employment insurance

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Outdated EI system adds to Atlantic Canada’s labour challenges

More than 267,000 Atlantic Canadians currently receive some form of EI benefit.

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Canada needs an employment insurance system for the 21st century

Contributions to unemployment insurance savings accounts would remain the personal property of the account holder.

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Trudeau government should reform EI program now

Employees will bear a large portion of the cost of higher EI premium rates in the form of lower wages.

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Unemployment spike may trigger rethink of EI program in Atlantic Canada and beyond

The rest of the country may not be willing to subsidize Atlantic Canadian seasonal workers like in the past.

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Overly generous EI system could cause problems long after CERB winds down

EI benefits are based on unemployment in each of Canada’s 62 EI regions.