Summary of the evaluation of the Connecting Canadians with Available Jobs initiative

From: Employment and Social Development Canada

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Evaluation of the Connecting Canadians with Available Jobs initiative

The Initiative came into force in 2013 and comprised a set of four measures to help unemployed workers return to work more quickly.

Key findings

The evaluation found there was a need to facilitate more effective job searches and encourage Employment Insurance claimants to accept all suitable work. While some of the measures somewhat contributed to the initiative's objectives, others had mixed effects.

1. Legislative changes to the definitions of "reasonable job search" and "suitable employment" and enhanced integrity measures

2. Enhancements to Job Alerts and labour market information

3. Improved connections between the Temporary Foreign Worker Program and the EI Program

4. Collaboration projects with British Columbia and Manitoba

The full Evaluation of the Connecting Canadians with Available Jobs Initiative is now available.

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