Canada Employment Insurance

Big Drop-Off In EI Payments Not Actually Good News..

CP | Sue Bailey, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - A disproportionate drop in employment insurance recipients in Atlantic Canada suggests federal EI restrictions are having a negativ...

EI Recipients Getting Overpayments: Auditor-General

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.30.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Ottawa is overpaying employment insurance by at least $300 million a year, and fails to get millions of it back, the auditor general said Tue...

Canada's EI Changes Now In Effect

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.08.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Contentious changes to employment insurance are now in effect.Beginning Sunday, people on EI face stricter, more complex rules for keeping th...

Finley: I'm Not Handing Over EI To The Parti Quebecois

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.05.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The federal minister who will likely be the first to face any separatist pressure from Quebec's new government is already brushing aside noti...

Fewer People on EI in April

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.21.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Statistics Canada says the number of people receiving regular EI benefits dropped for the third consecutive month in April, down 28,600 to 51...

Work In Tourism, Agriculture, Fisheries? New EI Rules Will Hurt

CBC | Posted 07.25.2012 | Canada Business

While reaction continues to brew over Thursday's announcement about changes to the Employment Insurance program, P.E.I. Premier Robert Gh...

Tories May Require EI Recipients To Relocate

CP | Dean Beeby, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.16.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - A new study from the Human Resources Department suggests Ottawa is looking at ways to get people receiving employment insurance to move to ot...

Major Changes To EI In Works

CBC | Posted 07.15.2012 | Canada Business

The omnibus budget bill making its way through Parliament makes changes to the Employment Insurance Act, including how suitable employmen...

Number Collecting EI Dips Slightly, StatsCan Says

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.19.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Statistics Canada says the number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits fell by 6,700, or 1.2 per cent to 552,800 in Febr...

Unemployment Claims Up In 8 Provinces

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.22.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Statistics Canada says the number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits increased by 2.3 per cent or 12,400 in January to...

More People On Employment Insurance In December: StatsCan

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.18.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Statistics Canada says the number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits edged up by 4,200, or 0.8 per cent, to 544,700 in...

Canadians Waiting Weeks For EI Cheques

CBC | Posted 03.17.2012 | Canada Business

The union that represents Service Canada workers has filed a grievance against Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development Diane F...

Number Of EI Recipients Drops In October

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.15.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits declined one per cent, or 5,400, to 541,200 in October.Statistics Canada...

Number Collecting EI Still On Downward Trend: StatsCan

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.17.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits fell by 15,400, or 2.7 per cent, to 549,300 in September.Statistics Cana...

Canada's Employment Insurance System Unfair, Needs Reform: Report

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.14.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - A new report says the Employment Insurance system is broken and needs a more transparent, effective and equitable national framework.The repo...

Flaherty Misses Budget Targets, Promises Smaller EI Premium Hike

CP | Posted 01.08.2012 | Canada Business

CALGARY - Finance Minister Jim Flaherty conceded Tuesday he won't be able to balance the budget in four years as promised after all, while at the same...

Ottawa To Announce Job-Creation Plan

CBC | Posted 12.02.2011 | Canada Business

The budget implementation bill set to be tabled in the House of Commons Tuesday will include a tax credit program for small businesses wh...

Employment Insurance Payouts Down, But New Claims Up

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.22.2011 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits decreased by 24,800, or 4.4 per cent, in July to 535,700, the largest of...