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.

Deadline

If you progressed in 2018 your deadline is: June 30, 2019

If you progressed on or after January 1, 2019, your deadline is: 12 months following your date of progression

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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