Ontario Apprenticeship Scholarship and Employer Signing Bonus

The $1,000 Apprenticeship Scholarship and $2,000 Employer signing bonus initiative encourages employers to hire, register and train an apprentice and also provides support to individuals who require upgrading to meet the academic eligibility requirements for apprenticeship training in their chosen trade.

This initiative will assist employers to hire and register as apprentices, individuals who have left school prior to completing the minimum academic requirements for apprenticeship registration. Applicants must first complete their academic upgrading in order to become a registered apprentice.

Apprenticeship Scholarship - Eligibility Requirements:

To qualify for an apprenticeship scholarship, the participant must:

Apprenticeship scholarships are awarded to participants through two payments:

Apprenticeship Employer Signing Bonus for Employers - Eligibility Requirements:

To qualify for a signing bonus, the employer must:

Signing bonuses are awarded to the employer in two payments:

The employer may also be eligible for a training incentive that can be negotiated depending on the duration of the participant apprentice's placement with the employer and complexity of the participant's training plan. More information may be obtained from the Employer Services section at Community Employment Services.

Locally, contact Employer Services at Community Employment Services in Woodstock for more information and to register.

See Apprenticeship Scholarship at the Employment Ontario website.