Transmittal letter

From: Employment and Social Development Canada

Official title: Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Report for the fiscal year beginning April 1, 2020 and ending March 31, 2021: Transmittal letter

March 2022

The Honourable Carla Qualtrough P.C. M.P.
Minister of Employment Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion
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 2020/2021 Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Report, to be laid by you before Parliament. This report is the twenty-fifth in a series of annual reports submitted by the Canada Employment Insurance Commission.

This report, which covers the period from April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021, analyzes the overall effectiveness of Employment Insurance (EI) income benefits, active measures and service delivery. In particular, the report focuses on how the EI program adapted in a period where the Canadian economy and labour market experienced an unprecedented shock 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:

Jean-François Tremblay, Chairperson

Lori MacDonald, Vice-chairperson

Nancy Healey, Commissioner for Employers

Pierre Laliberté, Commissioner for Workers

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