Apprentice Incentive & Completion Grants
What is it?
The government of Canada has grant funding available for apprentices upon completion of their first, second, and final year/level of training.
Apprentice Incentive Grant (AIG)
The AIG is a $1,000 grant available to apprentices who have completed their first year/level of technical and on-the-job training in a Red Seal trade. Apprentices can apply for this grant a second time after completion of their second year/level.
Apprentice Incentive Grant for Women (AIG-W)
The AIG-W is a $3,000 grant available to female apprentices who have completed their first year/level of technical and on-the job-training in a Red Seal trade. Apprentices can apply for this grant a second time after completion of their second year/level.
Apprentices are not eligible to receive both the AIG and the AIG-W, however; women who have received the AIG on or after April 1, 2018 may apply for the AIG-W in order to obtain the additional $2,000.
Apprentice Completion Grant (ACG)
The ACG is a $2,000 grant available to apprentices who have successfully completed their apprenticeship training program and have received their journeyperson certification in a designated Red Seal trade.
How do I apply?
Click here to apply online or access a paper application. Regardless of your method of applying, you will be required to submit supporting documents:
- A copy of your Apprenticeship Period Completion letter required for the AIG and AIG-W
- A copy of your Journeyman Certificate is required for the ACG
- Permanent residents and protected persons are required to provide additional documents. Review the supporting documents section on the AIG, AIG-W, and ACG webpages.
Supporting documents can be submitted by mail to an Apprenticeship Grant Processing Centre or in person at a Service Canada Centre location. Should you choose to apply online, your supporting documents must be submitted and received by Service Canada within 28 days of the date you submitted your application.
When should I apply?
If you progressed (completed your year/level of technical and on-the-job training) 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.
Where do I get my Period Completion Letter?
Your letter will be mailed to you once you have attended and passed your technical training period and updated and submitted your Blue Book to Apprenticeship & Industry Training.
Where can I get more information?
Service Canada Apprenticeship Grants webpage
Service Canada Apprenticeship Grants phone service: 1-866-742-3644.
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