Canada Ei

It's Time Employment Insurance Came With A Guarantee

Jerry Dias | Posted 03.30.2016 | Canada Politics
Jerry Dias

No government should ever be allowed to take money out of the EI fund, and it may be time to consider entrenching that principle in law. Legislation that guarantees that the money workers pay into EI will be there for them when they need it would give those workers and their communities a great deal of comfort. Our new government has made significant steps in ensuring that EI meets the needs of workers and their communities. Guaranteeing the money will be there for them when they need it would be the next logical step.

What You Need To Know About Filing Taxes In Tough Times

Caroline Battista | Posted 03.28.2016 | Canada Business
Caroline Battista

It's been a really tough year for a lot of my friends here in Western Canada. Towards the end of last year, news stories about job losses in Alberta were the most important newsmaker of the year. It's unfortunately a familiar story for a lot of employees who work in the oil patch.

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.

It Now Takes More Than A Month To Find Out If You'll Get EI

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.16.2016 | Canada Business

EI wait times top list of government service complaints.

What To Do Immediately If You Get Laid Off

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 12.04.2015 | Canada Alberta

Listen up, Albertans.

Enhancing Employment Insurance Will Benefit All Canadians

Wellesley Institute | Posted 11.03.2015 | Canada Business
Wellesley Institute

The EI system is an important component of Canada's social safety net. Over the last two decades, however, a series of changes to EI as well as labour market shifts have made it more difficult for Canadian workers to access EI benefits. Thankfully, fixing the erosion of Canada's EI system was featured in this federal election.

Feds Aim To Recollect Almost $400M In Fraudulent EI Claims

CP | Jordan Press, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.17.2015 | Canada Business

Officials say they believe the total is dropping, however, and will continue to drop as collection efforts intensify.

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,...

How Canada Can Stimulate Job Growth

Emmanuel Dubourg | Posted 11.24.2014 | Canada
Emmanuel Dubourg

It is no longer a secret for anyone: Canada's labour market is stalled. Just recently, Statistics Canada reported a loss of more than 100 000 private...

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...

C'mon Provinces, At Least Try to Make Training Better

Dan Kelly | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business
Dan Kelly

Federal and provincial labour market ministers are meeting today, and on the agenda is the Canada Job Grant (CJG), a program that looks at changing th...

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 Reform Protest Draws Big Crowd

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.27.2013 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - Labour unions, community groups and students are among those taking part in a march against the federal government's EI reforms today in Mo...

Many Canadians Not Eligible For EI After Parental Leave

CBC | Posted 06.09.2013 | Canada Living

Many Canadians may be surprised to learn that after going on parental leave they might fail to qualify for employment insurance — a policy some are ...

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...

House-Call Officers Trained To Face Aggression

CBC | Posted 04.30.2013 | Canada Politics

Civil servants making door-to-door visits to Employment Insurance recipients are trained to deal with confrontation and shouldn't be concerned about t...

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...

Mulcair Slams 'Harper And His Thugs'

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.29.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The federal government has been setting annual targets — with dollar totals — for investigators looking into improper Employment Insuranc...

Threat At MP's Office

CBC | Posted 04.29.2013 | Canada Politics

Malpeque MP Wayne Easter is renewing his call for Service Canada to stop visiting the homes of people on employment insurance following a threatening ...

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...

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...