The New Brunswick government is complaining about a lack of details from the federal government on the impact of proposed changes to the employment insurance program.

Labour Minister Martine Coulombe has written a letter to her federal counterpart following a provincial review conducted by a committee of senior civil servants.

In the letter to Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, Coulombe says the most common concern of employees, employers, the general public and the provincial government is the lack of details.

Coulombe is urging the federal government to hold information sessions across the province.

Among the proposed measures, regular recipients of the EI program would have to consider lower paying jobs that could require a commute of up to an hour.

Coulombe says employers are worried they could lose their skilled seasonal workforce and have to face increased costs for recruiting and training.