The actions of Emploi-Québec are grounded in mobilization of labour market partners. This partnership is given expression primarily through the Commission des partenaires du marché du travail (CPMT) .
The Minister and the CPMT work collaboratively primarily on:
The Commission plays an advisory role to the Minister and prepares, jointly with the Minister, Emploi-Québec’s annual action plan.
At the regional level, the role of the regional councils of labour market partners mirrors that of the Commission at the Québec-wide level. The regional councils are also responsible for adapting Emploi-Québec measures and services to the needs of their region.
The mission of community organizations that specialize in employment is to support the social and vocational integration of people considered disadvantaged in employment.
Their experience and skills support the goals sought by public employment services. These organizations focus on specialized fields associated with employability, thus adding expertise to the services offered by local employment centres (CLEs). They form a Québec-wide network, thereby increasing access to employment assistance services.
Emploi-Québec has enjoyed a long and productive partnership with community organizations specialized in employment for the greater benefit all Québeckers. A recognition and partnership protocol agreement between Emploi-Québec and these organizations was developed to affirm the complementarity of community and public employment services.
Community organizations are grouped according to the type of services offered or the client groups served.
Local development centres (CLDs) are non-profit organizations devoted to local economic development. Funded by the government and municipalities, they are composed of business, labour, community and institutional representatives. A protocol agreement between local employment centres and local development centres ensures better alignment between planning and follow-up of action at the local level.
Emploi-Québec brings expertise to the service of the community by sitting on the boards of directors of CLDs. Its representatives contribute to the labour and employment components of the local economic and employment action plan.
Through this active local partnership, Emploi-Québec is able to get a better grasp of the concerns of labour market stakeholders and develop closer linkages between the economy and employment.
Considering that workforce problems vary widely from one sector of activity to the next, Emploi-Québec is extending its sector-based action.
Under the Canada-Québec agreement, funding is transferred for the management of active employment measures and certain National Employment Service functions.
Emploi-Québec also partners with Québec government departments to make its employment and workforce-related actions more effective.
In addition, the agency works closely with government bodies such as the Commission de la santé et de la sécurité du travail, the Office franco-québécois pour la jeunesse and the Office des personnes handicapées du Québec (OPHQ).
With regard to the latter client group, Emploi-Québec contributes to the Employability Assistance for People with Disabilities (EAPD) Agreement, under which the Government of Canada funds certain measures.
The agency funds and also supports the following: