Information for Employers


Taking on an apprentice has many benefits, such as:

Your business, your training

When you train an apprentice to provincial and national (Red Seal) industry standards, you also train them to understand your unique workplace.

Prepare for the future

The average age of an Ontario journeyperson is 47 years old. Taking on an apprentice trains the next generation of workers and helps you prepare for the future of your business.

Loyal employees

Hiring apprentices early in their careers fosters company loyalty. A 2010 Canadian Apprenticeship Forum report shows that apprentices felt more loyalty to employers who trained and eventually hired them.

Financial incentives

You are eligible for different grants and/or federal tax credits when you train or hire an apprentice. Recruiting potential apprentices through the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) can be a cost-effective way to train and hire young workers.

Hire the best

Local colleges, high schools, training, and pre-apprenticeship programs can help you find the best talent and match you with the most qualified apprenticeship candidate.

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