Funding: Apprenticeship Incentive Grant – Overview

1. What this grant offers

The Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (AIG) helps you pay for expenses while you train as an apprentice in a designated Red Seal trade.

  • The AIG is a taxable grant worth $1,000 per level, awarded to registered apprentices.
  • You must complete your first year/level (or equivalent) to apply for the AIG.
  • You can apply for this grant twice during your training (for a maximum of $2,000).
  • You can apply for your second AIG after completing your second year/level (or equivalent) of training.

Deadline

Progression date


Between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2020

  • Application deadline: 18 months from progression date.
  • Deadline for submitting supporting proof document(s): 12 months from application deadline.

Example

If your progression date is March 15, 2020, you have until September 15, 2021 to apply and until September 15, 2022, to provide supporting proof document(s).

Progression date


January 1, 2021 or later

  • Application deadline: 12 months from progression date.
  • Deadline for submitting supporting proof document(s): 12 months from application deadline.

Example

If your progression date is February 12, 2021, you have until February 12, 2022 to apply and until February 12, 2023, to provide supporting proof document(s).

Definitions

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

Progression

When you complete the technical and on-the-job training of your apprenticeship program, you have progressed. We confirm your progression through the supporting documents you include with your application.

Supporting documents by province/territory of registration

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