Describe the program's most important achievements and lessons learned:
The achievements of the Employment Benefits and Support Measures for each fiscal year are posted publically by the Government of Canada in the Monitoring and Assessment Report (MAR). These reports are found at: http://www.rhdcc-hrsdc.gc.ca/eng/employment/ei/monitoring_assessment/index.shtml. Since 2009, Employment Nova Scotia has been working with other departments, key stakeholders, and the federal government on a transformation agenda which will review the Employment Benefit Support Measures to identify and implement improvements. A federal-provincial, external summative evaluation of the EBSMs is undertaken every 3 to 5 years as per the Labour Market Development Agreement. This program is subject to this evaluation process.