Funding: Apprenticeship Completion Grant – Eligibility

2. Eligibility

To be eligible for the Apprenticeship Completion Grant (ACG), you must answer YES to each statement below:

  • I am a Canadian citizen, permanent residentFootnote 1, or protected personFootnote 2.
  • I am not a high school student. Individuals enrolled as regular, full-time high school students are not eligible for the ACG. If you are an apprentice enrolled in adult learning or professional upgrading classes or a Quebec apprentice completing your vocational training diploma (Diplôme d'études professionnelles), you are not considered a high school student. If you meet all the other eligibility requirements, you can apply for the ACG.
  • I am able to show through required supporting documents that I have successfully completed an apprenticeship program as a registered apprentice in a designated Red Seal trade.
  • I am able to show through required supporting documents that I have obtained a certified journeyperson designation in a designated Red Seal trade. I am within the application deadline: June 30 of the calendar year following the date I completed my apprenticeship program.

You do not need a Red Seal to be eligible for the grant. However, you do need to obtain your certification in a trade that is designated Red Seal in your province or territory.

You are not eligible for the ACG if you obtained your journeyperson certification in one of the designated Red Seal trades without completion of an apprenticeship program in that trade.

You are eligible for the ACG if you have completed your apprenticeship program and receive your journeyperson certification in a designated Red Seal trade, whether or not you have previously received the AIG.

Ontario apprentices who have completed an apprenticeship program in less than 2 years may be eligible for the ACG before being eligible for the second level of the AIG. If you have completed your apprenticeship but are not registered for more than 24 months, you may apply right now for the ACG but you will have to wait until the 24 month period to submit your application for the second level of the AIG.

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