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

Act current to 2022-05-16 and last amended on 2021-09-26. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Benefits payable to persons who qualify

  •  (1) Unemployment benefits are payable as provided in this Part to an insured person who qualifies to receive them.

  • Marginal note:Qualification requirement

    (2) An insured person qualifies if the person

    • (a) has had an interruption of earnings from employment; and

    • (b) has had during their qualifying period at least 420 hours of insurable employment.

  • (3) to (5) [Repealed, 2016, c. 7, s. 209]

  • Marginal note:Other benefit rights — Canada-U.S. agreement

    (6) An insured person is not qualified to receive benefits if it is jointly determined that the insured person must first exhaust or end benefit rights under the laws of another jurisdiction, as provided by Article VI of the Agreement Between Canada and the United States Respecting Unemployment Insurance, signed on March 6 and 12, 1942.

  • 1996, c. 23, s. 7
  • 1999, c. 31, s. 75(E)
  • 2001, c. 5, s. 4
  • 2009, c. 33, s. 3
  • 2016, c. 7, s. 209
  • 2021, c. 23, s. 303
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