News Government Manufacturing Economy General
October 28, 2020  

Workers, companies want non-partisan review of EI system

A process managed by politicians could be lost to changing priorities, or a snap election.

News Government General
August 10, 2020  

Ottawa sets minimum unemployment rate at 13.1% for EI calculation

In regions with a higher unemployment rate, benefits will be calculated using the actual rate for that region

News Government General
August 3, 2020  

Trudeau says feds will create EI like benefit for gig, contract workers

The $80-billion Canada Emergency Response Benefit is set to wind down over the coming weeks

News Government General
June 23, 2020  

Liberals look to fill EI gaps as some set to exhaust CERB aid

Now budgeted at $60 billion, CERB has paid out $43.51 billion to 8.41 million people as of June 4.

News Government Manufacturing General
April 7, 2020  

Canadians can now apply for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit

Those who have already applied for Employment Insurance do not need to reapply.

News Government General
April 2, 2020  

Laid off? How to apply for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit

Offers a monthly $2,000 payment for a period of up to 16 weeks for those who wouldn’t otherwise be eligible for Employment Insurance.

News Government General
March 11, 2020  

How EI benefits for COVID-19 quarantines will work

Here is a quick overview of what these changes mean

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
October 9, 2018  

Liberals told to build new benefits for ill, unemployed workers

Program would also help jobseekers who exhaust regular EI benefits and heading towards welfare.

News Government Manufacturing General
April 9, 2018  

Rare EI case leads to call for service changes to avoid stress for claimants

Highlights problems that arise when there’s miscommunication with officials trying to provide help to those who need it.

News Government Manufacturing General
January 31, 2018  

Federal analysis outlines how extra EI benefit program topped $1.92B

More workers allowed to receive extra payments and unemployment rates stayed higher, longer.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
July 17, 2017  

Extended EI benefits blow past budget as program expires

High cost for the program was one of the reasons it wasn’t renewed.

News Forestry Government Manufacturing Pulp & Paper Business Operations Economy General Operations Production
June 1, 2017  

Federal government set to help softwood industry with $1B aid package

Plan expected to include EI enhancements for laid-off workers and funds to assist with exploring new markets and innovations.

News Energy Government Manufacturing Oil & Gas Economy General Operations Production
April 25, 2017  

Extra EI help to hard hit regions tops $1 billion

The government estimated that 235,000 people would use the extra weeks of benefits, but there have more than 267,000 claims.

News Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
May 31, 2016  

Feds not considering extended EI for any more regions

Both Yellowknife and Thunder Bay could meet requirements next month if unemployment rates do not drop significantly.

News Energy Government Manufacturing Oil & Gas General
April 5, 2016  

Wall decisively wins third term in Saskatchewan

Back to pushing Ottawa on pipelines and EI.