It Pays to Apprentice
You already know that you’ll get a pay cheque while you work as an apprentice.
Did you also know that you can access Employment Insurance and other financial assistance while you attend technical training? There are also grants and tax credits available as you progress through your apprenticeship.
Whichever financial program you apply for – whether it’s a grant, a tax credit or other financial supports – if you are approved, it’s yours to keep. It is not a loan. You don’t have to repay it.
Financial Supports while you attend technical training
You can apply for B.C. government funding for some additional expenses that you may face when you attend in-school training. Remember these are grants and you do not have to pay them back. These include:
- Living away from home
- Basic Living Expenses
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Registered apprentices who are employed
Go to the Apprentice Online Portal at least one month before school starts.
It’s a good idea to apply as far ahead as possible – as soon as you know the start date of your class.