Aug 7, 2020  By John Hyde

On CERB and concerned about the move to EI next month?

As laid-off Canadians receive their last payments from the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), many are wondering whether the government’s promised changes to the Employment Insurance (EI) program will be enough to keep them afloat.

Will everyone be able to get EI?

Toronto labour lawyer John Hyde said while the government has promised to add an EI program for gig workers and contract workers, and relax the eligibility rules for EI, some Canadians will likely still be left behind.

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