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Employment Insurance Regulations (SOR/96-332)

Regulations are current to 2019-12-03 and last amended on 2019-03-17. Previous Versions

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  • — SOR/2001-495, s. 4

    • 4 The exclusion of low-earning weeks from the calculation of the rate of weekly benefits payable to a claimant for a benefit period established before November 18, 2001 shall be calculated in accordance with section 77.1 of the Regulations as it read immediately before that date.

  • — SOR/2002-280, s. 2

    • 2 These Regulations apply to benefit periods that commence on or after the day on which these Regulations come into force.

  • — 2009, c. 2, s. 225

    • Subsection 55(7)

      225 The maximum number of weeks for which benefits may be paid to a claimant referred to in subsection 55(7) of the Employment Insurance Regulations whose benefit period has not ended before the second Sunday before the day on which this Act receives royal assent and does not begin after September 11, 2010 is to be determined in accordance with Schedule 10.

      SCHEDULE 10(Section 225)

      Column 1Column 2
      Number of Hours of Insurable EmploymentNumber of Weeks of Benefits
      420–45415
      455–48915
      490–52416
      525–55916
      560–59417
      595–62917
      630–66418
      665–69918
      700–73419
      735–76919
      770–80420
      805–83920
      840–87421
      875–90921
      910–94422
      945–97922
      980–1,01423
      1,015–1,04923
      1,050–1,08424
      1,085–1,11924
      1,120–1,15425
      1,155–1,18925
      1,190–1,22426
      1,225–1,25926
      1,260–1,29427
      1,295–1,32927
      1,330–1,36428
      1,365–1,39928
      1,400–1,43429
      1,435–1,46930
      1,470–1,50431
      1,505–1,53932
      1,540–1,57433
      1,575–1,60934
      1,610–1,64435
      1,645–1,67936
      1,680–1,71437
      1,715–1,74938
      1,750–1,78439
      1,785–1,81940
      1,820 or more41
  • — 2009, c. 2, s. 226

    • Pilot Project No. 10
      • 226 (1) Section 77.6 of the Employment Insurance Regulations is deemed to cease to have effect on the second Saturday before the day on which this Act receives royal assent.

      • Transitional

        (2) 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. 10 and whose benefit period has not ended before the second Sunday before the day on which this Act receives royal assent is to be determined in accordance with Schedule I to the Employment Insurance Act, as enacted by subsection 224(1).

  • — 2009, c. 30, s. 3

    • Subsection 55(7) of regulations

      3 Despite section 225 of the Budget Implementation Act, 2009, if a claimant is a claimant referred to in subsection 55(7) of the Employment Insurance Regulations who was paid less than 36 weeks of regular benefits in the 260 weeks before the beginning of the claimant’s benefit period and that benefit period was established during the period that begins on January 4, 2009 and ends on June 5, 2010, the number of weeks of benefits in Schedule 10 to that Act that apply in respect of that claimant is deemed to be the number of weeks that would otherwise apply in respect of the claimant but for this section increased by

      • (a) 5 weeks, if the claimant contributed at least 30% of the maximum annual employee’s premium in 7 of the 10 years before the beginning of the claimant’s benefit period;

      • (b) 8 weeks, if the claimant contributed at least 30% of the maximum annual employee’s premium in 8 of the 11 years before the beginning of the claimant’s benefit period;

      • (c) 11 weeks, if the claimant contributed at least 30% of the maximum annual employee’s premium in 9 of the 12 years before the beginning of the claimant’s benefit period;

      • (d) 14 weeks, if the claimant contributed at least 30% of the maximum annual employee’s premium in 10 of the 13 years before the beginning of the claimant’s benefit period;

      • (e) 17 weeks, if the claimant contributed at least 30% of the maximum annual employee’s premium in 11 of the 14 years before the beginning of the claimant’s benefit period; or

      • (f) 20 weeks, if the claimant contributed at least 30% of the maximum annual employee’s premium in at least 12 of the 15 years before the beginning of the claimant’s benefit period.

  • — 2009, c. 30, s. 4

    • Subsection 55(7) of regulations

      4 Despite section 225 of the Budget Implementation Act, 2009, if a claimant is a claimant referred to in subsection 55(7) of the Employment Insurance Regulations who was paid less than 36 weeks of regular benefits in the 260 weeks before the beginning of the claimant’s benefit period and that benefit period was established during the period that begins on June 6, 2010 and ends on July 10, 2010, the number of weeks of benefits in Schedule 10 to that Act that apply in respect of that claimant is deemed to be the number of weeks that would otherwise apply in respect of the claimant but for this section increased by

      • (a) 3 weeks, if the claimant contributed at least 30% of the maximum annual employee’s premium in 8 of the 11 years before the beginning of the claimant’s benefit period;

      • (b) 6 weeks, if the claimant contributed at least 30% of the maximum annual employee’s premium in 9 of the 12 years before the beginning of the claimant’s benefit period;

      • (c) 9 weeks, if the claimant contributed at least 30% of the maximum annual employee’s premium in 10 of the 13 years before the beginning of the claimant’s benefit period;

      • (d) 12 weeks, if the claimant contributed at least 30% of the maximum annual employee’s premium in 11 of the 14 years before the beginning of the claimant’s benefit period; or

      • (e) 15 weeks, if the claimant contributed at least 30% of the maximum annual employee’s premium in at least 12 of the 15 years before the beginning of the claimant’s benefit period.

  • — 2009, c. 30, s. 5

    • Subsection 55(7) of regulations

      5 Despite section 225 of the Budget Implementation Act, 2009, if a claimant is a claimant referred to in subsection 55(7) of the Employment Insurance Regulations who was paid less than 36 weeks of regular benefits in the 260 weeks before the beginning of the claimant’s benefit period and that benefit period was established during the period that begins on July 11, 2010 and ends on August 7, 2010, the number of weeks of benefits in Schedule 10 to that Act that apply in respect of that claimant is deemed to be the number of weeks that would otherwise apply in respect of the claimant but for this section increased by

      • (a) 1 week, if the claimant contributed at least 30% of the maximum annual employee’s premium in 9 of the 12 years before the beginning of the claimant’s benefit period;

      • (b) 4 weeks, if the claimant contributed at least 30% of the maximum annual employee’s premium in 10 of the 13 years before the beginning of the claimant’s benefit period;

      • (c) 7 weeks, if the claimant contributed at least 30% of the maximum annual employee’s premium in 11 of the 14 years before the beginning of the claimant’s benefit period; or

      • (d) 10 weeks, if the claimant contributed at least 30% of the maximum annual employee’s premium in at least 12 of the 15 years before the beginning of the claimant’s benefit period.

  • — 2009, c. 30, s. 6

    • Subsection 55(7) of regulations

      6 Despite section 225 of the Budget Implementation Act, 2009, if a claimant is a claimant referred to in subsection 55(7) of the Employment Insurance Regulations who was paid less than 36 weeks of regular benefits in the 260 weeks before the beginning of the claimant’s benefit period and that benefit period was established during the period that begins on August 8, 2010 and ends on September 11, 2010, the number of weeks of benefits in Schedule 10 to that Act that apply in respect of that claimant is deemed to be the number of weeks that would otherwise apply in respect of the claimant but for this section increased by

      • (a) 2 weeks, if the claimant contributed at least 30% of the maximum annual employee’s premium in 11 of the 14 years before the beginning of the claimant’s benefit period; or

      • (b) 5 weeks, if the claimant contributed at least 30% of the maximum annual employee’s premium in at least 12 of the 15 years before the beginning of the claimant’s benefit period.

  • — 2009, c. 30, s. 7

    • Subsection 55(10) of regulations

      7 With respect to a claimant to whom any of sections 3 to 6 applies whose benefit period has not been extended under any of subsections 10(13) to (13.3) of the Employment Insurance Act, subsection 55(10) of the Employment Insurance Regulations is deemed to read as follows:

      • (10) In a claimant’s benefit period, a claim- ant who is not in Canada or a claimant referred to in subsection (8), subject to the applicable maximums set out in paragraphs (7)(a) and (b), may combine the weeks of benefits to which the claimant is entitled, but the total number of weeks of benefits shall not exceed 50 or, if the maximum number of weeks during which benefits may be paid to a claimant under section 225 of the Budget Implementation Act, 2009 is equal to or greater than 50 weeks as a result of the application of any provision of any Act of Parliament, other than the Employment Insurance Act, the number that corresponds to that maximum number of weeks.

  • — SOR/2012-260, s. 4

      • 4 (1) Subsection 55(4) of the Employment Insurance Regulations, as enacted by section 1, does not apply in respect of a claimant referred to in that subsection whose benefit period was established before December 9, 2012.

      • (2) Subsection 55(4) of the Employment Insurance Regulations, as it read immediately before December 9, 2012, continues to apply in respect of a claimant referred to in that subsection whose benefit period was established before that day.

  • — SOR/2012-260, s. 5

      • 5 (1) Subsection 55.01(3) of the Employment Insurance Regulations, as enacted by section 2, does not apply in respect of a self-employed person referred to in that subsection whose benefit period was established before December 9, 2012.

      • (2) Subsection 55.01(3) of the Employment Insurance Regulations, as it read immediately before December 9, 2012, continues to apply in respect of a self-employed person referred to in that subsection whose benefit period was established before that day.

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