1. The 45 day minimum is increased by 20 days each year
2. By 2013 or so, in every region of the country a worker must work 105
days to qualify for EI.
People need to work more to get EI, 45 days is just too low. It is legally and bureaucratically scammed too often for my liking. Working half the year will keep more people working and it will be better for everyone.
To allow fishermen to make $40,000+ in two months and then be able to get EI is a joke. People and industries have to be given time to adjust. Four or five years is enough after the recession ends. And it won't cost anything.