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

From: Employment and Social Development Canada

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Labour Market Development Agreement

  • ESDC invests $3.1 million annually to help unemployed EI-eligible Northwest Territories residents find and maintain employment
  • Northwest Territories designs and delivers Employment Benefits and Support Measures
  • Examined programs and services include Building Essential Skills (including Apprenticeship), Training on the Job, Self-Employment Option, and Employment Assistance Services
Program/Service Number of Interventions
Total Expenditure
Building Essential Skills 44 $1,164,000
Building Essential Skills - Apprenticeship 155
Training on the Job 67 $140,000
Self-Employment Option 14 $145,000
Employment Assistance Services 864 $1,281,000

Key Results

  • Employment Assistance Services are effective at improving earnings and reducing EI use among active claimants (compared to non-participants)
  • The proportion of participants on EI and social assistance is generally lower after participation
  • Some participants do not appear to be benefitting from the programs. The proportion of participants employed is lower after program participation than before participation
  • Most participants have higher earnings after program participation

Evaluation reports are available on Employment and Social Development Canada's website.

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