issued by the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB)

2. Gather your personal information

Make sure you have all of the information listed below to complete your application:

  • Social Insurance Number (SIN)
  • provincial apprentice ID number
  • banking information for direct deposit

3. Complete the online application

Applying online takes about 30 minutes.

There are no expected delays. Online applications should be processed within 28 calendar days.

Estimated processing times only apply to applications that:

  • are complete
  • do not have errors, and
  • include all supporting documents

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Other ways to apply

How to apply through the mail or in person

Call to request an application form

You can call the Apprenticeship Grants toll-free number to request an application form:

  • 1-866-742-3644
  • TTY: 1-866-909-9757

Fill out your paper application

Use a pen to complete your paper application. If you complete it in pencil, it will not be processed.

Submit your paper application

You can choose 1 of 2 options to submit your completed paper application and supporting documents:

We must receive your supporting documents within 28 calendar days from the date we receive your application at the processing centre.

Timelines for approval and payment of paper applications

It takes an estimated 28 calendar days to process your grant payment, or non-payment notification, from the date we have your completed application.

Service Canada will honour the postmark date on your mailed application.

Estimated processing times only apply to applications that:

  • are complete
  • do not have errors, and
  • include all required supporting documents

If you submit an application and all supporting documents are not received within 28 days, your application will not be processed. It will be marked as incomplete. This means that you will not receive a decision on your file, until you submit your supporting documents and you must re-apply for the grant.

4. Submit your supporting documents online, by mail or in person

Once you have completed your online application, you must submit your supporting documents by one of three options:

  • online – along with your application:
    • acceptable document types: .pdf, .tiff, .jpg, .jpeg, .gif, .png, .bmp
    • maximum document size is 5MB.
    • file name cannot contain special characters, such as: [# % & { } < > * ? $ ! ' " + `  | =]
    • if scanning or taking a photo of your documents, please ensure you capture the entire letter as well as all pages: the top and the bottom must be visible as well as all the text in-between.
  • by mail –see address below
  • in person – at your local Service Canada Centre

If you choose not to submit your documents online, we must receive them within 28 days of submitting your application form.

If we do not receive your documents within 28 days, your application will be marked as incomplete. This means that you will not receive a decision on your file, until you submit your supporting documents.

Apprenticeship Grant processing centre

Apprentices registered in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Saskatchewan, and Yukon:
Apprenticeship Grants Western Processing Centre
Service Canada Centre
Harry Hays Bldg.
220 4th Avenue SE, Room 270
Calgary AB T2G 4X3

Apprentices registered in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island and Quebec:
Apprenticeship Grants Eastern Processing Centre
Service Canada Centre
139 Douglastown Blvd
Miramichi NB E1V 0A4


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