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Saskatchewan Apprenticeship Training Allowance (ATA)


The intention of the Apprenticeship Training Allowance (ATA) is to support apprentices who, for the purposes of attending technical training, are required to retain a second residence. The rate for apprentices whose principal residence is located in the Northern Saskatchewan Administration District will receive $250 per week. In all other cases, $200 per week applies.

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 an “Insured Participant” by Employment Insurance officials. (Insured Participant 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.

To apply for an Apprenticeship Training Allowance, complete the Training Allowance application through your MyATC account. For further help with the Apprenticeship Training Allowance application, visit the MyATC Knowledge Centre.


Women in the TRades initiative


The Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC) has implemented a new initiative aimed at attracting women to the skilled trades and helping them achieve journeyperson certification.

From January 8, 2024 until June 30, 2026, women in eligible Red Seal trades will receive a rebate on their apprenticeship registration fee and Level 1 technical training tuition. Fees are required to be paid up front through MyATC. However, the full amount will be refunded to whoever paid the fees.

For more information, refer to the Women In The Trades Initiative.


Employment Income (EI)


As an apprentice, you may be eligible to receive Employment Insurance while attending apprenticeship technical training.

To apply for Employment Insurance, you must apply online at www.servicecanada.gc.ca.

Apply immediately after your last day of work. Your claim START DATE is the day you apply online. You do not need your Record of Employment to start your claim process.

Upon receipt of your tuition, the SATCC will forward to you:

  • Tuition Receipt and Confirmation of Attendance
  • Federal Information Sheet. The information sheet will provide a reference code which you will need to apply online for employment insurance.

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.

GOVERNMENT OF CANADA FINANCIAL INCENTIVES


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

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

Government of Canada Apprentice Loan

Canada.ca/skilled-trades offers helpful tools, resources and information about available funding for people who choose to pursue a career in the skilled trades.


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Registration for Level 1 technical training is currently open with classes starting in March 2025. Register today: saskapprenticeship.ca
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