Employment Insurance

Coronavirus pandemic raises question: Is it time for a basic income? – National

Coronavirus pandemic raises question: Is it time for a basic income? - National

Economic havoc wreaked by the coronavirus has led some to ask whether it’s time for a basic income. In Canada alone, more than a million people have lost their jobs since March, with millions applying for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit, which gives $2,000 every month for up to four months to …

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Coronavirus: CERB receives mixed reviews in Saskatchewan

Coronavirus: CERB receives mixed reviews in Saskatchewan

A new federal benefit available for workers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic is receiving praise from some in Saskatchewan, but falls short for others. The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) officially launched April 6, but can be backdated to  March 15 and will extend until Oct. 3, 2020. The flat-rate …

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Recent EI beneficiaries to move to federal coronavirus emergency benefit — and many will get a raise – National

Recent EI beneficiaries to move to federal coronavirus emergency benefit — and many will get a raise - National

The federal government will automatically move the 2.1 million Canadians who have applied for employment insurance benefits since March 15 to the government’s Canada Emergency Response Benefit program, a move that could see many EI beneficiaries get more money every week. The move is being done by a government less …

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Canadians who didn’t have a job even before coronavirus: what help can they get? – National

Canadians who didn’t have a job even before coronavirus: what help can they get? - National

The coronavirus pandemic has attracted a historic response from the federal government, with Ottawa pledging around $200 billion to rescue the economy. But across the country, Canadians who already didn’t have a job when the pandemic struck are wondering what support, if any, they’ll be able to access. The Trudeau …

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Saskatoon man waiting 3 weeks for EI to kick in: ‘We can’t get the funds we need to survive’

Saskatoon man waiting 3 weeks for EI to kick in: ‘We can’t get the funds we need to survive’

Navigating an employment insurance (EI) application is becoming increasingly difficult for many Canadians, after Service Canada shut down all its in-person centres on Thursday. One of those Canadians is Saskatoon resident Jesse Wicks, who applied for EI over three weeks ago following a medical leave on March 7. He has …

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

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

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 started to close across the country as cases have increased and workers were needed elsewhere or felt uncomfortable about going …

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