Labour Market Partnerships is a program developed to help employers, employee/employer associations and communities address labour market issues.
Short term funding is provided to encourage groups to work in partnership to develop activities or strategies that will assist individuals or employers who are impacted by labour market challenges in a community or an industry. This could include assisting individuals who are experiencing high unemployment or employers who are unable to fill job vacancies. The funding should have a positive impact on the labour market.
Who is eligible to participate?
If you are working in partnership with other groups to develop a plan to address labour market issues within a community or an industry, we can provide funding to help with certain project costs. Eligible organizations may include:
- Businesses, organizations, municipalities, band/tribal councils, and public health and educational institutions.
How do I apply?
You must complete the Labour Market Partnerships application form and submit it to your local SkillsPEI office. A Program Officer will contact you within a few days to discuss your needs. To be approved we will need:
- Completed Labour Market Partnerships application form;
- Detailed description including – project activities, performance measures, and evidence of partnerships and industry representation.
How does the program work?
Once you submit your completed application package, SkillsPEI will review your application. Once you receive confirmation that your application has been approved for the Labour Market Partnerships program your project activities can start. SkillsPEI can provide funding to cover overhead costs such as wages and employment related costs, research or technical studies and other project related expenses.
Delivered by the Department of Workforce and Advanced Learning and funded in whole or in part through the Canada-PEI Labour Market Development Agreement.