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

Regulations are current to 2024-05-14 and last amended on 2022-09-25. Previous Versions

  •  (1) For the purposes of the Act and any regulations made under the Act, the employer of a fisher shall be any person included as such by this section.

  • (2) Where a catch is delivered in Canada to a buyer or to a buyer’s agent by a member of the crew that made the catch, the buyer shall be considered to be the employer of all fishers who are members of that crew and who share in the proceeds from the sale of the catch.

  • (3) Where a catch is delivered by a member of the crew that made the catch to a person who is not considered by virtue of subsection (2) to be the employer and the gross returns from the sale of the catch are paid to the head fisher of the crew, or if there is no head fisher, to the agent for selling the catch of the crew,

    • (a) in the case of a head fisher, the head fisher shall be considered to be the employer for all the other fishers who are members of the crew; and

    • (b) in the case of an agent,

      • (i) if the agent is a member of the crew, the agent shall be considered to be the employer of all the other fishers who are members of the crew, and

      • (ii) if the agent is not a member of the crew, the agent shall be considered to be the employer of all the fishers who are members of the crew.

  • (4) Where there is a common agent acting at the same time for both the crew and a buyer, that agent shall

    • (a) if the agent is a member of the crew, be considered to be the employer of all the other fishers who are members of the crew; and

    • (b) if the agent is not a member of the crew, be considered to be the employer of all the fishers who are members of the crew.

  • (5) An agent referred to in subsection (4) has the right to recover from the buyer the employer’s premiums paid by the agent.


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