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The federal budget has emphasized on skills training and job creation. It has also focused on being gender-based and puts emphasis on the middle-class. However, it is also a deficit budget. With a pro...
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In March, the Liberal government announced the federal budget for 2017-2018. Although there were relatively few tax measures mentioned on March 22, it's important to know what these changes are and what the implications will be for you and your family in the coming years.
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A hike to Employment Insurance premiums is the "biggest negative" in this budget, small business lobby group says.
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Women made up a very small proportion.
At least two more regions could meet the requirements next month if their unemployment rates do not drop significantly.
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Alberta Premier Rachel Notley thanked the government for taking an important step toward the "province's economic recovery."
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 report released by Statistics Canada on Thursday. It sh...
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The Liberals have made a billion dollars' worth of changes to EI.
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.
Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall disagrees.
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Trudeau vowed to offer a break on EI premiums to employers who give permanent jobs to people aged 18-24.
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.
Long-tenured workers in hardest-hit regions will get up to 70 weeks.
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EI wait times top list of government service complaints.
Even after mastering the basics of tax preparation and filing, a lot of filers will often find out new things about their tax returns that end up delivering a few more benefits along the way. I call these tax "aha!" moments.
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Canada also needs to focus on developing a more highly skilled workforce, study says.
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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.
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What do seniors want? What will seniors get? Who gets the seniors' vote? Now that "everybody knows" that seniors are Canada's most committed voters -- peaking at 75 per cent turnout when the general turnout was 61 per cent in 2011, politicians of all stripes are pitching for their vote.
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...
Can campaign promises cost more than they're worth? A document obtained by CBC News under Access to Information suggests Stephen Harper's Conservatives have discovered the cost of delivering a new pr...
Officials say they believe the total is dropping, however, and will continue to drop as collection efforts intensify.
The number of Albertans receiving employment insurance benefits jumped by nearly 50 per cent in the six months leading up to April, Statistics Canada says. The agency’s latest report on EI found the n...
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-old budget cuts, a recently released document sug...
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 last year and the first year-over-year increase since...
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"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."
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.
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...
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...
It took very little time for the Small Business Job Credit, announced by the Conservative government on Thursday, to start attracting negative attention. Many economists say the move will do little t...