Bill C56, the federal government’s new Fairness for the Self-Employed Act is now law, and that’s great news for PRA professional real estate assistants .
This new legislation provides Employment Insurance (EI) “special benefits” to self-employed Canadians, including PRAs .
Special benefits include maternity, parental, compassionate care and sickness.
This is a voluntary program and if you want to participate you have to make monthly premium payments, and you must have earned at least $6,000 during the preceding year.
Self employed Canadians, including PRAs are not eligible to access “regular” EI benefits.
This initiative was the result of lobbying by the Canadian Real Estate Association.
For information, contact Services Canada at http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/ or 1.800.206.7218