Forum of Labour Market Ministers to Hold Consultations on Labour Market Transfer Agreements

July 18, 2016

Forum of Labour Market Ministries

Labour market transfer agreements support the design and delivery of provincial-territorial programs and services that respond to the employment needs of all Canadian workers, including persons with disabilities, older workers, low-skilled workers, youth, other underrepresented groups, and employers.

To ensure these agreements continue to be relevant, flexible and responsive to current and emerging labour market needs and priorities, federal, provincial and territorial Labour Market Ministers announced on June 28, 2016 (see June 28, 2016 Communique) the launch of broad-based consultations over the summer months to gather stakeholder perspectives and inform future investments in employment and skills training programs and services.

Governments will be consulting broadly with stakeholders, including organizations representing employers, jobseekers, service providers, underrepresented groups, postsecondary and training institutions, think tanks, and individuals. In July and August 2016, federal, provincial and territorial governments will lead a series of roundtables and will invite stakeholders to share their views on how labour market transfer agreements can better support Canada’s labour markets’ needs. Federal, provincial and territorial governments will also undertake their own consultations with additional stakeholders.

To guide the consultations, the FLMM has developed a discussion paper on the changing economic and labour market context in Canada, current labour market transfer agreements, and key discussion themes for the consultations. The paper also includes a series of questions for stakeholders’ considerations.

Stakeholders are also invited to submit their views using the discussion paper by August 19th, 2016 through the FLMM Secretariat (fmmt.flmm at

Fore more information, questions or general inquiries on the pan-Canadian consultations, please contact the FLMM Secretariat (fmmt.flmm at

Source: The Forum of Labour Market Ministers