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Additional Funding Options

Different students have different needs when it comes to funding assistance.

NAIT provides resources for students depending on their program of choice, work history, and financial needs. The funding options below have specific eligibility criteria for individuals and programs or courses, but may be an option to assist students in funding their education.

Aboriginal Student Funding

Qualified Aboriginal students may be eligible for additional grants or loans. Other sources of funding may be available through your band education counsellor or Aboriginal funding agencies.

Active Duty Personnel Assistance Fund

If you are a member of the Canadian Forces, you may be eligible to apply for Canadian Forces Personnel Assistance Fund assistance after completion of one year of service. CFPAF provides financial support to serving and former members of the Canadian Forces (CF) and their immediate families. Learn more

Life Long Learning Plan (LLP)

The Government of Canada's Lifelong Learning Plan (LLP) allows you to withdraw amounts from RRSPs to finance training or education for you or your spouse or common-law partner. You cannot use the RRSP funds to finance your children's school, or the training or education of your spouse or common-law partner's children. Learn more

Funding for apprentices

When you take time away from working to further your training and education, financial stress is the last thing you should worry about. With over 14,000 apprentices at NAIT, Financial Aid is here to help.

Employment Insurance

Apply online at Service Canada as soon as you stop working to be considered for Employment Insurance (EI) BENEFITS. An apprentice reference code will be required by EI to continue your eligibility while in school. The apprenticeship reference code for students is on your enrolment letter from AIT on your MyTradesecrets Profile.

Apprentices can call 1-800-248-4823 (in Alberta) or visit Service Canada.

Apprentice Training Award

The Apprentice Training Award is a $1,000 financial award for registered apprentices who are unemployed in their trade and attending technical training at an approved professional training provider in Alberta.

Apprenticeship Completion Grant

The Apprenticeship Completion Grant (ACG) is a taxable cash grant of $2,000. This Grant helps registered apprentices who have completed their training to become certified journeypersons in designated Red Seal trades.

Apprenticeship Incentive Grant

The Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (AIG) Is a taxable cash grant of $1,000 per year, up to a maximum of $2,000 available to registered apprentices once they have successfully finished their first or second year/level (or equivalent). This Grant helps registered apprentices in designated Red Seal trades get started.