Mending Canada's Employment Insurance Quilt: The Case for Restoring Equity
AbstractUnder the current Employment Insurance (EI) system, long-lasting EI benefits are more easily accessed in regions with high unemployment rates than in regions with low unemployment rates where workers face tighter restrictions to access short-lived benefits. This complicated screening procedure, intended to better support the various circumstances facing unemployed workers across the country, creates a number of undesirable consequences: the most glaring being pockets of high, chronic unemployment. The goals and intentions of the EI regime should be simplified to better address the needs of Canada’s unemployed workers.
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Volume (Year): (2011)
Issue (Month): 144 (November)
Social Policy; Canada; employment insurance (EI); EI reforms;
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