Amount:

$2,000

Type of Program:

Grant


Description:

The Apprenticeship Completion Grant (ACG) is a grant of $2,000 for registered apprentices who successfully complete their apprenticeship training program and who get their journeyperson certification in a designated Red Seal trade. It is given only once and is taxable.

Comments on Funding:

The amount is taxable.


When It Ends:

Ongoing

Deadline:

Rolling deadline

Eligibility:

The applicant must:

  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or a protected persons.
  • Registered apprentices with a certified journeyperson who completed the apprenticeship training program in a designated Red Seal trade.
  • While attending school, someone can apply for ACG if the following are met: registered apprentice enrolled in adult learning classes; or registered apprentice taking professional development courses, or a Quebec apprentice completing your vocational training.

Applications Steps:

1

 Gather supporting documents;

2

Gather personal information;

3

Complete the online application. If ESDC does not receive applicant's supporting documents within 28 days of the application submission, the application will be marked as incomplete. This means that applicants will not receive a decision on their file, until they submit their supporting documents.

4

Submit supporting documents online, by Email or in person.

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must:

  • For Ontario, supporting documents are:
  1. 1
    Copy of the Certificate of Apprenticeship
  2. 2
    Copy of the Certificate of Qualification.
  • Permanent residents need to provide a Regular SIN; 
  1. 1
    If their Social Insurance Number (SIN) starts with any number other than 9, they do not need to provide any documentation; or 
  2. 2
    If their SIN is a 900 series, they must provide: 
  • a permanent resident Card, or
  • a Confirmation of Permanent Residence status document (IMM 5292, or IMM 5688, or IMM 5509) issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) that has not expired, or
  • a Verification of Status document (IMM 5716) issued by IRCC, or
  • a Verification of Landing document (IMM 5617) issued by IRCC, or
  • a Record of Landing document (IMM 1000) issued by IRCC, or f) a Notice of Decision issued by the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB).
  • Protected persons need to provide: 
  1. 1
    their 900 series SIN number, and
  2. 2
    a Confirmation of Permanent Residence status document (IMM 5292, or IMM 5688, or IMM 5509) issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) that has not expired, or
  3. 3
    a Verification of Status document (IMM 5716) issued by IRCC, or
  4. 4
    a Notice of Decision issued by the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB). Personal information needed: Social Insurance Number (SIN); Provincial apprentice ID number; and Banking information for direct deposit.

Other Things to Note:

Deadline to submit an application:

  1. 1
    Progression date between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2020 

Application deadline: 18 months from progression date (Note: 6 months extension due to the Apprenticeship Authority shutdown (Covid-19 pandemic)).

Deadline for submitting supporting proof document(s): 12 months from application deadline.

Example: If your progression date is March 15, 2020, you have until September 15, 2021 to apply and until September 15, 2022, to provide supporting proof document(s).

  1. 2
    Progression date January 1, 2021 or later 

Application deadline: 12 months from progression date.

Deadline for submitting supporting proof document(s): 12 months from application deadline.

Example: If your progression date is February 12, 2021, you have until February 12, 2022 to apply and until February 12, 2023, to provide supporting proof document(s).

About the author 

Maurice

Maurice (Moe) Muise learned the ins-and-outs of government while an employee of the Government of Canada in Ottawa for 10 years. His current focus is helping small businesses in Ontario to identify and maximize government grants to grow their business.
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