The Apprenticeship Completion Grant (ACG) is a $2,000 taxable cash grant designed to encourage apprentices registered in a designated Red Seal trade to complete their apprenticeship program and receive their certification. Eligibility is retroactive to January 1, 2009.
The completion grant will be offered to apprentices who complete their training, become certified journeymen/journeywomen in a designated Red Seal trade and who obtain either the Red Seal endorsement or a provincial or territorial Certificate of Qualification.
Is there a deadline to apply?
Service Canada must receive your application by June 30th of the year following the year in which you completed your apprenticeship and became certified in your trade.
For example, if you completed your apprenticeship program and received your journeyperson certification in February 2010, you will have until June 30, 2011 to apply.
You are required to submit your supporting documents to Service Canada. You must also ensure the postmark1 date, or the date received and date stamped at a Service Canada Centre is on or before June 30th of the calendar year following the calendar year in which you completed your apprenticeship and became certified in your trade.
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