Apprenticeship Training Tax Credit – Ontario Ministry of Finance

Designed to encourage employers in the trades to register new apprentices in sectors where there is a high demand for skilled workers.

  • Amount: Up to 25-30% of an apprentice’s wages during first 36 months of training; can provide tax relief for training started April 24, 2015 or later. Max $5,000/year to a max $15,000/3 years.
  • Timeline: Open. Companies may file for this tax credit annually. Unused credit can be carried back 3 years and carried forward 20 years.
  • Eligibility: Employers must be based in Ontario and employ apprentices registered in any of Ontario’s approved trades.

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