The federal government administers Canada's Employment Insurance program. The Service Canada website has described the program as follows: Employment Insurance (EI) provides temporary financial assistance for unemployed Canadians while they look for work or upgrade their skills. Canadians who are sick, pregnant or caring for a newborn or adopted child, as well as those who must care for a family member who is seriously ill with a significant risk of death, may also be assisted by Employment Insurance. Read more about Employment Insurance.
Reviewed: January 27, 2010
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