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Incentives & Subsidies for the Apprentice

Work Train Skills
Apprenticeship Incentive Grant - $2,000.00
  • Taxable cash grant received after completing Level 1 and 2 schooling
  • Apprenticeship Completion Grant - $2,000.00
  • Taxable cash grant received after completing an apprenticeship
  • Apprenticeship Scholarship - $1,000.00 (2 payments of $500.00 each)
  • Participant requires educational upgrading to qualify as an apprenticeship, they complete this with in one year, are hired by an employer and registered as an apprentice all within that year.
  • Employment Ontario Employment Services – Free employment service for job seekers and employers in the community
  • Services may include job search assistance connecting apprentices with employers.
  • OYAP – Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program –Free Registration
  • Can be signed as an apprentice while still in high school (as early as Grade 11) MTCU pays the $40.00 registration fee.
  • Summer Job Service - Free employment service
  • Students (High School, College and University) can connect with employers looking to hire a student for the summer (must be returning to school in September)
  • Tools: Loan for tools - up to $800.00
  • Interest free loan for tools. Interest starts accumulating once the apprentice passes the journeyperson exam or leaves the trade early.
  • Tools: Trades Person Tool Deduction – Up to $500.00 yearly
  • Apprentices and Journeypersons can write off one half of their yearly tool purchases which total up to $1,000.00 (write off up to $500.00)