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|Canadian Payroll Reporter|Last Updated: 12/19/2018

No EI premium relief for hiring youth: Feds

OTTAWA — The federal government has confirmed that it will not implement a 2015 election campaign promise to provide employment insurance (EI) premium relief for businesses that hire younger workers.

The Liberals had pledged to provide a 12-month break on EI premiums for companies that hire younger workers for permanent jobs in 2016, 2017, and 2018. However, in the fall economic statement released in November, the government said it would not be pursuing the issue.