Graduated Apprenticeship Grant for Employers (GAGE)

Please Note: GAGE is no longer an active internship funding program. Apprenticeship supports are being reviewed by the Province of Ontario; new program(s) may be announced later in 2019.

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: Program closed and is likely to be replaced by a new provincial apprenticeship support system.
  • Eligibility: Employers must be based in Ontario and employ apprentices registered in any of Ontario’s approved trades.

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Posted: December 6, 2017. Updated: April 12, 2019.