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Employment Insurance Regulations (SOR/96-332)

Regulations are current to 2024-05-01 and last amended on 2023-12-08. Previous Versions

  •  (1) A claimant is considered to have worked a full working week during each week in the two-week period reported on in the declaration filed when making a claim for benefits where the claimant

    • (a) is a railway employee;

    • (b) is remunerated on a mileage basis; and

    • (c) is remunerated in that two-week period at not less than twice the maximum weekly insurable earnings.

  • (2) Notwithstanding section 31, a claimant who is employed in farming or horticulture is considered to have worked a full working week during any week in which the claimant works

    • (a) not less than five days; and

    • (b) not less than 35 hours in total.

  • (3) Where, in any week, a claimant does not work on a holiday or, by reason of a holiday, does not work on the working day that immediately precedes or immediately follows that holiday, the claimant shall be regarded as having worked a full working week if, on each of the remaining working days in that week, the claimant works a number of hours at least equal to the number that the claimant would normally work.

  • (4) Where an insured person is employed under a contract of employment under which the usual remuneration is payable in respect of a period greater than a week, regardless of the amount of work performed in the period, each week that falls wholly in that period is a full working week for the person.

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