Funding: Apprenticeship Incentive 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 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 Apprenticeship Period Completion letter (The Period Technical Training Letter is not acceptable).

    Note: Second-year hairstylists may provide a copy of the Journeyman Certificate to prove progression.

  • Province of British Columbia
    • Copy of the Confirmation of Progression letter.
  • Province of Manitoba
    • Signed copy of the Apprenticeship Level Completion letter.

    Note: Second-year hairstylists, cooks, automotive painters, concrete finisher 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.

    Note: Second-year hairstylist must provide a copy of the Certificate of Qualification.

  • 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.
    • For a Level 2 grant, a copy of the Certificate of Status for the Third Period Level.

    Note: Second year hairstylist must provide a copy of the Certificate of Qualification to confirm completion of AIG Level 2.

  • 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 the 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 Acomplishment letter of first or second level.
  • Province of Quebec – Emploi-Québec (E-Q)

    Compulsory trades:

    • copy of the Confirmation of Participation 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.

    Note: Second-year hairstylist must provide a copy of the Certificate of Completion of Apprenticeship to prove registration.

  • Territories of Yukon
    • Signed copy of the Level Completion Confirmation letter.

    Note for AIG application only: Second-year hairstylist must provide a 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 business 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
    • 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, Ontario, Quebec, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia:
Apprenticeship Grants Eastern Processing Centre
Service Canada Centre
139 Douglastown Blvd
Miramichi NB  E1V  0A4


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