2012-2017 Evaluation of the Canada-Manitoba Labour Market Development Agreement Summary

From : Employment and Social Development Canada

Labour Market Development Agreement

  • $43M is invested annually to help unemployed EI eligible individuals in Manitoba find and maintain employment.
  • Manitoba designs and delivers programs and services similar to Employment Benefits and Support Measures.
  • Examined programs and services include Skills Development, Skills Development-Apprenticeship, Wage Subsidies, Self-Employment, Employment Partnerships and Employment Assistance Services.
Program/Service Number of new interventions
2015 to 2016
Total expenditure
2015 to 2016
Skills Development 2,011 $25,393,000
Skills Development - Apprenticeship 4,083
Employment Assistance Services 53,566 $7,987,000
Employment Partnerships 101 $926,000
Self-Employment 155 $867,000
Wage Subsidies 93 $300,000

Key Results

  • Improved the labour market attachment of participants (compared to non-participants)
  • Reduced dependence on government income support.
  • 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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