It is expected that EI regular claimants will increase their job search effort, which will result in them finding suitable employment and returning to work more quickly in regions where there are suitable employment opportunities. In turn, their time on claim will be shortened.
Enhanced compliance measures to ensure claimants are fulfilling their responsibility to seek suitable employment will require an annual investment of approximately $7.2 million per year for administrative costs, which includes the cost of processing appeals. It is expected that enhanced compliance measures will result in an estimated 8 000 claimants having their benefits temporarily discontinued until such time as they are able to demonstrate they are meeting their responsibilities under these regulations. These changes will yield program savings of approximately $12.5 million in EI benefits in 2012–2013 and $33 million in 2013–2014 and every year thereafter.
Choosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor from