Ontario invests $75 Million to support apprentices

The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development announced $75 million of additional funding to support the skilled trades sector and to encourage and enable more people to enter the trades.

The funds include a $5.8 million Grant for Apprentice Learning to support apprentices ineligible for EI while attending in-class training; as well as a $24 million Apprentice Development Benefit to increase the maximum benefit rates for EI-eligible apprentices attending full-time in-class training. Additional funds are slated for training, facility upgrades and digital system support.