Apprenticeship Incentives

Apprenticeship Incentives

Apprenticeship training involves a combination of on-the-job training on your work site, and in-class instruction for apprentices. Here are the key facts every employer should know about apprenticeship programs, and how they can help you maintain a skilled workforce.

Employer Benefits of Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship programs offer many unique benefits to employers. Participating in an apprenticeship program ensures you will have an employee who is not only trained to provincial industry standards but also understands your unique workplace conditions. Apprenticeship training allows you to benefit from the government-supported in-class training portion of the program, while supporting your future workforce needs and those of your industry.

How do you get started?

KEYS Job Centre can help you recruit an apprentice, who has demonstrated an interest in your trade and needs an employer to make that dream a reality. You can also explore the following options:

Co-Op Diploma Apprenticeship Programs allow students to get apprenticeship training while earning a college diploma.

The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) allows students to begin their apprenticeship training while they are still in high school.

What employer incentives are available?

The Apprenticeship Training Tax Credit can help you reduce your training costs.

KEYS is also contracted by the Ontario government to offer an Employer Signing Bonus when employers register new apprentices, who meet the eligibility criteria. Contact us directly to find out more.

An Apprentice Completion Employer Bonus is also available for each apprentice the employer trains that completes his or her apprenticeship, receives a Certificate of Apprenticeship and where, applicable, a Certificate of Qualification.

Find out more about our Employer Services:

Useful resources:
College of Trades

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