GPMC | NMC bursary

The GPMC | NMC offers twenty-five (25), two-thousand dollar ($2000) bursaries to assist members of Canada’s Building Trade Unions children with the cost of their post-secondary education.

If your parent is a member of one of Canada’s construction and building trade unions whose local union has within its jurisdiction a General Presidents’ Maintenance Agreement or a National Maintenance Agreement you are eligible to apply.

Who can apply?

Children attending a post-secondary academic institution on a full-time basis.

Their parents must be a member to one of Canada’s Construction & Building Trades Unions where their Local Union has within its jurisdiction a General Presidents’ Maintenance Agreement and/or National Maintenance Agreement.

key dates

Contest Opens on September 15, 2024.

Application Deadline is November 30, 2024.

A random lottery to select bursary recipients will be held upon contest closing. Winners will be posted on this website and cheques mailed shortly thereafter.

Total Available

Twenty-five (25) bursaries allocated across the following provinces:

Fifteen (15) for Western Canada
Ten (10) for Eastern Canada

App process

Using this website eligible applicants are required to:

Fill out and submit the electronic application form available below.

Upload proof of registration and/or enrollment as a full-time student at a post-secondary institution for the 2024-2025 academic school year.

Featured Quotes from Our 2023 Bursary Recipients!


Kerri Kooner

“I intend to use the bursary funds towards my Bachelor of Arts Degree. I’m a student at Simon Fraser University, majoring in Communication and minoring in Print and Digital Publishing.”


Jonathon Clowater

“Thank you for helping me further my education. Your financial support is greatly appreciated.”


Laura Olivares

“I will be using this bursary to continue my education at the University of Calgary. My long term goal is to become a Speech-Language Pathologist, therefore, this bursary is assisting me in achieving that dream in the future by funding my education now.”


Katelyn Joudrey

“Thank you so much for this bursary award. These bursary funds are being used to help pay for my BSc undergraduate degree in Archaeology as well as my residence at Trent University.”


Eric Burget

“I am very thankful to have been selected as a recipient for the GPMC bursary. I plan to use the bursary funds towards my tuition and textbook costs. The GPMC bursary has given me the privilege of being able to spend more time on school rather than work. “


Tara Martin

This bursary will help me greatly as I pursue my Bachelor of Arts. I intend to use the funds to pay my tuition and residence. The funds will also help with travel costs like plane tickets, as I am from New Brunswick and attend university in Ontario.


Rebecca "Kenzie" Whalen

I am sincerely grateful for the GPMC ||NMC Bursary, as it will significantly contribute to my ongoing studies and potential pursuit of higher education. The funds from this bursary will be dedicated to empowering me to focus on my academic endeavors.


Lauren Woodbeck

Lauren will be attending the University of Alberta to study biological sciences with a minor in psychology. After obtaining her Bachelor of Science, she plans to continue her education into medical school to pursue a Doctorate of Medicine.


Lauryn Moyer

“I will be using this bursary to help fund my education in the Bachelor of Education program at the University of Saskatchewan. This money will be used to purchase resources such as textbooks and other supplies for her studies.


Miah Wildschut

I want to use this bursary award to invest in my future. I want to use it to broaden my horizons through experiential learning, and make sure that every dollar goes toward helping me advance both academically and personally.

Terms and Conditions

These terms and conditions (“Terms”) outline the guidelines and requirements for the GPMC/NMC Educational Bursary Program (“Bursary Program”) provided by General Presidents’ Maintenance Committee for Canada/National Maintenance Council for Canada (“Organization”). By applying for and accepting the bursary, you (“Applicant” or “Recipient”) agree to comply with these Terms.


The Bursary Program is open to full-time undergraduate students enrolled in accredited institutions on a full-time basis for the 2023-2024 educational year.

Applicant’s parent(s) must be a member of one of Canada’s Construction & Building Trades Unions where their Local Union has within its jurisdiction a General Presidents’ Maintenance Agreement and/or National Maintenance Agreement to qualify for consideration.

 Application Process:

Applicants must submit a complete and accurate application form by the specified deadline.

All required supporting documents, such as transcripts, recommendation letters, and financial information, must be submitted as part of the application.

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

 Selection Criteria:

Recipients will be selected based on a random lottery following the contest deadline.

Bursary Amount and Distribution:

The bursary amount of two thousand dollars ($ 2,000) each will be distributed to twenty-five (25) qualified applicants. Fifteen (15) applicants will be selected from Western Canada and ten (10) will be selected from Eastern Canada.

The bursary amount will be disbursed via cheque.


Recipients agree that the Organization may use their names, photographs, and any related information for publicity purposes related to the Bursary Program.

By applying for the Bursary Program, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agreed to these Terms and Conditions.