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

From : Employment and Social Development Canada

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Labour Market Development Agreement

  • 525M is invested annually to help unemployed EI eligible individuals in Ontario find and maintain employment
  • Ontario designs and delivers programs and services similar to Employment Benefits and Support Measures
  • Programs and services include Skills Development, Skills Development-Apprentices, Targeted Wage Subsidies, Self-Employment, Job Creation Partnerships and Employment Assistance Services
Program/Service Number of new interventions
2014 to 2015
Total expenditure
2014 to 2015
Employment Assistance Services 144,011 $290,022,000
Skills Development 8,049 $193,770,000
Skills Development - Apprentices 15,883
Self-Employment 2,406 $46,160,000
Job Creation Partnerships 512 $7,417,000
Targeted Wage Subsidies 1,806 $3,619,000

Key Results

  • Improved the labour market attachment of 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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