Sector Labour Market Partnerships


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.

five phases of sector LMP Program

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.


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.

To Apply

Before applying, please contact SLMP program staff for guidance in preparing your application. We are happy to help you navigate the application process.  When you are ready, complete an application form and email it to:

SLMP staff will not approve or deny your application in whole or in-part without further discussion with you. Please refer to the Program Guidelines for more detail on program priorities and eligibility. Preliminary review of applications is based on the following five factors:


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.


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