Amount:

$3,000

Type of Program:

Grant


Description:

The Apprenticeship Incentive Grant for Women (AIG-W) helps the applicant pay for expenses while she trains as an apprentice in a Designated Red Seal Trade where women are underrepresented.

The AIG-W is a taxable grant of $3,000 per level, awarded to registered apprentices. It is possible to apply for this grant twice during training (for a maximum of $6,000).

Comments on Funding:

The AIG-W is a taxable grant worth $3,000 per level, awarded to registered apprentices.
One can apply for this grant twice during her training (for a maximum of $6,000).


When It Ends:

Ongoing

Deadline:

Rolling deadline

Eligibility:

The applicant must be:

  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or a protected persons.
  • Applicants must not be high school students.
  • Applicants must have the required AIG-W supporting documents and be registered with their provincial or territorial apprenticeship authority as an apprentice in an eligible designated Red Seal trade where women are underrepresented. The following five Red Seal trades are not eligible for the AIG-W: Baker, Cook, Hairstylist, Landscape-Horticulturist, and Parts person.
  • Applicants must provide proof that they have successfully completed, on or after April 1, 2018, either their first or second year or level of an approved apprenticeship program in a designated Red Seal trade.
  • Applicants must self-identify as a woman.
  • While attending school, someone can apply for AIG-W 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.

The following 5 designated Red Seal trades are not eligible for the AIG-W:

  • Baker; 
  • Cook;
  • Hairstylist;
  • Landscape-Horticulturist;
  • Parts Technician (Parts person).

Applications Steps:

1

Begin to 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:

  • For Ontario, the supporting document is a Copy of the official Confirmation of Progress for the Apprenticeship Incentive Grant for Women Letter.
  • 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
  • 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:
  1. 1
    Social Insurance Number (SIN);
  2. 2
    Provincial apprentice ID number; and
  3. 3
    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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