Post-secondary studies and apprenticeships during COVID-19

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Student funding programs

Applications for student funding programs

Students can continue to apply online for student funding and grant programs, including:

  • Yukon Grant;
  • Student Training Allowance; and
  • Canada Student Loan and Grants.

Applications are currently being processed on the normal timelines.

Effects on student funding: 2019–20 academic year

The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted many students' post-secondary or training programs. If this happened to you, there will be no changes to your funding.

Learn more about eligibility for student funding:

Changes to Canada Student Loans and Grants

Yukon students receiving Canada Student Loans and Grants are eligible for the Government of Canada’s supports for this program. Yukon doesn’t offer a student loan program.

Find out about the current supports for Canada Student Loans and Grants recipients.

Income support for students

The federal government is rolling out supports for students. Find out more about the Economic Response Plan for students.

Student employment programs

We continue to assess the impacts of COVID-19 on student employment. Find out about the federal employment programs for students.

Some employers may no longer be able to hire students under the Student Training and Employment Program (STEP). We’re working with STEP employers to help them hire as many students as possible. This includes providing flexibility on:

  • the minimum number of hours of work per week;
  • the minimum number of hours of work over the duration of the summer; and
  • start dates for jobs.

Students hired under this program will continue to be paid based on the STEP wage scale. The STEP wage scale and other STEP information for students can be found at View student job listings (STEP).

We’ll provide updates as we continue to assess needs.

Information for apprentices

Accessing and submitting applications and required documents

You should submit all required documents by mail or email, including:

  • applications to transfer apprenticeship;
  • evaluations; and
  • apprenticeship applications and related paperwork, such as:
    • transcripts; and
    • trade experience verification forms.

Submit training and trades certification documents

  1. Download the training and trades certification form you need.
  2. Complete the form.
  3. Scan or take a picture of the completed form.
  4. Submit the form.
    Email: apprenticeship@gov.yk.ca
    Fax: 867-667-8555

Submit apprenticeship record books

In person: Our office is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 1000 Lewes Boulevard in Whitehorse.

Mail:
Government of Yukon
Apprenticeship and Trade Certification (E-1 APPR)
Box 2703
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6

Contact us

At this time, we encourage you to contact us by email, if possible: apprenticeship@gov.yk.ca.

In-school technical training and examinations

Yukon

What's suspended
  • All applications for apprenticeship in-school technical training for the 2019–20 training season.
  • All monthly apprenticeship and trade certification level exams and interprovincial exams at the Department of Education building until further notice.

We’ll update apprentices and employers as we assess the situation. We’ll continue to act based on the recommendations of Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health.

What about 2020–21?
  • There are currently no impacts to the 2020–21 training year.
  • We expect the 2020–21 training schedule to be available in May.
  • We’ll share the 2020–21 training schedule with you when available.
  • Employers and apprentices should continue to discuss training needs during this time.

Alberta

What's cancelled?
  • 2019–20 intakes for apprenticeship training.
  • All scheduled exam sessions and will be rescheduled later.

Get more information for apprentices and trades qualifier applicants from the Government of Alberta.

Trade qualification applications

We’ve cancelled all scheduled trade qualification exam sessions. We’ll re-reschedule these exam sessions in the future. At this time, there may be delays in the application assessment timelines.

Apprenticeship grants

You may not be able to complete your program or progress as you'd like because of:

  • building access restrictions;
  • suspension of face-to-face classes;
  • technical training cancellations;
  • delays; and
  • work interruptions.

Please email apprenticeship@gov.yk.ca if you believe you're eligible for an apprenticeship grant and need help.

More information

Phone: 867-456-3867 or 867-667-5140.
Email: apprenticeship@gov.yk.ca

How to access the Department of Education building

We have new procedures in place to support security and the health and safety of staff while remaining open for business.

The Department of Education’s front doors are locked during business hours.

If you need to meet with a staff member, please contact us ahead of time to coordinate your visit.

At the front entrance, we posted contact information and instructions for how you can:

  • speak with staff;
  • get help; and
  • get service.

You can:

  • contact the staff member you need to meet with;
  • phone front reception at 867-667-5141; or
  • knock at the door upon arrival and front reception will assist you.

You can also use our new drop box at the front entrance to drop off non-confidential materials. You need to give confidential materials directly to staff.