Sector Labour Market Partnerships Program


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.  

The Sector LMP Program has five distinct phases, each one 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. 

Special Requirements 

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.

Last updated: June 21, 2018