Sector Labour Market Partnerships

Purpose

The Sector Labour Market Partnerships (LMP) Program helps industry and employers understand and respond to changing labour market demands. The Program provides funding for partnership-led projects that address broader sector and regional labour market issues within British Columbia’s diverse economy.  

Program Phases

The Sector LMP Program has five distinct phases described in the diagram below. Each phase is negotiated as a separate contract.

Progress from one phase to another is based on demonstrated need and satisfactory completion of project deliverables outlined in the previous phase.  Not all phases are mandatory.  For example, some projects are already led by strong partnerships, and a Sector Engagement Phase is not required.

Eligibility

To be eligible for funding, projects must clearly address sector or regional labour market issues within British Columbia. Generally, this means a current or anticipated imbalance between supply (workers) and demand (jobs), or a lack of appropriate skills and experience to meet the needs of a changing workplace.

Examples of eligible projects include:

  • Conducting research to fully understand a labour market issue.
  • Developing a human resources plan in response to a labour market change.
  • Developing marketing materials to attract workers to a sector.

The following activities are not eligible for funding:

  • Training programs for individuals or employees.
  • Core organizational operating activities.
  • Business or economic development activities.

Resources

Have more questions? Click on the documents below for more detailed information on the LMP Program. 

Sector Labour Market Partnership Reports

Read completed reports on projects undertaken by B.C. sectors to address labour market issues.

Apply here

Contact

For more information, email us at: LabourMarketPartnerships@gov.bc.ca.