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Labour Adjustment Benefits Act

Version of section 2 from 2012-06-29 to 2013-12-11:

Marginal note:Definitions

  •  (1) In this Act,

    average weekly insurable earnings

    rémunération hebdomadaire assurable moyenne

    average weekly insurable earnings, in respect of an employee, means the weekly average of the employee’s insurable earnings, as determined under the Employment Insurance Act; (rémunération hebdomadaire assurable moyenne)



    Board means the Labour Adjustment Review Board established by section 6; (Office)

    board of referees

    board of referees[Repealed, 2012, c. 19, s. 273]

    Canadian establishment

    établissement canadien

    Canadian establishment means any establishment in Canada engaged in the production of goods or the provision of services; (établissement canadien)



    Commission means the Canada Employment Insurance Commission; (Commission)

    designated industry

    secteur d’activités désigné

    designated industry means an industry designated pursuant to section 3; (secteur d’activités désigné)

    effective date of lay-off

    date de mise à pied

    effective date of lay-off, in respect of an employee, means the date the employee was laid off as determined by the Board pursuant to subsection 11(3); (date de mise à pied)



    employee means any individual who has been employed at a Canadian establishment; (employé)

    industrial restructuring

    restructuration industrielle

    industrial restructuring includes technological change; (restructuration industrielle)

    labour adjustment benefits

    prestations d’adaptation

    labour adjustment benefits means the benefits payable under this Act; (prestations d’adaptation)


    mise à pied

    lay-off means the separation, for an indefinite period, of an employee from employment at a Canadian establishment solely as a result of a reduction in the number of employees at that establishment; (mise à pied)



    Minister means the Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development; (ministre)

    qualified employee

    employé admissible

    qualified employee means an employee who has been determined by the Commission pursuant to this Act to be qualified to receive labour adjustment benefits; (employé admissible)

    Social Security Tribunal

    Tribunal de la sécurité sociale

    Social Security Tribunal means the Social Security Tribunal established under section 44 of the Department of Human Resources and Skills Development Act; (Tribunal de la sécurité sociale)



    week means a period of seven consecutive days commencing on Sunday; (semaine)



    year means a calendar year. (année)

  • Marginal note:Presumption

    (2) For the purposes of any provision of this Act in which reference is made to a person’s attaining sixty-five years of age, a person is deemed to have attained that age at the beginning of the calendar month following the calendar month in which he actually attains that age.

  • R.S., 1985, c. L-1, s. 2
  • 1996, c. 11, ss. 95, 99, c. 23, s. 177
  • 2005, c. 34, s. 80
  • 2012, c. 19, s. 273
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