Technology Education

Youth Work Experience Hiring Incentive

Helping Employers Hire Students and Create Jobs - Manitoba's Paid Word Experience Tax Credits Brochure

Registry of Approved Employers
Brochure (Adobe PDF document 197 KB)
Application Form (PDF Application Form 97 KB)

This is a new tax credit available to Manitoba employers who hire a student that has completed a registered high school vocational course, spanning over 40 industries.  This new Youth Work Experience Hiring Incentive provides 25 percent of wages and salaries, up to a lifetime maximum of $5,000 per student. 

To be eligible for the credit, Employers must submit an an application form (PDF Application Form 598 KB) for approval in order to be listed on the employer registry.

As part of the application, employers register as delivering employment experiences in one or more of the following three clusters used in Manitoba Education’s classification system for Technology Education.

Light Industrial
  • Advertising Art/Graphic Design
  • Audio Recording Production and Performance/Sound Engineering
  • Drafting/Design Drafting
  • Electronic Communications
  • Electronics/Electronics Technology
  • Fashion Technology and Design
  • Graphic Arts/Print Media
  • Industrial Electronics
  • Information Science
  • Interactive Digital Media
  • Jewellery Arts/Jewellery and Metalsmithing
  • Microcomputer Systems Technician
  • Networking and Cyber Security
  • Photography
  • Production Art
  • Radio and Television Broadcasting/Broadcast Media Technology
Heavy Industrial
  • Agriculture
  • Aircraft Maintenance Technology
  • Autobody Repair/Collision Repair and Finishing Technology
  • Building Construction/Carpentry
  • Electricity/Electrical Trades Technology
  • Heavy Duty Mechanics/Heavy Duty Equipment Technician
  • Industrial Electricity
  • Machine Shop/Machining Technology
  • Metals and Aerospace Technology/Aviation and Aerospace Technologies
  • Mineral Science
  • Plumbing and Pipe Trades
  • Power Mechanics/Automotive Technology
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
  • Resources and Environmental Management
  • Sheet Metal Works
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Welding/Welding Technology
Human Services
  • Baking and Pastry Arts
  • Child Care
  • Cosmetology (Esthetician)/Skin Care Technology
  • Dental Assisting
  • Dental Technology
  • Food Services/Culinary Arts
  • Hairstyling
  • Health Care Assistant - CVE
  • Hotel Hospitality - CVE

For information as to what specific courses are associated with each of the clusters and the related vocations, refer to the Subject Table Handbook - Technology Education.

Upon submission, applications will be reviewed for eligibility for this hiring incentive.  Eligible employers will be notified and be listed on the registry of approved employers which will be housed on this site in the future.

Any employer listed on the registry who employs a student who has completed a course in the relevant cluster would be eligible for the tax credit. Employers are required to retain a copy of the student’s transcript or report card (showing completion of the course) in case of audit, and would claim the credit on their tax return. Visit the Manitoba Tax Credit Office website for more information on this tax credit.

For more information about applying for this tax credit, contact: