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Financial Grants and Tax Incentives

The Manitoba Government covers the major portion of tuition fees for apprentices when they attend technical/in-school training. This provides apprentices the opportunity to pay much lower tuition fees in comparison to most other post-secondary options. In some cases, employers may also choose to assist their apprentice with tuition fees and books, which makes an apprenticeship a cost-effective education alternative.

Apprentices

Apprenticeship Manitoba

Name of Bursary or Award Eligibility Amount $ Deadline for Application
Adobe pdf Bursary for Final-Year Apprentices An apprentice in their final year of technical training that demonstrates financial need. $1,000 August 1 - annually
Adobe pdf Access to Apprenticeship Bursary  A current apprentice with a demonstrated financial need. Varies May 31 - annually
Adobe pdf Tim McLean Memorial Fund Bursary An Aboriginal apprentice with a demonstrated financial need. Varies May 30 - annually
High School Apprenticeship Program (HSAP) Incentive For every 220 hours of practical training (max 880) obtained as an HSAP apprentice, eligible apprentices will receive a tuition exemption for one level of training (to a max of four levels). Varies ongoing
 

Province of Manitoba

Name of Bursary or Award Eligibility Amount $ Deadline for Application
Tuition Fee Income Tax Rebate Graduates from apprenticeship programs are eligible to receive a 60% income tax rebate on eligible tuition fees. Varies Contact Manitoba Finance
Journeyperson Business Start Program Newly certified journeypersons that are starting their own full-time trade related business. $2,500 Submitted within 1 year of starting the business
 

Manitoba Public Insurance

Name of Bursary or Award Eligibility Amount $ Deadline for Application
Apprenticeship Grant Awarded to a registered apprentice that has successfully completed a level of their Motor Vehicle Body Repairer Program or Motor Vehicle Body Painter Program. $2,000 for each level Contact MPI
Apprenticeship Tool Allowance Awarded to a registered apprentice in one of the above programs to help cover the cost of purchasing tools. $5,000 Contact MPI
 

Service Canada

Name of Bursary or Award Eligibility Amount $ Deadline for Application
Apprenticeship Incentive Grant  Apprentices who have successfully finished their first or second year/level of an apprenticeship program in a Red Seal Trade. $1,000 Contact Service Canada
Apprenticeship Completion Grant Apprentices who complete their training and become certified in a designated Red Seal Trade. $2,000 Contact Service Canada
 

Canada Revenue Agency

Name of Bursary or Award Eligibility Amount $ Deadline for Application
Tradesperson's Tools Deduction Annual deduction to help cover the cost of new tools necessary to their trade. Applies to tools acquired in excess of $1,000. $500 Contact Canada Revenue Agency
Capital Cost Allowance Applies to depreciable property such as equipment/tools. Tax deduction that lowers the amount of taxes owed by permitting the cost of business related assets to be deducted from your income over a number of years. $500 Contact Canada Revenue Agency
Tuition Tax Credit for Certification Exams Federal tax credit available to skilled workers for examination fees where the exam is required to obtain a professional status, certification or license. Varies Contact Canada Revenue Agency

Employers

Apprenticeship Manitoba

Name of Bursary or Award Eligibility Amount $ Deadline for Application
Adobe pdf New Employer Hiring Grant Accessible to employers who are engaging in apprenticeship for the first time and have not previously employed an apprentice.

To access the New Employer Hiring Grant, please check the appropriate box on page 4 under Business Information of the Apprenticeship Agreement.
$1,000 Ongoing basis
 

Province of Manitoba

Name of Bursary or Award Eligibility Amount $ Deadline for Application
Paid Work Experience Tax Credits Available for employers who are not eligible for the AJCTC. Employers can claim a percentage of apprentices and newly certified journeypersons wages up to a maximum dollar amount. Up to a maximum of $5,000 Contact Manitoba Finance
Paid Work Experience Tax Credits Overview
  Levels 1 and 2
Winnipeg
Levels 1 and 2
Outside Winnipeg
Levels 3, 4, 5 Newly Certified Journeyperson
Current
Tax Credit


Maximum Credit

15%


$5,000

20% (Apprentice);
25% (High school apprentice)
$5,000

15%


$5,000

15%


$5,000
Budget 2014
Tax Credit
Maximum Credit

15%
$3,000

20%
$4,000

10%
$5,000

10%
$5,000
 

Canada Revenue Agency

Name of Bursary or Award Eligibility Amount $ Deadline for Application
Apprenticeship Job Creation Tax Credit (AJCTC) Available to employers who hire apprentices in the Red Seal trades. 10% of salaries or up to $2,000 Contact Canada Revenue Agency

 

Contact Information

Manitoba Tax Assistance Office
809 - 386 Broadway
Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 3R6

Phone: 204-948-2115
Toll Free: 1-800-782-0771

Manitoba Public Insurance
Phone: 204-985-7000
Toll Free: 1-800-665-2410

Service Canada
Toll Free: 1-866-742-3644
Listing of Service Canada Offices

Canada Revenue Agency
Tax Information Phone Service: 1-800-267-6999

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