Employment Insurance Regulations (SOR/96-332)

Regulations are current to 2014-04-02 and last amended on 2013-12-12. Previous Versions

Certificate Issued by a Medical Practitioner

 For the purposes of subsections 23.1(3) and 152.06(2) of the Act, the medical certificate referred to in subsections 23.1(2) and 152.06(1) of the Act may be issued by the following persons:

  • (a) if the family member in need of care or support is in a geographic location in Canada where treatment by a medical doctor is not readily available, a medical practitioner designated by a medical doctor to provide treatment to the family member;

  • (b) if the family member in need of care or support is outside Canada, a medical doctor who is recognized by the appropriate governmental authority of the family member’s country and has qualifications that are substantially similar to those of a medical doctor in Canada or, if the family member in need of care or support is in a geographic location outside Canada where treatment by a medical doctor is not readily available, a medical practitioner designated by a medical doctor to provide treatment to the family member.

  • SOR/2003-393, s. 9;
  • SOR/2010-10, s. 23;
  • SOR/2011-229, s. 2.

Division of Compassionate Care Benefits

 For the purposes of subsections 23.1(9) and 152.06(7) of the Act, the remaining weeks of unpaid benefits shall be divided as follows:

  • (a) if the number of weeks of unpaid benefits equals the number of eligible claimants, each eligible claimant will be paid a week of benefits;

  • (b) if the number of weeks of unpaid benefits is more than the number of eligible claimants, a week of benefits will be paid to eligible claimants in turn starting with the first family member to make a claim until all the weeks have been exhausted; or

  • (c) if the number of weeks of unpaid benefits is less than the number of eligible claimants, a week of benefits will be paid to eligible claimants in turn starting with the first family member to make a claim until all the weeks have been exhausted.

  • SOR/2003-393, s. 9;
  • SOR/2010-10, s. 24.

Benefits — Critically Ill Child

  •  (1) A critically ill child is a person who is under 18 years of age on the day on which the period referred to in subsection 23.2(3) or (4) or 152.061(3) or (4) of the Act begins, whose baseline state of health has significantly changed and whose life is at risk as a result of an illness or injury.

  • (2) For the purposes of subsections 23.2(1) and 152.061(1) of the Act,

    • (a) a parent is a person who, in law, is a parent (including an adoptive parent) of a critically ill child, has the custody of or, in Quebec, parental authority over the child, or is the guardian of the child or, in Quebec, the tutor to the person of the child, or a person with whom the child is placed for the purposes of adoption under the laws governing adoption in the province in which the person resides; and

    • (b) a specialist medical doctor is a medical doctor who is licensed to practise medicine in Canada as a specialist.

  • SOR/2013-102, s. 12.
  •  (1) Care is all care that is required because of a critically ill child’s state of health, other than the care provided by a health care professional.

  • (2) Support is all psychological or emotional support that is required because of a critically ill child’s state of health.

  • SOR/2013-102, s. 12.