Canada Ei

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...

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...