Apprenticeships Program

Train the next generation of workers
and prepare your business for the future.

Receive up to $10,000 to hire a first-year apprentice in a Red Seal construction or manufacturing trade.

Program Details

  • Eligible Canadian employers can receive $10,000 to hire an equity-deserving first-year apprentice in one of 39 Red Seal construction and manufacturing trades.
  • Equity-deserving groups include: women, Indigenous people, newcomers to Canada, 2SLGBTQ+ people, racialized communities including Black Canadians, and persons with disabilities.
  • Employers can receive $5,000 for an apprentice who is not part of an equity-deserving group.
  • Employers can decide how to allocate the funding and it could be used for things like salaries, training, equipment, or a hiring bonus for new apprentices.
  • Employers can receive funding for a maximum of two apprentices per fiscal year.
  • Eligible employers are small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with 499 or fewer employees.

Our Apprenticeships Program will officially launch in the fall of 2022 and more details will be available soon. Provide your contact information below to receive important updates.

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This program is delivered by Colleges and Institutes Canada and is funded by the Government of Canada’s Apprenticeship Service Program.