Apprenticeship Opportunities

Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Scholarships

The Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Scholarships provide approximately 400 annual Scholarships of $1,000 per year.

The scholarships are designed to recognize the excellence of Alberta apprentices in a trade, and trainees in a designated occupation, and to encourage recipients to complete their apprenticeship or occupational training programs.

For detailed resources about scholarships and awards, visit the Alberta Government Apprenticeship and Industry Training site.

Apprenticeship: Earn While You Learn!
Trade careers have a lot going for the skilled men and women who work in them. Many trades offer the right kind of challenge, as they are highly technical, involve lots of math and sciences, and are changing quickly. A trade career can lead to supervision, management, the professional and business entrepreneurship. Pay rates vary, but are generally very good. The aging workforce means an overall increase in future demand for skilled tradespeople. Employers need people with the right skills!

RAP: for Students – The Registered Apprenticeship Program
Earn credits toward your apprenticeship and your high school diploma – at the same time!

Paid career training before you leave school.

For more information about apprenticeship and the trades in Alberta, visit or in Calgary call 297-6457.

Dates for next Apprenticeship Training courses:

Phone 403-284-7248 or 1-877-284-7248 to register

NAIT (Patricia Campus, 12204 – 149 Street NW, Edmonton)
Painter/Decorator Pamphlet
Phone 780-471-6248 or 1-877-333-6248 to register

More Information:
2017 – 2018 Apprenticeship Technical Training Schedule
Apprenticeship Course Outline

Canadian Apprenticeship Forum: Return on Investment
Review this document to see why you should be supporting/encouraging your employees on this career path (the first 20 pages are particulary relevant). Involvement creates a healthier industry and benefits everyone overall.

Apprenticeship Incentive Grant
To apply for the grant and review conditions of eligibility, refer to:
Service Canada –

Apprenticeship Job Creation Tax Credit
For more information refer to:

Tools Tax Deduction
For tradespeople see: Canada Tradesperson’s Tool Deduction or call 1-866-742-3644 (Service Canada)

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    I am a journeyman Painter who is about to retire and I have been working with a 40 year old single mother for about 8 years. Is there any possibility of her challenging the journeyman exam without having to go to school so that she can take over my position?


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      Hello Brad. Yes she can challenge the red seal ticket anytime. she needs to have an employer validate her years and hours on the tools then she can write the test any day. email me for more info


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    Hello I have been painting for 14 years and running my own business for the last 10 yrs, and I would like to become a journeyman painter. Can I get your email to contact you for more details as to how to prepare to challenge the red seal ticket, and what I need my employers/providers to provide to substantiate the hours I have work?
    Thank you


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