Funding: Apprenticeship Incentive Grant – Apply

From: Employment and Social Development Canada

Note: Ensure that your web browser is up to date before starting your application. Using an out of date web browser can affect the application appearance and functions.

If you submit electronic copies of your required supporting documents, please review the requirements.

To complete your application and/or submit supporting documents, follow steps 1 to 4

1. Gather your 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 your application submision, 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.

Supporting documents by provincial or territory

Province of Alberta
  • Copy of the Apprenticeship Period Completion letter (The Period Technical Training Letter is not acceptable).
Province of British Columbia
  • Copy of the Confirmation of Progression letter.
Province of Manitoba
  • Signed copy of the Apprenticeship Level Completion letter.

Note: To prove progression for AIG-W Level 2, second-year automotive painters, concrete finishers and construction craft workers must provide a copy of the Certificate of Qualification.

Second-year hairstylists, cooks, automotive painters, concrete finishers and construction craft workers must provide a copy of the Certificate of Qualification to prove progression for AIG Level 2.

Province of New Brunswick
  • Signed copy of the Official Level Completion letter.
Province of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Signed copy of the Confirmation of Block/Level Completed letter.
Territories of Northwest Territories
  • For a Level 1 grant, a copy of the Certificate of Status for the Second Level, or
  • For a Level 2 grant, a copy of the Certificate of Status for the Third Level.
Province of Nova Scotia
  • Signed copy of the Record of Progress letter
Territories of Nunavut
  • For a Level 1 grant, a copy of the Certificate of Status for the Second Period Level, or
  • For a Level 2 grant, a copy of the Certificate of Status for the Third Period Level.
Province of Ontario
  • Copy of the official Confirmation of Progress for the Apprenticeship Incentive Grant and the Apprenticeship Incentive Grant for Women letter.

Note: To be eligible for Level 1 grant, you will need to have been registered as an apprentice for at least 12 months, and at least 24 months for the Level 2 grant.

Province of Prince Edward Island
  • Signed copy of Confirmation of Progress for the Apprenticeship Incentive Grant and the Apprenticeship Incentive Grant for Women Letter.
Province of Québec – Commission de la construction du Québec (CCQ)
  • Copy of the Accomplishment letter of first or second level.
Province of Québec – Emploi-Québec (E-Q)

Compulsory trades:

  • copy of the Confirmation of Participation letter (official progression letter)

Voluntary trades:

  • copy of the Vocational Qualification Process (document number 1002A), and
  • copy of the Confirmation of Participation letter (official progression letter)
Province of Saskatchewan
  • For a Level 1 grant, a copy of the Y2 Card, or
  • For a Level 2 grant, a copy of the Y3 Card.
Territories of Yukon
  • Signed copy of the Level Completion Confirmation 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 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 or territorial apprentice ID number
  • banking information for direct deposit

3. Complete your online application

Note: If you have your supporting documents electronically, submit them with your application.

It takes an estimated 28 calendar days for Service Canada to make a decision and process your application.

Estimated processing times only apply to applications that:

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

Applying online takes about 30 minutes.

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.

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

Before submitting your supporting documents, ensure that you have previously submitted an application.

We must receive your supporting documents within 28 days of submitting your application by 1 of the 3 options below.

Online

  • Along with your application or after previously submitting your application. Ensure to prepare your documents in advance:
    • 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 document, please ensure you capture the entire document as well as all pages: the top and the bottom must be visible as well as all the text in-between

Submit your supporting documents online

By mail

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, Ontario, Quebec, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia:

Apprenticeship Grants Eastern Processing Centre
Service Canada Centre
139 Douglastown Blvd
Miramichi NB E1V 0A4

In person

Find out if your local Service Canada Centre is open.

  • Other ways to apply

    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 the 2 options below 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.

    It takes an estimated 28 calendar days to process your application from the date we have your completed application and supporting documents.

    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
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