Losing your job is a terrible blow.
That’s why we have Employment Insurance—to give us some peace of mind on the road to finding new work.
EI is an insurance plan that we Canadians pay into our entire working lives.
But Ottawa keeps finding new ways to reject your EI claim. In fact, six in 10 Canadians can no longer qualify for benefits.
And now Stephen Harper says he’ll cancel your benefits unless you take any job he deems “suitable.” Even if it takes you off the career path you’ve invested in. And even if it comes with a 30% pay cut and an hour-long commute.