Construction Worker 202

(Apprenticeship program using Community builds and online training ) 



The Apprenticeship Completion Grant (ACG) is a one-time taxable cash grant of $2,000 lifetime maximum per person available to registered apprentices who have successfully completed their apprenticeship training and obtained their journeyperson certification in a designated Red Sealtrade on or after January 1, 2009.

The Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (AIG) is a taxable cash grant of $1,000 per year or level, up to two levels, for a lifetime maximum amount 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 designated Red Seal trade.



The Canada Apprentice Loan is an initiative of the Government of Canada to help you complete your apprenticeship in a designated Red Seal trade.

With the Canada Apprentice Loan, you can get up to $4,000 in interest-free loans per period of technical training. You can use the money to help pay for tuition, tools, equipment and living expenses, to cover forgone wages or to help support your family.

Employment Insurance for apprentices

If you have been referred by your province or territory to attend full-time technical training (sometimes referred to as block-release training), you may be eligible to receive Employment Insurance (EI) benefits while unemployed and attending your course. The following steps will help guide you through the application process to allow for more efficient processing of your benefits.

Employed tradespersons (including apprentice mechanics)

You may be able to deduct the cost of eligible tools you bought in 2017 to earn employment income as a tradesperson and as an eligible apprentice mechanic. This cost includes any GST and provincial sales tax (PST), or HST you paid.

Apprenticeship Job Creation Tax Credit

The Apprenticeship Job Creation Tax Credit (AJCTC) is a non-refundable tax credit equal to 10% of the eligible salaries and wages payable to eligible apprentices in respect of employment after May 1, 2006. The maximum credit an employer can claim is $2,000 per year for each eligible apprentice. If your business hires an eligible apprentice, you qualify to claim the credit.

Flexibility and Innovation in Apprenticeship Technical Training

Making innovation work for apprentices

Apprentices face challenges when they have to alternate between technical training and on-the-job training. With the Flexibility and Innovation in Apprenticeship Technical Training (FIATT) pilot project, the Government of Canada is exploring ways to support apprentices to complete their technical training.

Through this three-year pilot project, the government will work with organizations to look at different styles of learning and alternative forms of training delivery to help apprentices complete their technical training and obtain a journeyperson certificate of qualification.

Some examples include:

  • simulator training;
  • e-learning modules;
  • mobile classrooms;
  • virtual classrooms; and
  • flexible in-class training delivery approaches

Learn more about support for apprentices

Visit Support for apprentices for information on more programs available to help apprentices complete their training and for employers to hire and train apprentices.

We’re committed to helping First Nation and Inuit youth prepare for long-term employment in the housing industry. This program provides financial assistance to help First Nations and Inuit businesses and organizations create housing-related internships for youth. These internships can provide much-needed work experience and on-the-job training to youth.

Housing Internship Initiative for First Nation and Inuit Youth


On-the-job training in the housing industry for First Nation and Inuit youth


Proposal Template for Skills Development Activities


- Description of any earlier phases of the project/initiative; including activities and outcomes

- sources of funding for earlier phases of project/initiative, including any collaboration with CMHC or other partners