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Vol. 4, no. 9
Seasonal work and Employment Insurance use
Shawn de Raaf, Costa Kapsalis, and Carole Vincent
Despite their overall decline, seasonal jobs are still important in many regions. However, distinguishing seasonal workers from seasonal jobs has been problematic. In this article, the many dimensions of seasonality are examined to determine the extent to which each contributes to frequent reliance on EI benefits. Although most seasonal workers regularly rely on Employment Insurance, almost one-fifth never claim.