Labour Market Partnerships

Labour Market Partnerships (LMP) support organizations to address labour market issues and human resource planning activities.

The LMP Program provides funding to projects that address challenges related to a local labour market or community, and assists employers exclusively within that labour market. The Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction (SDPR) administers local LMP projects.

The LMP Program provides funding to organizations to encourage, support and facilitate addressing labour force issues (imbalances) and human resource planning activities which are in the public interest. Fundamental to any LMP project is the identification of a labour market issue where an imbalance between supply (workers) and demand (jobs) exists.

LMP also includes the Employer Sponsored Training (EST) program that provides eligible employers with financial assistance to support training activities for employees who would otherwise lose their jobs.

Ministry staff are committed to working in culturally responsive ways with Indigenous organizations and communities. The following statement of intent guides all work: 

We are committed to working collaboratively with our partners to help ensure everyone benefits from economic activity in British Columbia. We are continually working to increase cultural-responsiveness of our staff, our policies and our processes.  We acknowledge the historical and continuing impacts of colonization and recognize the importance of culture and lands for Indigenous peoples. We are committed to an approach that honours the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action.  As part of this commitment, we will take the time to build strong relationships of mutual respect and trust, and to work and learn together in a culturally humble way. Through flexibility in our program delivery and honouring of Indigenous approaches, we aim to reduce barriers to success and to promote cultural safety for our Indigenous partners and employees.

If you are requesting support for project costs, you must complete and attach the CEP Budget Template as part of the on-line application process. To complete this document, download the file to your computer using the Right Click/Save As function. Once this document has been downloaded, click on the “Enable Editing” button to allow for completion of the form.

Please refer to the CEP Fund Budget Guidelines, for a comprehensive list of eligible project costs.

Enquiries can be sent to:

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Community & Employer Partnerships Q and As