Below is a list of the frequently asked questions and answers about the CLAC Apprenticeship Support Program (CASP). If you have questions not answered here, please connect with us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to respond.
How many first-year apprentices can I get funding for?
What happens if I sign a CASP agreement and I don’t end up hiring a new first-year apprentice?
Are there any restrictions on how my company uses the money?
My company has separate operating divisions. Can each division access the funding?
How do I determine if an apprentice is a member of one of the six equity deserving groups?
When do I receive my funding?
My company hired a new worker in a labourer capacity and as a result of this program, registered the individual as an apprentice. Does this qualify for the funding?
I plan to hire an apprentice who is already registered in another trade but wishes to change trades. Does this qualify for the funding?
I plan to hire an apprentice that apprenticed with a different employer. Does this apprentice qualify for the funding?
Can I hire an apprentice if they are registered with a union as an apprentice?
Employees at my company are not represented by CLAC. Can I still access this service?
Is the funding available in all provinces and territories?
I am having difficulty finding a first-year apprentice to hire. Can CASP help?
Can I apply to more than one organization to get the funding for the same first year apprentice?
My company is not currently unionized. If I access the funding through CASP, will CLAC try to recruit my employees to join the union?