Apprenticeship Incentive Grant for Women

1. What this grant offers

The Apprenticeship Incentive Grant for Women (AIG-W) helps you pay for expenses while you train as an apprentice in a Designated Red Seal Trade where women are underrepresented.

  • The AIG-W is a taxable grant of $3,000 per level, awarded to registered apprentices
  • You must complete your first year/level (or equivalent) to apply for the AIG-W
  • You can apply for this grant twice during your training (for a maximum of $6,000)
  • You can apply for your second AIG-W after completing your second year/level (or equivalent) of training

Deadline

If you progressed in 2018 your deadline is: June 30, 2019

If you progressed on or after January 1, 2019, your deadline is: 12 months following your date of progression

Definitions

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 Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program.

Progression

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.

Supporting documents by province/territory of registration

2. Eligibility

To be eligible for the AIG-W, you must:

  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or protected person
  • not be a high school student
  • have the required AIG-W supporting documents
    • be registered with your provincial or territorial apprenticeship authority as an apprentice in an eligible designated Red Seal trade where women are underrepresented.
      • The following five designated Red Seal trades are not eligible for the AIG-W:
      • Baker
      • Cook
      • Hairstylist
      • Landscape-Horticulturist
      • Parts Technician (Parts person)
  • provide proof that you have successfully completed, on or after April 1, 2018, either your first or second year or level in a designated Red Seal trade
  • self-identify as a woman.

Eligibility while attending school

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

  • registered apprentice enrolled in adult learning classes;
  • registered apprentice taking professional development courses; or
  • Quebec apprentice completing your vocational training.

Receive the difference between the AIG and the AIG-W

Women apprentices who have progressed in their apprenticeship training on or after April 1, 2018 may be eligible for the AIG-W. If you received the AIG in a trade that is eligible for the AIG-W, you may be eligible to receive the difference between the AIG-W and the AIG payment, which consists of an additional $2,000. If this applies to you, please submit an on-line application for the AIG-W in order to be assessed for eligibility.

3. Apply

If you are already familiar with the grant:

Apply online

Service Canada collects personal information you put in a grant application to decide if you qualify for the grant. By starting this application, you consent to the terms of the privacy notice statement. Please read the privacy notice.

To complete your application you need to do the following:

1. Begin to gather supporting documents

2. Gather your personal information

3. Complete the online application

4. Submit supporting documents by mail or in person

1. Begin to gather supporting documents

If you do not have your supporting documents, you can ask for them from your provincial or territorial apprenticeship issuing authority.

You do not need to have your supporting documents to apply. You can apply and then submit your supporting documents within 28 calendar days.

Supporting documents by provincial or territory

Alberta

  • Copy of the Apprenticeship Period Completion Letter issued by the Government of Alberta, Advanced Education, Apprenticeship and Industry Training (The Period Technical Training Letter is not acceptable).

British Columbia

  • Copy of the Confirmation of Progression Letter issued by the Government of British Columbia, Industry Training Authority.

Manitoba

  • Signed copy of the Apprenticeship Level Completion Letter issued by the Government of Manitoba, Apprenticeship Manitoba, Department of Education and Training.

Note for AIG-W application: Second-year MB automotive painters, concrete finisher and construction craft workers must provide a copy of the Certificate of Qualification issued by the Government of Manitoba, Apprenticeship Manitoba, Department of Education and Training to prove progression for AIG-W Level 2.New Brunswick

  • Signed copy of the Official Level Completion Letter issued by the Government of New Brunswick, Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour.

Newfoundland and Labrador

  • Signed copy of the Confirmation of Block/Level Completed Letter issued by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Advanced Education and Skills and Labour, Apprenticeship and Trades Certification Division.

Northwest Territories

  • For a 1st year grant, a copy of the Certificate of Status for the Second Level issued by the Government of Northwest Territories, Department of Education, Culture and Employment, or
  • For a 2nd year grant, a copy of the Certificate of Status for the Third Level issued by the Government of Northwest Territories, Department of Education, Culture and Employment.

Nova Scotia

  • Signed copy of the Record of Progress Letter issued by the Government of Nova Scotia, Department of Labour and Advanced Education.

Nunavut

  • For a 1st year grant, a copy of the Certificate of Status for the Second Period Level issued by the Government of Nunavut, Department of Family Services, or
  • For a 2nd year grant, a copy of the Certificate of Status for the Third Period Level issued by the Government of Nunavut, Department of Family Services.

Ontario

  • Copy of the official Confirmation of Progress for the Apprenticeship Incentive Grant Letter issued by the Government of Ontario, Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD).

Note: To be eligible for Level 1 grant, you will need to have been registered as an apprentice for at least 12 months, and at least 24 months for the Level 2 grant.Prince Edward Island

  • Signed copy of Confirmation of Progress for the Apprenticeship Incentive Grant letter issued by the Government of Prince Edward Island.

Quebec – Commission de la construction du Québec (CCQ)

  • Copy of the accomplishment letter of first or second level issued by the Government of Québec, CCQ

Quebec – Emploi-Québec (E-Q)

Compulsory certification trades:

  • Copy of the Confirmation of Participation letter issued by the Government of Québec, E-Q

Voluntary certification trades:

  • Copy of the Vocational Qualification Process (document number 1002A) issued by the Government of Québec, E-Q, and
  • Copy of the Confirmation of Participation letter issued by the Government of Québec, E-Q.

Saskatchewan

  • For a 1st year grant, a copy of the Y2 Card issued by the Government of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC), or
  • For a 2nd year grant, a copy of the Y3 Card issued by the Government of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC).

Yukon

  • Signed copy of the Level Completion Confirmation Letter issued by the Government of Yukon, Advanced Education.

Applicants who are permanent residents or have protected status must also provide the following:Permanent Resident

  • Regular SIN; or
  • Copy of status document (IMM 5444) issued by IRCC or Record of Landing, Confirmation of Permanent Resident and/or Permanent Resident visa.
  • Copy of the Status document issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), that has not expired; or
  • Notice of Decision issued by the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB); or
  • Verification of Status (VOS) document issued by IRCC Status Document.

Protected Persons

  • 900 series SIN number.
  • Copy of Status document (IMM5292) issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), that has not expired; or
  • Notice of Decision issued by the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB); or
  • Verification of Status (VOS) (IMM5009 (formely IMM5716)) document issued by IRCC.

Permanent Residents and Protected Persons must provide proof of their status if they apply with a 900 series SIN number.

  • Copy of Status document (IMM5292) issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), that has not expired; or
  • Notice of Decision issued by the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB); or
  • Verification of Status (VOS) (IMM5716) document issued by IRCC.

2. Gather your personal information

Make sure you have all of the information listed below to complete your application:

  • Social Insurance Number (SIN)
  • Provincial or territorial apprentice ID number
  • Banking information for direct deposit

3. Complete the Online Application

Applying takes about 30 minutes.

There are no expected delays. Online applications should be processed within 28 business days.

Service Canada will honor the date of your first online application. Estimated processing times only apply to applications that:

  • are complete
  • do not have errors, and
  • include all supporting documents

privacy notice

Apply online

Other ways to applyHow to apply through the mail or in person?

4. Submit your supporting documents by mail or in person

Once you have completed your online application, you must submit your supporting documents. You can choose one of two options for submitting your supporting documents:

  1. Mail all your supporting documents to an Apprenticeship Grant Processing Centre
  2. Bring them to a Service Canada Centre near you

We must receive your supporting documents within 28 calendar days of the date you submit your application.

If you miss this deadline, your application will be closed and you will need to re-apply for the grant.

If you re-apply and submit your documents, we will honor day the first application was submitted.

Apprenticeship Grant Processing Centre

Apprentices registered in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Saskatchewan, and Yukon:

Apprenticeship Grants Western Processing Centre
Service Canada Centre
Harry Hays Bldg.
220 4th Avenue SE, Room 270
Calgary AB  T2G 4X3

Apprentices registered in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island and Quebec:

Apprenticeship Grants Eastern Processing Centre
Service Canada Centre
139 Douglastown Blvd
Miramichi NB  E1V 0A4

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