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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

(Non-Red Seal)


​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.

In-training support

  • 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.

Apply online

NOHFC- Workforce Development Stream

The intent of the Workfoce Development Stream is to strenghten and develop Northern Ontario's workforce through partnerships by offering internships

Who is Eligible?

Businesses, municipalities, indigenous communitites, and non-for-profit organizations located in Nothern Ontario that have been in operation for at least one year and have a minimum of one full-time employee.

An employer that hires an apprentice under a registered apprenticeship is eligible for funding provided that all program eligibility critera are met.

Only project costs for 52 weeks will be reimbursed under this program. An extended placement period (up to 18 months) will be considered for apprenticeship internships to accommodate any necessary off-site training and/or educational requirements. Only 52 weeks of work are eligible for reimbursement within an extended placement.


For eligible businesses, funding is in the form of a conditional contribution of up to 50% of an intern’s salary and employer’s portion of MERCs to a maximum of $35,000 per year.

Apply on line

Visit the NOHFC Workforce Developmento Stream Online information and application.

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