Most drilling rig companies have programs in place to help apprentices with the costs associated with their training. In addition to these employer programs, other funding is available through scholarships and grants.
The 2016 - 2017 CAODC Scholarship is for $1,000 and is awarded to 5 recipients. Intake for 2016 - 17 opens April 1, 2016. Applications can be downloaded from the CAODC Scholarship page.
The Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (AIG) awards $1000 per year (to a maximum of $2000) to Rig Technician apprentices who successfully complete their first and second periods of technical training (Rig Tech 1 and 2). Apply for the AIG online here
The Apprenticeship Completion Grant (ACG) awards $2000 to Rig Technician apprentices who complete the program and obtain journeyman certification. Apply for the AIG online here
Apprentices and journeymen who have completed technical training in 2015 have until June 30, 2016 to apply.
For more information about other incentives such as scholarships, bursaries, grants and financial assistance, please click here