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UPDATED February 7, 2011

The New Apprenticeship Incentive Grant

-On January 1, 2007, the Federal Government introduced a new Apprenticeship Training Incentive Grant for “Red Seal” Inter-provincial Trades which include: Appliance Service Technician, Carpenter, Construction and Industrial Electrician, Electronics Technician, Plumber, Steamfitter/Pipefitter, Welder  and Electric Motor Systems Technician among others.

-The Grant which provides a taxable cash grant of $1,000 per year (up to a maximum of $2,000 per person) to registered apprentices once they have successfully completed their first or second year level of an apprenticeship program in one of the Red Seal trades. It was established with the intent to help apprentices cover some of the expenses related to tuition, travel and tools and encourage them to complete their apprenticeship program and get their Red Seal.

To be eligible for the grant, you must be:
-Apprentices that qualify can complete an application and submit it along with a copy of the cover page and page 4 of the apprentice's log book, issued by the Government of PEI, Department of Education and a signed copy of the “Apprenticeship Incentive Grant” letter provided by the Apprenticeship training manager. You must then submit your application form and supporting documents to Service Canada. Service Canada will determine eligibility.

Service Canada Apprenticeship Grant Website 

 
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