Ottawa extends EI benefits for seasonal workers

Pilot project offers seasonal workers the opportunity to extend EI benefits by five weeks
||Last Updated: 09/03/2004

Seasonal workers will have an easier time collecting employment insurance benefits in the wake of new measures announced by the federal government.

Joe Volpe, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, said the government will implement the following new measures:

•A pilot project offering seasonal workers the possibility of receiving up to five more weeks of EI benefits to encourage them to find more work, and therefore reducing the income gap when EI runs out before the seasonal work begins again.