EI Benefits Seasonal Labour
EI Benefits Seasonal Labour, The following is the text of Canada’s employment insurance report for Feb. released by Statistics Canada.
The number of beneficiaries fell in six provinces, with the largest percentage declines occurring in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Quebec.
To receive EI benefits, individuals must first submit a claim. The number of claims provides an indication of the number of people who could become beneficiaries.
Nationally, the number of initial and renewal claims fell by 5,900 (-2.5%) to 236,100 in February. The largest percentage decline was observed in Quebec, where claims fell 6.3%. At the same time, there was little change in the other provinces.
The number of people receiving regular EI benefits in February fell in six provinces, with the largest percentage declines in Alberta (-4.0%), Saskatchewan (-3.8%) and Quebec (-3.4%).
There were also marked declines in Ontario (-2.9%) and Nova Scotia (-2.7%). At the same time, the number of beneficiaries edged down in New Brunswick, while there was little change in the other provinces.