To promote the growth of trades, many financial supports are available to apprentices, tradespeople and those who hire apprentices.
Government of Canada Financial Incentives
The Canada Apprentice Loan provides up to $4,000 per period of technical training to apprentices in Red Seal trades to help them complete their training.
Application deadline: Apprentices can apply up to 2 days before they complete their technical training. Visit the Canada Apprentice Loan Online Service for more details and to apply online.
Note: The Canada Apprentice Loan is not offered in Quebec. Please contact Quebec for alternative support measures available to you.
The Apprenticeship Incentive Grant is a taxable cash grant of $1,000 per year or level, up to a maximum amount of $2,000 per person.
The grant is for registered apprentices who successfully complete the first or second year/level (or equivalent) of an apprenticeship program for a designated Red Seal trade.
Application deadline: There is a deadline to apply. To access the online form, for more information on the deadline, eligibility criteria, and which supporting documents are required, please visit the Apprenticeship Grants website or call 1 866 742-3644 (TTY : 1 866 909-9757).
The Apprenticeship Incentive Grant for Women provides $3,000 per year or level, up to a maximum amount of $6,000, to registered apprentices who have successfully completed their first or second year/level of an apprenticeship program in eligible Red Seal trades. Women apprentices who progress in their training on or after April 1, 2018, may be eligible for the new grant.
The Apprenticeship Completion Grant is a taxable cash grant of $2,000 per person. The grant is for registered apprentices who successfully complete their apprenticeship training and obtain journeyperson certification in a designated Red Seal trade.
Apprentices may also be eligible for Employment Insurance during periods of in-school apprenticeship training.
Annual tax deduction of up to $500 to help tradespersons cover the costs of new tools necessary for their trade. See the trades section of the Canada Revenue Agency website for details.
A non-refundable tax credit for employers that is equal to 10% of the eligible salaries and wages payable to eligible apprentices. Maximum credit is $2,000 for each eligible apprentice. See the Canada Revenue Agency website for details.
Provincial and Territorial Financial Support
Learn what financial support is available to apprentices and tradespeople in your province or territory.
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