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Starting in 2017, we will reduce the waiting period for benefits. When a worker loses their job and applies for Employment Insurance, they will only be without income for one week, not two.

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Promesse réalisée

Real Change: A New Plan For a Strong Middle Class (page 20)


SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

November 13, 2018 - "The Government of Canada announced the EI waiting period would be reduced from two weeks to one week, effective January 1, 2017. The waiting period acts as a deductible similar to other kinds of insurance. As a result of legislative changes which came into effect on January 1, 2017, the waiting period is one week for claims starting on that date or later. The reduction of the waiting period applies to all types of EI benefits: regular, fishing, sickness, maternity, parental, compassionate care, Family Caregiver benefits." - Backgrounder: Employment Insurance waiting period - Employment and Social Development Canada

March 22, 2016 - "Currently, EI claimants must serve a two-week waiting period prior to receiving benefits. The waiting period will be reduced from two weeks to one week." Growing The Middle Class, Budget 2016-2017, p.78 - Government of Canada 

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