OECD report acknowledges SRDC’s research on EI

January 10, 2005
In its assessment of the Canadian Employment Insurance (EI) program, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) acknowledged SRDC’s research on EI. In the 2004 Economic Survey of Canada, the OECD suggests that one of Canada’s key challenges is to revise the EI program to achieve a better balance between providing stronger incentives for job search and ensuring fair access to benefits among regions. To support its recommendations, the OECD refers to lessons learned from SRDC’s examination of patterns of work and reliance on EI benefits summarized in the report Understanding Employment Insurance Claim Patterns: Final Report of the Earnings Supplement Project.