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

Act current to 2020-05-04 and last amended on 2020-04-24. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Pregnancy

  •  (1) Subject to this Part, benefits are payable to a self-employed person who proves her pregnancy.

  • Marginal note:Weeks for which benefits may be paid

    (2) Subject to section 152.14, benefits are payable to a self-employed person under this section for each week of unemployment in the period

    • (a) that begins the earlier of

      • (i) 12 weeks before the week in which her confinement is expected, and

      • (ii) the week in which her confinement occurs; and

    • (b) that ends 17 weeks after the later of

      • (i) the week in which her confinement is expected, and

      • (ii) the week in which her confinement occurs.

  • Marginal note:Limitation

    (3) When benefits are payable to a self-employed person for unemployment caused by pregnancy and any allowances, money or other benefits are payable to the person for that pregnancy under a provincial law, the benefits payable to the self-employed person under this Part shall be reduced or eliminated as prescribed.

  • Marginal note:Presumption

    (3.1) With regard to serving the waiting period under section 152.15, the week that immediately precedes the period described in subsection (2) is deemed to be a week that is included in that period.

  • Marginal note:Deductions

    (4) Subject to subsection 152.18(3), if benefits are payable under this section to a self-employed person for a week of unemployment, there shall be deducted from those benefits any allowances, money or other benefits payable to the person for that week under a plan that covers insured persons employed by an employer and in respect of which the employer’s premium has been reduced in accordance with regulations made under subsection 69(1).

  • Marginal note:Extension of period

    (5) If a child who is born of the self-employed person’s pregnancy is hospitalized, the period for which benefits are payable under subsection (2) shall be extended by the number of weeks during which the child is hospitalized.

  • Marginal note:Limitation

    (6) The extended period shall end no later than 52 weeks after the week of confinement.

  • 2009, c. 33, s. 16
  • 2017, c. 20, s. 244
  • 2018, c. 12, s. 289
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