Apprenticeship Completion Employer Bonus

Employers can earn a $1000 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 Apprenticeship Completion Employer Bonus is part of the government's plan to ensure Ontario has the skilled workers it needs to succeed in tomorrow's economy. This initiative is designed to:

  • Encourage employers to fully train their apprentices.
  • Encourage employers to hire apprentices and participate in Ontario's apprenticeship system.
  • Reward and acknowledge employers who have shown commitment to apprenticeship training.

Who can participate?

Employers that:

  • Employ and complete apprentices in any of Ontario's approved trades.
  • Are incorporations or unincorporated businesses and are subject to Ontario corporate income tax or Ontario personal income tax.
  • Are based in Ontario or out of province.

Sponsor Groups are not eligible for the Apprenticeship Completion Employer Bonus. These groups are not individual employers. Employers that belong to these groups can receive the bonus if they are the employer who last employed the apprentice.

How can I receive the bonus?

  • Eligible employers will receive a letter and application from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.
  • Employers will be identified by the registration document or training agreement with individual apprentices.
  • Any application received after the 180-day time limit will not be eligible for the support.

Need more information?

Contact 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 apprenticeship office in your area. Newcomers to Ontario can ask for this information in the language of their choice.