Apprenticeship Grants

As an apprentice in a Red Seal trade, you get to earn while you learn, but a little extra money can always help.

The Government of Canada provides up to $4,000 in federal apprenticeship grants to help you progress in or complete your apprenticeship training.

Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (AIG)

The Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (AIG) is a taxable cash grant of $1,000 per year or per level, up to a 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;
  • be registered 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 1st and/or 2nd year or level (or equivalent) in a designated Red Seal trade.

The deadline to apply is June 30 of the year after you complete the first and/or second year or level.

How to apply for the AIG

Apprenticeship Completion Grant (ACG)

The Apprenticeship Completion Grant (ACG) is a taxable cash grant of $2,000 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.

The deadline to apply is June 30 of the year after you complete your apprenticeship and receive your journeyperson certification in a designated Red Seal trade.

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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