Canada-wide - Unemployment

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
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
"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
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
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
From PeacockPoverty: PeacockPoverty is a collection of individuals with an experience of poverty who join together to share knowledge, strength, talent and wisdom with each other and our friends....
Keywords: Homelessness, Human Rights, Media, Organizing, Poverty Research, Unemployment, Welfare, All of Canada, International
Despite the fact Aboriginal peoples offer diverse skills to the workforce, their participation in the labour force is lower and their unemployment rate higher than that of non-Aboriginal Canadians....
Keywords: Indigenous, Unemployment, All of Canada
This site, now over ten years old, has an amazing amount of links and is updated on a weekly basis. Everything you need to know about government policy, welfare rates, social policy, poverty...
Keywords: Disability, Family, Foodbanks and Food, government, Government Policy, Housing, Human Rights, Indigenous, Poverty Research, Seniors and Elders, social policy, social research, statistics, Unemployment, All of Canada
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
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
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
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