Apprenticeship in Alberta

How do I become an apprentice?

Visit Alberta Trade Secrets to learn how to become an apprentice in Alberta.

What reimbursements does CLAC offer?

CLAC will reimburse member apprentices up to $850 per school year for tuition fees, exam fees, and books.

If you received a grade of 90 percent or higher on your final exam, you can receive an additional $100 bonus.

You can apply for a maximum of two claims per year.

Costs that are covered are limited to:

  • Apprenticeship programs
  • Initial B-Pressure Welding Certification (one time only)
  • CWB Welding Certification (one time only)
  • Scaffolding (SAIA training provided by CLAC)
  • Industrial Construction Crew Supervisor
  • Construction Craft Labourer
  • Trade qualification exams
  • Approved apprenticeship books/study material

Am I eligible to apply?

You are eligible to apply if:

  • You are a member in good standing of Local 63
  • You have worked at least 1,500 hours per school year with a CLAC signatory employer that contributes to the Local 63 Alberta Apprenticeship Fund (AF)
  • You have an official school document to show that you’ve successfully completed the term
  • You can provide the AF with a receipt for tuition and/or books
  • You have returned to a CLAC signatory employer that contributes to the AF following completion of your schooling

How do I apply?

To learn more, and to find application forms, sign in to your myCLAC profile.