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Employment Insurance Act

Version of section 4 from 2013-03-07 to 2013-12-11:


Marginal note:Maximum yearly insurable earnings

  •  (1) For the purposes of subsection 14(1.1), section 17, subsection 82(2) and sections 95 and 145, the maximum yearly insurable earnings is $39,000 until the amount calculated in accordance with subsection (2) for a year, before rounding down under subsection (4), exceeds $39,000, in which case the maximum yearly insurable earnings for that year is that amount, rounded down under subsection (4).

  • Marginal note:Calculation of amount

    (2) The amount referred to in subsection (1) is the amount equal to 52 times the product obtained by multiplying

    • (a) the average for the 12-month period ending on March 31 in the preceding year of the Average Weekly Earnings for each month in that period

    by

    • (b) the ratio that the average for the 12-month period ending on March 31 in that preceding year of the Average Weekly Earnings for each month in that 12-month period bears to the average for the 12-month period ending 12 months prior to March 31 of that preceding year of the Average Weekly Earnings for each month in that 12-month period ending 12 months prior to March 31 of that preceding year.

  • Marginal note:Subsequent years

    (3) For years subsequent to the year in which the maximum yearly insurable earnings exceeds $39,000, before rounding down under subsection (4), the maximum yearly insurable earnings is the maximum yearly insurable earnings for the preceding year, before rounding down under that subsection, multiplied by the ratio that the average for the 12-month period ending on March 31 in that preceding year of the Average Weekly Earnings for each month in that 12-month period bears to the average for the 12-month period ending 12 months prior to March 31 of that preceding year of the Average Weekly Earnings for each month in that 12-month period ending 12 months prior to March 31 of that preceding year.

  • Marginal note:Rounding down

    (4) If the amount calculated in accordance with subsection (2) or (3) is not a multiple of one hundred dollars, the amount of the maximum yearly insurable earnings is rounded down to the nearest multiple of one hundred dollars.

  • Marginal note:Average Weekly Earnings

    (5) The Average Weekly Earnings for a month is the average weekly earnings of the Industrial Aggregate in Canada for the month as published by Statistics Canada under the authority of the Statistics Act.

  • 1996, c. 23, s. 4
  • 2001, c. 5, s. 3
  • 2012, c. 19, s. 603, c. 31, s. 433
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