Funding: Apprenticeship Incentive Grant – Apply

3. Apply

If you are already familiar with the grant:

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. Begin to gather supporting documents

If you do not have your supporting documents, you can ask for them from your provincial or territorial apprenticeship issuing authority.

You do not need to have your supporting documents to apply. You can apply and then submit your supporting documents within 28 calendar days.

Supporting documents by provincial or territory

  • Alberta

    • Copy of the Apprenticeship Period Completion Letter issued by the Government of Alberta, Advanced Education, Apprenticeship and Industry Training (the Period Technical Training Letter is not acceptable)

    Note: Second-year Alberta hairstylists must provide a copy of the Journeyman Certificate issued by the Government of Alberta, Advanced Education, Apprenticeship and Industry Training, to prove progression.

  • British Columbia

    • Copy of the Confirmation of Progression Letter issued by the Government of British Columbia, Industry Training Authority
  • Manitoba

    • Copy of the Apprenticeship Registration Card issued by the Government of Manitoba, Apprenticeship Manitoba, Department of Education and Training; and
    • Signed copy of the Apprenticeship Level Completion Letter issued by the Government of Manitoba, Apprenticeship Manitoba, Department of Education and Training

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

  • New Brunswick

    • Signed copy of the Official Level Completion Letter issued by the Government of New Brunswick, Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour
  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    • Copy of the ID Wallet Card issued by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Advanced Education and Skills and Labour, Apprenticeship and Trades Certification Division; and
    • Signed copy of the Confirmation of Block/Level Completed Letter issued by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Advanced Education and Skills and Labour, Apprenticeship and Trades Certification Division
  • Northwest Territories

    • For a first-year grant, a copy of the Certificate of Status for the Second Level issued by the Government of Northwest Territories, Department of Education, Culture and Employment; or
    • For a second-year grant, a copy of the Certificate of Status for the Third Level issued by the Government of Northwest Territories, Department of Education, Culture and Employment

    Note: Second-year hairstylists must provide a copy of the Certificate of Qualification issued by the Government of Northwest Territories, Department of Education, Culture and Employment.

  • Nova Scotia

    • Copy of the ID Wallet Card issued by the Government of Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency; and
    • Signed copy of the Record of Progress Letter issued by the Government of Nova Scotia, Department of Labour and Advanced Education
  • Nunavut

    • For a first-year grant, a copy of the Certificate of Status for the Second Period Level issued by the Government of Nunavut, Department of Family Services; or
    • For a second-year grant, a copy of the Certificate of Status for the Third Period Level issued by the Government of Nunavut, Department of Family Services

    Note: Second-year hairstylists must provide the Certificate of Qualification to confirm completion of second level for AIG Level 2.

  • Ontario

    • Copy of the official Confirmation of Progress for the Apprenticeship Incentive Grant Letter issued by the Government of Ontario, Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU).

    Note: To be eligible for the 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.

  • Prince Edward Island

    • Signed copy of Confirmation of Progress for the Apprenticeship Incentive Grant letter issued by the Government of Prince Edward Island, Department of Workforce and Advanced Learning
  • Quebec – Commission de la construction du Québec (CCQ)

    • Copy of the lettre d’attestation de réussite, premier ou deuxième niveau issued by the Government of Quebec, CCQ
  • Quebec – Emploi-Québec (E-Q) - Compulsory Certification Trades

    • Copy of the Attestation de participation letter issued by the Government of Quebec, E-Q
  • Quebec – Emploi-Québec (E-Q) Voluntary Trades

    • Copy of la démarche de qualification professionnelle (avis 1002A) issued by the Government of Québec, E-Q, and
    • Copy of the Attestation de participation letter issued by the Government of Quebec, E-Q
  • Saskatchewan

    • For a first-year grant, a copy of the Y2 Card issued by the Government of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC); or
    • For a second-year grant, a copy of the Y3 Card issued by the Government of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC)

    Note: Second-year Saskatchewan hairstylists must provide a copy of the Certificate of Completion of Apprenticeship issued by the Government of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission, to prove registration.

  • Yukon

    • Signed copy of the Registration Card issued by the Government of Yukon, Advanced Education; and
    • Signed copy of the Level Completion Confirmation Letter issued by the Government of Yukon, Advanced Education

    Note: Second-year Yukon hairstylists must provide a copy of the Certificate of Qualification issued by the Government of Yukon, Advanced Education.

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

  • Permanent Resident
    • Regular SIN; or
    • Copy of status document (IMM 5444) issued by IRCC or Record of Landing, Confirmation of Permanent Resident and/or Permanent Resident visa.
    • Copy of the Status document issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), that has not expired; or
    • Notice of Decision issued by the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB); or
    • Verification of Status (VOS) document issued by IRCC Status Document.
  • Protected Persons
    • 900 series SIN number.
    • Copy of Status document (IMM5292) issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), that has not expired; or
    • Notice of Decision issued by the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB); or
    • Verification of Status (VOS) (IMM5009 (formely IMM5716)) document issued by IRCC.
  • Permanent Residents and Protected Persons must provide proof of their status if they apply with a 900 series SIN number.
    • Copy of Status document (IMM5292) issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), that has not expired; or
    • Notice of Decision issued by the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB); or
    • Verification of Status (VOS) (IMM5716) document issued by IRCC.

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.

Service Canada will honour the date of your first online application. 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 application

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

Submit your application

You can choose one of two 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

It takes 28 calendar days to process your grant payment from the date your application is approved.

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

How long will it take to process your paper application

There are no expected delays. Paper 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

If you submit an application and all supporting documents are not received within 28 calendar days, your application will not be processed. It will be closed and you must re-apply for the grant.

4. Submit your supporting documents by mail or in person

Once you have completed your online application, you must submit your supporting documents. You can choose one of two options for submitting your supporting documents:

  1. Mail all your supporting documents to an Apprenticeship Grant Processing Centre
  2. Bring them to a Service Canada Centre near you

We must receive your supporting documents within 28 calendar days of the date you submit your application.

If you miss this deadline, your application will be closed and you will need to re-apply for the grant.

If you re-apply and submit your documents, we will honour day the first application was submitted.

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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