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EI and Working-While-on-Claim Provisions in Canada – Does working part-time help claimants ?

Canada’s Employment Insurance (EI) program provides income support for workers who have lost their jobs. The program also strives to help recently unemployed Canadians keep a foothold in the labour market and provide a stepping stone to new permanent work. It does so through working-while-on-claim (WWC) provisions that encourage claimants to take part-time or casual … Continue reading

EI after Covid in Canada – Unemployment Insurance Savings Accounts (UISA)

Notwithstanding the long history of unemployment insurance programs in Canada, as well as substantial modifications to the programs over time, employers, researchers, and even the current federal government continue to express concerns about the existing Employment Insurance (EI) system. Indeed, in the fall Throne Speech, Prime Minister Trudeau stated that the COVID-19 pandemic has shown … Continue reading

Covid and Unemployment in Canada – Changes to EI system coming

Government officials admit there will still need to be policy changes to the EI system to help some self-employed workers qualify, and capture EI-eligible workers who, due to the pandemic, haven’t been able to work the necessary qualifying hours. “It’s not easy. We’re in challenging times,” Finance Minister Bill Morneau told reporters. “We’re going to … Continue reading

Employment Insurance in Canada, December 2015 – Little changed (-0.5%) from the previous month

The number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits totalled 539,800 in December, little changed (-0.5%) from the previous month. There were more EI beneficiaries in Alberta (+2.2%) and Saskatchewan (+1.6%) in December, extending the upward trend for these provinces that began in September 2014. In addition, there were more beneficiaries in Newfoundland and Labrador (+1.3%). Conversely, … Continue reading

 Employment Insurance in Canada , June 2015 – The number of beneficiaries increased by +4.0% in a year

There were 531,700 people receiving regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits in June, up 5,200 or 1.0% from May. Compared with 12 months earlier, the number of beneficiaries increased by 20,300 (+4.0%). In Alberta, the number of beneficiaries rose for the eighth consecutive month, up 7.7% in June. Increases were also posted in Saskatchewan (+4.9%) and Manitoba (+3.6%). In contrast, there were fewer beneficiaries in Prince … Continue reading

Employment Insurance (EI) benefits in May in Canada – 527,100 people, up 0.9%

There were 527,100 people receiving regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits in May, edging up 0.9% or 4,800 from April. Compared with 12 months earlier, the number of beneficiaries increased by 15,400 (+3.0%). However, excluding Alberta, the number of beneficiaries in Canada edged down 0.7% (-3,200) on a year-over-year basis. In Alberta, the number of beneficiaries rose for the seventh consecutive month, up 10.4% in May. Smaller … Continue reading

Employment Insurance (EI) in Canada – The current system is broken former chief actuary says

Only about 40 per cent of Canada’s 1.3 million unemployed people now receive benefits. And among those who do, the range of benefits given in the largest labour-market program in the country varies widely among regions. The current system is broken, said Michel Bédard, who co-wrote a paper to be released Thursday with economics professor … Continue reading

Employment Insurance (EI) in Canada –  The rate of eligibility was 85.8% in 2013, up from 81.9% StatCana finds

The rate of eligibility for receiving regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits in 2013 was 85.8%, up from 81.9% in 2012. To be eligible to receive regular benefits, unemployed individuals must have contributed to the EI program, met the criteria for job separation and accumulated enough insurable hours (see note to readers). Increases in eligibility rates for regular EI benefits from 2012 to 2013 were … Continue reading

EI in Canada, September 2014 – 494,400 Benefits recipients, little changed from the previous month

The number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits in September was 494,400, little changed from the previous month. Compared with September 2013, the number of beneficiaries decreased by 18,000 or 3.5%. Ontario was the only province with a notable decline in September, while there were more people receiving regular benefits in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Quebec and Manitoba. There … Continue reading

 Employment Insurance in Canada, July 2014 – Nine provinces saw decreases in the number of beneficiaries

The number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits in July totalled 499,300, little changed from the previous month. Compared with 12 months earlier, the number of beneficiaries decreased 2.9% or 14,900. While nine provinces saw decreases in the number of beneficiaries, these declines were offset by an increase in Ontario. Notable declines in July were in British Columbia, … Continue reading

Canada – Migrant workers will now receive the EI Parental Benefits

More than 100 migrant agriculture workers will now receive the EI Parental Benefits they were wrongfully denied by an Employment Insurance tribunal, in the wake of a successful legal battle supported by UFCW Canada, the Agriculture Workers Alliance, and argued by Niagara North Community Legal Assistance and the Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC). “That migrant … Continue reading

PEI – Out-migration at record level

In 2012-13, P.E.I. experienced a net loss of close to 1,100 Islanders to inter-provincial migration, according to data from Statistics Canada.  This is the largest loss of P.E.I. residents to other provinces in more than 30 years. Tourism and business representatives from across the province have expressed concerns about the out-migration of workers, also attributing … Continue reading

EI in Atlantic Canada – The premiers got to look at a draft report

The premier of Prince Edward Island says he wants changes to the employment insurance program reversed, regardless of what a report says about the impact those changes have had on Atlantic Canada.  `My demand in regards to EI has not changed, regardless of what this report is going to say, Robert Ghiz said Monday following … Continue reading

Canada – The 2012/13 Employment Insurance (EI) report: 1,310,000 Unemployed vs 509,000 Regular beneficiaries

The 2012/13 Employment Insurance (EI) Monitoring and Assessment Report examines the EI program for the 2012/13 fiscal year. Unless otherwise indicated, these highlights are for 2012/13 or relate to changes from 2011/12 to 2012/13.  The number of regular and Work-Sharing claims fell, as the result of ongoing economic growth. The number of regular benefits claims … Continue reading

Employment Insurance in Canada / November 2013 virtually unchanged from October

There were 512,300 people receiving regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits in November, virtually unchanged from October. The number of beneficiaries has been relatively stable since May 2013. Provincially, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick saw more people receiving regular EI benefits in November compared with October. At the same time, there was little change in the … Continue reading

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