Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Report 2014/2015 Transmittal letter
The Honourable MaryAnn Mihychuk, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour
140 Promenade du Portage
Gatineau QC K1A 0J9
In accordance with the provisions of section 3 of the Employment Insurance Act, we are pleased to present the 2014/2015 Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Report, to be laid by you before Parliament. This report is the nineteenth in a series of annual reports submitted by the Canada Employment Insurance Commission.
This report, which covers the period from April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015, analyzes the overall effectiveness of Employment Insurance (EI) income benefits, active measures and service delivery. In particular, the report focuses on the responsiveness of the EI program in a period marked by moderate economic growth and a slight downward trend in the unemployment rate, despite a sharp decline in oil prices, which resulted in a contraction of economic activity in some regions late in the fiscal year.
As in previous years, we relied on key studies and evaluations to complement EI administrative data and to provide a deeper analysis. Information on each of the studies referenced in the report is included in an annex.
In closing, we would like to express our appreciation to Employment and Social Development Canada and Service Canada employees for their support in preparing this report.
We trust you will find the report informative.
The original version was signed by:
Commissioner for Employers
Commissioner for Workers
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