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

Act current to 2020-05-17 and last amended on 2020-04-24. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Earnings in waiting period

  •  (1) If a self-employed person has earnings during their waiting period, an amount not exceeding those earnings shall, as prescribed, be deducted from the benefits payable for the first three weeks for which benefits would otherwise be payable.

  • Marginal note:Earnings in periods of unemployment

    (2) Subject to subsections (3), 152.03(3) and 152.04(4), if the self-employed person has earnings during any other week of unemployment, there shall be deducted from benefits payable in that week the amount equal to the total of

    • (a) 50% of the earnings that are less than or equal to 90% of the result obtained by dividing the aggregate of the amounts referred to in paragraphs 152.16(1)(a) and (b) by 52, and

    • (b) 100% of the earnings that are greater than 90% of the result obtained by dividing the aggregate of the amounts referred to in paragraphs 152.16(1)(a) and (b) by 52.

  • Marginal note:Excess not to be included

    (2.1) Only the portion of the aggregate of the amounts referred to in paragraphs 152.16(1)(a) and (b) that does not exceed the maximum yearly insurable earnings as calculated under section 4 is to be taken into account for the purpose of subsection (2).

  • Marginal note:Undeclared earnings

    (3) If the self-employed person has failed to declare all or some of their earnings to the Commission for a period, determined under the regulations, for which benefits were claimed,

    • (a) the following amount shall be deducted from the benefits paid to the person for that period:

      • (i) the amount of the undeclared earnings, if, in the opinion of the Commission, the person knowingly failed to declare the earnings, or

      • (ii) in any other case, the amount of the undeclared earnings less the difference between

        • (A) all amounts determined under paragraph (2)(a) or (b) for the period,

        and

        • (B) all amounts that were applied under those paragraphs in respect of the declared earnings for the period; and

    • (b) the deduction shall be made

      • (i) from the benefits paid for a number of weeks that begins with the first week for which the earnings were not declared in that period, and

      • (ii) in such a manner that the amount deducted in each consecutive week equals the person’s benefits paid for that week.

  • 2009, c. 33, s. 16
  • 2018, c. 12, s. 291
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