Program would also help jobseekers who exhaust regular EI benefits and heading towards welfare.
Highlights problems that arise when there’s miscommunication with officials trying to provide help to those who need it.
More workers allowed to receive extra payments and unemployment rates stayed higher, longer.
High cost for the program was one of the reasons it wasn’t renewed.
Plan expected to include EI enhancements for laid-off workers and funds to assist with exploring new markets and innovations.
The government estimated that 235,000 people would use the extra weeks of benefits, but there have more than 267,000 claims.
Both Yellowknife and Thunder Bay could meet requirements next month if unemployment rates do not drop significantly.
Back to pushing Ottawa on pipelines and EI.
Sakstachewan premiers says federal government excluded two-thirds of the province’s oilpatch.
The federal budget boosted EI benefits for some parts of the country, but left some areas of the oilpatch out.
Government has picked 12 regions that need the most help with extra weeks of EI benefits for jobless workers.
C.D. Howe calls for national framework on EI eligibility and benefits.
C.D. Howe Institute must focus on creating a more highly skilled workforce to increase productivity.
Why the department is putting off more and more of its debt-collection efforts into the future remains unclear.
St. John’s, NL meting will also gauge impact of EI changes