Funding: Apprenticeship Completion Grant – Overview

1. What this grant offers

The Apprenticeship Completion Grant (ACG) is a grant of $2,000. It is given only once and is taxable. It is for registered apprentices who:

  1. Successfully complete their apprenticeship training program and
  2. Get their journeyperson certification in a designated Red Seal trade


Important Notice Covid-19:

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the deadline for applying for the Apprenticeship Grants is being extended for apprentices who progressed from January 1, 2019 by a period of 6 months.

Progression date

Usual application deadline: June 30, 2019
New application deadline: Not applicable
Deadline for supporting proof of documents: June 30, 2020

January 1, 2019 or later

Usual application deadline: 12 months from progression date
New application deadline: 18 months from progression date
Deadline for supporting proof of document: 12 months from application deadline


If progression date is March 15, 2019, you originally had until March 15, 2020 to apply. Now, you have until September 15, 2020 to apply and September 15, 2021, to provide supporting proof documents.


Apprenticeship authority

There is a governing body in charge of apprenticeship in each province and territory. This body is usually a branch related to each provincial or territorial Department/Ministry of Education and Training with authority over training, regulation and certification of the apprenticeship program for their province/territory.

Designated Red Seal program trade

A trade that is part of the Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program.

Journeyperson certification / Certificate of qualification

This is given to tradespeople who:

  • complete an apprenticeship program, or
  • meet all the requirements of a trade and pass the certification exam.


The fulfillment of training requirements, both technical and on-the-job, by registered apprentices. Graduates of an apprenticeship program applicable to the trade and the province and territory will be issued a Certificate of Apprenticeship. We confirm your completion through the supporting documents you include with your application.

Supporting documents by province/ territory of registration

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