Global Talent StreamLabour Market Benefits Plan

From: Employment and Social Development Canada

On this pageWhat to include in an LMBPProgress reviewsMaking changes to the LMBP

A Labour Market Benefits Plan (LMBP) shows an employer’s commitment to creating positive impacts on the labour market. To ensure that your LMBP does this, you must work with Service Canada to:

develop activities to meet commitmentsidentify commitments, andtrack the progress of commitmentsWhat to include in an LMBP

LMBP commitments are split into two categories:

mandatory benefit (1 required)the mandatory benefit is specific to the GTS category the employer is applying tocomplementary benefit (at least 2 are required)the complementary benefits identified by an employer in their plan cannot be the same as the mandatory benefit identified

After you submit your application, we will contact you to complete the LMBP.

1Identify the mandatory benefit

For the mandatory benefit(s) in their LMBP, every employer under the GTS must identify at least 1 activity that will support their achievement of the benefit.

Category A of the GTSCategory B of the GTS2Identify the complementary benefits

There are many activities that can support your mandatory benefit and 2 complementary benefits.

Here are some examples of activities for each benefit:

Job creation (Category B only)Investments in skills and training (Category A only)Increasing diversity in the workplaceKnowledge transferEnhance company performanceBest practices and policies3Set target for activity/milestone

Set a reasonable and measurable target for the activities your organization commits to during the TFWs employment.

Progress reviews

Each year, Service Canada will conduct progress reviews to assess how well employers are meeting the commitments detailed in their LMBP. The annual reviews are employers’ opportunity to report on the progress that the company is making in creating lasting, positive impacts on the Canadian labour market.

Cooperating with Service Canada throughout the review process is important. Employers must provide supporting documentation to remain eligible. You must keep your records for six full years for audit purposes.

If you do not make reasonable efforts to meet your LMBP commitmentsHow review dates are determinedMaking changes to the LMBP

Employers who have an approved LMBP and apply for additional TFW positions through the GTS, will not have to submit a new LMBP, however, Service Canada will review your existing plan as a result.

If an employer requires additional TFW positionsForecasting commitments

If you anticipate the need to apply for additional TFW positions over a 12-month period, the forecasted number of TFW positions may be included in your LMBP, providing the commitments support the anticipated number. If you and Service Canada officials agree to use this model, you may not have to update your LMBP each time you return to the GTS until your forecast is met or your commitments have expired (whichever comes first).

Note: This applies only to the LMBP element of the application process. You must still apply each time you wish to access the GTS.

If an LMBP and related forecast is developed for only one GTS category, the LMBP will be amended if the employer applies to the other category.