Unemployment

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: Article , News, Unemployment, All of Canada
June 12, 2009
The Good Jobs For All is an alliance of community, labour, social justice, youth and environmental organizations in the Toronto region. It was formed in 2008 to start a focused dialogue on how to...
Keywords: Online Resource , Unemployment, Workers' Rights, General resources, Ontario
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: Article , News, 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: Article , News, 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: Article , Homelessness, News, 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: Article , News, 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: Article , News, Unemployment, Workers' Rights, All of Canada
July 4, 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: Article , News, Unemployment, Welfare, All of Canada
May 3, 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: Article , News, 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: Article , News, Unemployment, Workers' Rights, British Columbia
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