Provincial Trade Programs

Grants, Loans, Tax Credits, Building Codes and Standards:


    1. Student Aid Alberta provides loans and grants to apprentices registered in the Alberta apprenticeship program with Apprenticeship and Industry Training who are attending an approved technical training program as a full-time student.

      As long as you are registered and progressing as an apprentice, you will remain in interest-free status on your current and previous Alberta student loans for the duration of your apprenticeship program including technical training and on-the-job training.  For more information on loans for apprentices, visit Student Aid Alberta.

    2. Apprentice Income Support:  Supplemental grant open to all apprentices; $500-$3000
    3. Safety Codes: Building and Trade specific disciplines which each have their own safety codes to keep the public safe in the places they live, work and play.
    4. STANDATA.  Safety Services and the Safety Codes Council develop Alberta Building Code STANDATA jointly. Some are issued under the authority of the Code or the Safety Codes Act as province-wide variances or interpretations. Others are information bulletins that provide general advice on related matters. Below is an index page linked to all current Director’s Interpretations. New STANDATA are added on a regular basis.If you would like to subscribe to STANDATA, please go to the List Subscription Service. You will be automatically notified when new STANDATA or other information is posted on the Safety Services site.
  • British Colombia

    1. WorkBC:   Apprentices may be eligible for to five levels of funding, totaling up to $46,600 for a single individual or $55,700 for an individual with three dependents.
    2. Industry Trades Training:  Wondering about trades and apprenticeships and the jobs that could be available to you? Knowing where to start your research can be difficult. ITA guides you through everything you need to know about apprenticeships and industry training in BC – your pathway to a rewarding career.
    3. Building Codes and Standards:  Provincial regulations that governs new construction, and building alterations, repairs and demolitions. Building, renovation and demolition projects must comply with the code as well as applicable local government bylaws for zoning and permits.
  • Saskatchewan

    1. Trade Certification and Commission:  Your pathway to apprenticeship training and employment
    2. Trade Up Saskatchewan:  Grants and Tax Credits
    3. Building Code Regulations
  • Manitoba

    1. Manitoba Trades:  Workforce Development and Income Support
    2. Workplace Safety and Health
  • Ontario

    1. College of Trades:   The Ontario College of Trades (the College) is an industry-driven, professional regulatory body that protects the public by regulating and promoting the skilled trades.
    2. Youth Apprenticeship Program
    3. Job Grant for Employers
    4. Building Codes


Northwest Territories


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