In its contract with the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (formerly MTCU), the Local Employment Planning Council has some pre-identified committees which form key components of its governance structure.  These will be overseen by the Secretariat which is guided by the Executive Steering Group in the Ottawa pilot’s proposed approach.


LEPC organization chart. Executive steering group is in charge of oversight and decisions. They inform the LEPC secretariat, providing LMI, program administration, and support. Their advisory role, putting forth recommendations for actions, informs the executive steering group. The central planning table is connected through subject matter working groups, made up of diverse community stakeholders from Industry Engagement, Service Planning, Government, Work-Integrated Learning, and Labour Engagement

These “advisory committees” are described by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, formerly MTCU, in the LEPC contract as:

  • Secretariat provides support in the following areas:
    • Administration (organizing and facilitating meeting, events, etc.);
    • Labour market information, collection, analysis and dissemination to local community stakeholders;
    • Stakeholder liaison, engagement and partnership building.
  • Central Planning Table (CPT): comprised of key community representatives such as service providers, employer groups, and different levels of government (i.e., municipalities, federal and provincial government departments and ministries, including the Ministry of Advance Education and Skills Development).
  • Subject-Matter Working Group(s): more focused and detailed engagement related to specific local labour market issues or subject-matter areas.