Service Canada - Thunder Bay District

Service: Apprenticeship Grants

Description & Services
Description (Service)
  • Provides the Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (AIG), a taxable cash grant of $1,000 per year/level, up to a maximum of $2,000 per person, available to registered apprentices once they have successfully finished their first or second year/level (or equivalent) of an apprenticeship program in one of the Red Seal trades 
  • Provides the Apprenticeship Incentive Grant for Women (AIG-W), a taxable cash grant of $3,000 per year/level, up to a maximum amount of $6,000 per person, to support women in entering, progressing and completing their training in Red Seal trades where women are underrepresented (*Baker, Cook, Hairstylist, Landscape-Horticulturist, Partsperson not eligible trades) 
  • Provides the Apprenticeship Completion Grant (ACG), a taxable cash grant of $2,000 to registered apprentices who have completed their training to help them become certified journeypersons in designated Red Seal Trades, which include: 
    • Agricultural Equipment Technician 
    • Appliance Service Technician 
    • Auto Body and Collision Technician 
    • Automotive Refinishing Technician 
    • Automotive Service Technician 
    • Baker (not eligible for AIG-W) 
    • Boilermaker 
    • Bricklayer 
    • Cabinetmaker 
    • Carpenter 
    • Concrete Finisher 
    • Construction Craft Worker 
    • Construction Electrician 
    • Cook (not eligible for AIG-W) 
    • Drywall Finisher and Plasterer 
    • Electric Motor System Technician 
    • Floorcovering Installer 
    • Gasfitter - Class A 
    • Gasfitter - Class B 
    • Glazier 
    • Hairstylist (not eligible for AIG-W) 
    • Heavy Duty Equipment Technician 
    • Heavy Equipment Operator (Dozer) 
    • Heavy Equipment Operator (Excavator) 
    • Heavy Equipment Operator (Tractor-Loader-Backhoe) 
    • Industrial Electrician 
    • Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) 
    • Instrumentation and Control Technician 
    • Insulator (Heat and Frost) 
    • Ironworker (Generalist) 
    • Ironworker (Reinforcing) 
    • Ironworker (Structural / Ornamental) 
    • Landscape Horticulturist (not eligible for AIG-W) 
    • Lather (Interior Systems Mechanic) 
    • Machinist 
    • Metal Fabricator (Fitter) 
    • Mobile Crane Operator 
    • Motorcycle Mechanic 
    • Oil Heat System Technician 
    • Painter and Decorator 
    • Partsperson (not eligible for AIG-W) 
    • Plumber 
    • Powerline Technician 
    • Recreation Vehicle Service Technician 
    • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic 
    • Rig Technician 
    • Roofer 
    • Sheet Metal Worker 
    • Sprinkler Fitter 
    • Steamfitter / Pipefitter 
    • Tilesetter 
    • Tool and Die Maker 
    • Tower Crane Operator 
    • Transport Trailer Technician 
    • Truck and Transport Mechanic 
    • Welder
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm
Areas Served Thunder Bay District
Eligibility Apprenticeship Incentive Grant 
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or a Protected Person 
  • Must be registered in or have completed an apprenticeship program in a trade that is designated as a Red Seal trade 
  • Eligibility for Level 1 grant: must have been registered as an apprentice for at least 12 months 
  • Eligibility for Level 2 grant: must have been registered as an apprentice for at least 24 months
 
Apprenticeship Incentive Grant for Women 
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or a Protected Person 
  • Must not be a high school student 
  • Must be registered in or have completed an apprenticeship program in a trade that is designated as a Red Seal trade, except for the following: 
    • Baker 
    • Cook 
    • Hairstylist 
    • Landscape-Horticulturist 
    • Partsperson
     
  • Must provide proof that either the first or second year or level has been completed on or after April 1, 2018 
  • Must self-identify as a woman
 
Note: Women apprentices who have progressed in their apprenticeship training on or after April 1, 2018 and received the AIG in a trade that is eligible for the AIG-W may be eligible to receive the difference between the AIG-W and the AIG payment (which consists of an additional $2,000); if this applies, submit an online application for the AIG-W in order to be assessed for eligibility
Application
  • Apply online  
  • Applications, including supporting documents, must be received no later than June 30th of the calendar year following the date the applicant progressed in the apprenticeship program
 
Supporting documentation required: 
  • Copy of the official Confirmation of Progress for the Apprenticeship Incentive Grant Letter issued by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD)
Languages English ; French
Fees Service
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Toll Free Phone Apprenticeship Grants Mon-Fri 7 am-8 pm 1-866-742-3644 
Canada Enquiry Centre Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm 1-800-622-6232 (1-800-O-Canada)
TTY Phone TTY Apprenticeship Grants Mon-Fri 7 am-8 pm 1-866-909-9757 
TTY Canada Enquiry Centre Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm 1-800-926-9105
Website www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/apprentices/grants.html
Site Location Balmoral Park
Located In Community Thunder Bay
Address 975 Alloy Dr
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6N5
 
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Intersection Alloy Dr and Tungsten St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (40) Federal Government
Funding Federal ; Fees - Service