Securing an inclusive, equitable and resilient Employment Insurance Program for workers in Canada
The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a devastating toll on the Canadian economy, workers and families. Governments shut down businesses in order to curb the spread of the virus and save lives, leaving millions of laid off workers without income. In March and April of last year alone, Canada lost nearly three (3) million jobs. Naturally, these workers turned to the one government program that was meant to help them during times of economic hardship—Employment Insurance (EI).