Change to Employment Insurance Waiting Period

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

As of January 1, 2017, the Employment Insurance (EI) waiting period will change from 2 weeks to 1 week. The change will increase the eligible period to receive EI by 1 week. This change will not affect the speed in which you can expect the first payment to arrive.

For more on this change and other changes to EI, read the new release from the Government of Canada.