SRDC conducted an evidence-based analysis of Manitoba’s Employment Assistance Service (EAS) providers to inform future funding decisions of the Manitoba government intended to promote an effective and efficient service delivery network. SRDC’s analysis provides indications of where changes in EAS programming are needed so that the program can “do more of the things that help, and less of the things that do not.” The analysis addresses five key questions: To what extent is EAS programming aligned with provincial and federal policy objectives? To what extent is current programming responsive to the needs of key population groups and communities? To what extent are programs responsive to the changing dynamics of Manitoba’s labour market? How effective is current programming in achieving results for job seekers, employers, and communities? What is the relative value for money of the existing EAS program, and are there opportunities for service improvements?
Published: September 2015
Capability: Policy Research - Strategic Program Review
Policy Area: Employment - Labour Market Integration of Persons with Disabilities - Employment Supports and Services - Employment Programs, Newcomers Labour Market Integration
Population: Low-income Populations - Low-skilled Workers - Newcomers - Older Workers - Social Assistance Recipients - Students - Youth - Communities and Families - EI Recipients