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

From : Employment and Social Development Canada

Labour Market Development Agreement

  • $89M is invested annually to help unemployed EI eligible individuals in Nova Scotia find and maintain employment
  • Nova Scotia designs and delivers programs and services similar to Employment Benefits and Support Measures
  • Programs and services include Skills Development, Skills Development-Apprentices, START, Self-Employment, Job Creation Partnerships and Employment Assistance Services
Program/Service Number of new interventions
2014 to 2015
Total expenditure
2014 to 2015
Skills Development 1,505 $39,435,000
Skills Development - Apprentices 1,510
Employment Assistance Services 28,022 $26,897,000
Self-Employment  514 $5,912,000
START 469 $3,265,000
Job Creation Partnerships 129 $1,081,000

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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