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Employment Insurance


  • Introduce a Career Insurance Benefit, providing an additional 20% of insured earnings in the first year following a layoff and an extra 10% in the second year, without being clawed back.
  • Extend EI sickness benefits to 26 weeks.
  • Create an EI Disaster Assistance benefit.

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Put in place a universal qualifying threshold of 360 hours, restore the appeals system, increase the income replacement, create a low income supplement, extend sickness benefits to 50 weeks, expand access to re-training, and protect the EI Operating Account in law.

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