how does the Canadian system, which the government wants to emulate, work?

In Canada, the conditions of access to unemployment insurance and the duration of compensation automatically depend on the local unemployment rate“, explains Stéphane Carcillo, economist at the OECD. Hana / Adobe Stock

FOCUS – “Our compensation rules must take into account the situation of the labor market, as does, for example, Canada”, declared the Minister of Labour, Olivier Dussopt.

The government is again looking at the rules of unemployment insurance. In an interview at Parisianthe Minister of Labor ruled that it was “necessary go further on this issue, drawing inspiration from the Canadian system to encourage people to return to work. “Our compensation rules must take into account the situation of the labor market, as does, for example, Canada. When things are going well, we tighten the rules and when things are going badly, we relax them.“, detailed Olivier Dussopt.

We will have a consultation with all trade unions and professional organizations and how we can improve the effectiveness of unemployment insurance in terms of encouraging recovery“, said the minister Wednesday evening, on BFMTV. And to cite again the Canadian example, in which “when things are going well the rules are a bit tougher and when things are going badly the rules are relaxed to be more protective of workers“.

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