Employment Insurance Act (S.C. 1996, c. 23)

Act current to 2016-08-15 and last amended on 2016-07-03. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Powers and functions
  •  (1) The powers or functions of any person under the former Act shall be exercised or performed by the person who exercises the corresponding powers or performs the corresponding functions under this Act.

  • Marginal note:Boards of referees, etc.

    (2) Boards of referees, panels, chairpersons, umpires and the chief umpire established, appointed or designated under the former Act continue as if they had been established, appointed or designated under this Act.

Marginal note:Waivers and agreements

 Waivers and agreements made under paragraph 4(1)(d) of the former Act and in effect when that Act is repealed continue in effect as though they had been made under paragraph 5(4)(d) of this Act.

 [Repealed, 2010, c. 12, s. 2193]

Transitional Regulations

Marginal note:Regulations

 The Commission may, with the approval of the Governor in Council, make regulations providing for any other transitional matters, including regulations

  • (a) providing for the transition from weeks of insurable employment to hours of insurable employment, or from any other basis to another under Part VIII; and

  • (b) for establishing requirements to qualify to receive benefits, the duration of entitlement to benefits, benefit rates and disentitlement or disqualification from receiving benefits.

Consequential and Related Amendments

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Changes in Terminology

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Conditional Amendments

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Coming into Force

Marginal note:Coming into force
  •  (1) Except as otherwise provided in this section, this Act comes into force on June 30, 1996.

  • Marginal note:Certain provisions in force on January 1, 1997

    (2) Section 4, subsection 5(6), sections 66 and 67, subsections 82(1) and (2), paragraphs 90(1)(d), (h) and (i), section 95 and subsections 96(4) and (5) come into force on January 1, 1997.

  • Marginal note:Certain provisions in force on January 5, 1997

    (3) The following provisions come into force on January 5, 1997:

    • (a) the definitions major attachment claimant and minor attachment claimant in subsection 6(1);

    • (b) section 7;

    • (c) subsection 12(2);

    • (d) sections 14 to 17;

    • (e) subsection 19(2);

    • (f) subsection 28(4);

    • (g) paragraph 30(1)(a) and subsections 30(5) and (6);

    • (h) paragraph 31(c);

    • (i) paragraph 32(2)(c);

    • (j) subsection 38(3);

    • (k) section 55;

    • (l) paragraph 108(1)(h);

    • (l.1) subsection 153.1(3); and

    • (m) Schedule I.

  • Marginal note:Certain provisions in force on January 5, 1997

    (3.1) Subsections 7.1(1) to (3) come into force on January 5, 1997, but in applying them the Commission may take into account notices issued under subsection 7.1(4) on or after June 30, 1996.

  • Marginal note:Subsection 19(3) in force on January 5, 1997

    (3.2) Subsection 19(3) comes into force on January 5, 1997, but the Commission may make deductions under subparagraph 19(3)(a)(i) on and after that date in respect of any failure to declare earnings for a period beginning on or after June 30, 1996.

  • Marginal note:Interim provisions

    (4) The provisions set out in Schedule II apply in place of the provisions listed in subsections (2) and (3) from June 30, 1996 until the coming into force of those provisions.

  • Marginal note:Continuing application of benefit rate provision

    (5) The provisions enacted by section 6 of Schedule II continue to apply in place of sections 14, 16 and 17 of this Act to claimants whose benefit periods begin on or after June 30, 1996 and before January 5, 1997.

  • Marginal note:Certain provisions in force in January 1, 1998

    (6) Sections 172 to 175 come into force on January 1, 1998.

 
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