employment insurance

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Nov 6, 2012

Fewer unemployed eligible for benefits

Angella MacEwen
The rate of eligibility for regular benefits from Employment Insurance is the lowest since 2003, the earliest year that there is comparable data.
Blog
May 16, 2012
Toronto EI rally. Photo: Tania Liu/Flickr

Changes to EI tighten the screws on the unemployed

Andrew Jackson
The significant changes to the Employment Insurance (EI) program which are to be quickly implemented through Budget 2012 with very little consultation have not received enough critical attention.
Blog
Nov 16, 2011

The Mowat Centre and Employment Insurance

Andrew Jackson
The Mowat Centre report on Employment Insurance (EI) released today will serve to deepen the national debate over Canada's most important income security program for working-age adults and families.
Blog
Aug 25, 2011

The macro-economics of financing employment insurance

Andrew Jackson
The federal government has launched consultations on EI premium setting. This provides the opportunity to shift from an ad hoc system to one that is more fair to workers and economically rational.

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