Financial Incentives for Employer Sponsors

 

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Apprenticeship Job Creation Tax Credit (AJCTC)

A non-refundable tax credit equal to 10% of the eligible salaries and wages payable to eligible apprentices in respect of employment after May 1, 2006. The maximum credit an employer can claim is $2,000 per year for each eligible apprentice.

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Canada

Apprentice Completion Bonus

A $1000 taxable cash grant for each apprentice employed and trained who completes their apprenticeship, receives a Certificate of Apprenticeship and their Certificate of Qualification.

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Ontario

Employer Signing Bonus

The $2,000 Employment Signing Bonus encourages employers in the trades to register new apprentices in sectors where there is a high demand for skilled workers. This initiative will assist employers to hire and register apprentices who have left school and require upgrading to meet the registration standards for apprenticeship training.

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Ontario

Graduated Apprenticeship Grant for Employers (GAGE)

The Graduated Apprenticeship Grant for Employers (GAGE) provides payments to employers who hire (sponsor) and train apprentices in eligible trades. Eligible employers will receive an automatic payment as their apprentice completes each level of training and when they achieve their Certificate of Apprenticeship or Certificate of Qualification.

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Ontario