Supports for skilled trades and apprenticeship

How to become an apprentice, train and find a job in a Red Seal trade, how to hire an apprentice and what apprenticeship supports are available.

Services and information

How to become an apprentice

Steps to become an apprentice in a Red Seal trade.

Red Seal Program

A program that sets common standards and tools to assess the skills of tradespeople across Canada.

Employment Insurance (EI) for apprentices

Benefits while unemployed and attending technical training.

Tax deductions and credits for apprentices and tradespersons

Tradespersons’ tools deduction, tuition tax credit, education amount, textbook amount.

Provincial and territorial apprenticeship programs

Supports for apprentices offered by provincial and territorial governments.

Hiring and training apprentices

Supports for employers who offer apprenticeship training.

Funding opportunities for skilled trades and apprenticeship

Funding supports for individuals and for apprenticeship projects.


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