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Canada’s EI system absorbed almost 1.3M people in last 3 weeks, new figures show

COVID-19 benefit wound down.A breakdown of applications for the simplified EI program shows that overall there had been more than 1.5 million claims as of late this past week, among them 1.15 million people who were automatically transferred when their emergency benefit ran out.

Canadians who ran out of EI eligible for Canada Recovery Benefit, government confirms The figures are enormous for a system that in one day this month handled 246,000-plus claims.

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