Official title: Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Report for the fiscal year beginning April 1, 2019 and ending March 31, 2020: Transmittal letter
The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion
House of Commons
Ottawa ON K1A 0A6
In accordance with the provisions of section 3 of the Employment Insurance Act, we are pleased to present the 2019/2020 Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Report, to be laid by you before Parliament. This report is the twenty-fourth in a series of annual reports submitted by the Canada Employment Insurance Commission.
This report, which covers the period from April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020, 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 characterized by a generally strong performance of the labour market before the Canadian economy and labour market experienced a shock in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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 you will find the report informative.
The original version was signed by:
Graham Flack, Chairperson
Lori MacDonald, Vice-chairperson
Pierre Laliberté, Commissioner for Workers
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