Canada’s EI system absorbed almost 1.3M people in last 3 weeks, new figures show

The employment insurance system absorbed almost 1.3 million people in the last three weeks, new figures show, as a key COVID-19 benefit wound down. A breakdown of applications for the … Read More

Liberals to face first confidence vote in new session with coronavirus benefit bill

The federal Liberals are expected to face their first confidence vote since the House of Commons returned from a controversial prorogation requested by the government amid the WE Charity scandal. … Read More

Liberals unanimously survive first confidence vote with coronavirus benefit bill

The federal Liberals have survived their first confidence vote since the House of Commons returned from a controversial prorogation requested by the government amid the WE Charity scandal. In a … Read More

Coronavirus: Trudeau announces plans for end of CERB, transition to EI

The federal government plans to transition recipients of the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) to the Employment Insurance (EI) program as the coronavirus aid program wraps up this fall, Prime … Read More

New moms who lost jobs amid coronavirus told to work to qualify for parental EI

Alexis Adams is joyful about the arrival of her third daughter but she is also concerned about how to pay for another maternity leave that is, like her daughter, barely … Read More

Service Canada to shut down all in-person centres over coronavirus concerns

The federal government is shutting down the network of in-person Service Canada centres over COVID-19 concerns. Some of the offices, such as one tucked inside Ottawa’s city hall, have already … Read More

Emergency coronavirus benefit could be a model for future aid programs: minister

OTTAWA — The newly created benefit for workers whose livelihoods are affected by COVID-19 may be a model for how the federal government helps unemployed Canadians in the future, Employment … Read More

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