Labour Market Integration of Newcomers (LMIN)
2019-20 Call For Proposals
Social, economic, and cultural integration of newcomers to the province are key activities in achieving better settlement and integration outcomes for all Newfoundland and Labrador residents in their respective communities. This multifaceted integration directly contributes to the increased retention of newcomers to the province.
The Labour Market Integration for Newcomers (LMIN) Program is designed to enable service-providing organizations and communities to develop and/or deliver programs to expedite the attachment of newcomers to the labour market.
The Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour (AESL), Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism (OIM) is calling for submissions for projects and initiatives to support labour market integration of newcomers in all regions of Newfoundland and Labrador.
On March 24, 2017, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador launched The Way Forward on Immigration in Newfoundland and Labrador, a five-year action plan to support increased immigrant attraction and retention. In April 2019, the 2019-2020 initiatives were announced to the public.
With respect to the goals associated with the labour market integration of newcomers, there are a number of priorities and actions associated. In light of these identified areas, the OIM is inviting applications for funding of programs and services, which will support the outlined prioritized goals.
The following initiatives warrant additional priority:
- Explore the Potential to Expand the Delivery of Settlement and Integration Services and Supports to Other Regions of the Province
- Partner with Stakeholders to Organize Newcomer Employment Fairs;
- Collaborate with Rural Communities in Organizing a “Live in Rural Newfoundland and Labrador” Fair;
- Pilot Programs to Support Newcomers in Pursuing Entrepreneurship in Newfoundland And Labrador;
- Collaborate with Industry and Sector Organizations to Promote Entrepreneurship Categories in the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program; Promote Mentorship Opportunities Between Employers who Have Successfully Used Immigration Programs, and Employers Contemplating Immigration as a Means of Addressing Workforce Shortages; and,
- Pilot a Workplace-based Language Training Program for Newcomers.
Who Can Apply?
For more information on eligible proponents, LMIN funding priorities, and eligible activities, applicants should refer to the eligibility and requirements for funding in the Labour Market Integration for Newcomers Funding Guidelines 2019-2020.
In proposal development, applicants should refer to The Way Forward on Immigration in Newfoundland and Labrador: 2019-2020 Initiatives available at https://www.gov.nl.ca/immigration/files/ImmigrationInitiatives201920web.pdf
How Do I Apply?
Interested proponents must complete and submit an application to the Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism, Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour through the LaMPSS online self-service system.
Proponents must register in the Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour’ LaMPSS payment system to apply on-line. Once registration is complete, a password and user ID will be provided. To register, please follow procedures outlined at Register on LaMPSS system.
Once registered on the LaMPSS system, proponents may apply directly on-line and/or update information using its self-serve function and the provided user password and ID. To apply on-line using the self-serve component of LaMPSS, please link to the following website which contains LaMPSS User Guidelines, System Requirements and the Login LaMPSS Employer Self-Serve.
For additional details on how to submit an application online for the Newfoundland and Labrador Multiculturalism Grant Program, please review Labour Market Integration for Newcomers Program – Applying in LaMPSS.
Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism