Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Report for the fiscal year beginning April 1, 2017 and ending March 31, 2018
Transmittal letter

From: Employment and Social Development Canada

March 2019

The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Families, Children and Social Development
House of Commons
Ottawa ON K1A 0A6

Dear Minister,

In accordance with the provisions of section 3 of the Employment Insurance Act, we are pleased to present the 2017/2018 Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Report, to be laid by you before Parliament. This report is the twenty-second in a series of annual reports submitted by the Canada Employment Insurance Commission.

This report, which covers the period from April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018, analyzes the overall effectiveness of Employment Insurance (EI) income benefits, active measures and service delivery. In particular, it focuses on the responsiveness of the EI program in a period characterized by strong economic growth and a relatively low national unemployment rate.

As in previous years, we relied on key studies and evaluations to complement EI administrative data and to provide an in-depth analysis. Information on each of the studies referenced in the report is included in Annex 6.

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 that you will find it informative.

The original version was signed by:

Graham Flack, Chairperson

Judith Andrew, Commissioner for Employers

Pierre Laliberté, Commissioner for Workers

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