Cost Estimate for Motion M-141: Amending the Employment Insurance Act

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Summary
This report estimates the increase in Employment Insurance (EI) benefits payable following the implementation of private member’s motion M-141. This motion amends section 55 of the Employment Insurance Act to allow spouses of (i) military personnel and (ii) foreign service personnel to qualify for Employment Insurance while posted outside of Canada.

This proposal would result in an additional $6.9 million Employment Insurance payments if implemented in 2018-19, increasing to $7.1 million by 2023-24.  In 2018-19, PBO estimates this cost will result in $0.03 million in taxes payable.