The federal government is seeking applicants for the positions of commissioner for employers and commissioner for workers in its Canada Employment Insurance Commission.

The commissioners will be responsible for representing the views and positions of organizations and individuals that are clients of, or affected by, Employment and Social Development Canada’s programs and services, particularly the EI program, according to a press release.

With the legislated mandate to monitor and assess the program annually, the CEIC has included representation from business, labour and the government for more than 75 years.

Read: Could the pandemic prompt employment insurance reforms?

“We look forward to receiving applications from diverse and qualified individuals for the Canada Employment Insurance Commission positions,” said Carla Qualtrough, minister of employment, workforce development and disability inclusion, in the release. “Our commissioners play an important role in overseeing the EI program and ensuring that the views of Canadian workers and employers are reflected in decisions regarding the EI program.”

Interested individuals are encouraged to apply by Aug. 19, 2020, via the governor in council appointments website.

Read: Feds loosening restrictions on EI as number of coronavirus cases rise

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