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Financial assistance for apprentices and occupational trainees

Registered Alberta apprentices and occupational trainees may be eligible for financial assistance when attending the technical training portion of their programs.

  • Alberta Student Aid provides loans and grants to apprentices registered in the Alberta apprenticeship program with Apprenticeship and Industry Training who are attending an approved technical training program as a full-time student.
  • Advancing Futures is an Alberta funding and support program for current and former youth in government care, aged 18-24, who wish to pursue post-secondary studies, including apprenticeship training. 
  • The federal government provides apprentices registered in Red Seal trades with interest-free loans to assist with the cost of technical training.
  • During periods of technical training, apprentices are able to claim Employment Insurance (EI).

Student Loans and Grants

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Apprentice Training Award

Did you know assistance is available for those who are unemployed and attending technical training?

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