Graduated Apprenticeship Grant for Employers (GAGE)

The Graduated Apprenticeship Grant for Employers (GAGE) is an Ontario government grant awarded for the hiring and training of workers in an eligible skilled trade. This program is an enhanced version of the Apprenticeship Training Tax Credit (ATTC), which would offset a portion of a business’ taxes. As opposed to this older variant, apprentices will be automatically enrolled when an employer registers the apprentice. GAGE funding payments are then triggered when apprentices reach training milestones.

  • Amount: Up to $16,700 per apprentice or up to $19,200 if the apprentice is from an underrepresented group, including women, Indigenous peoples, people with disabilities, newcomers and visible minorities, and Francophones.
  • Timeline: Employers will be automatically enrolled upon registering an apprentice. Payments are triggered with apprenticeship milestones and will begin starting Spring 2018.
  • Eligibility: Employers must be based in Ontario and employ apprentices registered in any of Ontario’s approved trades.

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