Apprenticeship Completion Grant - FAQ - Applying

Is there a deadline to apply?

Yes, there is a deadline! Service Canada must receive your application and the required supporting documents no later than June 30 of the calendar year following the date you completed your apprenticeship and became certified in your trade.

For example, if you completed your apprenticeship program and received your journeyperson certification in February 2010, you have until June 30, 2011, to apply.

Deadlines for submitting ACG applications
Proof of progression for both technical and on-the-job training Deadline for submitting ACG
January 1 to December 31, 2011 June 30, 2012
January 1 to December 31, 2012 June 30, 2013

Online application: Once you have submitted your online application, you must mail your documents to an Apprenticeship Grant processing centre or deliver them to a Service Canada Centre near you. We must receive them no later than 28 days (four weeks) after your online application. For mailed documents, be sure the postmark Footnote 1 date is on or before the deadline.

Paper application: If you are using a paper application, you can bring your application and required supporting documents to a Service Canada Centre, or you can mail your application and documents. For mailed documents, be sure the postmark Footnote 1 date is on or before the deadline.

Note: If you are re-applying or resubmitting your application, Service Canada may honour the original postmark date (the date stamped on your application when you first applied).

What should I do, if I cannot submit my supporting documents before the June 30th deadline?

Service Canada must receive all AG applications on or before June 30th of the calendar year following the date you completed your apprenticeship and became certified in your trade. If you do not have the required supporting documents, contact your provincial or territorial apprenticeship authority and submit your online application or your paper application on or before June 30th. Service Canada will honour the date of your online application or the postmark Footnote 1 date on your mailed application. Please submit your supporting documents as soon as possible. Your supporting documents must be received no later than 28 days (four weeks) after the date of receipt of your application.

Am I still eligible if I have received an incomplete application notification because I did not submit my supporting documents?

If your original application was submitted on or before the June 30 deadline of the calendar year following the date you completed your apprenticeship and became certified in your trade, Service Canada will honour your original date. Please re-submit your application and supporting documents as soon as possible.

I need help completing my application.

If you need help with the application form, call 1-866-742-3644 (TTY: 1-866-909-9757) or visit a Service Canada Centre near you.

How long will it take to process my ACG application?

Once we receive your complete application, including all supporting documents, and you are deemed eligible, you can expect the grant payment to be processed in 28 calendar days.

To determine eligibility for the ACG, a complete application with all supporting documentation must be submitted. Applications that are not complete will be returned.

Why apply online?

Applying online is easy and secure:

  • You can complete the application from any computer with Internet access.
  • The online application form has a help feature to make filling it out easier. 
  • The online application form will be automatically updated to match the application requirements for your province/territory.
  • You can print a summary page before clicking the "submit" button.
  • You get a confirmation number as proof that Service Canada received your application and for tracking purposes.
  • The application goes directly to the processing centre.

Footnotes

Footnote 1

A postmark is a postal marking made on a letter, package, or postcard indicating the date and time the item was delivered into the care of the postal service.

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