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Incentives & Subsidies for the Apprentice

Apprenticeship Incentive Grant - $2,000.00
  • Taxable cash grant received after completing Level 1 and 2 schooling j
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 - $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)