For anyone in one of the 49 red seal trades (e.g., construction electrician, carpenter or hairdresser), or for anyone wanting to get into one of these trades, there are financial grants available — up to $2000 a person — to help with all the various costs related to training. While that may not seem like a lot of money, it would be helpful to cover transportation and related costs.
Here is some of what the federal website at Service Canada says regarding the “apprenticeship incentive grant program.”
To be eligible for the grant, you must be:
- a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
- out of the secondary school system
- a registered apprentice with an employer, training trust fund, union training centre, joint apprenticeship training committee, or apprenticeship authority
- registered in a designated Red Seal trade in the province or territory where you are a registered apprentice
- able to show progress within an eligible apprenticeship program by proving that you have successfully completed either the first or second year (level), based on supporting documents
To find out more about the eligibility criteria in your province or territory, select the area of the map where you are registered as an apprentice.
I am including this information here as a public service.