Canada's Apprenticeship Incentive Grant

Scholarship Value: $2,000
Awards Available: 1000
Award Deadline: Jun 30, 2023

The Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (AIG) helps you pay for expenses while you train as an apprentice in a designated Red Seal trade.

In order to be eligible for the grant, you must have successfully completed the first year (level/block) or second year (level/block) of an approved apprenticeship program.

To be eligible for the AIG, you must:

A) Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or a protected person

B) Not be a high school student

C) Demonstrate registration and completion with acceptable provincial/territorial AIG supporting documents

D) Be registered with a provincial/territorial apprenticeship authority as an apprentice in a designated Red Seal trade designated Red Seal trade

Eligibility while attending school

You can apply for the AIG if you meet the eligibility requirements and you are a:

A) Registered apprentice enrolled in adult learning classes

B) Registered apprentice taking professional development courses, or

C) Quebec apprentice completing your vocational training


A) The AIG is a taxable grant worth $1,000 per level, awarded to registered apprentices

B) You must complete your first year/level (or equivalent) to apply for the AIG

C) You can apply for this grant twice during your training (for a maximum of $2,000)

D) You can apply for your second AIG after completing your second year/level (or equivalent) of training


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 is given to tradespeople who:

A) Complete an apprenticeship program, or

B) Meet all the requirements of a trade and pass the certification exam


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.

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