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

From : Employment and Social Development Canada

Labour Market Development Agreement

  • $36M is invested annually to help unemployed EI eligible individuals in Saskatchewan find and maintain employment
  • Saskatchewan designs and delivers programs and services similar to Employment Benefits and Support Measures
  • Examined programs and services include Skills Training, Skills Training - Apprentices, Targeted Wage Subsidies, Self-Employment and Workforce Development
Program/Service Number of interventions
2015 to 2016
Total expenditure
2015 to 2016
Skills Training 1,107 $28,418,000
Skills Training – Apprentices 6,657
Workforce Development 12,268 $4,022,000
Self-Employment 82 $290,000

Key results

  • Improved the labour market attachment of participants (compared to non-participants)
  • Reduced dependence on Employment Insurance and Social Assistance
  • Providing Workforce Development 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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