Home EI

Keyword: EI

5 results found

Jan. 1 felt like Groundhog Day for all employees and employers paying into the Canada Pension Plan. Like last year, contributions went up again by more than originally planned. The reason again lies with the unique impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on the labour market. The increase is part of a multi-year plan approved by provinces and […]

A story looking at the award-winning strategy behind Canadian Forest Products Ltd.’s ongoing support for employees’ savings and retirement goals took the top spot over the past week on BenefitsCanada.com. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. Canfor wins award for educating employees on retirement savings 2. Ontario introducing right-to-disconnect legislation 3. Unvaccinated employees may […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 29, 2021 October 29, 2021
  • 09:00
Copyright_dexteris_123RF

Workers who lose their job over a refusal to vaccinate against the coronavirus may not be eligible for employment insurance benefits, according to updated guidelines from the federal government. Employment and Social Development Canada has issued a notice to employers enforcing vaccine mandates to help them fill out records of employment, a document needed to […]

The Conservative Party is promising to create tax-free savings accounts that provide gig workers with access to the Canada Pension Plan and employment insurance benefits. While out on the federal election campaign trail on Thursday, Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole said the coronavirus pandemic has demonstrated the need for these accounts because gig workers currently can’t pay […]

Companies have modest hiring plans, low wage growth expectations, Bank of Canada says

Canadian workers and companies expect wage growth to stay low over the coming year over heightened uncertainty from the coronavirus pandemic, the Bank of Canada says in two new reports. The central bank’s business outlook survey finds that wage growth is widely expected to slow over the next year, with some firms reporting a wage […]