Contentious Changes to Employment Insurance
March 19, 2013
Posted by: Kit Mazurak
By The Canadian Press
Contentious changes to employment insurance are now in effect.
Beginning Sunday, people on EI face stricter, more complex rules for keeping their benefits, with the goal of getting unemployed workers back into the workforce sooner.
To help people get back to work, the government has also launched a new service to provide information on available jobs and labour market conditions to subscribers via e-mail.
"The new job alerts system is an important part of our government's plan to better connect Canadians with available jobs in their area," said Human Resources Minister Diane Finley in a statement Sunday.