Tax deductions and credits for apprentices and tradespersons

The Government of Canada offers a range of tax credits and incentives apprentices can benefit from. These include:

  • Tradesperson’s Tools deduction

    If you have purchased eligible tools to earn employment income as a tradesperson or apprentice, you may be able to deduct their cost, including any goods and services tax (GST), provincial sales tax (PST) or harmonized sales tax (HST) you paid.

  • Tuition Tax Credit and licensing examination fees

    If you have eligible tuition fees, as well as certain licencing examination fees, you may be able to claim them on your income tax and benefits return.

  • Education amount

    If you have received a tax certificate from your educational institution, you may be able to claim the education amount.

  • Textbook amount

    If you qualify for either the full-time or part-time education amounts, you may also be able to claim the textbook tax credit.

For more information, visit the Canada Revenue Agency for a complete list of eligibility requirements for all tax credits and benefits available to you.

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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