Financial Incentives/Assistance - Apprentices

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Apprenticeship Completion Grant: a $2,000 taxable cash grant for apprentices who complete their apprenticeship training and obtain Red Seal endorsement or a provincial or territorial Certificate of Qualification in a designated red seal trade.

Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (AIG): the AIG is a taxable cash grant of $1,000 per year for registered apprentices once they have successfully completed their first or second year/level (or equivalent) of an apprenticeship program in one of the red seal trades

Loans for Tools: a program offering new apprentices a loan to assist in the purchase of the tools and equipment required of the trade

Employment Insurance: provides temporary financial assistance for unemployed Canadians while they look for work or upgrade their skills

Targeted Wage Subsidy: As of August 1st 2010 The Targeted Wage Subsidy program is no longer being offered; these kinds of services can now be obtained through Employment Ontario Employment Service providers Click this link to find a Employment Service delivery site in your community.

Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP): OSAP provides eligible Ontario students with financial assistance to help pay for their tuition, books, mandatory fees, living costs and transportation

Apprenticeship Scholarship/ Signing Bonus (AS/SB): a $1,000 Apprenticeship Scholarship for youth entering into apprenticeships and requiring skills upgrades

Job Connect: Please note,As of August 1st 2010 most Job Connect offices are now part of the Employment Ontario Employment Services network offering a full range of employment services. Click this link for a employment service delivery site in your community.

Self Employment Benefit: provides unemployed people who are or have recently been eligible for Employment Insurance with income and entrepreneurial support while they develop and start their business

The Holmes Foundation: the mission of The Holmes Foundation is to ensure that all residential renovation and construction in Canada is done right–the first time; the foundation supports the training of youth in the skilled trades, through apprenticeships, scholarships and bursaries

There has been a number of changes to the Grants and Tax Credits. We are doing our best to stay current and accurate.

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