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Changes to Employment Insurance (EI) Waiting Period Begin January 1, 2017

UPDATE: Changes to Employment Insurance (EI) Waiting Period Begin January 1, 2017

The 2016 Federal Budget introduced significant changes to Employment Insurance eligibility and benefits in response to fluctuating unemployment rates. Most notably, the waiting period for EI benefits, including sickness benefits, has changed from 2-weeks (14 days) to 1-week (7 days). The benefit payment period remains unchanged at 15-weeks of paid benefit.

Impact to Employers of the new EI Waiting Period

If you are an employer who currently coordinates EI sickness benefits with a […]