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Employment Insurance Act

Version of section 153.17 from 2020-08-10 to 2020-09-26:


Marginal note:Special benefits

  •  (1) If a claimant makes an initial claim for benefits in respect of benefits referred to in any of sections 22 to 23.3 and has fewer than 600 hours of insurable employment in their qualifying period, the number of hours of insurable employment that the claimant has in that period shall be increased by 480.

  • Marginal note:Work-sharing

    (2) If a claimant makes an initial claim for benefits in respect of benefits referred to in section 24 and has, in their qualifying period, fewer than the number of hours of insurable employment that is applicable to them under paragraph 7(2)(b), the number of hours of insurable employment that the claimant has in that period shall be increased by 300.

  • Marginal note:Limitation

    (3) A claimant’s number of hours of insurable employment may be increased only once, either under subsection (1) or (2).

  • SOR/2020-173, s. 6
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