Apprenticeship Completion Employer Bonus

Here's information that can encourage an employer to hire you as an apprentice. Employers are eligible to receive a $1000 Apprenticeship Completion Employer Bonus for each apprentice they hire, train and completes his or her apprenticeship training - receiving a Certificate of Apprenticeship and where, applicable, a Certificate of Qualification. This is a taxable cash grant.

Who can participate?

Your employer can receive the grant if it:

  • Employs apprentices who complete their training in any of Ontario's approved trades.
  • Is a corporation or unincorporated businesses and subject to Ontario corporate income tax or Ontario personal income tax.

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 my employer receive the bonus?

Your employer will co-sign your training or sponsorship agreement. The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities uses this information to determine which employer is eligible to receive a bonus once an apprentice completes his or her training and receives a Certificate of Apprenticeship, or, where required, completes their Certificate of Qualification exam.

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.