The FLMM is a platform for collaboration and partnership to address shared labour market issues. Through the FLMM, federal, provincial and territorial governments work cooperatively to ensure Canada has a skilled, adaptable and inclusive workforce that supports a competitive Canadian economy.
Labour Market Ministers are committed to fostering inclusive workforce participation, better aligning skills with evolving labour market needs, and supporting efficient labour markets to better serve all Canadians.
In the 2017-2020 FLMM Strategic Plan, five areas of work were identified as priorities for the coming years:
- Collaborate to ensure the next generation of Labour Market Transfer Agreements (LMTAs) are client- centred, outcomes focused, inclusive flexible and responsive, and evidence-based to meet the needs of Canadian workers and employers.
- Optimize labour mobility of certified workers and apprentices and integration of internationally-trained workers and to meet industry and labour market needs.
- Promote demand-led training as well as employer involvement to respond to labour market demands and support increased productivity.
- Strengthen knowledge and engagement to better respond to Canada’s changing labour market needs through engaging partners, knowledge development, and effective use of LMI.
- Promote sharing of best practices to advance labour market issues and support efforts to increase labour market policy and programming innovation in Canada.
The FLMM is committed to engaging in intergovernmental collaboration on these priorities.