Support Ontario Youth is pleased to partner with ApprenticeSearch.com to offer employers up to $20,000 in grants for hiring and training first-year apprentices in the Construction and Manufacturing Trades.

Financial incentives as part of this program include:

  • $5,000 per apprentice per year for a max of two Level 1 apprentices per employer; or
  • $10,000 per apprentice per year for a max of two Level 1 apprentices if the apprentice identifies as being from an under-represented group.

All it takes is 5 minutes or less to know if you qualify. For starters, do you fit this criteria:

  • Have you hired a new apprentice in any of the 39 red seal trades (see “Eligible Red Seal Trades list” below)? If you’re not sure what qualifies as “new”, reach out and ask to see if you qualify.
  • Does their Registered Training Agreement reflect the hire date between April 1, 2023 – March 31, 2024?

Ready to access this subsidy? Reach out to: Employer@supportontarioyouth.ca or 647-693-8939.

Click here for Employer FAQ or a list of Eligible Red Seal Trades.