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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) Pilot Project No. 20 is established for the purpose of testing whether deducting from benefits payable to any claimant who has earnings during a week of unemployment 50% of those earnings, until the earnings are greater than 90% of their weekly insurable earnings, would encourage claimants to work more while receiving benefits.

  • (2) Pilot Project No. 20 applies in respect of every claimant who makes a claim for benefits for any week in the period beginning on August 7, 2016 and ending on August 11, 2018 and who is ordinarily resident in a region described in Schedule I.

  • (3) For the purpose of Pilot Project No. 20, section 19 of the Act is adapted by adding the following after subsection (2):

    • (2.1) The amount to be deducted under subsection (2), except for the purpose of section 13, is equal to the total of

      • (a) 50% of the earnings that are less than or equal to 90% of the claimant’s weekly insurable earnings used to establish their rate of weekly benefits, and

      • (b) 100% of any earnings that are greater than 90% of the claimant’s weekly insurable earnings used to establish their rate of weekly benefits.

  • (4) For the purpose of Pilot Project No. 20, section 152.18 of the Act is adapted by adding the following after subsection (2):

    • (2.1) The amount to be deducted under subsection (2), except for the purpose of section 152.15, is equal to the total of

      • (a) 50% of the earnings that are less than or equal to 90% of the sum of the amounts referred to in paragraphs 152.16(1)(a) and (b) divided by 52, and

      • (b) 100% of any earnings that are greater than 90% of the sum of the amounts referred to in paragraphs 152.16(1)(a) and (b) divided by 52.

  • (5) This section ceases to have effect on August 11, 2018.

  • SOR/2016-162, s. 3

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