Funding: Apprenticeship Incentive Grant for Women - Eligibility

From: Employment and Social Development Canada

2. Eligibility

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

  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or protected person
  • not be a high school student
  • have the required AIG-W supporting documents
    • be registered with your provincial or territorial apprenticeship authority as an apprentice in an eligible designated Red Seal trade where women are underrepresented.
      • The following five designated Red Seal trades are not eligible for the AIG-W:
      • Baker
      • Cook
      • Hairstylist
      • Landscape-Horticulturist
      • Parts Technician (Parts person)
  • provide proof that you have successfully completed, on or after April 1, 2018, either your first or second year or level in a designated Red Seal trade
  • 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.

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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