Workers, companies want non-partisan review of EI system
A process managed by politicians could be lost to changing priorities, or a snap election.
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
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
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.
Canadians can now apply for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit
Those who have already applied for Employment Insurance do not need to reapply.
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.
How EI benefits for COVID-19 quarantines will work
Here is a quick overview of what these changes mean
Liberals told to build new benefits for ill, unemployed workers
Program would also help jobseekers who exhaust regular EI benefits and heading towards welfare.
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.
Federal analysis outlines how extra EI benefit program topped $1.92B
More workers allowed to receive extra payments and unemployment rates stayed higher, longer.
Extended EI benefits blow past budget as program expires
High cost for the program was one of the reasons it wasn’t renewed.
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.
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.
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.
Wall decisively wins third term in Saskatchewan
Back to pushing Ottawa on pipelines and EI.