Income Support

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COVID and Income Support in Canada – 731,000 jobless women and 681,000 jobless men were without CERB or EI in April

5.3 million women and 3.4 million men were jobless in April. This is up from 1.7 million women and 1.3 million men in March. In April, 14% of jobless women and 20% of jobless men had no income supports. As a result, 731,000 jobless women and 681,000 jobless men were without CERB or EI in … Continue reading

COVID and Income Support in Canada – 1.4 million jobless getting none in April

In April there were 1.4 million jobless Canadians without any income support from EI or CERB, up from 895,000 in March.16% of all jobless Canadians had no support in April, down from 30% in March. The largest group of excluded workers (549,000) lost work before March 15th; they didn’t qualify for EI and can’t get … Continue reading

COVID in Canada – The Problem with Income Support

The die is cast. Canada’s governments can now count, at least temporarily, on four major measures to support the income of people affected by the COVID crisis, namely: 1. The Wage Subsidy amounting to 75% of salary up to a maximum of $ 3,388 per month ($ 847 X 4), offered to employers who maintain … Continue reading

Canada / Employment-Insurance: The Thought of the Day

Unemployment insurance is meant to meet the labour market cyclical economic needs, the needs related to job search, the in-between. It is not supposed to be the mean to support income of the ‘chronically’ or repeatedly unemployed in an economically depressed area. Employment development cannot be achieved with income support. Michel Cournoyer Job Market Monitor‘s … Continue reading

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