About LMDA and LMA

The Canada-PEI Labour Market Development Agreement (LMDA) and Labour Market Agreement (LMA) represent a combined investment of approximately $30 million annually in the Prince Edward Island labour market. This investment will assist the labour needs of employers and organizations while helping to improve the skills and employability of Prince Edward Islanders.

These agreements were negotiated as part of the federal government’s new approach to labour market programming that includes the transfer of responsibility for a range of labour market programs and services to Canada’s provinces and territories. This new approach provides Prince Edward Island with an unprecedented opportunity to create a “made-in-PEI” labour market system that meets PEI’s unique labour market priorities and needs.

What is the purpose of the LMDA?

LMDA programs are aimed at helping Employment Insurance (EI) clients and the unemployed general public to prepare for and obtain employment. Activities include sector specific initiatives to assist employers in meeting their human resource needs.

View the current Labour Market Development Agreement.

View the 2013-14 LMDA Annual Plan.

What is the purpose of the LMA?

In an effort to address the labour market challenges facing PEI, the Canada-Prince Edward Island Labour Market Agreement has developed new programs and services to assist those individuals who have traditionally been unable to benefit from LMDA initiatives and who face specific challenges or are underrepresented in the labour force.  These individuals may include unemployed individuals who are not EI eligible or employed individuals who are low skilled.

View the current Labour Market Agreement.

View the 2013-14 LMA Annual Plan.