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Learner Policy & Procedures

Published Date: March 29, 2012
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Learner Income Support Benefits

Continuous Supplementary Benefits (General Policies)

Training Transportation


Income Support, Training and Health Benefits Regulation, Schedule 4, Section 7
Full-Time Learners: Schedules 1, 2, 3 and 4 (Labour)
Full-Time Learners: Schedules 1, 2, 3 and 4 (Advanced Education)


The Government of Alberta recognizes that certain learners have additional travel costs that need to be met in order for the learner to succeed in training. This benefit assists learner households with travel costs in specific situations.


The Government of Alberta may pay travel costs for a full-time learner to travel to an approved training program if:

  • the learner resides in a different community from the place of training, and 
  • there is no public transportation between the communities


  • $0.12 per kilometer based on 22 days per month


The learner submits either an EMP 5569 Learner Income Support Application (Full Time Study) or a Change in Circumstances for Learners (Full Time Study) with an Additional Continuous Benefits form to the Learner Income Support Office (LISO) requesting the benefit.


Learner Benefit Coordinator, LISO