Ministry of Colleges and Universities – Labor Market Partnerships Program


The Labor Market Partnerships program supports partnerships among employers, employer/employee associations, and community organizations.
The program is intended to help partners to:

  • Promote the creation of broad industry/community partnerships necessary to address labor market issue
  • Assist local communities with the development of innovative strategies to prepare for future skills requirements and prevent skills shortages within new and emerging industries and organizations,
  • Plan for effective utilization of local human resources,
  • Develop and promote labor market intelligence and its use in labor market development.

Comments on Funding:

The amount awarded to each project will vary depending on the project.


The applicant must:

  • For-profit organizations
  • Not-for-profit organizations or social agencies
  • Industry Associations/Employer Organizations
  • Employee Organizations
  • Public and private health and education providers
  • Local planning groups/Community action group
  • Charitable Foundations
  • First Nations and Métis organizations
  • Municipal governments

Applications Steps:

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must:

  • Submit a concept paper to the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development as a pre-proposal step providing details about the partnership.
  • If the concept paper is approved, submit an official application and detailed proposal.

Other Things to Note:

Ontario Labour Market Partnerships (OLMP) Program and Applicant Information – November 2013.

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