How to Apply for the Apprenticeship Incentive Grant

Fort McMurray fires: Important notice

If you were unable to apply for an Apprenticeship Incentive Grant by the June 30, 2016 deadline, because of the May 2016 fires in and around Fort McMurray, you may qualify for a deadline extension until December 31, 2016.

To qualify for the extension, you must submit a written statement with your application explaining why you are unable to submit your application before the deadline.

The statement must:

  • give your name and address and the name and address of your employer or training institution; and
  • describe how you were affected by the fire (for example, if your residence, training site or work site was closed for an extended period of time, damaged or destroyed by fire).

We recommend you apply online for the Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (AIG). 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 registration in a designated Red Seal trade program as defined by the province or territory in which I am registered as an apprentice
    • Proof of progression in the apprenticeship program for the year/level (or equivalent) for which I am applying
    • For permanent residents and protected persons: status documents from Citizenship and Immigration Canada
    The most common reason we reject AIG applications is because of missing proof of progression. 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)
    • For Ontario applicants only: complete information about your on-the-job training employer (company name, contact person, mailing address, phone number, and location-of-work address) and training institution (name, program/course, and completion date)

Apply now!

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

You can apply for the AIG 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 progressed in your apprenticeship program. Service Canada will honour the date of your online application or the postmark date on your mailed application.