Economy Lower Incomes

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

Liberal Platform Page 20 October 5, 2015
Achieved
Jan 2017

Reducing the two-week waiting period to one week

Government Website January 01, 2017

This change became effective on January 1st, 2017.

Mar 2016

2016 Federal Budget

2016 Federal Budget March 22, 2016

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.