Economy Lower Incomes

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

Liberal Platform (Page 20) October 5, 2015
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.