First Period Apprentice Award

FAQ - First Period Apprentice Award

Learn more about applying for the award, eligibility and making changes.

FAQ - First Period Apprentice Award

The Government of Alberta through the Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund offers a First Period Apprentice Award to encourage registered apprentices with Apprenticeship and Industry Training to complete their first period of technical training toward receiving a trade certificate.


$750 Award


To be considered for the First Period Apprentice Award, you must be:

    • A Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada
    • Actively registered as an Alberta Apprentice
    • Registered to attend first period technical training at an approved technical training provider in Alberta on or after August 1, 2015

Note: Apprentices may only receive this award once.

Academic achievement is not a requirement for this award.

How to Apply for the Award:

First year apprentices registered to take first period technical training can apply for this award by logging in to their MyTradesecrets accounts and following the instructions. You can apply for this award up to and including your last day in class.

For more information

For questions regarding eligibility, payment for the First Period Apprentice Award, please contact Apprenticeship and Industry Training:

Phone: 1-800-248-4823