Employment Insurance

This tag is associated with 60 posts

 Employment Insurance Coverage in Canada, 2017 – Eligibility rate down for youth and for people aged 45 and over

The eligibility rate for receiving regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits was 84.3% in 2017, little changed from the previous year. The eligibility rate was also little changed for men and women, but was down for youth and those aged 45 and over. Infographic Employment Insurance coverage and eligibility Eligibility rate down for youth and for people aged 45 and … Continue reading

Employment Insurance Coverage in Canada, 2015 – 65.3% of all unemployed paid premiums with 81.1% of them being eligible

The eligibility rate for receiving regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits was 82.8% in 2015, little changed from 83.1% in 2014. In all, 848,000 unemployed people contributed to the EI program in 2015, as they paid premiums in the 12 months preceding their unemployment spell. This represented 65.3% of all unemployed, the largest share since 2009. From 2014 to 2015, the proportion of unemployed people who contributed to the EI … Continue reading

Employment Insurance in Canada – Five key changes

Last federal budget outlined multiple changes coming to the employment insurance program that combined will have a total cost this year of $1.02 billion and almost $1.45 billion next year.  Here are five key changes: 1) The Liberals are promising to add five weeks of eligibility up to a maximum of 50 weeks of regular … 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 – 39.0% of the unemployed in 2014 had not contributed

The rate of eligibility for receiving regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits was 83.1% in 2014, down from 85.8% in 2013, but in line with the 83.0% average seen over the previous 10 years. The decline in 2014 was most notable among youths aged 15 to 24 and men of all ages. To be eligible to receive regular benefits, unemployed individuals must have contributed to the EI program, met … 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, April 2015 – 521,300 people receiving regular benefits

There were 521,300 people receiving regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits in April, little changed from March (+0.5%) and compared with 12 months earlier (-0.4%). For the fourth month in a row, Alberta led all provinces in terms of growth in the number of beneficiaries, with a 10.7% increase in April. British Columbia also posted a … Continue reading

Employment Insurance in Canada – Up 5,900 or 1.1% in March 2015

In March, 517,900 people received regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits, up 5,900 or 1.1% from February. Compared with March 2014, the number of EI beneficiaries rose slightly (+2,600), the first year-over-year increase since February 2010. For the third consecutive month, Alberta led all provinces in terms of growth in the number of beneficiaries, with an 8.9% increase in March. Notable increases also occurred … Continue reading

Employment Insurance, February 2015 in Canada – Rose by 2.0% following five months of little change

The number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits rose by 2.0% (+9,900) to 509,800 in February, following five months of little change. Compared with 12 months earlier, the number of beneficiaries was down slightly (-0.7% or -3,500). In February, the number of beneficiaries rose notably in several provinces compared with a month earlier, with Alberta experiencing the largest increase … Continue reading

Employment Insurance in Canada , January 2015 – Virtually unchanged from the previous month

The number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits totalled 496,600 in January, virtually unchanged from the previous month. Compared with January 2014, the number of beneficiaries decreased by 14,200 or 2.8%. In January, four provinces had more beneficiaries compared with a month earlier: Newfoundland and Labrador, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia. In contrast, there were fewer beneficiaries in British … 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

Canada – Fewer Employment Insurance claims in October

Nationally, there were fewer Employment Insurance claims in October compared with September, down 1.7% to 220,200. The number of claims provides an indication of the number of people who could become beneficiaries. Provincially, claims fell notably in Alberta (-6.3%), Saskatchewan (-5.7%), British Columbia (-3.7%) and Manitoba (-3.3%). There were also fewer claims in Newfoundland and Labrador (-1.6%), … 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

Jobs – Offres d’emploi – US & Canada (Eng. & Fr.)

The Most Popular Job Search Tools

Even More Objectives Statements to customize

Cover Letters – Tools, Tips and Free Cover Letter Templates for Microsoft Office

Follow Job Market Monitor on WordPress.com

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Follow Job Market Monitor via Twitter

Categories

Archives