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 programs.

Click for an FYI - Financial Support for ApprenticesStudent 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.

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. Learn about federal support for apprentices.

Funding for Apprentices


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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Pre-employment Programs

Students in pre-employment programs can apply for loans and grants through Alberta Student Aid.

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