Career, Employment and Training Services

Agreements

Labour Market Development Agreement

2016-17 Canada-NWT Annual Plan: Labour Market Development Agreement | Job Fund Agreement | Labour Market Agreement for Persons with Disabilities

The Labour Market Development Agreement (LMDA) is an agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Northwest Territories (signed February 27, 1998) that provides funding to deliver employment and training programs and services to individuals who are eligible for Employment Insurance.

Programs include:

  • Building Essential Skills
  • Self-Employment
  • Training-on-the-Job
  • Youth Employment
  • Employment Assistance Services
  • Local Labour Market Partnerships

For further information on these programs and services, please click here or contact your regional ECE Service Centre.

Although the current LMDA does not have an end date, Canada has deemed it appropriate to reopen this arrangement.  Renegotiations are underway with all jurisdictions in Canada with the objective of having a new agreement signed in time for implementation on April 1, 2015.

Canada-Northwest Territories Job Fund Agreement

The Canada-Northwest Territories Job Fund Agreement is an agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Northwest Territories (signed August 12, 2014) that provides funding for training.

It is divided into three streams:

  • Canada-Northwest Territories Job Grant provides funding to eligible employers committed to training eligible employees or potential employees in specific skills needed for a job.
  • Employer Sponsored Training provides funding to eligible employers committed to training eligible beneficiaries to gain specific skills needed for a job.
  • Employment Services and Supports provides funding for programs designed to enhance the labour market participation of eligible beneficiaries by assisting them to prepare for entry into, or return to, employment; to otherwise obtain or keep employment; or to maintain skills for employment.

Labour Market Agreement for Persons with Disabilities

The Labour Market Agreement for Persons with Disabilities (LMAPD) is an agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Northwest Territories (signed on February 20, 2014) that provides funding to support education and training, to promote employment participation and opportunities, to connect employers to persons with disabilities, and to build knowledge of the policies and programs that can best support persons with disabilities in the workplace.

Priority areas include:

  • Education and Training
  • Employment Participation
  • Employment Opportunities
  • Connecting Employers with Persons with Disabilities
  • Building Knowledge

With the co-operation and partnership between governments, persons with disabilities, community-based organizations, business, labour, Aboriginal, Metis and Inuit peoples and other stakeholders is key to the success of the LMAPD.

Target Initiative for Older Workers

The Target Initiative for Older Workers (TIOW) is an agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Northwest Territories (signed June 29, 2007) that provides funding to programs created to provide a range of employment activities for older workers who are unemployed.  These activities include skills upgrading and work experience in new jobs to help them re-enter or stay in the workforce.

The TIOW targets communities experiencing any of the following conditions:

  • ongoing high unemployment, and/or;
  • dependence on a single employer or industry that is affected by downsizing;
  • have employers that are unable to fulfill their demand for workers; and
  • have workers whose skills do match those required by the employer or industry.

The program applies to older workers aged 55 to 64.

The objectives of the TIOW are:

  • to invest in the human resources capacity of Northwest Territories communities;
  • to provide a valuable opportunities for older workers to improve their employability through activities such as skills assessment, counselling, skills upgrading, and work experience for new jobs;
  • to recognize that older workers have many contributions to make to society and that their knowledge needs to be retained by re-integration them back into the workforce; and
  • to contribute to a comprehensive system of labour market supports by the Government of the Northwest Territories that is intended to increase sustainable employment and address skilled labour shortages.

To find out more information on the TIOW please contact your regional ECE Service Centre.

To download a copy of any of these documents please visit our resources page.