Frequently Asked Questions About Apprenticeships
How do I register to become a registered apprentice?
Apply online for Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT) Programs.
AIT Programs & Services
Please contact your nearest Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Office for a list of training
offices at 1-800-248-4823.
How do I register for NWP apprenticeship classes?
Registration can be completed online through your MyTradesecrets account, in-person at the Fairview or Grande Prairie Campus or by emailing a completed registration form to
apprenticeship@NWpolytech.ca. Please note that payment can not be taken over the phone until a
completed enrolment form is received.
Download Registration Form
Tuition & Fees must be paid in full at the time of registration.
Where do I find the registration form?
A registration form can be found using the link below.
Can I register for more than one apprenticeship class at a time (back-to-back schooling)?
Yes. You can register for your next period/year five days after your class has started. For example, if
you are registered in January’s intake and start class on Monday, you would be eligible to register in
your next period/year on Friday morning.
Non-sponsored apprentices may not be eligible for back-to-back schooling. Please contact email@example.com or call 1-888-822-2250 with your full name and apprenticeship number so we can look into your eligibility. Alternatively, you can contact the Apprenticeship and Industry Training Office at 1-800-248-4823.
How do I get results or a transcript from my apprenticeship?
Transcripts can be requested online through your MyTradesecrets account. Course marks can also
be viewed through your MyTradesecrets account. Contact AIT with questions or concerns at 1-800-
Access MyTradesecrets Account
What happens when NWP classes are are full?
Once a class is full, students are placed on a waitlist. If an apprentice withdraws from a course, waitlisted applicants will be notified via email in the order they were waitlisted. If you are on the waitlist, please ensure that your contact information is up to date on your MyTradesecrets account so that NWP knows the best method for contacting you.
If you receive an email notifying you of an opening, there is a response deadline to accept the seat.
When are my tuition/registration fees due?
Full tuition payment is due at the time of registration. You can make online payments through your
MyTradesecrets account, by phoning NWP at 1-888-822-2250 with your credit card information, or
by submitting a completed form to apprenticeship@NWpolytech.ca. Please note that payment can not
be taken over the phone until a completed enrolment form is received.
Can my company be invoiced?
If you would like your company to be invoiced for your tuition/registration fees, please complete the
Apprenticeship Confirmation of Sponsorship. The fully completed
Apprenticeship Confirmation of Sponsorship Form must accompany your registration form.
Please note that sponsored students are not able to register for their apprenticeship via the
MyTradesecrets online registration system.
Confirmation of Sponsorship Form
Apprenticeship Registration Form
Are there penalties for canceling an apprenticeship class at NWP?
A $100.00 administrative fee will be assessed if enrollment is cancelled prior to the first day of class.
After the first day of classes, refunds are not guaranteed, and requests will be reviewed on a caseby-case basis by the
Will I automatically receive a refund if I cancel?
Refunds, less the $100.00 administrative fee, must be requested in writing to
apprenticeship@NWpolytech.ca as they are not automatically issued.
Can I change my registration to a different date?
Yes, you can change to another date within the academic year without penalty. To make changes,
email apprenticeship@NWpolytech.ca. Be sure to include your full name, apprenticeship number, the class
you are currently registered in and the class you would like to be moved to. If there is no space
available, you will be placed on the waitlist.
How can I contact the Apprenticeship Board?
Inquiries regarding Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT) should be directed to the AIT
office nearest you. For a listing of offices, use the link below or call 1-800-248-4823.
When will I receive my notice of acceptance?
Confirmation of acceptance into a NWP class will be sent to you via email. You should receive this
shortly after you have registered. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please make sure your
MyTradesecrets profile information is correct. If changes are required after you have registered for
class, please contact Student Services to update your information.
Where can I get help with completing my funding applications?
For more information on financing your education, please contact:
How do I apply for the Canada Apprentice Loan (CAL)?
The Government of Canada offers CAL funding to apprentices registered in a Red Seal trade
apprenticeship program who are currently enrolled in technical training. CAL is intended to help
apprentices cover the costs of tuition, tools, and equipment. It helps with living expenses and covers
forgone wages. For more information, please contact Financial Aid.
Are there any other grants that can help?
The Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (AIG) is a taxable cash grant of $1000 per year/level up to a
maximum of $2000. The AIG is available to registered apprentices in designated Red Seal trades.
The Apprenticeship Completion Grant (ACG) is a taxable cash grant of $2000. This grant helps
registered apprentices who have completed their training become certified journeypersons in
designated Red Seal trades. Use the link below for more information on these grants.
How do I access my T2202 for income tax purposes?
Northwestern Polytechnic issues T2202 forms for the previous tax year near the end of February. These tax forms can
be found in your myNWP Account. If you have not created a myNWP account, one will be created on
your behalf when the tax forms are ready. The password will be emailed to you. These accounts
normally have the passwords set to your birth date in the format of yyyyMmmdd (e.g., 1992Apr01). The
security question is NOT set up when the account is created. You should be prompted to change the
password and to set up the security question on your initial login. If not, you can change your password
and/or set up the question by visiting the My Profile tab, clicking the Account Information link, and then
selecting either the myNWP Password or the Security Question menu items on the left.
To find your tax form, go to the My Finances tab and click the T2202/T4A Tax Forms link. Tax forms are
listed for each year you are eligible. If your SIN is not showing, please update that information and click
the Save button.
How do I set up a myNWP account?
In order to set up a myNWP account, you need your NWP Student ID. You can create your myNWP
account by first going to the Self Service home page. Below the login button click Request Account. This
will prompt you for your ID, legal First and Last Names, and date of birth, which must be entered in the
format shown beside the field. Once the information is successfully entered, your account will be
created, and the password will be sent to the email address that we have on file. You can then return to
the Self Service home page and enter your username (NWP ID) and password. You should then be
prompted for a new password which must fulfill the noted password requirements. You will also be
asked to set up a security question that can be used to reset the password or retrieve your
username/ID if you forget one or both in the future.
For more help with your myNWP account, use the link below for FAQ's.
myNWP Home page
What is the contact phone number for Employment Insurance, or the Alberta Reference Code?
Employment Insurance is available for eligible apprentices. The 16-digit reference code will be included
in your confirmation email once you have registered for class.
EI Information for Apprentices
Service Canada Website
- Employment Insurance: 1-800-206-7218
- Service Canada: 1-800-622-6232