Posts by Amy McGowan

Community Financial Help Line

CUHC has partnered with SEED Winnipeg and Community Financial Counselling Services on the pilot project – Community Financial Help Line. The Community Financial Help Line can help answer your questions about: COVID-19 financial supports (CERB, CESB,etc); tax filing; benefits and credits (CCB, DTC,etc); income supports (EIA, EI, OAS, GIS, CPP, CPP-D,etc); and community supports and services. Call or text: 431-813-HELP (431-813-4357) Monday to Friday between 10am and 2pm.
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Service Canada Centres gradually re-open

Service Canada has begun to re-open centres across Canada. To find out if your local Service Canada Centre is open and/or to book an appointment to get assistance from Service Canada click here.
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Federal Government waives 1-week waiting period for EI

The federal government announced it will waive the one-week waiting period for employment insurance to assist workers and businesses affected by the novel coronavirus, and exploring additional measures to support other affected Canadians, including income support for those who are not eligible for EI sickness benefits.
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Canada Employment Insurance Commission announces 2020 EI Premium Rate and Maximum Insurable Earnings

GATINEAU, QC, Sept. 13, 2019 /CNW/ – The Canada Employment Insurance Commission (CEIC) today announced that the 2020 Employment Insurance (EI) premium rate will be $1.58 per $100 of insurable earnings – a decrease of 4 cents for employees compared to the 2019 rate, and a decrease of 6 cents to $2.21 for employers who pay 1.4 times the employee rate. Read more of the article here.
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Alternative dispute resolution at the Appeal Division

The SST is offering another way to resolve cases at the Appeal Division: Alternative Resolution. This involves a conversation where parties look for ways to resolve their appeal informally over the phone, with the help of an Appeal Division member. Read the article here.
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Workplace Internship at CUHC

This summer, CUHC was honoured to provide a workplace based internship for a foreign student from the University of Applied Labour Studies program of the Federal Republic of Germany in Nuremberg.
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Where we have been lately

March, April & May 2020 Neil Cohen and Labour Studies student Fareedah Sulaiman-Olokodana spoke at University of Manitoba Labour Studies meet-and-greet. CUHC Advocate Doug Simpson guested on CJOB to take callers questions regarding the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) and Employment Insurance. Doug Simpson also provided a webinar on CERB to MFL Occupational Health Centre‘s diversity training committee. January & February 2020 Neil Cohen spoke to delegates at Winnipeg Labour Council’s monthly meeting. Neil also spoke to University of Manitoba Law Students Access to Justice class. October & November 2019 Our Executive Director Neil Cohen will be attending meetings in
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