Ei Canada

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 06.19.2014 | 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...

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...

Happy New Year (But Not For Your Wallet)

CBC | Posted 03.03.2013 | Canada Politics

Working Canadians can expect a hit to the wallet as they welcome in 2013, mostly in the form of higher payroll deductions. Besides the bil...

On Second Thought..

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.06.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Harper government has quietly relented in the face of bruising criticism that changes it recently made to Employment Insurance were punis...

Wake Up, Harper

CBC | Posted 11.24.2012 | Canada Politics

Liberal P.E.I. MP Wayne Easter is hoping the federal government will reconsider its changes to Employment Insurance after a report he commissioned sho...

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...

Some Good News For The Job Market

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.23.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The number of people receiving regular employment insurance benefits fell in June.Statistics Canada reports 507,600 people were receiving EI ...

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...

Ottawa To Introduce Back-To-Work Legislation After CP Talks Stall

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.27.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Harper government is expected to introduce back-to-work legislation on Monday after negotiations between Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd an...

Premier Says Feds Out Of Touch On EI Changes

CBC | Posted 07.25.2012 | Canada Politics

The plan to overhaul the Employment Insurance program proves the federal government is out of touch with Canada's regional realities, say...

EI Changes Like 'E-Harmony For Job Seekers'?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.24.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A selection of quotes on the newly announced changes to the employment insurance program: "New EI changes are like 'E-Harmony' for j...

Tories Crack Down On Repeat EI Users

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.24.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Harper Conservatives came under fire Thursday moments after introducing new rules that would force the jobless seeking employment insuran...