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Employment Insurance Regulations (SOR/96-332)

Regulations are current to 2019-08-28 and last amended on 2019-03-17. Previous Versions

PART III.2Reduction of Premium for Self-Employed Persons Covered by a Plan Established Under a Provincial Law (continued)

Administration (continued)

 The Canada Revenue Agency and the Minister of National Revenue are authorized to disclose to a province that has a plan established under a provincial law information necessary for the administration of this Part that has been obtained by that Agency or that Minister under the Act or these Regulations and any information prepared from that information.

  • SOR/2010-301, s. 9

PART IVPilot Projects

Pilot Project for Exemption from the Requirement to Make Periodic Claims for Benefits for Weeks of Unemployment in the Benefit Period

  •  (1) The Commission shall establish Pilot Project No. 1 for the purpose of assessing the cost, the validity of payment, the operational impact and the effect on customer service to claimants of exempting them from the requirement in sections 49 and 50 of the Act to make periodic claims for benefits.

  • (2) The definitions in this subsection apply in this section.

    condition of entitlement to benefits

    condition of entitlement to benefits means any requirement, circumstance or condition referred to in subsection 49(1) of the Act. (condition d'admissibilité au bénéfice des prestations)

    period of eligibility

    period of eligibility means

    • (a) in respect of the benefits referred to in subparagraph (3) (d) (i)

      • (i) the aggregate of the waiting period referred to in section 13 of the Act and the period described in subsection 22(2) of the Act and any extension of the period described in subsection 22(2) of the Act, or

      • (ii) the aggregate of the period referred to in subsection 23(2) of the Act and the waiting period referred to in section 13 of the Act, unless that waiting period has already been taken into account for the purposes of subparagraph (i); and

    • (b) in respect of the benefits referred to in subparagraph (3)(d)(ii), the period during which the claimant attends a course or program, referred to in paragraph 25(1)(a) of the Act, that is an apprenticeship course or an apprenticeship program. (période d'admissibilité)

  • (3) A claimant is eligible to participate in Pilot Project No. 1 where

    • (a) the claimant resides in Canada;

    • (b) the claimant makes an initial claim for benefits or a claim in respect of which subsection 26(2) applies;

    • (c) the claimant's period of eligibility begins on or after June 30, 1996 and ends not later than June 26, 1999; and

    • (d) the claimant makes a claim for benefits in respect of every week of unemployment in the claimant's period of eligibility

      • (i) for either of the reasons referred to in paragraphs 12(3)(a) and (b) of the Act, or

      • (ii) under section 25 of the Act, to attend an apprenticeship course or an apprenticeship program.

  • (4) A claimant who is eligible to participate in Pilot Project No. 1 and who wishes to participate in the project shall complete and sign a form, supplied by the Commission, agreeing that

    • (a) to the best of the claimant's knowledge at the time of signing the form, there are no conditions of entitlement to benefits that will not be fully met for each week in the period of eligibility following the waiting period, except in respect of earnings that may be deducted pursuant to section 19, 22 or 23 of the Act during that period; and

    • (b) should the claimant cease to meet a condition of entitlement to benefits at any time during the period of eligibility where failure to meet that condition has the effect of reducing or eliminating any benefits for any week in the period of eligibility, the claimant will notify the Commission of the condition as soon as possible.

  • (5) For the purposes of sections 49 and 50 of the Act, a claimant who participates in Pilot Project No. 1 is, for the purpose of this section, deemed to have made a claim for benefits for every week of unemployment in the claimant's period of eligibility.

  • (6) Where the Commission becomes aware that the claimant does not meet a condition of entitlement to benefits during the claimant's period of eligibility, the Commission may terminate the claimant's participation in Pilot Project No. 1 as of the date on which the Commission becomes aware of the claimant's failure to meet the condition.

  • (7) Paragraph (3)(a) ceases to be in force on April 1, 1997.

Pilot Project Extending the Benefit Period of Certain Claimants

  •  (1) The Commission establishes Pilot Project No. 5 for the purpose of assessing the effect of allowing claimants who are entitled to benefits for one or more weeks for which they receive or are entitled to receive an indemnity payment described in paragraph 35(2)(f) to choose not to be paid benefits for those weeks.

  • (2) Pilot Project No. 5 includes all claimants

    • (a) whose benefit period begins or ends during the Pilot Project;

    • (b) who receive or are entitled to receive an indemnity payment described in paragraph 35(2)(f) during their benefit period; and

    • (c) who are entitled to benefits for one or more weeks for which they receive or are entitled to receive an indemnity payment described in paragraph 35(2)(f).

  • (3) A claimant who chooses not to be paid benefits to which they are entitled for one or more weeks for which they receive or are entitled to receive an indemnity payment described in paragraph 35(2)(f) is, for the purposes of paragraph 10(10)(d) of the Act, deemed to have proved that they are not entitled to benefits for those weeks.

  • (4) The following applies to a claimant who, after being paid benefits for one or more weeks for which they received or were entitled to receive an indemnity payment described in paragraph 35(2)(f), chooses not to be paid benefits:

    • (a) if the Commission informed the claimant about Pilot Project No. 5 before the claimant was paid benefits, subsection (3) does not apply in respect of the week or weeks for which a benefit was paid; and

    • (b) if the Commission did not inform the claimant about the Pilot Project before the claimant was paid benefits, subsection (3) applies in respect of the week or weeks for which a benefit was paid and the claimant must repay the benefits paid.

  • (5) A claimant may rescind a choice made by them under subsection (3). A claimant who rescinds shall be paid benefits to which they are entitled.

  • (6) Pilot Project No. 5 does not apply to a week preceding the week in which this section comes into force or a week following the week in which this section ceases to have effect.

  • SOR/2002-364, s. 3

Pilot Project Relating to Increased Weeks of Benefits

  •  (1) The Commission establishes Pilot Project No. 6 for the purpose of assessing the costs and impact of increasing weeks of benefits in selected economic regions.

  • (2) Pilot Project No. 6 includes each claimant

    • (a) whose benefit period is established in the period beginning on June 6, 2004 and ending on June 4, 2006; and

    • (b) who, at the time the benefit period is established, is ordinarily resident in a region described in Schedule I that is set out in Schedule II.1.

  • (3) Despite subsection 12(2) of the Act, the maximum number of weeks for which benefits may be paid in a benefit period that is established for a claimant who is included in Pilot Project No. 6 shall be determined in accordance with the table set out in Schedule II.2 by reference to the regional rate of unemployment that applies to the claimant and the number of hours of insurable employment of the claimant in their qualifying period.

  • SOR/2004-146, s. 1

 [Repealed, SOR/2011-127, s. 1]

 [Repealed, SOR/2011-127, s. 1]

 [Repealed, SOR/2016-206, s. 7]

 [Repealed, SOR/2010-214, s. 1]

Pilot Project for Calculating Benefit Rate Based On Claimant’s 14 Highest Weeks of Insurable Earnings (2)

  •  (1) Pilot Project No. 11 is established for the purpose of testing whether paying benefits based on calculating the rate of weekly benefits using the insurable earnings from a claimant’s 14 highest weeks of insurable earnings in the qualifying period would encourage claimants to accept all available work.

  • (2) Pilot Project No. 11 applies in respect of every claimant whose benefit period is established in the period beginning on October 26, 2008 and ending on June 25, 2011 and who is ordinarily resident in a region described in Schedule I that is set out in Schedule II.8, other than a claimant in respect of whom the Employment Insurance (Fishing) Regulations apply.

  • (3) For the purposes of Pilot Project No. 11,

    • (a) subsections 14(2), (4) and (4.1) of the Act do not apply;

    • (b) the reference in subsection 14(3) of the Act to “the rate calculation period” shall be read as a reference to “the qualifying period”;

    • (c) the references in section 24.1 of these Regulations to “the rate calculation period” shall be read as references to “the qualifying period”;

    • (d) section 24.2 of these Regulations does not apply;

    • (e) the insurable earnings in a claimant’s qualifying period shall be the aggregate of

      • (i) the insurable earnings from the 14 highest weeks of insurable earnings in that period, not including any insurable earnings paid or payable to the claimant in the qualifying period under section 24.1, and

      • (ii) any insurable earnings paid or payable to the claimant in the qualifying period under section 24.1; and

    • (f) a claimant’s weekly insurable earnings shall be determined by dividing the insurable earnings in the claimant’s qualifying period, determined in accordance with paragraph (e), by 14.

  • (4) If a claimant’s insurable earnings have been reported on the record of employment by pay period, the Commission shall

    • (a) allocate the amount of insurable earnings proportionately over the pay period; or

    • (b) if the claimant or the employer provides evidence of the amount of insurable earnings actually earned by the claimant in any week within the pay period, allocate the amount of insurable earnings proportionately over the other weeks in that pay period.

  • SOR/2008-257, s. 2
  • SOR/2010-214, s. 2
 
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