Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development – Ontario Labour Market Partnerships (OLMP)


The Ontario Labour Market Partnerships program provides financial assistance to local communities, sector groups, employee/employer associations, and employers in developing and implementing strategies for addressing and responding to local economic (employment) development, labour force adjustments and human resource planning. 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.


Applicants must be:

  • 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:

Applicants must:

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.

Program Contact:

Labor Market Partnership

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