There has been some recent changes to EI. Two pilot projects have been extended to include all regions of Canada:
- Employment Insurance (EI) Pilot Project to increase the allowable earnings: Working while on EI
From December 7, 2008 through December 4, 2010, this pilot project increases the amount you can earn while working part-time and receiving EI benefits by allowing you to earn the greater of $75 or 40 % of weekly benefits.
- The extended duration of Employment Insurance (EI) regular benefits
Effective on March 1, 2009, you may be entitled to receive five more weeks of EI benefits.