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Statistic Canada News – Employment Insurance Program Update

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 Labour Market Information Council are teaming up to gather feedback from professionals that are regularly...

CBC – EI benefits being denied to some college, university students

‘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 attending university and college have left some students out in the cold. The Career Connect Program...

HRReporter – Changes to Wage Earner Protection Program now in effect

  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 Canadians. Specifically, the government has removed the standard 6.82-per-cent deduction applied to all WEPP payments....

Toronto Star – Feds waiving normal EI rules for British Columbians left jobless by extreme flooding

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 recover from recent storms and weather new ones expected in the days ahead. The show...

Toronto Star (Alberta) – Minister Sawhney driving unemployed Albertans back to work

  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 Program (MELT) for all Class 1 drivers. The introduction of this standard capped the program...

Canada.ca – Canada Employment Insurance Commission sets the 2022 Employment Insurance Premium Rate

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 Employment Insurance (EI) premium rate. The rate is set at $1.58 per $100 of insurable earnings...

National Post – Unpaid leave begins for some federal employees not vaccinated for COVID-19

  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 the core federal public sector who have not been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 were to...

CBC – Don’t expect EI if you lose your job for not being vaccinated, minister says

  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 jobs for not complying with employer COVID-19 vaccine policies will not be eligible for employment...

 

 

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