Incentives & tax credits

Employers incentives and tax credits

Employers can apply for this $1,000 taxable cash grant when their apprentice has:

  • completed all required classroom and on-the-job training
  • received final certification
    • either a Certificate of Apprenticeship or a Certificate of Qualification, depending on the trade

Learn more about the Apprenticeship Completion Employer Bonus.

The AJCTC is a non-refundable tax credit equal to 10 per cent of the salaries and wages paid to eligible apprentices. The maximum credit is $2,000 per year for each eligible apprentice.

Learn more about the AJCTC.

The CETC is a refundable tax credit for employers equal to 25 per cent (30 per cent for businesses with payrolls less than $400,000) of the salaries and wages paid to eligible post-secondary students in a qualifying co-op work placement that is at least 10 consecutive weeks.

A maximum tax credit of $3,000 is available per student, per four-month qualifying work placement.

Learn more about the CETC.

Visit www.youth.gc.ca for a full list of federal government employment resources for employers hiring young workers.

Contact us for more information on Trades and Apprenticeship programs at Conestoga or further details on incentives for employers and apprentices.

Co-op and graduate employment opportunities

The Co-op and Career Services Department facilitates recruitment of Conestoga students from a number of programs on an ongoing basis.

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Training incentives may be available for eligible employers committed to providing work-related training and development that prepares individuals to perform the full responsibilities of the job.

Training incentives are designed to offset some of the employer's cost of training and encourage them to retain the participant after the placement ends.

Conestoga Career Centre will assist in matching youth and employers to meet training goals. For more information, please visit our Employer Services website.

For more information on Trades and Apprenticeship programs at Conestoga or further details on incentives for employers and apprentices, please email our employer liaison and student recruiter staff.