Financial Incentives/Assistance for Employers

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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 Completion Grant non Red Seal Trades: The Apprenticeship Completion Bonus in non-Red Seal Trades is a taxable cash grant of $2,000 per registered apprentice after they successfully complete their apprenticeship training and obtain certification in a non-Red Seal trade, on or after April 1, 2009. The goal of the program is to encourage the apprentice’s progression through the technical and on-the-job training requirements culminating in certification. What is a non-Red Seal trade program? A non-Red Seal trade is an Ontario approved trade that is not part of the Federal Government’s Red Seal program for trades. 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

Apprenticeship Job Creation Tax Credit (AJCTC): a non-refundable tax credit equal to 10% of the salaries and wages paid to apprentices employed after May 1, 2006 in a red seal trade. The maximum credit is $2,000 per year for each eligible apprentice for the first two years.

Apprenticeship Training Tax Credit (ATTC): encourages the hiring of apprentices in certain skilled trades. The ATTC complements other apprenticeship program measures to help increase the availability of skilled workers in key sectors of the economy. An employer would be eligible for a tax credit of up to $10,000 per year per eligible apprentice to a maximum of $40,000 over the first 48 months of the apprenticeship. The maximum annual tax credit of $10,000 would be pro-rated for the number of days the apprentice is employed with that employer during the year.

Apprenticeship Scholarship/ Signing Bonus (AS/SB): a $2,000 Apprenticeship Signing bonus (2 payments of $1000) for employers that hire eligible people entering into apprenticeships and requiring skills upgrades

Ontario Co-operative Education Tax Credit: a refundable tax credit available to employers that hire students enrolled in recognized Ontario University or College Co-operative education programs. Up to $3000.00 max per student per work term. Note: certain innovative apprenticeship work placements that we previously included in this credit are now claimed under the Apprenticeship Training Tax Credit. This tax credit is administered through the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) on behalf of the Ontario through the federal income tax system.

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 an employment service delivery site in your community.

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 an Employment Service delivery site in your community.

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