$550-million small-business job credit will create just 800 net new jobs in 2015-16.
Critics weary new tax credit won’t save small businesses enough cash to encourage growth and job creation.
The cut is expected to be significant in an effort to stimulate hiring.
The freeze is not expected to add to the time it takes to process applications for benefits.
PwC says the explanation is that bigger firms pay as much in other forms of taxation, such as EI and property taxes.
Ralph Goodale says the feds need to allot more money for infrastructure, eliminate tariffs on consumer goods, and reduce employment insurance payroll taxes.
Quebec, Atlantic provinces disproportionally benefit from hidden equalization
Newfoundland fish plant closed in December, money held in trust.
Word of mouth recommendation remains tops for landing a job with small businesses.
Ninety-two per cent say they will hire full-time help.
Under new rules, those who claim EI frequently will need to prove they’re actively seeking work.
Detractors of the plan say it unfairly targets Atlantic Canada and Quebec.
EI claimants will now have to prove they’re actively job searching to keep their benefits.
Jumps in Saskatchewan and Alberta to blame for slight increase.
Canadians on EI will face stricter, more complex rules for keeping benefits.