2012-2017 Evaluation of the Canada-British Columbia Labour Market Development Agreement Summary
Labour Market Development Agreement
- ESDC invests $280M is invested annually to help unemployed EI eligible British Columbians find and maintain employment.
- British Columbia designs and delivers programs and services similar to Employment Benefits and Support Measures.
- Programs and services include Training Services (including Apprentices), Wage Subsidy Work Experience Placement, Self-Employment, Job Creation Partnerships and Employment Assistance Services.
|Program/Service||Number of Interventions
2014 to 2015
2014 to 2015
|Training Services - Apprentices||12,399|
|Employment Assistance Services||190,141||$92,890,000|
|Job Creation Partnerships||498||$6,853,000|
|Wage Subsidy Work Experience Placement||1,295||$5,893,000|
- Improved the labour market attachment of participants (compared to non-participants)
- Reduced dependence on income support for most participants.
- Providing Employment Assistance Services early during unemployment claim produced larger 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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