What to do about Employment Insurance?

After running up a $45-billion surplus, Ottawa considers changes to system
By David Brown
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/22/2003


here’s no shortage of opinions on what to do with Employment Insurance funds, as Ottawa considers an overhaul of the system.

Labour wants to spend $2 billion a year in Employment Insurance money to fund a new training program, while business groups say EI premiums should simply be reduced to encourage more hiring.