There is a good possibility that an employer can qualify based on current records combined with their predecessor's. The Chief of Tax for LWC will review UI tax records to determine whether an employer meets the eligibility requirements. Employers interested in determining whether or not they are eligible for IWTP should contact their IWTP Regional Specialist. Refer to the IWTP Regional Contacts (PDF) list.
Yes, if a consortium is formed with two or more employers that have similar training needs and can collectively identify 15 trainees. If an employer has less than 15 employees, he/she may be eligible for the IWTP Small Business Employment Training (SBET) Program (PDF).
No, but cost effectiveness should be considered when establishing a training plan.
Two (2) or more.
IWTP is funded by a social charge assessed on employers that is paid along with their quarterly UI tax payments, therefore, only those employers who pay UI taxes on a quarterly basis are eligible.
An employer with multiple operation sites and a single UI tax identification number shall be limited to a single application which may encompass training at the various sites, as long as the amount awarded under the application does not exceed the maximum award amount. When an employer has more than one site and each site maintains a different UI tax identification number, the employer may apply for a separate training award under each tax identification number.