Economy | Lower Incomes

Reduce the Employment Insurance benefits waiting period to one week (from two).

In progress

Source: Liberal platform | Page 20 October 5, 2015

Tuesday March 22, 2016 | 2016 Federal Budget (page 174)

2016 Federal Budget

Chapter 1 > Reducing the Employment Insurance Waiting Period from Two Weeks to One

To help reduce the period of time during which a claimant is without income, Budget 2016 proposes to make legislative changes to reduce the EI waiting period from two weeks to one week effective January 1, 2017.