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Employment Insurance (EI) sickness benefit extended to 26 weeks

On November 25, 2022, the Government of Canada announced the Employment Insurance (EI) sickness benefit would be permanently extended to 26 weeks from 15, effective December 18, 2022. Individuals who qualify and establish a new claim on or after December 18, 2022, will be able to receive up to 26 weeks of EI sickness benefits. […]

2022 Important Messages

Group Benefit Plan Administrators 2022 IMPORTANT MESSAGES Summary of changes to: Employment Insurance (EI), EI Reduction Program, Canada Recovery Benefits (CRB), Québec Parental Insurance Plan Premium (QPIP), Canada Pension Plan (CPP), Québec Pension Plan (QPP) and Provincial Health Care Premiums. VIEW PDF>  

5 paid sick days coming to workers in BC January 1, 2022

On November 24, 2021, B.C. became the first province in Canada to legislate a minimum of 5 paid sick days for all workers covered by the Employment Standards Act (ESA), including part-time, temporary or casual workers. This action is in response to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. “The pandemic has highlighted that when workers […]