Grants and Tax Credits

Apprenticeship Incentive Grant

The Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (AIG) is a taxable cash grant of $1,000 per year, up to a maximum of $2,000 per person, available to registered apprentices once they have successfully finished their first or second year/level (or equivalent) of an apprenticeship program in one of the Red Seal trades.

Apprenticeship Completion Grant

The Apprenticeship Completion Grant (ACG) is a taxable cash grant of $2,000 maximum available to registered apprentices who have successfully completed their apprenticeship training and obtained their journeyperson certification in a designated Red Seal trade on or after January 1, 2009.

 

First Nations and Inuit Skills Link Program

The First Nations and Inuit Skills Link Program supports initiatives that help young people to acquire the essential skills that will help them gain employment and function well in the workplace, and to learn about various career options. Another goal is to promote the benefits of education to labour force participation. Projects may include career fairs, co-operative education projects and other school-based work and study opportunities.

Apprenticeship Job Creation Tax Credit (AJCTC)

The AJCTC is a non-refundable tax credit equal to 10% of the eligible salaries and wages payable to eligible apprentices in respect of employment after May 1, 2006. The maximum credit an employer can claim is $2,000 per year for each eligible apprentice. If your business hires an "eligible apprentice", you qualify to claim the credit.

 

Saskatchewan Graduate Retention Program (GRP)

Saskatchewan is thriving and opportunities for graduates have never been bigger. Choose to live and build your future right here in Saskatchewan and you could be eligible for a refundable income tax credit. The Graduate Retention Program (GRP) provides a tax rebate up to $20,000 to graduates that remain in Saskatchewan and file a Saskatchewan income tax return.

 

Tuition Tax Credit for Examination Fees

The Revenue Canada allow a tax credit for examination fees paid to an institution for examinations taken in the year if the examination is required to obtain a professional status recognized by federal or provincial statute or to be licensed or certified as a tradesperson where that status, license or certification allows the person to practice the profession or trade in Canada.

 

What is the Saskatchewan Youth Apprenticeship (SYA) Program?

SYASaskatchewan Youth Apprenticeship – raises awareness of apprenticeship in Saskatchewan schools by helping young people explore the opportunities and rewards working in the skilled trades can provide. Completing the program also comes with benefits that give you a head start on your career.

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