Saskatchewan Apprenticeship Training Allowance (ATA)

As an apprentice, you may be eligible to receive Employment Insurance while attending apprenticeship technical training. Please read this Important Notice regarding Applying for Employment Insurance.

In addition, you may be eligible to receive an Apprenticeship Training Allowance providing:

  • You apply for, and are eligible to collect, Employment Insurance; are currently receiving Employment Insurance; or, are deemed a “Reachback” by Employment Insurance officials. (Reachback means you don’t have enough hours to start a new EI claim, but you have been on EI within the last three years.)
  • You are required to maintain a second residence at the location of training, at additional cost; and
  • Your home residence is 50 km or more away from the training location.

The rate for apprentices whose principal or secondary residence, for the purposes of attending technical training, is located in the Northern Saskatchewan Administration District will receive $175 per week. In all other cases, $125 per week applies.

Please complete and return the form below if you are applying for an Apprenticeship Training Allowance  and want any additional exemptions other than the basic personal amount deducted. Please return the forms to the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship office.

Saskatchewan Graduate Retention Program (GRP)

Saskatchewan is thriving and opportunities for graduates have never been bigger. Choose to live and build your future right here in Saskatchewan and you could be eligible for a refundable income tax credit. The Graduate Retention Program (GRP) provides a tax rebate up to $20,000 to graduates that remain in Saskatchewan and file a Saskatchewan income tax return.

 

Saskatchewan Advantage Scholarship

Every Saskatchewan grade 12 graduate (including Adult Basic Education and GED®) who enrolls at a Saskatchewan post-secondary institution is eligible to receive up to $500 per year (to a lifetime maximum of $2,000) to be applied to their tuition costs at a Saskatchewan post-secondary institution, through the Saskatchewan Advantage Scholarship.

Government of Canada Financial Incentives

For information on the Apprenticeship Incentive Grant, Apprenticeship Completion Grant, Tradesperson’s Tools Deduction, and Apprenticeship Job Creation Tax Credit – visit Service Canada.

Government of Canada Tuition Tax Credit, visit the Canada Revenue Agency website.

Government of Canada Apprentice Loan – Canada Apprentice Loan. Summary information