Final Recommendations of the Mowat Centre Employment Insurance Task Force (2012)

CLLN Responds

In November 2011, the Mowat Centre for Policy Innovation at the University of Toronto released a report calling for a revamped Employment Insurance (EI) system for Canada, with common eligibility standards and identical benefits. In this document, the Canadian Literacy and Learning Network (CLLN) responds to the recommendations contained in the Mowat Report.

CLLN believes that a robust EI system is vital in today’s economy to help unemployed workers as they make the transition to new jobs. Such an EI system should include strengthened literacy and Essential Skills (ES) training.

The Mowat Report does mention the need for a pan-Canadian human capital strategy. However, says CLLN, the final report doesn’t really address this issue, except to say that provinces and territories are in a better position than the federal government to understand and deal with their own labour market training needs.

The authors of this document go on to say that it is unclear how a pan-Canadian human capital strategy is possible within the context of a reduced federal role.

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2012-05-28
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Canadian Literacy and Learning Network (CLLN). Final Recommendations of the Mowat Centre Employment Insurance Task Force 2012. Web. 27 Oct. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/clln/task_force/task_force.pdf>
Canadian Literacy and Learning Network (CLLN) (2012). Final Recommendations of the Mowat Centre Employment Insurance Task Force. Retrieved October 27, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/clln/task_force/task_force.pdf
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