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 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.
The AIG application deadline is June 30 of the calendar year following the date you progressed in your apprenticeship program. You must complete at least one year or level before applying for this grant.
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.
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.
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