Newspaper article The Canadian Press

A By-the-Numbers Look at Extended EI Benefits to Hard-Hit Economic Regions

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

A By-the-Numbers Look at Extended EI Benefits to Hard-Hit Economic Regions

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Extended EI benefits by the numbers

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OTTAWA - Last year's federal budget unveiled a program to help eligible workers in 12 regions of the country hard hit by a downturn in commodity prices. Three regions were added in May.

Here is a breakdown, by region, of the number of claims and how much they have cost as of July 9, the day after eligibility closed.

Claims for an extra five weeks of EI

Newfoundland and Labrador: 48,950

Sudbury, Ont.: 3,774

Northern Ontario: 21,222

Northern Manitoba: 5,958

Saskatoon: 5,649

Southern Saskatchewan: 6,148

Northern Saskatchewan: 8,870

Calgary: 27,068

Edmonton: 30,261

Northern Alberta: 9,707

Southern Alberta: 21,602

Southern Interior B.C.: 21,161

Northern B.C.: 13,579

Whitehorse: 774

Nunavut: 526

Total: 225,249

Claims by long-tenured workers

Newfoundland and Labrador: 6,078

Sudbury, Ont.: 1,322

Northern Ontario: 4,864

Northern Manitoba: 897

Saskatoon: 2,914

Southern Saskatchewan: 3,028

Northern Saskatchewan: 2,655

Calgary: 19,120

Edmonton: 19,424

Northern Alberta: 4,825

Southern Alberta: 15,222

Southern Interior B. …

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