Financial Assistance

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 program. 

Student Aid Alberta 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.

The Federal Government provides apprentices registered in Red Seal trades with interest-free loans to assist with the cost of technical training. See Canada Apprentice Loans, Grants, Tax Benefits for detailed information.

For access to scholarships and awards offered by 3rd party organizations, visit

Grants, Loans & Tax Benefits


Apprentices can receive up to $4,000 in grants for tuition, travel, tools and expenses…

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Employment Insurance


The Canadian Government provides EI support to eligible apprentices & trainees...

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Over 900 scholarships are available to apprentices & occupational trainees…

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The Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board holds an annual awards ceremony to pay tribute to outstanding members of the Apprenticeship and Industry Training System.

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Scholarship Donors

View a list of previous donors to the scholarship fund.