The NL Research and Innovation Program

What is the Newfoundland and Labrador Research and Innovation Program (NLRI)?

NLRI is a program that will use progressive research and leading-edge innovation to identify better ways of helping Newfoundlanders and Labradorians prepare for, find, return to, or maintain sustainable employment.

NLRI will support and generate new and innovative research projects, pilots and processes to strengthen our understanding of the provincial labour market, and to assist us in recalibrating existing employment and training services to better align with changing employer demands and needs.

 

How is NLRI funded?

The Newfoundland and Labrador Research and Innovation program  is one of three labour market-related measures funded by the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Labour  Market Development Agreement (LMDA).  The other two measures are: Employment Assistance Services and Labour Market Partnerships.

 

What are some of the benefits of NLRI (the source of NLWIC Research Funding)?

As Newfoundland and Labrador’s labour market undergoes changes, NLRI will:

  • Ensure that the design and delivery of labour market programs and services continue to be relevant and responsive to provincial labour market needs; and
  • Provide opportunities for testing innovative approaches that aim to help Newfoundlanders and Labradorians prepare for, find, return to, or maintain sustainable employment.