Training Agreements with Provinces and Territories

The Government of Canada provides funding to provinces and territories for employment programs that help Canadians get training, develop their skills and gain work experience, leading to good jobs and better opportunities.

Canada Job Fund Agreements

The Labour Market Agreements with the provinces and territories, created in , are being renewed and transformed into new Canada Job Fund agreements to ensure greater employer involvement in training. Programs offered through Canada Job Fund Agreements include:

  • the Canada Job Grant, directly connecting skills training with employers and available jobs;
  • additional programs and services to assist individuals in finding and maintaining employment, with a focus on:
    • unemployed persons who are not eligible for Employment Insurance; and
    • employed persons who do not have a high school diploma or a recognized certification or who have low levels of literacy and essential skills.

Labour Market Agreements for Persons with Disabilities

The Labour Market Agreements for Persons with Disabilities (LMAPDs) are bilateral agreements with provinces and territories, which are designed to improve the employment situation for Canadians with disabilities. The LMAPDs represent the Government of Canada’s single largest investment in helping Canadians with disabilities find employment. Through the LMAPDs, provinces and territories design and deliver programs within five priority areas:

  • education and training;
  • employment participation;
  • employment opportunities;
  • connecting employers and persons with disabilities; and
  • building knowledge.

Labour Market Development Agreements

Programs offered through Labour Market Development Agreements (LMDAs) provide support to unemployed persons, particularly those who are eligible for Employment Insurance benefits.

Training for Older Workers

The Targeted Initiative for Older Workers is a federal-provincial/territorial cost-shared initiative that provides unemployed older workers typically aged 55 to 64 with employment assistance services, skills upgrading and work experience.