Canada seeks applicants for Canada Employment Insurance Commission

From: Employment and Social Development Canada

August 4, 2020 Ottawa, Ontario Employment and Social Development Canada

The Government of Canada has launched the appointment process for the Canada Employment Insurance Commission (CEIC). The Government is currently seeking applications from diverse and talented Canadians for the positions of Commissioner for Workers and Commissioner for Employers.

The commissioners are responsible for representing the views and positions of organizations and individuals that are clients of, or affected by, Employment and Social Development Canada’s programs and services, particularly the Employment Insurance (EI) program.

The CEIC plays a leadership role, in collaboration with Employment and Social Development Canada, in overseeing the EI program. The CEIC has the legislated mandate to monitor and assess the program annually. For more than 75 years, this tripartite organization has included representation from business, labour and the Government of Canada.

The Government is committed to open, transparent and merit-based processes for selecting Governor in Council appointees. Appointees play a fundamental role in Canadian democracy as they serve on commissions, boards, Crown corporations, agencies and tribunals across the country.

Interested individuals are strongly encouraged to apply by August 19, 2020, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. The review of applications will begin on August 19. Applications received after this date will be retained and may be considered until an appointment to the position is made.


“We look forward to receiving applications from diverse and qualified individuals for the Canada Employment Insurance Commission positions. Our commissioners play an important role in overseeing the EI program and ensuring that the views of Canadian workers and employers are reflected in decisions regarding the EI program.”

– The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion

Quick facts

  • The CEIC has three voting members, representing the interests of government, workers and employers.

  • The appointees will serve a term of up to five years.

  • The current Commissioner for Workers term expires on October 2, 2020, and the Commissioner for Employers term expires on January 7, 2021.

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