Deductions from Benefits for Payments to Governments and Authorities
57. (1) In this section, “deduction” means a deduction from benefits that is made by the Commission pursuant to subsection 42(3) of the Act.
(2) No deduction shall be made in respect of any advance or assistance or welfare payment paid by the Government of Canada or any of its agencies, a provincial or municipal government or any other authority prescribed by this section, unless
(a) an arrangement has been entered into between the Commission and the Government of Canada or any of its agencies, the provincial government or the municipal government or the prescribed authority in respect of the deduction; and
(b) the person to whom the payment is made has consented pursuant to subsection 42(3) of the Act to the deduction by signing the form supplied by the Commission.
(3) The Commission may at any time terminate an arrangement entered into pursuant to subsection (2).
(4) The council of an Indian band, referred to as a “council of the band” in subsection 2(1) of the Indian Act, is a prescribed authority for the purposes of subsection 42(3) of the Act.
NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT SERVICE
58. The national employment service maintained by the Commission under subsections 60(1) and (2) of the Act shall, for the purpose of facilitating the fullest possible integration into the Canadian work force of persons who need assistance in competing in the labour market, in cooperation with interested public authorities, employers, unions and organizations representing industries and industrial sectors,
(a) collect and analyse the available information on the situation of the labour market, including information on labour market supply and demand, the economic and employment situations of individuals, families and communities, career and learning trends, and social and community conditions, and its probable evolution, both in Canada as a whole and in different industries, occupations and areas;
(b) make that information available systematically and promptly to interested public authorities, the employers' and workers' organizations concerned and the general public;
(c) help workers find suitable employment by
(i) making available to them information on employment opportunities locally, regionally and nationally, including information on specific job openings as well as general information on careers and occupations that are in demand in the labour market and the educational and skill requirements for those careers or occupations,
(ii) where appropriate, referring them to other sources of labour market information such as social service agencies and community employment services organizations,
(iii) obtaining from workers seeking employment such information as is necessary to effect proper referrals to employment opportunities within Canada and abroad,
(iv) in accordance with local community-based service and client targeting strategies, interviewing and counselling workers, when necessary, to assess their employment needs and assist them to develop action plans in order to address those needs, and
(v) providing them with information on the availability of special assistance where they are experiencing particular difficulty obtaining or keeping employment; and
(d) help employers find suitable workers by
(i) obtaining from them information on job vacancies and such information as is necessary to effect proper referrals of workers to the employers,
(ii) advising them on various ways to meet their employment needs, and
(iii) making available to them information on workers searching for employment.
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