The Provincial Training Allowance (PTA) is grant funding to assist with the costs of living for low income adult clients enrolled in basic education and bridging programs. In addition, the PTA provides assistance for Quick Skills Training of 4 to 11 weeks for programs not funded by student loans.
Students enrolled full-time in Basic Education and short programs of less than 12 weeks may be eligible for Provincial Training Allowance.
The PTA has the following features:
- Funding is calculated using flat rate living allowances based on client category and whether or not the client lives with parents, plus actual daycare allowances, up to maximum levels. The flat rate living allowances are intended to pay for rent, utilities, food, clothing, personal/household items and transportation. The PTA does not provide allowances for tuition, books and supplies.