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Apprentice Funding Options


The Canadian 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 will be available to you to help with tuition, equipment, and living expenses, to cover forgone wages and to help support your family.

When to apply – Once you are enrolled in technical training.

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The Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (AIG) is a taxable cash grant of $1000 per year, to a maximum of $2,000. This Grant helps registered apprentices get started in designated Red Seal trades.

When to apply – When you receive your marks for 1st and 2nd period.

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The Apprenticeship Completion Grant (ACG) is a taxable cash grant of $2,000. This Grant helps registered apprentices who have completed their training to become certified journeypersons in designated Red Seal trades.

When to apply – When you receive your journeyman certificate.

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Candidates who are enrolled in 1st period apprenticeship welding or pre-employment welding may be eligible for the CWB Joseph G. Doria Exemplary Student National Award. One recipient will be chosen annually and will be awarded the amount of $3,000.

When to apply – application must be within 2 months of enrollment into the 1st Period welding program. Deadline Feb 16th 2019

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The Apprentice Training Award is a $1,500 financial award for registered apprentices who are unemployed in their trade for 30 calendar days prior to course start date and are attending their first,second, third or period technical training on or after August 1st, 2016. Apprentice Training Award cheques will be issued to eligible apprentices starting in January 18, 2017.

When to apply – after day one of 1st, 2nd and 3rd period technical training.

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The Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Scholarship Program provides more than 370 annual scholarships of $1,000 each. These scholarships recognize the excellence of Alberta apprentices in a trade.

When to apply – application begins in Spring 2019

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$1,500 X 3 - NEW!

ACTIMS WOMEN IN TRADES AWARDS/BURSARIES – These awards/bursaries are available to Women Members (both journeywomen and apprentices) of the Canadian Building Trades. 3 recipients will each receive $1,500. Click here for more details.

When to apply – deadline is April 30, 2019