If you are a registered apprentice in Alberta and require financial
assistance while attending full-time technical training, there are several
Alberta Student Aid
Apprenticeship programs are now eligible for Alberta Student Aid at
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
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.
Canada Apprenticeship Completion Grant
The Apprenticeship Completion Grant (ACG) is a one-time taxable cash grant lifetime amount of $2,000 per person for registered apprentices. It is for registered apprentices who successfully complete their apprenticeship training program, and get their journeyperson certification in a designated Red Seal trade.
Apprentice Training Award
The Apprentice Training Award is a $1,500 financial award for registered apprentices who are unemployed in their trade and attending classroom instruction at an Alberta-approved classroom instruction provider.
This financial award aims to help apprentices offset the costs of completing classroom instruction and support them in their progress towards journeyperson certification.
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
Employment Insurance - Information for Apprentices and
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 and encourage recipients to complete their apprenticeship programs. Introduced in 2002, these scholarships are valued at $1,000 each. There are more than 900 scholarships available to apprentices in classroom instruction... and you don’t even have to apply to be eligible. All you need to do is consent and provide your Social Insurance Number (SIN) – it’s that easy! Go to your MyTradesecrets account and click on the Applications tab to provide or update your consent and SIN. If you have more than one active application, click on Details in the right-hand column to update your information. Recipients of an Apprenticeship and Industry Training Scholarship are notified by November 1. Apprentices are reminded to check their address in their MyTradesecrets is current.
For more information on financing your education, please contact: