Employment Insurance Act
57 (1) Employment benefits and support measures under this Part shall be established in accordance with the following guidelines:
(a) harmonization with provincial employment initiatives to ensure that there is no unnecessary overlap or duplication;
(b) reduction of dependency on unemployment benefits by helping individuals obtain or keep employment;
(c) co-operation and partnership with other governments, employers, community-based organizations and other interested organizations;
(d) flexibility to allow significant decisions about implementation to be made at a local level;
(d.1) availability of assistance under the benefits and measures in either official language where there is significant demand for that assistance in that language;
(e) commitment by persons receiving assistance under the benefits and measures to
(i) achieving the goals of the assistance,
(ii) taking primary responsibility for identifying their employment needs and locating services necessary to allow them to meet those needs, and
(iii) if appropriate, sharing the cost of the assistance; and
(f) implementation of the benefits and measures within a framework for evaluating their success in assisting persons to obtain or keep employment.
Marginal note:Working in concert with provincial governments
(2) To give effect to the purpose and guidelines of this Part, the Commission shall work in concert with the government of each province in which employment benefits and support measures are to be implemented in designing the benefits and measures, determining how they are to be implemented and establishing the framework for evaluating their success.
Marginal note:Agreements with provinces
(3) The Commission shall invite the government of each province to enter into agreements for the purposes of subsection (2) or any other agreements authorized by this Part.
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