How to Apply for the Apprenticeship Completion Grant

Possible Canada Post Service Disruption: Important Notice

Please note that it is not mandatory for you to apply for the grant during the possible postal disruption. The deadline to apply is June 30th of the calendar year following the date you progressed in your apprenticeship program.

If you still wish to apply for the Apprenticeship Incentive Grant during a possible postal disruption, apply online and send your supporting documents by post after the disruption.

Finally, we encourage you to sign up for direct deposit to avoid delays in receiving your cheque. Direct deposit is the most efficient and surest method of payment that is not impacted by a postal disruption. It is secure, convenient and reliable.

We recommend you apply online for the Apprenticeship Completion Grant (ACG). It's easy and secure. The online application takes about 30 minutes.

Being prepared will make applying easier. Please review the application checklist.

Application checklist

  1. I am eligible.
  2. I am applying within the deadline.
  3. I have checked the table of required supporting documents and am able to provide the following documents:

    • Proof of completion of an apprenticeship program in a designated Red Seal trade in my province or territory
    • Proof of journeyperson certification in a designated Red Seal trade received on or after January 1, 2009
    • For permanent residents and protected persons: status documents from Citizenship and Immigration Canada
    The most common reason we reject ACG applications is because of missing proof of completion or certification. To avoid this inconvenience, please make sure you mail your documents to an Apprenticeship Grant processing centre or deliver them to a Service Canada Centre near you after you complete the online application.

  4. I have the following information:

    • Social Insurance Number (SIN)
    • Provincial apprentice ID number
    • Name and phone number of your financial institution, and a void cheque (if you would like the grant to be deposited directly into your bank account)

Apply now!

If you have not received the required supporting documents, contact your provincial or territorial apprenticeship authority.

You can apply for the ACG online or you can download a paper application.

Another option is to request an application form by calling the Apprenticeship Grants toll-free number:

TTY: 1-866-909-9757

Note: Paper application forms must be completed in pen. Applications completed in pencil will not be processed.

An online or paper application must be submitted on or before June 30th of the calendar year following the date you completed your apprenticeship program and became certified in your trade. Service Canada will honour the date of your online application or the postmark date on your mailed application.