Apprenticeship Incentive Grant – Employment and Social Development Canada (2022)

Description:

The Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (AIG) helps the registered apprentice in a designated Red Seal trade pay for training expenses.

Comments on Funding:

The AIG is a taxable grant worth $1,000 per level, awarded to registered apprentices.

One can apply for this grant twice during his training (for a maximum of $2,000).

Eligibility:

The Applicant must be:

  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or a protected persons.
  • Applicants must be registered with their provincial or territorial apprenticeship authority as an apprentice in a designated Red Seal trade and provide proof that they have successfully completed either their first or second year or level in a designated Red Seal trade.
  • To be eligible for Level 1 grant, applicants will need to have been registered as an apprentice for at least 12 months, and at least 24 months for the Level 2 grant.
  • While attending school, someone can apply for AIG 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:

Documentation Needed:

  • For Ontario, the supporting document is a Copy of the official Confirmation of Progress for the Apprenticeship Incentive Grant Letter.
  • Permanent residents need to provide a Regular SIN; 
  1. If their Social Insurance Number (SIN) starts with any number other than 9, they do not need to provide any documentation; or
  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
  •  a Notice of Decision issued by the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB).
  • Protected persons need to provide:
  1. their 900 series SIN number, and
  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. a Verification of Status document (IMM 5716) issued by IRCC, or
  4. a Notice of Decision issued by the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB). 
  • Personal information needed: 
  1. Social Insurance Number (SIN);
  2. Provincial apprentice ID number; and
  3. Banking information for direct deposit

Other Things to Note:

Deadline to submit an application: 

  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. 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).

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