Employment Insurance Canada

Morneau Shuts Down Idea Of Expanding EI Benefits To New Regions

CP | Jordan Press, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.30.2016 | Canada Politics

At least two more regions could meet the requirements next month if their unemployment rates do not drop significantly.

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."

1 Sure Sign Of How Bad Things Are In Oil-Dependent Provinces

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 04.22.2016 | Canada Business

More and more people in Canada's oil-dependent provinces are tapping into employment insurance (EI) to make ends meet. That much is clear from a re...

5 Changes To Employment Insurance In Liberals' Budget

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.30.2016 | Canada Business

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

Trudeau Says Those Left Out Of EI Changes Should Feel 'Fortunate'

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.30.2016 | Canada Alberta

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall disagrees.

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.

EI Only Covers Half Of Canadians, Needs Reform: C.D. Howe

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.02.2016 | Canada Business

Canada also needs to focus on developing a more highly skilled workforce, study says.

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...

Tory EI Promise Costs More Than It's Worth

CBC | Janyce McGregor, CBC News | Posted 08.17.2016 | Canada Politics

Can campaign promises cost more than they're worth? A document obtained by CBC News under Access to Information suggests Stephen Harper's Conserva...

Alberta EI Payouts Soar 50%, But 'Worst Is Likely Behind Us'

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 06.18.2015 | Canada Business

The number of Albertans receiving employment insurance benefits jumped by nearly 50 per cent in the six months leading up to April, Statistics Canada ...

Budget Cuts Caused EI Backlog: NDP

CP | Jordan Press, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.16.2016 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A backlog in processing employment insurance claims that the government has yet to clear may have partially been a result of its own two-year...

Canadian EI Claims Up For 1st Time In 5 Years

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.21.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says the number of people getting employment insurance benefits rose to 517,900 in March — up 2,600 from the same month...

Sunny Freeman

Tories Criticized For Using EI Funds To Help Balance Budget

HuffingtonPost.com | Sunny Freeman | Posted 04.21.2015 | Canada Business

"This government is raiding the EI fund to pay for its other priorities, even though less than 40 per cent of unemployed Canadians qualify for EI."

Providing Paid Leave For Canada's Caregivers Is a Win-Win

Russell Williams | Posted 04.15.2015 | Canada Politics
Russell Williams

What was once seen as a novel concept is not only now accepted but being embraced by Canadians and increasingly their business and governments. Caregiver policies illustrate the need to better assess the overall value that these types of intervention can contribute to our healthcare system and to our society.

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' New Tax Credit Slammed As 'Job Killer'

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 09.12.2014 | Canada Business

It took very little time for the Small Business Job Credit, announced by the Conservative government on Thursday, to start attracting negative attenti...

Tories To Cut EI Premiums

CP | Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.11.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO—Ottawa announced Thursday that it will cut employment insurance premiums for small businesses for the next two years, a move it billed will ...

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...

EI Claims Halted After StatsCan Job Numbers Error

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.13.2014 | 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...