Financial assistance offered

The types and amounts of financial assistance you may be eligible for depend on the stream of the program you apply under.

Types of financial assistance

Financial assistance for participation

You may receive financial assistance for taking or passing your refresher training or internship. The amounts allocated depend on the program stream and the kind of training or internship you do.

Financial assistance for childcare

You may receive financial assistance for your dependent children’s childcare costs while you do your refresher training or internship.

If your spouse is also doing full- or part-time refresher training, only one of the two parents can receive financial assistance for childcare.

You cannot receive this financial assistance for childcare if you are receiving it from another government body.

You will be asked for certain documents when you submit your financial assistance application.

The financial assistance for childcare is offered under the following program streams:

  • Full-time training taken in Québec, offered by an educational institution (Stream 2A)
  • Part-time training taken in Québec, offered by an educational institution (Stream 2B)
  • Training taken in Québec, offered by a regulatory body in the form of an unpaid internship (Stream 3B)

Financial assistance for transportation

To receive the transportation allowance, you must use public transit to travel between your home and the training location.

If you live in a region without public transit, the trip allowance may apply.

The financial assistance for transportation costs is offered under the following program streams:

  • Full-time training taken in Québec, offered by an educational institution (Stream 2A)
  • Training taken in Québec, offered by a regulatory body in the form of an unpaid internship (Stream 3B)

Financial assistance for travel

You may receive the trip allowance if you live in a place without public transit to travel between your home and the training location.

To receive the trip allowance, you must use a car to go to and from the training location. The trip allowance is calculated:

  • Based on your kilometrage to get from your home to the training or internship location
  • By the shortest route
  • Per day of training

The financial assistance for travel costs is offered under the following program streams:

  • Full-time training taken in Québec, offered by an educational institution (Stream 2A)
  • Training taken in Québec, offered by a regulatory body in the form of an unpaid internship (Stream 3B)

Amounts granted, based on the program stream

The types and amounts of financial assistance you are eligible for depend on the program stream you apply under.

For each type of refresher training, there is a maximum number of hours or weeks for which you can receive financial assistance.

Stream 1A: Financial assistance for refresher training offered by an educational institution in Québec

Here are the amounts you may be eligible to receive and the maximum duration of the financial assistance for this sub-stream:

  • Full-time training completed remotely from abroad: $500 per week for a maximum of 15 consecutive weeks
  • Part-time training completed remotely from abroad: $250 per week for a maximum of 15 consecutive weeks

Please go to the Determine whether your training is full-time or part-time page to learn the number of hours or credits in full- and part-time training programs.

Stream 1B: Financial assistance for refresher training, completed remotely from abroad, offered by a regulatory body in Québec

Here are the amounts you may be eligible to receive and the maximum duration of the financial assistance for this sub-stream:

  • Financial assistance for participation: $15 an hour, for a maximum of 45 hours per training course

Stream 2A: Financial assistance for full-time refresher training, completed in Québec, offered by an educational institution

Here are the amounts you may be eligible to receive and the maximum duration of the financial assistance for this sub-stream:

  • Financial assistance for participation: $500 per week for a maximum of 62 weeks;
  • Financial assistance for childcare: Maximum of $40 per dependent child per training day, for a maximum of 62 weeks;
  • Financial assistance for transportation: Maximum of $25 per week for a maximum of 62 weeks, or based on the actual cost of a monthly public transport pass; or
  • Financial assistance for travel: Variable ($0.17 per kilometre, maximum $536 per month), for a maximum of 62 weeks.

Stream 2B: Financial assistance for part-time refresher training, completed in Québec, offered by an educational institution

Here are the amounts you may be eligible to receive and the maximum duration of the financial assistance for this sub-stream:

  • Financial assistance for participation: $250 per week for a maximum of 62 weeks
  • Financial assistance for childcare: Maximum of $15 per dependent child per training day

Stream 3A: Refresher training in course form

Here are the amounts you may be eligible to receive for this sub-stream:

  • Financial assistance for participation: $15 per hour for a maximum of 45 hours per training course

Stream 3B: Refresher training in the form of an unpaid internship

Here are the amounts you may be eligible to receive and the maximum duration of the financial assistance for this sub-stream:

  • Financial assistance for participation: $500 per week for a maximum of 26 weeks
  • Financial assistance for childcare: Maximum of $25 per dependent child per training day
  • Financial assistance for transportation: Maximum of $25 per week for a maximum of 26 weeks, or based on the actual cost of a monthly public transport pass; or
  • Financial assistance for travel: Variable ($0.17 per kilometre, maximum $536 per month), for a maximum of 26 weeks

Payment of the financial assistance

The payment of the financial assistance is conditional on the approval of your application. It is paid within 30 days after approval.

In sub-streams 1A, 1B and 3A, the financial assistance is paid once for the entire refresher training period.

In sub-streams 2A, 2B and 3B, you will receive the financial assistance every four weeks during your refresher training or internship. The financial assistance may be paid to you retroactively from the start date of your refresher training or internship. You may receive retroactive payments for a maximum of eight weeks prior to the date you submit your application. You must complete the attendance for every month to continue receiving the payments.

Last update: January 27, 2023

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