Employment Insurance

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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

 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

Employment Insurance in Canada – Hamilton hit hardest by new rules

Of all the unemployed in Hamilton, just 21.6 per cent of them are receiving employment insurance (EI) benefits, according to a new report that shows Hamilton has been the hardest hit city when it comes to tighter rules to access EI benefits.  The numbers, published by Press Progress, an arm of the progressive think-tank, Broadbent … Continue reading

 Employment Insurance, June 2014 in Canada – Little changed

Following a decline in May, the number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits was little changed in June at 501,900. The number of beneficiaries fell notably in Ontario and New Brunswick, while increasing sharply in British Columbia. The change in the number of regular EI beneficiaries reflects various situations, including people becoming beneficiaries, people … 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

Employment Insurance in Canada – Up slightly +1.1% in April 

The number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance EI benefits totalled 517,100 in April, up slightly +1.1% or +5,600 from March. The number of beneficiaries has been relatively unchanged for almost a year, following a long-term downward trend that began in the summer of 2009. Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick saw increases in the number of beneficiaries, … 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 / Little changed in December 2013 but claims increased for the second month in a row

In December, 514,200 people received regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits—little changed from November. The number of beneficiaries has been relatively stable since May 2013, following a long-term downward trend that began in the summer of 2009. Saskatchewan and Alberta posted an increase in the number of people receiving regular EI benefits in December, while there were fewer beneficiaries in … Continue reading

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