Funding: Apprenticeship Incentive Grant for Women - Eligibility

From: Employment and Social Development Canada

In order to be eligible for the grant, you must have successfully completed the first year (level/block) or second year (level/block) of an approved apprenticeship program on or after April 1, 2018.

To be eligible for the AIG-W, you must:

  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or protected person
  • not be a high school student
  • demonstrate registration and completion with acceptable provincial/territorial AIG-W supporting documents
  • be registered with a provincial/territorial apprenticeship authority as an apprentice in an eligible designated Red Seal trade where women are underrepresented
    • The following 5 designated Red Seal trades are not eligible for the AIG-W:
      • Baker
      • Cook
      • Hairstylist
      • Landscape-Horticulturist
      • Parts Technician (Parts person)
  • self-identify as a woman

Eligibility while attending school

You can apply for the AIG-W if you meet the eligibility requirements and you are a:

  • registered apprentice enrolled in adult learning classes
  • registered apprentice taking professional development courses; or
  • Quebec apprentice completing your vocational training

Deadline to submit an application

Progression date between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2020

  • Application deadline: 18 months from progression date (Note: 6 months extension due to the Apprenticeship Authority shutdown (Covid-19 pandemic))
  • 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 on January 1, 2021 or later

  • Application deadline: 12 months from progression date
  • Deadline for submitting supporting proof of 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).

Receive the difference between the AIG and the AIG-W

Women apprentices who have progressed in their apprenticeship training on or after April 1, 2018 may be eligible for the AIG-W. If you received the AIG in a trade that is eligible for the AIG-W, you may be eligible to receive the difference between the AIG-W and the AIG payment, which consists of an additional $2,000. If this applies to you, please submit an on-line application for the AIG-W in order to be assessed for eligibility.

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