Apprenticeship Grants

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Apprenticeship Incentive Grant for Women

Note: The AIG-W pilot will end on March 31, 2023. Applications will not be accepted after this date.

The Apprenticeship Incentive Grant for Women is a taxable cash grant of $3,000 per year/level (or equivalent) up to a maximum amount of $6,000 per person.

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

  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or protected person
  • not be a high school student
  • self-identify as a woman
  • have the required AIG-W supporting documents
  • register with your provincial/territorial apprenticeship authority as an apprentice in a designated Red Seal trade having low female representation
  • have progressed in your training in designated Red Seal trades between April 1, 2018 and March 31, 2023, and
  • provide proof that you have successfully completed either the first year (level/block) or second year (level/block) (or equivalent) of apprenticeship.

If you progressed between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2020, your deadline to submit an application is: 18 months following your date of progression.

If you progressed between January 1, 2021 and March 30, 2022, your deadline to submit an application is: 12 months following your date of progression.

If you progressed on or after March 31, 2022, your deadline to submit an application is: March 31, 2023. You should apply by this date, even if you have not received supporting documents from your apprenticeship authority.

In all cases, the deadline for submitting supporting documents is 12 months from your application deadline.

How to apply for the AIG-W

Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (AIG)

The Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (AIG) is a taxable cash grant of $1,000 per year or level, for a lifetime maximum amount of $2,000 per person.

To be eligible for the AIG, you must:

  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or protected person
  • not be a high school student
  • have the required AIG supporting documents;
  • register with your provincial/territorial apprenticeship authority as an apprentice in a designated Red Seal trade, and
  • provide proof that you have successfully completed either the first year (level/block) or second year (level/block) (or equivalent) in a designated Red Seal trade

If you progressed between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2020, your deadline to submit an application is: 18 months following your date of progression.

If you progressed on or after January 1, 2021, your deadline to submit an application is: 12 months following your date of progression.

How to apply for the AIG

Apprenticeship Completion Grant (ACG)

The Apprenticeship Completion Grant (ACG) is a one-time taxable cash grant lifetime amount of $2,000 per person for registered apprentices who complete their apprenticeship training and obtain their journeyperson certification.

To be eligible for the ACG, you must:

  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or protected person
  • not be a high school student
  • have the required ACG supporting documents
  • show that you have completed an apprenticeship program as a registered apprentice in a designated Red Seal trade, and
  • provide proof of your journeyperson certification in a designated Red Seal trade

If you completed your program between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2020, your deadline to submit an application is: 18 months following your date of progression.

If you completed your program on or after January 1, 2021, your deadline to submit an application is: 12 months following your date of progression.

How to apply for the ACG

For more information on eligibility, read the definitions for apprenticeship programs.

Visit Support for apprentices for information on more programs available to help apprentices complete their training and for employers to hire and train apprentices.

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