If you are a registered apprentice in Alberta and require financial assistance while attending full-time technical training, there are several options:
Alberta Student Aid
Apprenticeship programs are now eligible for Alberta Student Aid at designated institutions.Learn More
Canada Apprentice Loan
The Canada Apprentice Loan is an initiative of the Government of Canada to help complete your apprenticeship in a designated Red Seal trade. You can apply for up to $4,000 in interest-free loans per period of technical training. The money would be available to help with tuition, tools, equipment and living expenses to cover forgone wages and to help support your family.
Canada Apprenticeship Incentive Grants
The Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (AIG) is a taxable cash grant of $1,000 per year, to a maximum of $2,000 per person. This Grant helps you, as a registered apprentice, get started in designated Red Seal trades.
The Apprenticeship Incentive Grant for Women (AIG-W) is a taxable cash grant of $3,000 per year, to a maximum of $6,000 per person. This Grant helps women get started in designated Red Seal trades that feature low female representation. The following Red Seal trades are ineligible for this Grant: Baker, Cook, Hairstylist, Landscape Horticulturist and Parts Technician.
Canada Apprenticeship Completion Grant
The Apprenticeship Completion Grant (ACG) is a taxable cash grant of $2,000. This Grant helps you as a registered apprentice, to complete your training to become a certified journeyperson in the designated Red Seal trades.
Apprentice Training Award
The Apprentice Training Award is a $1,500 (effective September 1, 2020) financial award for registered apprentices who are “unemployed in the trade” and attending technical training at an Alberta-approved technical training provider. This award helps reduce financial barriers and supports you as you progress toward your journeyperson certification.
This financial award help you as an apprentice, not employed in your trade, by providing financial assistance to help offset the costs of completing your technical training.
If your agency would like to sponsor a student for some or all educational costs, and would like to be billed directly, access NWP's Apprentice Confirmation of Sponsorship document and our Sponsorship Guidelines document via the following links.Confirmation of Sponsorship Sponsorship Guidelines
Employment Insurance - Information for Apprentices and Occupational Trainees
Through the Employment Insurance (EI) system, the Government of Canada provides income support to eligible apprentices during periods of technical training. Although all efforts are made to ensure the accuracy of this information, please consult Service Canada directly, as that is the official source of information about EI.
Apprenticeship and Industry Scholarships
Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Scholarships recognize the excellence of Alberta apprentices in a trade and trainees in a designated occupation, and encourage recipients to complete their apprenticeship or occupational training programs. Introduced in 2002, these scholarships are valued at $1,000 each. You do not apply for these scholarships. Recipients of an Apprenticeship and Industry Training Scholarship are notified by November 1 each year. Please check that your address is current in your MyTradesecrets account.
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