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Workforce: Tax Incentives that Consider Labour Costs

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Paid Work Experience Tax Credits (PWETC)

The Co-op Student Hiring Incentive and high school apprentice component helps promote more paid work and on-the-job training opportunities for students. Eligibility has expanded to include employers who hire a student in a wide range of registered high school vocational programs that are not connected with the apprenticeship system. These include programs in areas such as health care, child care, business and hospitality. The new stream of support for high-school co-op students provides a refundable tax credit worth 25% of eligible wages and salaries, up to a lifetime maximum of $5,000 per student.

The benefit for high-school apprentices has been enhanced to 25% from 15% of wages and salaries, to a cap of $5,000 per apprentice per year.
The benefit rate for post-secondary co-op students has been enhanced from 10% to 15%of wages and salaries, up to a maximum of $5,000 per student. The benefit rate for co-op graduates has been enhanced from 5% to 15% of wages and salaries, up to a maximum of $2,500 per graduate for the first two years of employment.

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