2012-2017 Evaluation of the Canada- Newfoundland and Labrador Labour Market Development Agreement Summary

From Employment and Social Development Canada

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Labour Market Development Agreement

  • $122.2M is invested annually to help unemployed EI eligible individuals in Newfoundland and Labrador find and maintain employment.
  • Newfoundland and Labrador designs and delivers programs and services similar to Employment Benefits and Support Measures.
  • Examined programs and services include Skills Development (including Apprentice Supports), JobsNL, Self-Employment Assistance, Job Creation Partnerships and Employment Assistance Services.
Newfoundland and Labrador Programs and Services in 2015 to 2016
  Number of interventions Total expenditure
Skills Development 3,284 $91,988,000
Skills Development - Apprentice Supports 2,394
Job Creation Partnerships 1,202 $8,069,000
JobsNL 896 $7,313,000
Self-Employment Assistance 243 $5,752,000
Employment Assistance Services 17,165 $5,263,000

Key results

  • Improved the labour market attachment of active claimants participants (compared to non-participants)
  • Reduced dependence on Employment Insurance and/or Social Assistance
  • 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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Evaluation of the Labour Market Development Agreements
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