Employment Insurance Changes
Res #: 35-12M
Responses Received: No
Departments: Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
WHEREAS the passage of the federal omnibus budget bill introduced changes to Employment Insurance (EI) legislation which would categorize seasonal municipal employees as high frequency users; and
WHEREAS high frequency users will be subject to EI access criteria which, over a 3 year period, will make access to EI extremely difficult, thus increasing costs for rural municipalities;
BE IT RESOLVED that SARM lobby the Provincial Government to ensure that recent changes to the Employment Insurance legislation will not result in higher costs or employee retention problems for municipalities.