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Apprenticeship Incentive Grant for Women (AIG-W)


Maximum of $6,000


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

  • The AIG-W is a taxable grant worth $3,000 per level, awarded to registered apprentices.
  • You must complete your first year/level (or equivalent) to apply for the AIG-W.
  • You can apply for this grant twice during your training (for a maximum of $6,000).
  • You can apply for your second AIG-W after completing your second year/level (or equivalent) of training.

Eligible Applicants

To be eligible for the AIG-W, you must:

  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or protected person
  • not be a high school student
  • have the required AIG-W supporting documents
    • be registered with your provincial or territorial apprenticeship authority as an apprentice in an eligible designated Red Seal trade where women are underrepresented.
      • The following five designated Red Seal trades are not eligible for the AIG-W:
      • Baker
      • Cook
      • Hairstylist
      • Landscape-Horticulturist
      • Parts Technician (Parts person)
  • provide proof that you have successfully completed, on or after April 1, 2018, either your first or second year or level in a designated Red Seal trade
  • self-identify as a woman.

Eligibility while attending school:

You can apply for the AIG-W if you meet the eligibility requirements and you are a:

  • registered apprentice enrolled in adult learning classes;
  • registered apprentice taking professional development courses; or
  • Quebec apprentice completing your vocational training.

Eligible Expenses

Expenses while you train as an apprentice.

Deadline Date

  March 31, 2023


Contact Name: Apprenticeship Grants Western Processing Centre Service Canada Centre

Phone Number: 1-866-742-3644 (toll-free)


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