Evaluation of the Canada – Yukon Labour Market Development Agreement Summary

From : Employment and Social Development Canada

Labour Market Development Agreement

  • $3.25M is invested annually to help unemployed EI-eligible Yukon residents find and maintain employment
  • Yukon designs and delivers programs and services similar to Employment Benefits and Support Measures
  • Examined programs and services include Skills Development Employment Benefit (including Apprenticeship), Targeted Wage Subsidies and Employment Assistance Services
Yukon Programs and Services in 2015 to 2016
  Number of Interventions Total Expenditure
Employment Assistance Services 188 $1,421,000
Skills Development Employment Benefit - Apprenticeship 145 $1,963,000
Skills Development Employment Benefit 35
Targeted Wage Subsidies 4 $58,000

Key results for active claimants

  • Skills Development Employment Benefit is effective at improving earnings and incidence of employment among active claimants (compared to non-participants)
  • Employment Assistance Services are effective at improving earnings and reducing EI use among active claimants (compared to non-participants)
  • For active claimants, the social benefits of participation exceeded the cost of investments in both programs over time

Key results for former claimants

  • Some former claimants participants do not appear to be benefiting from the programs. The proportion of participants employed is lower after participation. This is due in part to local conditions and retirement decisions of older participants.
  • Former claimants participants showed higher average earnings and lower average proportions on EI and social assistance after participation (compared to pre-participation levels)

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

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