Saskatchewan Apprenticeship Training Allowance (ATA)
As an apprentice, you may be eligible to receive Employment Insurance while attending apprenticeship technical training.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Applying for Employment Insurance.
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.
See Technical Training for more information.
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 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.
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.
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.
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
Government of Canada Tuition Tax Credit, visit the Canada Revenue Agency website.
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.
APPRENTICESHIP INCENTIVE GRANT FOR WOMEN
The Apprenticeship Incentive Grant for Women was announced in Budget 2018 as a five-year pilot project to support women to enter, progress and complete their training in Red Seal trades where they are underrepresented. The pilot will end March 31, 2023. Applications will not be accepted after this date.
The Apprenticeship Incentive Grant for Women (AIG-W) is a taxable cash grant of $3,000 per year/level (or equivalent) up to a maximum amount of $6,000 per person. More information.