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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.

News Energy Government Manufacturing Oil & Gas Economy General
March 31, 2016  

Wall, Trudeau continue to spar over EI changes

Sakstachewan premiers says federal government excluded two-thirds of the province’s oilpatch.

News Energy Government Manufacturing Oil & Gas Business Operations Economy General
March 30, 2016  

Those left out of EI changes should ‘be pleased’ they’re not harder hit: Trudeau

The federal budget boosted EI benefits for some parts of the country, but left some areas of the oilpatch out.

News Energy Government Manufacturing Oil & Gas Business Operations Economy General
March 29, 2016  

Trudeau to talk EI in Calgary

Government has picked 12 regions that need the most help with extra weeks of EI benefits for jobless workers.

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February 2, 2016  

Boost workers’ skills, tweak EI to help workforce: report

C.D. Howe calls for national framework on EI eligibility and benefits.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
February 2, 2016  

Boost workers’ skills, tweak EI to help workforce: report

C.D. Howe Institute must focus on creating a more highly skilled workforce to increase productivity.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General Operations
July 9, 2015  

EI fraud surpasses $100M, but government sees long collection times

Why the department is putting off more and more of its debt-collection efforts into the future remains unclear.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
January 19, 2015  

Atlantic premiers meeting focuses on the economy

St. John’s, NL meting will also gauge impact of EI changes

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
November 20, 2014  

Ottawa skipped internal study on $550M tax credit

Relied instead on Canadian Federation of Independent Business.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
October 10, 2014  

Changes to EI could cost Canada thousands of jobs

Budget watchdog warns premiums are frozen at higher than needed levels.

News Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
October 9, 2014  

EI changes could cost Canada thousands of jobs: watchdog

$550-million small-business job credit will create just 800 net new jobs in 2015-16.

News Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General Operations
September 12, 2014  

A look at the new EI premiums cut for small businesses

Critics weary new tax credit won’t save small businesses enough cash to encourage growth and job creation.

News Government Manufacturing Business Operations General
August 14, 2014  

EI claims on hold while Statistics Canada figures out jobs numbers

The freeze is not expected to add to the time it takes to process applications for benefits.

News Government Manufacturing Business Operations
April 7, 2014  

Canada’s largest firms say they pay more than corporate tax rate

PwC says the explanation is that bigger firms pay as much in other forms of taxation, such as EI and property taxes.

News Business Operations Facilities Maintenance Operations Technology
June 25, 2013  

Still no compensation for High Liner workers

Newfoundland fish plant closed in December, money held in trust.

News Business Operations Operations
June 11, 2013  

Small business is a big job creator

Word of mouth recommendation remains tops for landing a job with small businesses.

News Business Operations Operations Production Technology
May 15, 2013  

EI changes don’t target Atlantic Canada’s seasonal workers, Harper says

Under new rules, those who claim EI frequently will need to prove they’re actively seeking work.

News General
March 1, 2013  

Harper says unions spreading misinformation about EI

Detractors of the plan say it unfairly targets Atlantic Canada and Quebec.