2012-2017 Evaluation of the Canada-Prince Edward Island Labour Market Development Agreement Summary
Labour Market Development Agreement
- $23.3M is invested annually to help unemployed EI eligible individuals in Prince Edward Island find and maintain employment.
- Prince Edward Island designs and delivers programs and services similar to Employment Benefits and Support Measures.
- Examined programs and services include Training PEI, Training PEI-Apprentices, Employ PEI, Self-Employ PEI, WorkExperience PEI and Employment Assistance Services.
|Program/Service||Number of new interventions
2015 to 2016
2015 to 2016
|Training PEI – Apprentices||310||$14,307,000|
|Employment Assistance Services||6,271||$4,314,000|
|Work experience PEI||22||$393,000|
- 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 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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