Increase Employment Insurance sickness benefits!

Increase Employment Insurance sickness benefits!

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Jennifer Waye started this petition to Government of Canada

Employment Insuance sickness benefits in Canada are for a maximum of 15 weeks. Once a recipient of sickness exhausts their 15 weeks of benefits and are still unable to work they can no longer avail of EI. During COVID19 this is impacting Canadians more than ever. 

Many people are unable to return to the workplace because they are immunocompromised and are at a high risk on contracting COVID19. Once they have exhausted their sickness EI there is next to little financial help available. These Canadians, who were it not for COVID19, would be working but are now forced to wonder "what now?".

The Canadian government needs to increase the number of weeks of sickness payable immediately.

The most marginalized in this country are the ones who suffer the most.

Thank you!

 

 

 

 

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