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The woman at the centre of the case says she's "in too deep" to give up.
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Women made up a very small proportion.
That initial job can also serve as an ideal springboard to talk money management with your kids and help strengthen their financial knowledge.
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley thanked the government for taking an important step toward the "province's economic recovery."
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The Liberals have made a billion dollars' worth of changes to EI.
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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.
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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.
Saskatchewan also saw a large increase.
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EI wait times top list of government service complaints.
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The last time the number of Alberta EI recipients hit this level was in 2010.
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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.
The number of Canadians on Employment Insurance rose for the eighth straight month in July, Statistics Canada reported Thursday. It's a sign that Canada’s labour market continued to struggle into the...
Alberta, Ontario see largest spikes in EI claims Weakness in economy only now ‘showing up in labour market’ But wholesale trade data suggests a comeback The number of people filing first-time emplo...
Officials say they believe the total is dropping, however, and will continue to drop as collection efforts intensify.
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, the Parliamentary Budget Office says in a new rep...
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Canada’s employment insurance program has a surplus, which means employers and employees are contributing more to the fund than unemployed Canadians are drawing out. Good news, right? Canada’s budget...
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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 sector jobs in August. Panicking, the Conservative...
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Canada’s labour market “has slipped into recessionary territory,” Business In Canada magazine declared this week. An article from editor Lucas Kawa notes that Canada’s core working-age population has...
OTTAWA -- It was a barely noticed peculiarity in the government's latest employment insurance numbers — just 17 per cent of unemployed workers in Toronto are collecting EI, among the lowest rates in t...
Some taxpayers’ groups say Canada’s employment insurance system is turning into little more than a cash cow for the federal government, a tax disguised as an insurance premium. The latest data on EI a...
CHARLOTTETOWN - The flow of workers from Eastern to Western Canada has nothing to do with changes to employment insurance, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Thursday.Harper was asked about outmigrati...
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.
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is supposedly a "not-for-profit citizen's group dedicated to lower taxes, less waste and accountable government." It seems now they are also going after insurance pol...
OTTAWA - A taxpayer group says Canada's employment insurance system is broken and needs to be replaced.In a report released today, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation says the EI system is being used by...
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 the way we spend a small portion of the $2.5 billion...
When Stephen Harper’s government announced last year that it was tightening the rules for employment insurance, the move seemed to be aimed at seasonal workers — particularly Atlantic fishermen. Yet t...
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - A disproportionate drop in employment insurance recipients in Atlantic Canada suggests federal EI restrictions are having a negative impact that will only get worse as seasonal indu...
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 Economics blog. Statistics Canada reported Thursday th...
OTTAWA - Employers and workers will get a small break over the next three years as the Conservative government freezes employment insurance premiums at the current level.Planned rate increases are no...
MONTREAL - Labour unions, community groups and students are among those taking part in a march against the federal government's EI reforms today in Montreal.Protesters say the changes unfairly target...
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 calling discriminatory. Currently, people who apply...