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

Liberal Platform (Page 20) | October 5, 2015
January 1, 2017

Reducing the two-week waiting period to one week

Government Website

This change became effective on January 1st, 2017.

March 22, 2016

2016 Federal Budget

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.