But it will be a few more months before the Tories define what jobs are considered "suitable employment" for Canadians applying for EI benefits and looking for work.
Opposition parties are worried many Canadians could be excluded from receiving employment insurance coverage when it's needed most.
Human Resources Minister Diane Finley also said Monday that the government will live up to its campaign promise and provide financial support for parents of gravely ill children, although details are still months away.
The EI changes come as the Harper government has been cutting jobs at Service Canada facilities that process EI claims, although Finley maintains the response times are improving.
The new pan-Canadian EI approach, unveiled in the March budget, will calculate weekly employment insurance benefits based on local labour market conditions in various regions across Canada.