Service Canada

Service Canada

July 09, 2007 11:15 ET

Cornwall Centre will Improve Service for Ontarians Claiming EI and Create About 40 new Jobs

CORNWALL, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 9, 2007) - Guy Lauzon, Member of Parliament for Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry, on behalf of the Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, today announced the creation of a Service Canada Employment Insurance (EI) Centre of Specialization in Cornwall. The proposed centre will create about 40 new jobs in the region and is designed to improve the way revised EI claims across Ontario are reviewed and processed.

"Canada's New Government is committed to providing Canadians with efficient and effective management of its programs," said Mr. Lauzon. "Today's announcement demonstrates that commitment by improving service to citizens and increasing savings to taxpayers, while supporting the local Cornwall economy. Cornwall was considered the ideal location for this centre because of the available pool of professional bilingual workers."

The Centre of Specialization creates value for taxpayers by consolidating dedicated staff and resources from across Ontario to achieve a better process for handling revised EI claims. The result will be improved and more timely service delivery for claimants across the province. Ontario is the first region to have an EI Centre of Specialization; others may be opened elsewhere across Canada.

Service Canada brings Government of Canada services and benefits together in a single delivery network. It provides Canadians with one-stop, personalized service they can access however they choose-by phone at 1 800 O-Canada, Internet at servicecanada.gc.ca, or in person at Service Canada Centres across the country.

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