Ei Canada

Over 24,000 More Canadians Claim EI In July. They're Almost All Men

CP | Posted 09.22.2016 | Canada Business

Women made up a very small proportion.

Trudeau Extends EI Benefits To Three Western Regions

CP | Chris Purdy, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.13.2016 | Canada Politics

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley thanked the government for taking an important step toward the "province's economic recovery."

5 Changes To Employment Insurance In Liberals' Budget

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.31.2017 | Canada Business

The Liberals have made a billion dollars' worth of changes to EI.

Alberta EI Claims Nearly Double Over The Past Year

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 03.24.2016 | Canada Alberta

Saskatchewan also saw a large increase.

Albertans Receiving EI Jump 99% Over Last Year

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 11.19.2015 | Canada Alberta

The last time the number of Alberta EI recipients hit this level was in 2010.

EI Payouts On The Rise In Canada, Out Of Control In Alberta

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 09.17.2015 | Canada Business

The number of Canadians on Employment Insurance rose for the eighth straight month in July, Statistics Canada reported Thursday. It's a sign that C...

Canadian EI Claims Jump To Highest Level Since Financial Crisis

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 08.20.2015 | Canada Business

Alberta, Ontario see largest spikes in EI claims Weakness in economy only now ‘showing up in labour market’ But wholesale trade data suggest...

LOOK: This Is What's Wrong With EI And Canada's Job Market

The Huffington Post Canada | Sunny Freeman and Daniel Tencer | Posted 10.09.2014 | Canada Business

Canada’s employment insurance program has a surplus, which means employers and employees are contributing more to the fund than unemployed Canadians...

Tories' 'Job Credit' Costs $550,000 Per Job: PBO

CP/HuffPost Canada | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.09.2014 | Canada Business

The Harper government's recently announced EI premium break for small businesses will create only 200 jobs next year and 600 jobs the year after that,...

Is Canada In A Job Recession?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.11.2014 | Canada Business

Canada’s labour market “has slipped into recessionary territory,” Business In Canada magazine declared this week. An article from editor Luca...

In Toronto, EI Barely Exists

CP | Posted 09.04.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA -- It was a barely noticed peculiarity in the government's latest employment insurance numbers — just 17 per cent of unemployed workers in To...

This Government Service Is Turning Into A Tax In Disguise

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 07.24.2014 | Canada Business

Some taxpayers’ groups say Canada’s employment insurance system is turning into little more than a cash cow for the federal government, a tax disg...

Don't Blame My EI Changes For People Fleeing Maritimes

CP | Michael MacDonald, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.19.2014 | Canada Business

CHARLOTTETOWN - The flow of workers from Eastern to Western Canada has nothing to do with changes to employment insurance, Prime Minister Stephen Harp...

EI Is the Biggest Scam of Them All

Nick Bergamini | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business
Nick Bergamini

Now you may be asking, "How is EI a scam? I pay into it, and if I lose my job, the government's got my back right?" The answer to that is no, not exactly. The government plays favourites with EI benefit payments, basing your eligibility entirely on where you live and what you do for a living.

Canadian Taxpayers Federation Gets it Wrong

Christopher Smillie | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business
Christopher Smillie

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is supposedly a "not-for-profit citizen's group dedicated to lower taxes, less waste and accountable government." It...

Should EI Become A Savings Plan?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - A taxpayer group says Canada's employment insurance system is broken and needs to be replaced.In a report released today, the Canadian Taxpay...

Ontario To Suffer Most Under New EI Rules

Toronto Star | Posted 11.02.2013 | Canada Business

When Stephen Harper’s government announced last year that it was tightening the rules for employment insurance, the move seemed to be aimed at seaso...

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...

Your Chances Of Getting EI ‘Lowest On Record'

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.19.2013 | Canada Business

Canadians who lose their jobs are less likely to get EI benefits than at any other time on record, economist Erin Weir reports at the Progressive Econ...

Good News For Your Paycheque

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.09.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Employers and workers will get a small break over the next three years as the Conservative government freezes employment insurance premiums a...

EI Reform: An Attack On Fraud Or The Unemployed?

CBC | Posted 04.30.2013 | Canada Business

One of the most difficult things in government is selling a negative. Ask any cabinet minister or MP who's tried to convince voters of the benefits of...

WATCH: Harper Points The Finger At Unions

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.30.2013 | Canada Politics

RIVIERE-DU-LOUP, Que. - Prime Minister Stephen Harper says unions are behind a misinformation campaign about changes to the employment insurance progr...

EI Reform Protests Sweep Quebec

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.25.2013 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - Workers across Quebec and parts of the Maritimes gathered Saturday to denounce the federal government's Employment Insurance changes.Powerf...

Harper Defends EI House Calls

CP | Fannie Olivier, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.23.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The union representing federal employees is asking the government to stop sending its workers for unannounced visits at the home of employmen...

Knock Knock, EI Users

CP | Fannie Olivier, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.22.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The federal government has begun visiting Employment Insurance recipients at home as part of an "examination" being conducted while the progr...