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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Skills PEI

Provides a temporary wage subsidy to employers providing an opportunity to a job seeker.

START Program

Encourages small businesses to hire Nova Scotians requiring work experience. Financial incentives can be used to pay wages, mandatory employment-related costs, training costs or other costs related to hiring a new employee.

The Apprenticeship Job Creation Tax Credit (AJCTC)

A refundable credit for employers hiring apprentices in the first 24 months of their Red Seal program. The AJCTC is equal to 10% of the eligible salaries and wages payable to eligible apprentices, up to $2,000 per year.

The Employer Completion Bonus

Employers can earn a $1,000 taxable cash grant for each apprentice they employ and train who completes his or her apprenticeship, receives a Certificate of Apprenticeship and where, applicable, a Certificate of Qualification.

The Employer Signing Bonus

A $2,000 signing bonus is available to employers who hire, register and train an apprentice as part of their participation in the Employment Service program.

The Employer’s Training Tax Credit

A refundable tax credit for employers of apprentices enrolled in programs administered by the Industry Training Authority. The tax credit includes three elements: the basic tax credit, the completion tax credit and the enhanced tax credit.

The Workplace Apprenticeship Program Tax Credit for On-the-Job-Training

A tax credit for qualified employers who provide on-the-job training for an apprentice enrolled in the Workplace Apprenticeship Program (WAP) or a student enrolled full-time at a recognized educational institution.

The Yukon Business Incentive Apprentice Rebate

A rebate given to employers equal to 15% of the gross wages paid to an apprentice on an eligible project.

Training On-the-Job Program

Provides a wage subsidy to small and medium employers to hire and train unemployed or under-skilled workers. Training can be up to 52 weeks, may be delivered on the job site, with a training provider or both. Employers are expected to hire the trainee when training ends.