Government announces $3-$6K grant for female apprentices

Federal Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour Patty Hadju, Skills Canada's gold-medal winning auto painter Nicole Hamilton.

By CRM staff

Toronto, Ontario — December 11, 2018 — Federal Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour Patty Hadju has announced a new apprenticeship incentive grant for women in autobody, collision damage repair, auto painting and auto glass repair technician programs.

This new Apprenticeship Incentive Grant for Women provides $3,000 per year or level, up to a maximum amount of $6,000 to registered apprentices who have successfully completed their first or second year (level). While statistics from across the country are unavailable, in Ontario, there are 69 female licensed or apprenticed members of these trades, compared to 5,338 males.

The new Apprenticeship Incentive Grant for Women supports gender equality and better economic outcomes for women by giving them more opportunities to access typically higher-paying Red Seal trades where they are under-represented.

To apply for the grant, applicants should fill in the application form at: canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/funding/apprenticeship-incentive-women-eligibility.html.

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