Employer Signing Bonus

The $2,000 Employment Signing Bonus encourages employers in the trades to register new apprentices in sectors where there is a high demand for skilled workers. This initiative will assist employers to hire and register apprentices who have left school and require upgrading to meet the registration standards for apprenticeship training.

Who Can Participate?

The Employer Signing Bonus will be delivered in two equal instalments over six months. To be eligible for the first instalment, employers must:

  • Meet all the specific apprenticeship requirements to provide training in the trade, and
  • Hire and register an apprenticeship scholarship candidate as an apprentice.

To receive the second instalment, employers must:

  • Continue to employ the apprentice and provide on-the-job training for at least six months from the date that the apprentice was registered

How Can I Access the Services?

Call the toll-free Employment Ontario Hotline at 1-800-387-5656, TTY (telephone service for the deaf) 1-866-533-6339 for the phone number and location of the Employment Ontario Employment Service office in your area. Newcomers to Ontario can ask for this information in the language of their choice.