Apprentices

The Government recognizes the importance of apprentices and has created various federal programs to support apprentices and the employers that hire them.

Click through the individual initiatives listed below to learn more about what is in the Economic Action Plan for you.

Through Canada's Economic Action Plan 2009, the federal government made a commitment to encourage skilled trades and apprenticeships by investing $40 million per year in the Apprenticeship Completion Grant (ACG), which complements the existing Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (AIG).

Through Economic Action Plan 2012, the Government has introduced several new measures that would provide Employment Insurance (EI) claimants with additional supports to enable quicker returns to work, while clarifying what is expected of them while looking for work.

Economic Action Plan 2014 proposes to introduce the Flexibility and Innovation in Apprenticeship Technical Training pilot project to expand the use of innovative approaches to apprentice technical training.
Economic Action Plan 2014 proposes to take steps to increase awareness of the financial supports available to support apprenticeship training.
Are you looking for employment, maybe considering a move? Matching workers with available jobs is critical to improving quality of life as well as supporting economic growth and prosperity.
Economic Action Plan 2014 proposes to create the Canada Apprentice Loan by expanding the Canada Student Loans Program to provide apprentices registered in Red Seal trades with access to over $100 million in interest-free loans each year.
Are you trying to complete an apprenticeship? The Government of Canada offers apprentices up to $4,000 in grants to pay tuition, travel, tools, or other expenses.
Through Canada’s Economic Action Plan, the federal government extended eligibility for the Tuition Tax Credit.
Through Canada’s Economic Action Plan 2013, the Government proposes to reduce barriers to the accreditation of apprentices and support the employment of apprentices in federal construction and maintenance projects.
To make good career decisions, Canadians, and particularly youth, need to have access to the right information about current and future labour market needs.

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