An apprentice is someone who is registered in an Industry Training Authority (ITA) approved training program. Apprentices who meet Employment Insurance (EI) client eligibility requirements are eligible for financial supports through the program while participating in the classroom technical training components of their apprenticeship training. Most apprentices will have an employer sponsor with whom they are completing the on-the-job components of their apprentice training.
Eligible clients seeking access to apprenticeship training may be considered for case management services to assess their need and eligibility for apprentice services and to help them establish an employer relationship. For more information on how to apply, please visit How to apply.
Apprentices are either Case Managed and will have their employment needs assessed as other eligible program clients or Non-Case Managed and are served through the Apprentice Supports Online.
Historically, approximately 80% of apprentices applying for financial supports have not required case management services. In the EPBC, this is expected to continue and these apprentices will be served through the Apprentice Training Supports Online.
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Visit Apprentice Supports Online, a simple, confidential way to find services and financial assistance to support your apprenticeship training.
Apprenticeship combines paid on-the-job training with technical training in a classroom or shop setting. Learn more about how apprenticeships work and how to find an apprenticeship program.
You may be eligible for temporary financial support during the in-school portion of your apprenticeship program. Find out how to apply for financial supports.