Programs & Services

Hire An Apprentice & Build Your Business!

Successful businesses across Ontario and around the world use apprentices to stay competitive. Hiring an apprentice is easy, cost-effective and one of the best ways to guarantee your business success. Apprentices want to learn and are eager to work. They learn on-the-job from the best in the business – your skilled employees. COSTI can help you find workers who are eager to contribute their skills and experience to your business.

Services Available

New government of Ontario programs can help reduce your wage costs, and make hiring an apprentice a sound financial situation.

  • Receive up to $5,000 a year through the Ontario Apprenticeship Tax Credit for every apprentice you hire.
  • Receive a $1,000 signing bonus if you hire an apprentice who is enrolled in the Apprenticeship Program and provide on-the-job training for at least six months.
  • Access training allowances through the Employment Ontario program to cover part of the wages paid to your apprentices.

This Program is Located at:

Brampton Employment Services
10 Gillingham Drive, Suite 300
Brampton, Ontario
L6X 5A5
Phone: 905.459.8855
Fax: 905-451-4321

Caledonia Employment Services
700 Caledonia Road
Toronto, Ontario
M6B 3X7
Phone: 416.789.7925
Fax: 416.789.3499

Jane St. Hub - Satellite Location
1541 Jane Street
Toronto, Ontario
M9N 2R3
Phone: 416.645.7575
Fax: 416.645.7580

Mississauga Employment Services
6750 Winston Churchill Blvd., Unit 8A
Mississauga, Ontario
L5N 4C4
Phone: 905.567.0482
Fax: 905.567.0144

Vaughan Centre
3100 Rutherford Road, Suite 102
Vaughan, Ontario
L4K 4R6
Phone: 905.669.5627
Fax: 905.669.1127

Weston Employment Services
35 King Street , Weston Square
Toronto, Ontario
M9N 3R8
Phone: 416.588.2240
Fax: 416.244.2583

There is no fee for this service.

COSTI Apprenticeship Services are funded by the Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities

Related Resources

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Hiring an Apprentice – A Good Business Proposition

For more information on how to hire the right person for the job, download our Apprenticeship Brochure [Adobe PDF, 50 KB].