Scholarships & Bursaries

FEN-BC / GCABC Bursary Program

FEN-BC / GCABC provides bursaries to persons interested in pursuing a career in the glazing installation and / or fabrication apprentice program. These bursaries can be applied to any of the three levels of training required to achieve your journeyperson status. Bursaries will be paid directly to the school. Students are required to be a registered apprentice. Candidates should possess trade aptitude.

Bursary Policy: (1) Only one bursary per person; (2) Only available for FEN-BC / GCABC members; (3) Only available to attend the FES-BC / GCABC school.

Note: FEN-BC / GCABC will indenture anyone who is not currently employed in the glazing industry. This is applicable for Level 1 training only. This will ensure you are eligible to apply for an apprentice number with the Industry Training Authority. Please find more information here.

Provincial And Federal Government Grant And Tax Credits

  • BC Training Tax Credit (PDF)
    • Apprentices may qualify for up to $9,000 in tax credits as they progress through their training, with additional funding available to qualified apprentices under the Enhanced Tax Credit.
    • Employers may qualify for up to $16,500 in tax credits as their apprentice progresses through training. Additional tax credits are available to employers whose apprentices qualify for the Enhanced Tax Credit.
  • Apprentice Incentive Grants (Service Canada website)
    The Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (AIG) is a taxable cash grant of $1,000 per year, up to a maximum of $2,000 per person, available to registered apprentices once they have successfully finished their first or second year/level (or equivalent) of an apprenticeship program in one of the Red Seal trades.
  • Apprentice Financial Supports (WorkBC website)
    Apprentices may also be eligible to receive additional financial supports, such as:
    • Basic Living Expenses
    • Dependent Care (Childcare)
    • Disability Costs
    • Commuting Costs
    • Travel Costs
    • Living away from home costs
  • Apprentice Completion Grant (Service Canada website)
    The Apprenticeship Completion Grant (ACG) is a taxable cash grant of $2,000 maximum available to registered apprentices who have successfully completed their apprenticeship training and obtained their journeyperson certification in a designated Red Seal trade on or after January 1, 2009.
  • Tradesperson’s Tools Expense (Canada Revenue Agency website)
    The federal government will provide an annual tax deduction up to $500 for the cost of new tools over $1,000 per year attained by an employed tradesperson. Employers must certify the tool purchases were required for employment activities. Electronic communication devised and electronic processing equipment do not qualify.
  • Secondary School Apprenticeship (SSA) Scholarship Application (Ministry of Education)
    The SSA Scholarship, a $1000 cash award, is available to SSA students for sustained and exceptional work as an apprentice. The funds are intended to assist apprentices with the purchase of tools, equipment, materials, or post-secondary tuition.
  • Youth Skills Hiring Incentive (Get Youth Working website)
    The Youth Skills BC Workplace Pilot program offers BC employers a $2,000 hiring incentive when hiring an eligible youth (between the ages of 15 and 29) with skills/certification required to perform job duties.
  • Apprentice Hiring Incentives
    • Federal (Canada Revenue Agency website)
      Apprenticeship Job Creation Tax Credit (AJCTC) is a non-refundable tax credit equal to 10% of the eligible salaries and wages payable to eligible apprentices in respect of employment after May 1, 2006.
    • Provincial (ITA website)
      Training Tax Credits provide refundable income tax credits for employers who employ apprentices enrolled in apprenticeship programs administered through the Industry Training Authority (ITA)