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Workplace Training for Innovation Pilot Program

The Workplace Training for Innovation Pilot Program budget has been fully committed.

As of November 26, 2010, Applications for WTIP Funding will no longer be accepted.

For employers who have submitted an Application for Funding on or before November 26, 2010, please note that:

  • An application is not a guarantee of funding.
  • Applications received on or before November 26, 2010 but after the funding was fully committed have been placed on a wait-list and will be processed in the order that they were received. It’s possible that funding may become available due to repayment of unused funds from previously funded employers. Applicants will be contacted to discuss their options if this occurs. (e.g., due to repayment).
  • Please do not contact the Program Administrator (Chemistry Consulting Group Inc.) to ask about the status of your application and/or your application’s place on the wait-list. You will be contacted about your application if necessary.

Applications received after November 26, 2010 will not be processed or wait-listed. These applications will be filed and retained by the Ministry in accordance with applicable provincial and federal laws.

The Workplace Training for Innovation Pilot Program has been a great success, helping employers and individuals during the recent economic downturn. Since the program was launched in November 2009, $15 million has been invested to assist employers to provide training to their employees. As a result:

  • Nearly 4,000 employers have receiving WTIP funding for employee training (exceeding the target of 3,000 employers)
  • Over 15,500 employees have participated in training paid for through WTIP funding (exceeding the target of 10,000 employees by more than 55%)

The Ministry received considerable feedback about the program from employers, employees, and training providers. Although the program will not be continued because its funding source (the federal Strategic Training and Transition Fund) has been fully committed, this feedback along with other lessons learned will be used by the Ministry to inform the development of future skills development initiatives.