Posts filed under: EI News

By Gene Pereira   Published July 12, 2022 The Oakville Chamber of Commerce is cautioning the federal government that now is not the time to increase Employment Insurance (EI) premiums on businesses. The Canadian government is looking at possible changes to the...
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Ukraine immigration measures: Financial assistance The federal government is offering financial assistance to help newly arrived Ukrainian families who are in Canada under the Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel (CUAET). The assistance is a one-time, non-taxable benefit. It’s to take...
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Elizabeth Thompson · CBC News · Posted: Jun 24, 2022 Many students who got CERB should have applied for the lower paying Canada Emergency Student Benefit Nearly 100,000 students asked to repay CERB benefits they claimed during the COVID-19 pandemic could soon get a break....
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The Canadian Press Published Monday, June 13, 2022 12:31PM EDT Nearly one in four homeowners say they will have to sell their home if interest rates go up further, according to a new debt survey from Manulife Bank of Canada....
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By Simon Little & John Hua  Global News  Posted May 25, 2022 Backlogs and bottlenecks in passport processing through Service Canada appear to be causing problems for clients seeking other core services through the facilities, such as death benefits or employment insurance. Lower...
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$20 a month high-speed Internet will help connect hundreds of thousands of low-income families and seniors April 4, 2022 – Ottawa, Ontario Canadians need access to high-quality Internet services at affordable prices. Through the Connecting Families initiative, the Government of Canada, in partnership...
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Our team has discovered that the federal government is going to increase EI sickness benefit weeks from 15 weeks to 52 weeks. Bill C-215 proposes to increase the maximum number of weeks for employment insurance sickness benefits due to a...
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About 60 per cent of Canadians surveyed in a recent poll by Ipsos done exclusively for Global News say they’re concerned they might not have enough money to feed their family, a percentage that’s up 16 per cent from a...
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By  Dan Gray – March 17, 2022 With interest rates and house prices on the rise, some believe the country is headed towards a housing bubble, such as the one seen in the US in the mid-2000’s. Added to those...
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ANDREA YU | March 7, 2022 This article is part of a package produced by the Globe Women’s Collective aligned to International Women’s Day and this year’s theme of #BreakTheBias. Faye Pang had already given notice of her upcoming pregnancy...
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Mar 07, 2022 | Employment and Social Development Canada GATINEAU, QC, March 7, 2022 /CNW/ – The COVID-19 pandemic has had significant impact on Canadian workers; but women have been disproportionately affected, and their economic recovery has been slower. The Government of Canada recognizes...
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Postmedia News Publishing date: Jan 31, 2022 Employment Insurance recipients in Canada are waiting months to receive their benefits instead of the promised 28 days. Blacklock’s Reporter said MPs are complaining about the lack of response from federal call centres despite...
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The policy is intended to protect workplaces from outbreaks and encourage vaccine uptake, says Employment Minister Carla Qualtrough Author of the article: National Post Staff Publishing date:Dec 31, 2021  Jobless Canadians who refuse to get vaccinated for COVID-19 could be...
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Ontario’s minimum wage increases to $15 on Jan. 1, 2022, but for many people the boost is too little, too late. In November, the Ontario government said it was increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour, effective Jan. 1, 2022. This announcement...
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By Amanda Persico, Georgina Advocate, Tuesday, December 28, 2021 #Reflection: Then and now: Georgina woman goes from unemployed and pregnant to new mom and owning her own business While some may say it was an improvement over the previous year,...
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December 22, 2021 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Finance Canada The Government of Canada is committed to supporting Canadian workers and businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, announced the...
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New federal pandemic aid program is currently not available to any workers at all and the government ended the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) program in October. By Christine DobbyBusiness Reporter, Wed., Dec. 22, 2021 A wave of slashed hours and job...
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The call for applications is now open for Canada Summer Jobs program. Service Canada will inform you of the status of your application starting in April 2022. Once approved, the list of employers approved for funding will be available on...
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Released: 2021-11-18 The number of Canadians receiving regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits dropped 187,000 (-12.7%) in September to 1.3 million. Ontario, Quebec and Alberta accounted for most of the national decrease. Do you use labour market information as part of your work? Statistics Canada and the...
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‘There’s even some people I know that had to drop out of university … because they couldn’t afford it’ Wayne Thibodeau · CBC News · Posted: Nov 30, 202 Changes to a program that allows Island students to continue to receive employment insurance benefits while...
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  Removes deduction of 6.82 per cent applied to payments; enables earlier access By Jim Wilson Nov 22, 2021 Ottawa is making changes to the Wage Earner Protection Program (WEPP) to expand eligibility and put more money in the pockets of...
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By Nick WellsThe Canadian Press, Sun., Nov. 21, 2021 The federal government promised to expedite employment insurance applications and ease travel restrictions at British Columbia’s borders on Sunday, among a host of measures meant to help residents of the flood-ravaged province...
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  By Kenyon Stronski, Local Journalism Initiative ReporterThe Taber Times | Wed., Nov. 17, 2021 There is a forecasted shortage of 3,600 Class 1 commercial drivers in Alberta. This shortage initially came around when Alberta introduced the Mandatory Entry Level Training...
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News release September 14, 2021             Gatineau, Quebec              Employment and Social Development Canada The Canada Employment Insurance Commission (CEIC) today made available the Actuarial Report and its summary for the 2022...
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  The policy could potentially leave more than 1,000 workers without pay and unable to access employment insurance benefits Author of the article: The Canadian Press Laura Osman Publishing date: Nov 15, 2021  •  16 hours ago  •  3 minute read OTTAWA — Employees in...
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  Employment minister says those who lose job because of vax status likely not eligible for EI Richard Raycraft · CBC News · Posted: Oct 21, 2021 6:26 PM ET | Last Updated: October 22 Employment Minister Carla Qualtrough says it’s likely that people who lose their...
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