Canadian Apprentice Service


Program Summary

We are partnering with, a non-profit organization committed to growing the skilled trades sector by connecting employers who are looking to hire job seekers who are looking to build a career in the skilled trades.

Canadian Apprenticeship Service, supports the hiring and training of Level 1 Apprentices in 39 Red Seal Trades across Canada. Employers are eligible for $5,000 or $10,000 grants to offset costs of hiring and training

Additional Info

COntact info

Phone: 306.683.7781

Email: [email protected]

Program Goal

Support the hiring and training of Level 1 Apprentices in Canada

Who is eligible?

Small and medium-sized businesses:

  • Micro (1 to 4 employees)
  • Small (5 to 99 employees)
  • Medium (100 to 499 employees)


Financial Incentives

$5,000 per apprentice per year for a max of two Level 1 apprentices per employer; or

$10,000 per apprentices per year for a max of two Level 1 apprentices if the apprentice identifies as being from an under-represented group.

Eligible trades


  • Boilermaker
  • Bricklayer
  • Carpenter
  • Construction Craft Labourer
  • Construction Electrician
  • Concrete Finisher
  • Drywall Finisher and Plasterer
  • Floorcovering Installer
  • Gasfitter A
  • Gasfitter B
  • Glazier
  • HEO Dozer
  • HEO Excavator
  • Insulator (Heat and Frost)
  • Ironworker Generalist
  • Ironworker Reinforcing
  • Ironworker S/O
  • Landscape Horticulturist
  • Lather (Interior Systems Mechanic)
  • Mobile Crane Operator
  • Painter and Decorator
  • Plumber
  • Powerline Technician
  • Refrigeration and AC Mechanic
  • Roofer
  • Sheet Metal Worker
  • Sprinkler Fitter
  • Steamfitter/Pipefitter
  • Tilesetter
  • Tower Crane Operator
  • Welder


  • Boilermaker
  • Cabinetmaker
  • Instrumentation and Control Technician
  • Industrial Electrician
  • Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)
  • Machinist
  • Metal Fabricator (Fitter)
  • Refrigeration and AC Mechanic
  • Sheet Metal Worker
  • Steamfitter/Pipefitter
  • Tool and Die Maker
  • Welder

How to apply


Complete required paperwork

Submit paperwork for processing


Register employer and apprentice on


Funds will be deposited into Employers account

Frequently Asked Questions

Can an eligible employer hire an apprentice if they are registered with a union as an apprentice?

YES – it is acceptable to hire an apprentice if the employee is registered with a union as an apprentice, whether or not the union is the official employer and paying the apprentice’s salary.

When does the financial incentive get paid to the small and medium-sized employers?

Financial supports shall be paid after the three following steps have been completed (please refer to steps above)

  • Employer and apprentice have submitted all required documents
  • Employer and apprentice have registered at 
  • Journeyperson & apprentice complete mentorship course

How is it determined that the apprentice is from an under-represented group?

When the apprentice completes the registration on, they will voluntarily self-disclose if they belong to one of the under-represented groups

Can an employer receive funding from multiple service providers?

NO – an employer must work with only one service provider per fiscal year (April 1 – March 31)

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