Reforming EI for the 21st Century

This memorandum was sent to the Minister of Finance, the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development, and Disability Inclusion, the Prime Minister’s Office, and the Privy Council Office on October 26, 2021.

It details urgent reforms needed to Canada’s employment insurance system, focusing on four areas: access and eligibility; benefit levels; benefit durations; and financing reforms.

It was written by Armine Yalnizyan (Atkinson Fellow on the Future of Workers), Mary Gellatly (Parkdale Community Legal Services), and Laurell Ritchie (EI Working Group – Good Jobs for All Coalition). Any errors are the authors own.