Category Archives: Employment Insurance

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

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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 […]