Posted: January 26, 2022
  • This program is currently closed.



Type of Program:



The Apprenticeship Completion Employer Bonus is a $1,000 taxable cash grant for businesses who hired and trained an apprentice in one of the eligible trades.

Comments on Funding:

Funding is $1,000.

When It Ends:



Rolling deadline


Applicants must be:

  • Paying corporate income tax or personal income tax in Ontario,
  • Corporations or unincorporated businesses, 
  • Companies based in Ontario or out of province,
  • Employers of an apprentice.
  • Have taken previous external funding less than $2 million

The apprentice must have:

  • Completed all required classroom and on-the-job training,
  • Received final certification a Certificate of Apprenticeship or a Certificate of Qualification, depending on the trade.

Applications Steps:


Those eligible for the Apprenticeship Completion Employer Bonus will receive an application from the Government of Ontario.


Applicants must fill out and return the application in maximum 180 days from the date of the letter.

Other Things to Note:

  1. 1
    Program no longer active at the beginning of 2021.
  2. 2
    The only program affected by the rollout of the Achievement Incentive is the ministry’s Employer Completion Bonus (ECB). Due to overlapping periods of eligibility, employers who already received a $1,000 ECB payment for an apprentice will not be eligible for a $1,000 Achievement Incentive payment for the same apprentice achieving the highest level of certification for the same trade.
  3. 3
    The ECB has wound-down in preparation for the implementation of the Achievement Incentive, and new ECB application forms are no longer being distributed. Employers who apply for the ECB will be directed to the Achievement Incentive instead.

About the author 


Maurice (Moe) Muise learned the ins-and-outs of government while an employee of the Government of Canada in Ottawa for 10 years. His current focus is helping small businesses in Ontario to identify and maximize government grants to grow their business.
Click here to learn more about Moe's background and how he can help your business.


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