News - Unemployment

May 23, 2014
The Income Security Advocacy Centre has created that includes information about why it’s important to vote, how to make sure you can vote, accessible voting for people with disabilities, raising...
Keywords: Government Policy, Unemployment, Ontario
April 15, 2014
In honour of the first Equal Pay Day in Ontario (Wednesday April 16th), PovNet has collected some news articles and resources for you to read. The gender pay gap has become normalized. Critics often...
Keywords: Unemployment, Women, All of Canada
April 14, 2014
The controversial federal program that allows employers to hire non-Canadians continues to grow more quickly than the overall Canadian labour market – through good times and bad, and despite...
Keywords: Unemployment, British Columbia, All of Canada
March 19, 2014
Ottawa’s decision to divide P.E.I. into two zones for calculating employment insurance has been called into question. Currently the entire Island is one region for EI purposes. In October, the...
Keywords: Unemployment, Prince Edward Island
February 12, 2014
"Recessions are always harder on young workers, but we are nearly five years out from the end of the last recession and there is still no recovery in sight for young workers. For a comparison on the...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Government Policy, Unemployment, All of Canada
January 28, 2014
Provincial Ombudsperson Kim Carter released today her office’s latest report Time Matters: An Investigation into the BC Employment and Assistance Reconsideration Process. The report identifies that...
Keywords: Unemployment, British Columbia
September 10, 2013
Yesterday the Conservative government announced a three year freeze on Employment Insurance premiums for employees and employers by saying that less people are unemployed and collecting EI. Advocates...
Keywords: Unemployment, All of Canada
August 19, 2013
"Our enemy is not radical Islam. It is global capitalism. It is a world where the wretched of the earth are forced to bow before the dictates of the marketplace, where children go hungry as global...
Keywords: Government Policy, Human Rights, Unemployment, Violence, International
February 20, 2013
From rabble.ca The latest detail to emerge about the recent changes to EI is from the Digest of Benefit Entitlement Principles. The Digest is a guide to enforcing Employment Insurance, with...
Keywords: Unemployment, All of Canada
October 17, 2011
Since 1993, today has been recognized by the United Nations, and its members around the world, as International day for the eradication of poverty 2011. Today, October 17, 2011, the United Nations...
Keywords: Government Policy, Homelessness, Housing, Human Rights, Unemployment, Welfare, Women, Workers' Rights, International
October 7, 2011
British Columbia's smaller communities have been hit hard by the same ongoing economic recession, and staggering job losses that affect urban areas. On Gabriola Island, a project hiring unemployed...
Keywords: Organizing, Unemployment, British Columbia
February 23, 2010
Keywords: Unemployment, United States
February 16, 2010
Stretch the program, urges labour, pointing to system's $55 billion surplus.
Keywords: Unemployment
February 1, 2010
Hundreds of thousands of unemployed Canadians could see their benefits run out with no job prospects in sight, according to an analysis the Canadian Labour Congress released Monday. Read more: http...
Keywords: Unemployment, British Columbia
October 1, 2009
According to Stats Canada the number of Canadians receiving regular EI benefits declined in July 2009 which is likely a result of unemployed workers running out of EI benefits without finding a job....
Keywords: statistics, Unemployment, British Columbia, All of Canada
October 1, 2009
Overall, analysts say that Bill C-50 will temporarily give additional employment insurance benefits to unemployed long-tenured workers. Most agree that this is not the EI reform that workers and the...
Keywords: employment insurance, Government Policy, Unemployment, Workers' Rights, All of Canada
July 17, 2009
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) has released a report that claims Employment Insurance in Canada is far below most other OECD countries and below the levels of Canadian...
Keywords: Unemployment, All of Canada
May 19, 2009
As more people are being laid off from full time jobs, access to Employment Insurance is continuing to be an issue. According to a report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, more people...
Keywords: Unemployment, All of Canada
January 18, 2009
Organizations, individuals and provincial governments from across Canada are calling on the federal government to make drastic changes to the Employment Insurance program. Presently only fifty-four...
Keywords: Unemployment, All of Canada
January 9, 2009
Over the new year, a tent village was set up by a number of volunteer groups in a Tokyo park for the country’s growing number of unemployed workers. The organizers led a march to demand stable...
Keywords: Homelessness, Unemployment, International
December 19, 2008
According to an article in the Globe and Mail, wait times for EI cheques have increased from 28 days to up to 40 days probably due to the increase of laid-off workers.
Keywords: Unemployment, All of Canada
May 20, 2008
In the last budget, the federal government promised to create a new independent body, the Canada Employment Insurance Financing Board to determine EI premium rates from 2009 and on. However,...
Keywords: Unemployment, Workers' Rights, All of Canada
July 5, 2006
From the Caledon Institute comes a paper on reforming Canada's income security programs and supportive services for working-age adults, which Caledon has dubbed "adult benefits." The first part of...
Keywords: Unemployment, Welfare, All of Canada
May 4, 2006
The BC Government amended the Employment and Assistance Act, to include sections regarding the specific punishments for recieving more income assistance than the government gives or for recieving...
Keywords: Unemployment, Welfare, British Columbia
February 14, 2006
A year-long appeal by 76 largely poor and elderly Indo-Canadian Farmworkers began in Tax Court in Vancouver on January 9th. The Farmworkers are appealing rulings by the Canada Revenue Agency that...
Keywords: Unemployment, Workers' Rights, British Columbia
March 12, 2005
Phoenix Print Shop provides homeless and at risk youth with training and employment in the printing and graphics industry. Many of their graduates are employed in their fields and one of them one a...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Unemployment, Ontario
January 23, 2005
"Standing Committee on Human Resources and Skills Develomenet, Social Development and Status of Persons with Disabilities submitted a report to the Federal Parliament with 8 recommendations that...
Keywords: Unemployment, All of Canada
May 2, 2004
"A new initiative, Alberta Works, will build on Alberta's success at helping unemployed people find, train for and keep jobs. It will support people when they move into the workforce, help families...
Keywords: Alberta, Unemployment, Welfare
May 7, 2003
In a long-awaited judgment, the Federal Court of Appeal has upheld the federal employment insurance scheme's rules requiring women to work a certain number of hours, saying it is not a breach of...
Keywords: Unemployment, Women, All of Canada
April 13, 2001
Canada's employment insurance laws are constitutionally unfair to women because, as primary caregivers, it is harder for them to work the hours needed to qualify, a tribunal ruled Thursday. "When a...
Keywords: Unemployment, Women, All of Canada
March 8, 2000
Advocates have been indicating that fewer people are appealing decisions of the Employment Insurance Commission, not because they are happy with their situation, but because since eligibility...
Keywords: Unemployment, All of Canada