EI Benefit Changes
posted on December 4, 2017
On December 3rd, 2017, changes to the employment insurance (EI) will be in effect. “Parents planning to take parental leave and caregivers looking after family members will have access to benefits over a longer period when changes to employment insurance kick in” Parents will have the option of extending their parental benefits over 18 months, which is 6 months longer then what is currently offered. This new option means a lower rate of benefits at 33% of the average weekly earnings. A maximum of $326 per week. With 12 months the rate is 55% of the average weekly earnings. A maximum of $543 per week. “Expecting mothers will also be able to receive EI maternity benefits up to 12 weeks before their due date.”
Click here to read the changes for caregivers.
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