Career Launcher Apprenticeships

Career Launcher Apprenticeships provides financial incentives to small and medium-sized employers in construction and manufacturing sectors to help them hire first-year apprentices in 39 Red Seal trades. The program responds to labour market needs and promotes equitable work and learning opportunities for all Canadians.

Through the program, eligible employers can receive $10,000 to hire a first-year apprentice who self-identifies as a member of an eligible equity-deserving group. Employers receive $5,000 if the apprentice is not from an equity-deserving group.

Over two years, 5,360 apprentices will benefit from Career Launcher Apprenticeships, including more than 1,300 apprentices from equity-deserving groups. Eligible equity-deserving groups for this program include women, Indigenous people, newcomers, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, including racialized communities, and 2SLGBTQI+ people.

Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 5
Gender Equality
Goal 8
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Goal 10
Reduced Inequalities
We champion access for all. Our national programs and projects provide equitable opportunities for all Canadians, especially those from underrepresented groups such as women, racialized people, Indigenous people, and people with disabilities.

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Career Launcher Apprenticeships is funded by the Government of Canada’s Apprenticeship Service Program.