Governments at the provincial/territorial level and federally offer a number of financial incentives to help employers who hire and train apprentices.
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Intended to support employers who offer skills training to help employees train for a new or better job. Grants of up to $10,000 for direct training costs, with employers generally expected to contribute one-third. Flexibility may be available for small businesses.
This program builds employer/employee relationships which promote the development of our unemployed by gaining skills that ultimately result in long-term sustainable full-time employment. The component also aims at encouraging the hiring of individuals from select groups.
For journeypersons, management, operations and administration staff, this course teaches how to provide effective on-the-job mentorship, featuring a simple and easy-to-remember tool mentors can apply to every lesson. The M.E.N.T.O.R. Approach is a highly interactive session with multiple exercises to keep action-oriented tradespeople engaged.
The Graduated Apprenticeship Grant for Employers (GAGE) provides payments to employers who hire and train apprentices in 130 eligible trades.
The Commission de la construction du Québec (CCQ) program encourages employers to hire women by providing up to 30% of the apprentice’s salary for a maximum of 52 weeks or $10,000. The incentive requires an agreement to be established between the CCQ and the company.
Based on wages an employer pays an eligible apprentice before December 31, 2019. The tax credit is refundable, but must first be applied against total income tax payable. An eligible employer’s principal business is constructing, repairing or converting ships. Eligible apprentices are registered with the Industry Training Authority and enrolled in an eligible program.