Build a rewarding career with a skilled trade! Did you know that skilled workers are in high demand in Ontario's rapidly changing workforce? Jobs in skilled trades pay well and challenge your intellect and creativity. Better still, you can earn a pay cheque while you learn. Check out the many incentives, programs and bonuses for both apprentices and employers listed below!
Our employment counsellors can assist you in career assessment as well as researching and choosing which trade is best for you. We can also provide information and assistance in applying for various programs available to both employers and apprentices.
General Information - Learn about apprenticeship and how to get started.
Apprenticeship Training Tax Credit (ATTC) - Learn more about The Apprenticeship Training Tax Credit which encourages employers to hire and train apprentices in certain skilled trades.
Apprenticeship Scholarship and Employer signing bonus - Find out how this incentive assists employers to hire and register as apprentices individuals who have left school prior to completing the minimum academic requirements for apprenticeship registration.
Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program - The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) opens the door to apprenticeship in a wide range of exciting careers. If you are entering Grade 11 and are at least 16 years old, you can work towards a career in a skilled trade as a registered apprentice, and eventually a certified skilled worker or journeyperson, while you complete your Ontario Secondary School Diploma.
Co-Op Diploma Apprenticeship Program - The Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship Program combines a college diploma program and apprenticeship training leading to a Certificate of Qualification. Participants pursue both diploma courses and apprenticeship in-school training in a related skilled trade. Individuals who want to register for the Co-Op Diploma Apprenticeship Program must meet all eligibility criteria for both the college diploma program as well as the apprenticeship training.
Ontario Cooperative Education Tax Credit - Private sector employers can receive tax credits for up to 15% of an employee's salary for hiring university, college or vocational school students enrolled in cooperative education and technology programs.
Apprenticeship Grants - Service Canada - Through the Apprenticeship Incentive Grant and the Apprenticeship Completion Grant, registered apprentices who complete their apprenticeship training and receive their journeyman/journeywoman certification in a designated Red Seal trade could be eligible to receive up to a maximum of $4,000.
Canada Apprentice Loan - The Government of Canada offers apprentices registered in a Red Seal Trade apprenticeship program up to $4,000 per period of technical training. Apply online.