2012-2017 Evaluation of the Canada-Alberta Labour Market Development Agreement Summary
Labour Market Development Agreement
- $118.7M is invested annually to help unemployed EI eligible Albertans find and maintain employment.
- Alberta designs and delivers programs and services similar to Employment Benefits and Support Measures.
- Programs and services include Skills Development (Work Foundations/Occupational Training), Skills Development Apprentices, Workplace Training, Integrated Training and Immigrant Bridging as well as Career and Employment Information Services.
Alberta Programs and Services in 2015 to 2016
|Number of New Interventions||Total Expenditure|
|Skills Development (Work Foundations/Occupational Training)||854||$76,700,000|
|Skills Development – Apprentices||23,897|
|Career and Employment Information Services||217,262||$22,543,000|
|Integrated Training and Immigrant Bridging||651||$8,012,000|
Key Findings for the 2002 to 2005 and 2006 to 2008 Cohorts of Participants
- Improved the labour market attachment of participants (compared to non-participants)
- Overall increase in EI use and decrease in the use of Social Assistance
- Providing Career and Employment Information Services early during unemployment claim produced larger employment and earning impacts
- Social benefits of participation exceeded costs of investments for most interventions
Evaluation reports are available on Employment and Social Development Canada’s website.
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