Agreement No. 7 to amend the Canada-Québec Labour Market Development Agreement in principle

Information for reference

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

List of acronyms and abbreviations


The Government of Canada (hereinafter referred to as "Canada"), represented by the Minister of Employment and Social Development styled as the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and the Canada Employment Insurance Commission


The Government of Québec, hereinafter referred to as “Québec”, represented by the Ministre du Travail, de l’Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale and the Ministre responsable des Relations canadiennes et de la Francophonie canadienne.

Hereinafter referred to as “the parties”.



  1. The Agreement is amended with the addition of the following title and clauses after clause 7H:
    • “Contribution towards the costs of Quebec’s active employment measures for fiscal years 2017 to 2018 and 2018 to 2019
    • 7I Despite the provisions contained in clause 7, in each of 2017 to 2018 and 2018 to 2019, the maximum contribution payable under clause 7 for the costs of active employment measures in Quebec is increased by $33,988,481 and $59,868,950 respectively.
    • 7I.1 Despite the provisions of clause 7, Quebec may use up to 10% of the additional contribution payable by Canada for fiscal year 2018 to 2019 under clause 7I for costs related to the administration of active employment measures for fiscal year 2018 to 2019.
    • 7I.2 Canada will make its additional contributions under clause 7I upon the signing of this amending agreement by the Parties.
    • 7I.3 Quebec agrees to identify the use of this additional funding in the audited statement of income and expenses submitted to Canada under the Agreement.”
  2. The Parties agree that no part of this amending agreement will have an impact on how Canada allocates the current Employment Insurance funding ($1.95 billion per year) when determining the maximum annual amount of contributions paid to Quebec, in accordance with clause 7.1 of the Agreement. The Parties acknowledge that the current method set out in clause 7.1 of the Agreement for allocating the current $1.95 billion to the provinces and territories is the allocation method described in the letter dated June 26, 1996, from the Deputy Minister of the Department of Human Resources Development Canada to the Secrétaire général associé des Affaires intergouvernementales canadiennes du Québec.
  3. In all other respects, the Agreement shall remain unchanged.
  4. This amending agreement shall be read together with the Agreement and the Implementation Agreement, as amended from time to time, and shall take effect as if its provisions were part of the Agreement.
  5. This amending agreement shall come into force once it has been signed by the Parties.

Signed on behalf of Canada
in Gatineau
this 13 day of June, 2019

The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos
Minister of Employment and Social Development
styled as the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development

Signed on behalf of Québec
in Québec
this 10 day of July, 2019

The Honourable Jean Boulet
Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Solidarity

Graham Flack
Chairperson, Canada Employment
Insurance Commission

Sonia LeBel
Ministre responsible for Canadian Relations
and the Canadian Francophonie

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