That initial job can also serve as an ideal springboard to talk money management with your kids and help strengthen their financial knowledge.
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.
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.
Listen up, Albertans.
The last time the number of Alberta EI recipients hit this level was in 2010.
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
Alberta, Ontario see largest spikes in EI claims Weakness in economy only now ‘showing up in labour market’ But wholesale
The Harper government's recently announced EI premium break for small businesses will create only 200 jobs next year and