The Apprenticeship Tax Credit is meant to lower the cost of training new skilled workers in certain industries. It is available for apprentices registered in the program after April 23, 2015. The operation of the credit results in:
- The general tax credit rate being reduced from 35% to 25%; and
- A rate reduction for small businesses with salaries and wages under $400,000 from 45% to 30%.
Additionally, the annual maximum per apprentice will be reduced from $10,000 to $5,000, and the eligibility period will be reduced from 48 to 36 months.