Labour Market Agreements

To increase labour market participation of groups that are under-represented in Canada's labour force and to enhance the employability and skills of the labour force, the Government of Canada created six-year agreements (known as Labour Market Agreements) with all provinces and territories in . Through these agreements, the Government provided funding for provincial and territorial labour market programs and services for:

  • unemployed persons who were not eligible for Employment Insurance (EI) benefits; and
  • employed persons who did not have a high school diploma or recognized certification, or had low levels of literacy and essential skills.

These agreements expired on . The Government of Canada has transformed these agreements with provinces and territories into new Canada Job Fund Agreements, which include the Canada Job Grant, as announced in Economic Action Plan and .

The Governments of Canada and Quebec have negotiated an agreement for the transfer of funds under the Canada Job Fund. This agreement recognizes that the key principles behind the Canada Job Grant-greater employer involvement and employer investment in training-are already formally and legislatively entrenched in the Quebec training system.

Agreements and Reports

Each agreement includes the province's or territory's high-level multi-year plan on its priorities and investments for the entire period of funding. Each year, the province or territory also publishes a more detailed annual plan, outlining its:

  • priorities;
  • objectives; and
  • planned activities and projected expenditures for the year.

Each province or territory is also required to report to its citizens on the results achieved in the previous year. In addition to the provincial and territorial reports, the Government of Canada releases a national report on Labour Market Agreement activities and results.

Alberta

British Columbia

Manitoba

New Brunswick

Newfoundland and Labrador

Northwest Territories

Nova Scotia

Nunavut

Ontario

Prince Edward Island

Quebec

Saskatchewan

Yukon