Apprenticeship Grants

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Apprenticeship Completion
Grant
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Apprenticeship Incentive
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The Red Seal
Program

Apprenticeship grants are designed to make a career in the trades an attractive choice and encourage more apprentices to complete their training. If you apprentice in one of the 55 Red Seal trades, you may be eligible for up to $4,000 in federal grants, which can be used to pay for tuition, travel, tools, or other expenses.


Apprenticeship Completion Grant

As part of Canada's Economic Action Plan, the federal government made a commitment to encourage skilled trades and apprenticeships by investing $40 million per year in the Apprenticeship Completion Grant (ACG), which complements the existing Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (AIG). Registered apprentices who have successfully completed their apprenticeship training and obtained their journeyperson certification in a designated Red Seal trade on or after January 1, 2009 can apply for the Apprenticeship Completion Grant (ACG) which is a taxable cash grant of $2,000. Approximately 25,000 apprentices who complete their apprenticeship program and become certified in a designated Red Seal trade receive an ACG each year. Find out if you are eligible for the ACG, how to apply, and what the deadline is. [More]


Apprenticeship Incentive Grant


Registered apprentices who have successfully finished their first and/or second year or level (or equivalent) of their apprenticeship program in a designated Red Seal trade can apply for the Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (AIG), which is a taxable cash grant of $1,000 per year/level up to a maximum of $2,000. Find out if you are eligible for the AIG, how to apply, and what the deadline is. [More]


Information about the Red Seal Program

The Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program was established to provide greater mobility for skilled workers across Canada. The Red Seal program allows qualified tradespeople to practise their trade anywhere in Canada where the trade is designated without having to write further examinations. More information about the Red Seal program, including a list of the designated Red Seal trades in Canada, is available at www.red-seal.ca. Sources: http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/goc/apprenticeship/index.shtml and http://www.red-seal.ca/w.2lc.4m.2@-eng.jsp

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