By Sarah Klein
The Manitoba government will boost tax incentives for businesses that hire apprentices and provide on-the-job training, Premier Greg Selinger announced Tuesday.
Hiring incentive tax credits for levels one and two apprentices will be increased up to a maximum of $3,000 from the current maximum of $2,000.
“We all know that training more skilled workers for well-paying jobs is good for Manitoba families and good for our economy,” Selinger said.
The credit for levels three, four and five apprentices will be doubled to a maximum of $5,000 from the current $2,500. The Journeyperson Hiring Incentive will also be doubled to a maximum of $5,000.
Selinger also said the new Rural and Northern Apprenticeship Training Strategy will help new rural journeypeople start their own businesses, while a new Skill Build program will upgrade and equip high school shop classrooms for apprentice training.