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Employment Insurance (Fishing) Regulations (SOR/96-445)

Regulations are current to 2024-06-19 and last amended on 2022-09-25. Previous Versions

  •  (1) Despite subsections 7.1(1) to (2.1), (6) and (7) of the Act, the amount of insurable earnings that an insured person requires under section 8 to qualify for benefits is increased to the amount set out in the applicable column of the table to this subsection if the insured person accumulates one or more violations in the 260 weeks before making an initial claim for benefits.


    Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4Column 5
    ItemRegional Rate of UnemploymentMinor Violation ($)Serious Violation ($)Very Serious Violation ($)Subsequent Violation ($)
    16% and under5,2506,4007,3508,400
    2more than 6% but not more than 7%5,0006,0007,0008,000
    3more than 7% but not more than 8%4,7505,7006,6507,600
    4more than 8% but not more than 9%4,5005,4006,3007,200
    5more than 9% but not more than 10%4,2005,1005,8506,800
    6more than 10% but not more than 11%3,9504,7505,6006,400
    7more than 11% but not more than 12%3,6254,3505,1505,850
    8more than 12% but not more than 13%3,4504,0504,8005,500
    9more than 13%3,2003,8004,3505,100
  • (2) [Repealed, SOR/2016-206, s. 14]

  • (3) A violation shall not be taken into account under subsection (1) in more than two initial claims for benefits under these Regulations or Part I or VII.1 of the Act if the claimant qualified for benefits with the increased amount of insurable earnings in respect of each of those claims.

  • (4) The value of a violation is the aggregate of

    • (a) the amount of the overpayment of benefits resulting from the act or omission on which the violation is based, and

    • (b) if the claimant is disqualified or disentitled from receiving benefits, or the act or omission on which the violation is based relates to qualification requirements under section 8, the amount determined, subject to subsection (5), by multiplying the claimant’s rate of weekly benefits by the average number of weeks of regular benefits, as determined under section 13 of the Employment Insurance Regulations.

  • (5) The maximum amount to be determined under paragraph (4)(b) is the amount of benefits that would have been paid to the claimant if the claimant had not been disentitled or disqualified or had met the qualification requirements under section 8.

  • (6) A violation accumulated by an individual under section 7.1 or 152.07 of the Act is considered to be a violation for the purposes of this section on the day on which the notice of violation was given to the individual.

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