Apprenticeship programs help make sure that students enjoy themselves in this growing industry. As a student, you’ll receive on-the-job training from an employer in the horticulture industry. You’ll learn how to build and maintain landscapes, gardens and indoor spaces. Apprentices can receive up to $4,000 in grants to pay tuition, travel, tools, or other expenses. There are many career opportunities in the trades. Visit Skills Canada to learn more about careers in the trades. If you are considering an apprenticeship, visit Red Seal for information on how to get started and more.
Canada Apprentice Loan
The Canada Apprentice Loan is an initiative of the Government of Canada to help you complete your apprenticeship in a designated Red Seal trade.
Learn more about Apprenticeship Incentive Grants and Apprenticeship Completion Grants
A non-refundable tax credit for employers that is equal to 10% of the eligible salaries and wages payable to eligible apprentices. Maximum credit is $2,000 for each eligible apprentice. See the Canada Revenue Agency website for details.
The Canada Apprentice Loan provides up to $4,000 per period of technical training to apprentices in Red Seal trades to help them complete their training. Application deadline: Apprentices can apply up to 2 days before they complete their technical training. Visit the Canada Apprentice Loan Online Service for more details and to apply online.
The Apprenticeship Incentive Grant is a taxable cash grant of $1,000 per year or level, up to a maximum amount of $2,000 per person. The grant is for registered apprentices who successfully complete the first or second year/level (or equivalent) of an apprenticeship program for a designated Red Seal trade. Application deadline: June 30 of the calendar year after you complete the first or second level of your apprenticeship program.
The Apprenticeship Completion Grant is a taxable cash grant of $2,000 per person. The grant is for registered apprentices who successfully complete their apprenticeship training and obtain journeyperson certification in a designated Red Seal trade. Application deadline: June 30 of the calendar year after you complete your apprenticeship program.
Apprentices may also be eligible for Employment Insurance during periods of in-school apprenticeship training.