Apprenticeship Incentive Grant - FAQ - Eligibility

I am currently a high school student. Am I eligible for the Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (AIG)?

No. Individuals enrolled as regular, full-time high school students are not eligible for the AIG.

If you are an apprentice enrolled in adult learning or professional upgrading classes or a Quebec apprentice completing your vocational training diploma (Diplôme d'études professionnelles), you are not considered a high school student. If you meet all the other eligibility requirements, you can apply for the AIG.

I am currently registered in a pre-apprenticeship program at my high school. Am I eligible for the AIG?

No. To be eligible for the AIG, you must be out of high school. You must also be registered with an apprenticeship authority, and you must have completed your first year/level (or equivalent) of a registered apprenticeship program in one of the Red Seal trades.

Many provinces and territories are making trades training available through pre-apprenticeship programs within the secondary school system. These programs give individuals an opportunity to acquire technical skills and gain valuable work experience in a trade before registering as an apprentice with their apprenticeship authority. Some pre-apprenticeship programs enable students to acquire a credit toward the first year of in-school technical training or on-the-job work experience in a registered apprenticeship.

Am I eligible for more than one AIG?

An apprentice can receive up to two Apprenticeship Incentive Grants (a maximum of $2,000 per person). You can apply for the AIG after completing your first and second years/levels (or equivalent).