Apprenticeship Incentive Grant - FAQ - Ontario Apprentices

If Service Canada is now accepting the Confirmation of Progress for the Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (COPAIG) letter OR Confirmation of In-School Training (COIST) letter for Ontario apprentices, are transcripts/letters from training institutions still accepted?

Apprentices are required to submit their COPAIG OR COIST letter issued by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) with their application when applying for the Apprenticeship Grant. Service Canada no longer accepts training center or college transcripts, union letters or Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) letters.

I'm an Ontario apprentice and I've already applied for the Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (AIG) but have recently received a Confirmation of Progress for the Apprenticeship Incentive Grant letter (COPAIG) OR a Confirmation of In-School Training (COIST) letter. What does this mean?

If you have already submitted an application with your transcripts, you need to re-apply with your COPAIG or COIST letter.

If you have applied for and received the AIG for Level 1 and your letter indicates that you have completed Level 2, you may be eligible for the Level 2 grant with the COPAIG letter OR the COIST letter.

I'm an Ontario apprentice and I have lost my copy of the official Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) Confirmation of Progress for the Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (COPAIG) letter OR Confirmation of In-School Training (COIST) letter. What other document can I submit as proof of technical training?

The MTCU automatically mails a copy of the COPAIG or a copy of the COIST letter to apprentices who have completed Level 1 or Level 2 of their apprentice training. If you have lost the letter, it is strongly recommended that you contact MTCU to obtain a copy. You can communicate with MTCU at the following:

Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
Telephone: (416) 326-1600
Toll Free: 1-800-387-5514
Fax: (416) 325-6162
http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/employmentontario/training/

Apprentices must submit MTCU’s COPAIG or COIST letter.