Employment Insurance Regulations (SOR/96-332)

Regulations are current to 2014-09-01 and last amended on 2013-12-12. Previous Versions

 [Repealed, SOR/2011-127, s. 1]

 [Repealed, SOR/2011-127, s. 1]

Pilot Project Providing Increased Access to Employment and Unemployment Benefits for New Entrants and Re-entrants

  •  (1) Pilot Project No. 9 is established for the purpose of testing the labour market impact of decreasing, for new entrants and re-entrants to the labour force who have access to employment programs established under Part II of the Act, the number of hours of insurable employment required in order for them to qualify for benefits.

  • (2) Pilot Project No. 9 applies in respect of every claimant who is a new entrant or a re-entrant to the labour force, whose benefit period is established on or after December 11, 2005 and who is ordinarily resident in a region described in Schedule I that is set out in Schedule II.5, other than a claimant in respect of whom the Employment Insurance (Fishing) Regulations apply.

  • (3) For the purposes of Pilot Project No. 9,

    • (a) the reference in paragraph 7(3)(b) of the Act to “910 or more hours of insurable employment” shall be read as a reference to “not less than 840 and not more than 909 hours of insurable employment”;

    • (b) the reference in paragraph 7.1(2)(a) of the Act to “1,138 hours” shall be read as a reference to “1,050 hours”;

    • (c) the reference in paragraph 7.1(2)(b) of the Act to “1,365 hours” shall be read as a reference to “1,260 hours”;

    • (d) the reference in paragraph 7.1(2)(c) of the Act to “1,400 hours” shall be read as a reference to “1,294 hours”; and

    • (e) subsection 27(1) of the Act does not apply in respect of a referral made by the Commission under subsection (4).

  • (4) The Commission shall refer every claimant who meets the requirements of subsection (2) and has had the number of hours of insurable employment required by subsection 7(3) or 7.1(2) of the Act, as applicable and as adapted by subsection (3), to an appropriate agency to have their employment needs assessed and to determine whether skills training or other employment assistance would be of benefit to them in their search for suitable employment.

  • SOR/2005-369, s. 1.

 [Repealed, SOR/2010-214, s. 1]

Pilot Project for Calculating Benefit Rate Based On Claimant’s 14 Highest Weeks of Insurable Earnings (2)

  •  (1) Pilot Project No. 11 is established for the purpose of testing whether paying benefits based on calculating the rate of weekly benefits using the insurable earnings from a claimant’s 14 highest weeks of insurable earnings in the qualifying period would encourage claimants to accept all available work.

  • (2) Pilot Project No. 11 applies in respect of every claimant whose benefit period is established in the period beginning on October 26, 2008 and ending on June 25, 2011 and who is ordinarily resident in a region described in Schedule I that is set out in Schedule II.8, other than a claimant in respect of whom the Employment Insurance (Fishing) Regulations apply.

  • (3) For the purposes of Pilot Project No. 11,

    • (a) subsections 14(2), (4) and (4.1) of the Act do not apply;

    • (b) the reference in subsection 14(3) of the Act to “the rate calculation period” shall be read as a reference to “the qualifying period”;

    • (c) the references in section 24.1 of these Regulations to “the rate calculation period” shall be read as references to “the qualifying period”;

    • (d) section 24.2 of these Regulations does not apply;

    • (e) the insurable earnings in a claimant’s qualifying period shall be the aggregate of

      • (i) the insurable earnings from the 14 highest weeks of insurable earnings in that period, not including any insurable earnings paid or payable to the claimant in the qualifying period under section 24.1, and

      • (ii) any insurable earnings paid or payable to the claimant in the qualifying period under section 24.1; and

    • (f) a claimant’s weekly insurable earnings shall be determined by dividing the insurable earnings in the claimant’s qualifying period, determined in accordance with paragraph (e), by 14.

  • (4) If a claimant’s insurable earnings have been reported on the record of employment by pay period, the Commission shall

    • (a) allocate the amount of insurable earnings proportionately over the pay period; or

    • (b) if the claimant or the employer provides evidence of the amount of insurable earnings actually earned by the claimant in any week within the pay period, allocate the amount of insurable earnings proportionately over the other weeks in that pay period.

  • SOR/2008-257, s. 2;
  • SOR/2010-214, s. 2.