AIT Scholarships

Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Scholarships recognize the excellence of Alberta apprentices in a trade and trainees in a designated occupation, and encourage recipients to complete their apprenticeship or occupational training programs.  Introduced in 2002, these scholarships  are valued at $1,000 each.

 Donors

 The scholarship program is co-sponsored by the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board, private industry and Alberta Advanced Education. For more information about contributors to the scholarship fund see the list of Scholarship Donors.

Providing/updating your consent

There are more than 900 scholarships available to apprentices in technical training...and you don’t even have to apply to be eligible! All you need to do is consent and provide your Social Insurance Number (SIN) – it’s that easy!

Even if you have already provided your consent, it’s best to go in and double-check that all the information needed is there so you don’t miss out on potential financial assistance. Go to your MyTradesecrets account and click on the Applications tab to provide or update your consent and SIN. If you have more than one active application, click on Details in the right-hand column to update your information.

How to apply

 Apprentices and occupational trainees do not apply for these scholarships.

 Recipients of an Apprenticeship and Industry Training Scholarship are notified by November 1. Apprentices are reminded to check their address in their MyTradesecrets is current.

 To be considered for an Apprenticeship and Industry Training Scholarship recipients must be both:

  •  a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident, and
  • an Alberta resident as defined by the address on file in MyTradesecrets.

 Eligibility

To be eligible for an Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Scholarship in trades with only one period of training, you must  be registered as an Alberta apprentice, and

  • have passed your apprenticeship and industry training exam between August 1 and July 31.

Apprentices who are registered in trades with only 2 periods of technical training AND have completed both periods of training between July 1 - June 30 are now eligible to apply for an AIT Scholarship. This removes the requirement for apprentices in these trades to have one period of technical training remaining.

 Trades with two periods of technical training include: 

  • Auto Body Refinisher
  • Commercial Appliance Service Technician
  • Concrete Finisher
  • Floorcovering Installer
  • Gasfitter - Class B
  • Hairstylist
  • Ironworker - Metal Building Systems Erector
  • Ironworker - Reinforcing
  • Mobile Crane Operator
  • Tilesetter
  • Water Well Driller

To be eligible for an Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Scholarship in trades with more than one period of technical training, you must:

  • be registered as an Alberta apprentice in a trade,
  • have passed your first or subsequent period apprenticeship and industry training exam between August 1 and July 31, and
  • have at least one more period of technical training remaining in your program.

 For the following designated occupations, you must have passed your Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training exam between August 1 and July 31.

  • Cathodic Protection Technician - Level 1
  • Cathodic Protection Technician - Level 2 
  • Construction Draft Labourer 
  • Field Heat Treatment Technician 
  • industrial Construction Crew Supervisor 
  • Residential Construction Site Manager 
  • Steel Detailer - Level 1 
  • Steel Detailer - Level 2 
  • Steel Detailer - Level 3 

For the following designated occupation, you must submit, with your application form, a notarized copy of your NAIT Continuing Education Certificate - Gas Utility Operator issued between August 1 and July 31. 

For the following designated occupations, you must submit, with your application form, a copy of your Occupational Certificate issued between August 1 and July 31. 

  • Oil and Gas Transportation Service - Bed Truck Operator 
  • Oil and Gas Transportation Service - Bulk Haul Truck Operator 
  • Oil and Gas Transportation Service - Multi-wheel Truck Operator 
  • Oil and Gas Transportation Service - Supervisor 
  • Oil and Gas Transportation Service - Swamper 
  • Oil and Gas Transportation Service - Winch Tractor Operator 
  • Slickline Services Assistant Operator 
  • Slickline Services - Level 1 Operator 
  • Slickline Services - Level 2 Operator 
  • Slickline Services - Level 3 Operator 
  • Snubbing Services - Assistant Operator
  • Snubbing Services - Operator 1 
  • Snubbing Services - Operator 2 
  • Snubbing Services - Operator 3 
  • Snubbing Services - Supervisor 1 
  • Snubbing Services - Supervisor 2 
  • Well Testing Services Supervisor - Level 3 
  • Well Testing Services Supervisor - Level 4 
  • Well Testing Services Supervisor - Level 5

Receiving your scholarship cheque

Cheques will be mailed by November 1 to the address in the recipient's MyTradesecrets profile.

Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Scholarship Recipients

 Congratulations to Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Scholarship recipients: