Letter to amend the Canada – Nunavut Labour Market Development Agreement Annex 1

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This text copy of the bilateral transfer agreement between the Government of Canada and Nunavut is provided for reference and research purposes only. The final signed version of the agreement is the official version between the parties.

April 29, 2004

Mr. Don Rymes
Regional Executive Head
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
Suite 1440, Canada Place, 9700 Jasper Ave
Edmonton AB  T5J 4C1

Dear Mr. Rymes:

The purpose of this letter is to amend the Canada - Nunavut Labour Market Development Agreement Annex 1. Description of Nunavut Benefits and Measures, by replacing the existing section 4.3 with a new Description for Research and Innovations Measures.

We believe initiatives that could be done through Research and Innovation will provide important information associated with the development of Nunavut's labour market. As well, the results will add to the base of data that could be used across Canada concerning innovative approaches designed to help people prepare for, return to or keep employment and become productive members of the labour force

In accordance with section 20.2 of the Canada - Nunavut Labour Market Development Agreement, an amendment to the Annex may be made by the written agreement of designated officials of parties.

Nunavut's Department of Education is proposing that the present wording of section 4.3 of Annex I:

"Nunavut has not designed a measure similar to research and Innovation, which can support pilot projects within an evaluation framework. Prior to the implementation of the measure under this Agreement, Designated officials will jointly approve the amendment of this Annex to incorporate its design features."

be replaced with the attached document.

Sincerely,

Pam Hine
Deputy Minister
Government of Nunavut

The Canada – Nunavut Labour Market Development Agreement Annex I – Amendment

4.3 Research and Innovations

This program supports activities that identify innovative ways of helping persons prepare for, obtain or keep employment and be productive members in the labour force.

Program features:

  1. funds are provided to third party organisations to enable them to carry out research-based pilot projects to identify innovative approaches and techniques for labour market programs development that will assist individuals to become productive members in the labour market
  2. private sector employers (no government employers), not-for-profit organisations, community-based organisations, Inuit organisations, and education/training/human resource consultants are eligible recipients
  3. projects are to examine previously untried solutions to a specific labour market. As well, projects will:
    • have a realistic chance of success
    • have the potential for broader applications than the project site
    • could inform future program or policy development
    • not be otherwise eligible for funding through other LMDA benefits and measures
    • not establish a need for on-going government funding once the project has finished
    • have an evaluation framework sufficient to draw a conclusion about the success of the pilot
  4. As provided in section 20.2 of the Agreement, this amendment to Annex 1 is made with the written agreement of the designated officials of both parties to the agreement.

    Signed on behalf of Nunavut this 29th day of April 2004.

    ________________

    Pam Hine

    Deputy Minister

    Department of Education

    Government of Nunavut

    Signed on behalf of Canada this 4th day of May 2004.

    ________________

    Don Rymes,

    Regional Executive Head

    Alberta/Northwest Territories/Nunavut Region

    Human Resources and Skills Development

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