Small business group welcomes EI revamp

An organization of small Canadian businesses said they are happy with the government’s plans to make sweeping changes to the country’s Employment Insurance eligibility rules. The revamp would mean the removal of “disincentives”

Published on: May 25th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

SMBs can’t afford to have IT as bad as Service Canada’s EI system

By Shane Schick Mistakes tend to cost time, money or both. When a small mistake means unemployed Canadians face a month’s wait for income they need to live, however, the burden of error

Published on: November 11th, 2011 Shane Shick

Canada’s self-employed ‘get little’ from proposed EI changes

Proposed legislation to allow the self-employed to opt into the federal employment insurance (EI) plan falls too short of what freelance and casual workers in Canada really need, labour advocacy groups say.The Fairness

Published on: November 17th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Grim EI realities confront laid off Canadian IT workers

As the spate of layoffs continue unabated, the country's much vaunted employment insurance (EI) system offers little solace to laid off IT workers. Years of cutbacks have severely curtailed what they can hope

Published on: March 24th, 2009 Nestor Arellano