Hiring and training apprentices

It pays to hire and train an apprentice

There are many benefits for employers who hire and train apprentices including an impressive return on investment for their efforts. Employers get employees who are willing to learn and work hard, and take part in developing and strengthening Canada’s workforce with needed skills in trades.

The Government of Canada recognizes the importance of the skilled trades and the value of employers who provide apprenticeship training, and has several supports in place. Some of these include:

Job Bank for Employers (for free job posting and HR services)

Apprenticeship Job Creation Tax Credit; and

Employment Insurance Supplemental Unemployment Benefit Program

With over 400 apprenticeship training programs available across Canada, it is important to keep in mind that each province and territory has its own training and certification policies, as well as its own list of designated apprenticeship programs. Contact your province or territory for more information.

Employers can also benefit from the Canada Job Grant, now available in most jurisdictions across Canada.

Visit Support for apprentices for information on more programs available to help apprentices complete their training and for employers to hire and train apprentices.

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