Apprenticeship Incentive Grant
The Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (AIG) is a taxable cash grant of $1,000 per year for a maximum $2,000 per person. It is available to registered apprentices once they have successfully completed their first or second year or level of an apprenticeship program in one of the Red Seal trades. Consult the Ontario Trades Listing.
The AIG is Meant To:
Help cover some of the tuition cost for apprentices, plus travel and tool costs
Encourage apprentices to complete their apprenticeship program and get their Red Seal, which will allow them to apply their skills and knowledge anywhere in Canada
Who Can Apply for AIG?
A Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
A person who is out of the secondary school system
A registered apprentice with an employer, training trust fund, union training centre, joint apprenticeship training committee, or apprenticeship authority
Registered in a designated Red Seal trade in the province or territory where they are a registered apprentice
Able to show progress within an eligible apprenticeship program by proving that they have successfully completed either the first or second year (level / block) based on support documents
For more information, contact an Employment Assistance Officer at 705-372-1070.
Apprenticeship Completion Grant
This is a one-time $2,000 taxable cash grant available 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: Copy of the Certificate of Apprenticeship, and Copy of the Certificate of Qualification
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
You apply to the federal government for both of these grants. Learn more about qualifying and applying for the Apprenticeship Incentive Grant.
Apprenticeship Completion Bonus
This $2,000 taxable cash grant is available to those who are out of high school and have completed their training in a non-Red Seal trade.
To qualify, you must:
have gotten your Certificate of Apprenticeship in a trade that either:
does not have a Certificate of Qualification exam, or
has only a provincial (non-Red Seal) Certificate of Qualification exam
have been issued a Certificate of Apprenticeship or Certificate of Qualification no more than 180 days prior to the date you are applying.
For more information, contact your local apprenticeship office.
Canada Apprentice Loan
The Canada Apprentice Loan is an initiative of the Government of Canada to help you complete your apprenticeship in a designated Red Seal trade.
With the Canada Apprentice Loan, you can get up to $4,000 in interest-free loans per period of technical training. You can use the money to help pay for tuition, tools, equipment and living expenses, to cover forgone wages or to help support your family.
You will not have to make payments on your Canada Apprentice Loan, and no interest will accumulate until after you complete or leave your apprenticeship training program.