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Employment Insurance Regulations (SOR/96-332)

Regulations are current to 2022-06-20 and last amended on 2021-09-26. Previous Versions

  •  (1) The definitions in this subsection apply in these Regulations.

    Act

    Act means the Employment Insurance Act. (Loi)

    pay period

    pay period means the period in respect of which earnings are paid to or enjoyed by an insured person. (période de paie)

    self-employed person

    self-employed person, other than in sections 30 and 35, has the same meaning as in subsection 152.01(1) of the Act. (travailleur indépendant)

  • (2) For the purposes of these Regulations and section 5 of the Act, international organization means

    • (a) any specialized agency of which Canada is a member that is brought into relationship with the United Nations in accordance with article 63 of the Charter of the United Nations; and

    • (b) any international organization of which Canada is a member, the primary purpose of which is the maintenance of international peace or the economic or social well-being of a community of nations. (organisme international)

  • (3) The following definitions apply in these Regulations and in subsections 23.1(2), 23.2(1), 23.3(1), 152.06(1), 152.061(1) and 152.062(1) of the Act.

    family member

    family member, in relation to an individual, means any one of the following:

    • (a) the spouse or common-law partner of the individual;

    • (b) a child of the individual or a child of the individual’s spouse or common-law partner;

    • (c) a parent of the individual or a spouse or common-law partner of the parent;

    • (d) a child of the individual’s parent or a child of the spouse or common-law partner of the individual’s parent;

    • (e) a grandparent of the individual or of the individual’s spouse or common-law partner or the spouse or common-law partner of the individual’s grandparent;

    • (f) a grandchild of the individual or of the individual’s spouse or common-law partner or the spouse or common-law partner of the individual’s grandchild;

    • (g) the spouse or common-law partner of the individual’s child or of the child of the individual’s spouse or common-law partner;

    • (h) a parent, or the spouse or common-law partner of a parent, of the individual’s spouse or common-law partner;

    • (i) the spouse or common-law partner of a child of the individual’s parent or of a child of the spouse or common-law partner of the individual’s parent;

    • (j) a child of a parent of the individual’s spouse or common-law partner or a child of the spouse or common-law partner of the parent of the individual’s spouse or common-law partner;

    • (k) an uncle or aunt of the individual or of the individual’s spouse or common-law partner or the spouse or common-law partner of the individual’s uncle or aunt;

    • (l) a nephew or niece of the individual or of the individual’s spouse or common-law partner or the spouse or common-law partner of the individual’s nephew or niece;

    • (m) a current or former foster parent of the individual or of the individual’s spouse or common-law partner;

    • (n) a current or former foster child of the individual or the spouse or common-law partner of that child;

    • (o) a current or former ward of the individual or of the individual’s spouse or common-law partner;

    • (p) a current or former guardian of the individual or the spouse or common-law partner of that guardian;

    • (q) a person, whether or not related to the individual by marriage, common-law partnership, or any legal parent-child relationship, whom the individual considers to be like a close relative or who considers the individual to be like a close relative. (membre de la famille)

    nurse practitioner

    nurse practitioner means a registered nurse who, under the laws of a province, is entitled to practise as a nurse practitioner — or under an equivalent designation — and to autonomously make diagnoses, order and interpret diagnostic tests, prescribe substances and treat patients. (infirmier praticien)

  • (4) For the purpose of the definition family member in subsection (3), guardian means a person who is legally authorized to act on behalf of a minor or incapable adult and includes a tutor, curator, mandatary acting under a protection mandate or any person who is appointed to act in a similar capacity and ward means a person for whom a guardian is appointed.

  • (5) The following definitions apply in these Regulations and in paragraphs 23.‍1(2)‍(b), 23.‍2(1)‍(a), 23.‍3(1)‍(a), 152.‍06(1)‍(b), 152.‍061(1)‍(a) and 152.‍062(1)‍(a) of the Act.

    care

    care means all care that is required because of the state of health of a family member referred to in subsections 23.1(2) or 152.06(1) of the Act, of a critically ill child or of a critically ill adult, other than the care provided by a health care professional. (soins)

    support

    support means all psychological or emotional support that is required because of the state of health of a family member referred to in subsections 23.1(2) or 152.06(1) of the Act, of a critically ill child or of a critically ill adult. (soutien)

  • (6) The following definition applies in these Regulations and in subsection 23.2(1) and 152.061(1) of the Act.

    critically ill child

    critically ill child means a person who is under 18 years of age on the day on which the period referred to in subsection 23.2(3) or 152.061(3) of the Act begins, whose baseline state of health has significantly changed and whose life is at risk as a result of an illness or injury. (enfant gravement malade)

  • (7) The following definition applies in these Regulations and in subsections 23.3(1) and 152.062(1) of the Act.

    critically ill adult

    critically ill adult means a person who is 18 years of age or older on the day on which the period referred to in subsection 23.3(3) or 152.062(3) of the Act begins, whose baseline state of health has significantly changed and whose life is at risk as a result of an illness or injury. (adulte gravement malade)

  • SOR/2010-10, s. 1
  • SOR/2013-102, s. 1
  • SOR/2017-226, s. 1
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