September 7, 2021
The federal government is looking for feedback from Canadians in order to modernize the Employment Insurance (EI) program.

According to the Canadian government, gaps in the program were highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and revamping the program will help better reflect the modern labour market.

All Canadians are invited to participate in the EI revamp by completing a 20-40 minutes survey online at You can also email with your ideas or comments on the EI program.

The online survey is open until October 8, 2021.

Some of the feedback may include:
  • How to improve access to EI.
  • How to simplify the rules for workers and employers.
  • How to make EI more reliable for workers in seasonal industries.
The government says the modernization process will lead to the most comprehensive and complex upgrades to the program in a generation, and build a program that better responds to emerging labour market trends and the evolving needs of workers and employers.