Funding: Apprenticeship Incentive Grant for Women – What this grant offers

From: Employment and Social Development Canada

The Apprenticeship Incentive Grant for Women (AIG-W) helps you pay for expenses while you train as an apprentice in a Designated Red Seal Trade where women are underrepresented.

  • The AIG-W is a taxable grant worth $3,000 per level, awarded to registered apprentices
  • You must complete your first year/level (or equivalent) to apply for the AIG‑W
  • You can apply for this grant twice during your training (for a maximum of $6,000)
  • You can apply for your second AIG-W after completing your second year/level (or equivalent) of training

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 Red Seal Program.

Journeyperson certification or 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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