Employment Insurance Canada

EI Claims Halted After StatsCan Job Numbers Error

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.13.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - An error in the jobs report issued last week by Statistics Canada has resulted in a freeze on new employment insurance claims.A government of...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

Lost Your Job? Chances Of Getting EI Are Growing Slim

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 05.23.2013 | Canada Business

StatsCan’s latest data on Employment Insurance recipients indicates Canada’s federal government is growing stingier with EI benefits. There wer...

Catholic Bishops vs. Stephen Harper

CBC | Posted 07.09.2013 | Canada Business

Roman Catholic bishops in Atlantic Canada are asking the federal government to re-think proposed changes to Employment Insurance rules. T...

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...

Should Canadians Be Paying More in Taxes than Basic Necessities?

Charles Lammam | Posted 06.26.2013 | Canada Politics
Charles Lammam

Families now pay more in taxes that they do for basic necessities. While personal income taxes are the single largest type of tax paid by families, they represent less than one-third of the total. There are a host of less visible taxes that Canadians pay but do not see.

Changes Will Sweeten Benefits For Parents

CP | Jane Gerster, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.11.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The federal government, under fire over tougher employment insurance rules, is sweetening benefits for parents.It says it will allow individu...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Feds Want You To Work While Collecting EI

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.02.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Starting next week, jobless Canadians will be able to pocket more of their employment insurance benefits if they find temporary jobs during t...

Why the Atlantic Provinces are Concerned About EI

Megan Yarema | Posted 09.23.2012 | Canada Politics
Megan Yarema

News of the changes to EI left Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter, host of the upcoming Council of the Federation meeting, concerned that people will be pushed away from these critical industries causing them to suffer. Some argue that seasonal industries in the Atlantic Provinces, employing almost 20,000 people, are expected to be disproportionately affected.

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...