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

From: Employment and Social Development Canada

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Labour Market Development Agreement

  • $90M is invested annually to help unemployed EI eligible individuals in New Brunswick find and maintain employment.
  • New Brunswick designs and delivers programs and services similar to Employment Benefits and Support Measures.
  • Programs and services include Training and Skills Development (including Apprentices), Employer Wage Subsidy, Self-Employment Benefit and Employment Assistance Services.
Program/Service Number of Interventions 2014 to 2015 Total Expenditure 2014 to 2015
Employment Assistance Services 3,983 $55,142,000
Adult Learning and Training Supports 2,192
Adult Learning and Training Supports - Apprentices 25,761 $11,651,000
Training on the Job 1,632 $9,586,000
Nunavut Entrepreneurial Incentive 286 $5,152,000

Key Results

  • Improved the labour market attachment of participants (compared to non-participants)
  • Reduced dependence on Employment Insurance and Social Assistance
  • Providing Employment Assistance Services early during unemployment claim produced larger impacts
  • Social benefits of participation exceeded costs of investments for most interventions

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