New guide outlines funding opportunities for trucking industry employers
June 7, 2013
OTTAWA, Ont. -- Trucking HR Canada has released a new guide that outlines funding opportunities for employers in the trucking industry. The free guide, found on the organization’s Web site, identifies available funds, program...
OTTAWA, Ont. — Trucking HR Canada has released a new guide that outlines funding opportunities for employers in the trucking industry. The free guide, found on the organization’s Web site, identifies available funds, program requirements, and links to related information.
The first edition identifies funding sources, including:
• Apprenticeship Job Creation Tax Credit – equal to 10% of eligible salaries and wages payable for apprentices including transport trailer technicians, and truck and transport mechanics.
• High Demand Youth Internship Program – offering funds in selected regions to help a young interns build skills, develop confidence, and benefit from the guidance and support of a mentor. The YMCA reimburses wages on behalf of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada.
• Skills Link (Work Experience Component) – supporting opportunities for youth through on-the-job experience.
• Opportunities Fund for People with Disabilities – offering wage subsidies to hire persons with disabilities.
• Canada Job Grant – potentially providing $15,000 or more to ensure access to training for jobs in high-demand fields.
• The Apprenticeship Training Tax Credit – covering salaries, wages and taxable benefits paid to an apprentice in a qualifying skilled trade. Eligible trucking occupations include powered lift truck technicians, truck trailer service technicians, truck and coach technicians, heavy duty equipment technicians and commercial truck drivers.
Officials at Trucking HR Canada say the group will continue to update the living document as new programs are introduced and requirements change.
To download a free copy of the Funding Opportunities for Employers in the Trucking Industry report, click here.
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