• GRANTS AND INCENTIVES DURING TRAINING: Ontario Helping Apprentices Cover Living Expenses during Training, $75 Million Investment and Expert Advice will Improve Training, while making it Safer and More Affordable.

  • CANADA-ONTARIO JOB GRANT: Ontario’s workforce is our most valuable asset. As new technologies, globalization and shifting demographics rapidly change Ontario’s economy, they alter the mix of available jobs and the skills people need to succeed in them. By building up education and training, we can maintain Ontario’s competitive advantage, helping businesses and workers adapt to change and achieve their goals.

  • DEDUCTION FOR TOOLS : If you were a tradesperson in 2019, use the following formula to calculate your maximum tradesperson’s tools deduction for the cost of eligible tools you bought in 2019.

  • CO-OP EDUCATION TAX CREDIT: The Co-operative Education Tax Credit (CETC) is a refundable tax credit. The CETC is available to employers who hire students enrolled in a co-operative education program at an Ontario university or college.

  • APPRENTICESHIP JOB CREATION TAX CREDIT: The AJCTC is a non-refundable tax credit equal to 10% of the eligible salaries and wages payable to eligible apprentices in respect of employment after May 1, 2006. The maximum credit an employer can claim is $2,000 per year for each eligible apprentice. If your business hires an eligible apprentice, you qualify to claim the credit.

  • TOOL TAX CREDIT: You may be able to deduct the cost of eligible tools you bought to earn employment income as a tradesperson and as an eligible apprentice mechanic. This cost includes any GST, and provincial sales tax, or HST you paid.

  • APPRENTICESHIP GRANTS: Apprenticeship grants are designed to make a career in the trades an attractive choice and encourage more apprentices to complete their training. Eligible apprentices could receive up to $4,000, which can be used to pay for tuition, travel, tools, or other expenses.

  • FINISH AN APPRENTICESHIP: Find out what you get when you finish an apprenticeship in a skilled trade – and what you can do next.