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Employment Insurance Regulations (SOR/96-332)

Regulations are current to 2020-01-27 and last amended on 2019-03-17. Previous Versions

  •  (1) For the purposes of section 36 of the Act and subject to subsection (2), a stoppage of work at a factory, workshop or other premises is terminated when

    • (a) the work-force at the factory, workshop or other premises attains at least 85 per cent of its normal level; and

    • (b) the level of activity in respect of the production of goods or services at the factory, workshop or other premises attains at least 85 per cent of its normal level.

  • (2) Where, in respect of a stoppage of work, an occurrence prevents the attainment of at least 85 per cent of the normal level of the work-force or activity in respect of the production of goods or services at a factory, workshop or other premises, the stoppage of work terminates

    • (a) if the occurrence is a discontinuance of business, a permanent restructuring of activity or an act of God, when the level of the work-force or of the activity attains at least 85 per cent of that normal level, with the normal level adjusted by taking that occurrence into account; and

    • (b) if the occurrence is a change in economic or market conditions or in technology, when

      • (i) there is a resumption of activity at the factory, workshop or other premises, and

      • (ii) the level of the work-force and of the activity attains at least 85 per cent of that normal level as adjusted by taking that occurrence into account.

  • (3) For the purposes of calculating the percentages referred to in subsections (1) and (2), no account shall be taken of exceptional or temporary measures taken by the employer before and during the stoppage of work for the purpose of offsetting the effects of the stoppage.

  • SOR/2002-154, s. 7
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