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Insurable Earnings and Collection of Premiums Regulations (SOR/97-33)

Regulations are current to 2019-11-19 and last amended on 2018-04-04. Previous Versions

PART IICalculation and Payment of Premiums (continued)

Security Interests

  •  (1) For the purpose of subsection 86(2.2) of the Act, prescribed security interest, in relation to an amount deemed by subsection 86(2) of the Act to be held in trust by a person, means that part of a mortgage securing the performance of an obligation of the person, that encumbers land or a building, where the mortgage is registered pursuant to the appropriate land registration system before the time the amount is deemed to be held in trust by the person.

  • (2) For the purpose of subsection (1), where, at any time after 1999, the person referred to in subsection (1) fails to pay an amount deemed by subsection 86(2) of the Act to be held in trust by the person, as required under the Act, the amount of the prescribed security interest referred to in subsection (1) is deemed not to exceed the amount by which the amount, at that time, of the obligation outstanding secured by the mortgage exceeds the total of

    • (a) all amounts each of which is the value determined at the time of the failure, having regard to all the circumstances including the existence of any deemed trust for the benefit of Her Majesty pursuant to subsection 86(2) of the Act, of all the rights of the secured creditor securing the obligation, whether granted by the person or not, including guarantees or rights of set-off but not including the mortgage referred to in subsection (1), and

    • (b) all amounts applied after the time of the failure on account of the obligation,

    so long as any amount deemed under any enactment administered by the Minister, other than the Excise Tax Act, to be held in trust by the person, remains unpaid.

  • (3) For greater certainty, a prescribed security interest includes the amount of insurance or expropriation proceeds relating to land or a building that is the subject of a registered mortgage interest, adjusted after 1999 in accordance with subsection (2), but does not include a lien, a priority or any other security interest created by statute, an assignment or hypothec of rents or leases, or a mortgage interest in any equipment or fixtures that a mortgagee or any other person has the right absolutely or conditionally to remove or dispose of separately from the land or building.

  • SOR/99-390, s. 1

PART IIIDeemed Employers

Employment of Stevedores

 Where, in a pay period, a person is employed as a stevedore by one or more persons whose payroll records are prepared and maintained by another person (in this section referred to as the “agent employer”) who pays the earnings of the person from that employment, the agent employer shall be deemed, for the purposes of Part IV of the Act and for the purposes of these Regulations, to be the employer of the stevedore for the purpose of calculating the stevedore’s insurable earnings during the pay period in respect of that employment and paying, deducting and remitting the premiums payable on those insurable earnings.

Employment in Lumbering or Logging

  •  (1) Where a person is employed in insurable employment by an employer for services in or in connection with lumbering or logging, in any logging limit or in any timber or lumber driveway, mill or yard, the owner of that limit, driveway, mill or yard who authorizes the employer to undertake the work shall, in the event of the default of the employer in calculating the insurable earnings of the person and in paying, deducting and remitting the premiums payable on those insurable earnings under the Act and these Regulations, be deemed to be the employer of the person for the purposes of maintaining records, calculating the person’s insurable earnings and paying, deducting and remitting those premiums.

  • (2) For the purpose of this section, owner includes any owner other than the Crown, lessee, licensee and permittee but does not include a person who only sells or rents stumpage or cutting rights.

Placement or Employment Agencies

 Where a person is placed in insurable employment by a placement or employment agency under an arrangement whereby the earnings of the person are paid by the agency, the agency shall, for the purposes of maintaining records, calculating the person’s insurable earnings and paying, deducting and remitting the premiums payable on those insurable earnings under the Act and these Regulations, be deemed to be the employer of the person.

Barbering or Hairdressing Establishments

  •  (1) Every owner or operator of a barbering or hairdressing establishment shall, for the purpose of maintaining records, calculating insurable earnings and paying the premiums payable on those insurable earnings under the Act and these Regulations, be deemed to be the employer of every person whose employment in connection with the establishment is included in insurable employment under paragraph 6(d) of the Employment Insurance Regulations.

  • (2) Every owner or operator of a barbering or hairdressing establishment who is deemed by subsection (1) to be an employer of a person shall, for each week in which the person is engaged in insurable employment in the establishment, pay and remit to the Receiver General the employee’s premiums and the employer’s premiums in accordance with the Act and these Regulations.

  • (3) Where the owner or operator of a barbering or hairdressing establishment is unable to determine the insurable earnings of a person whose employment in connection with the establishment is included in insurable employment under paragraph 6(d) of the Employment Insurance Regulations, the amount of insurable earnings of the person for each week during that employment shall be deemed, for the purposes of the Act and for the purposes of these Regulations, to be an amount (rounded to the nearest dollar) equal to 1/78 of the maximum yearly insurable earnings, unless the owner or operator of the establishment maintains records that show the number of days on which the person worked in each week, in which case the amount of the person’s insurable earnings for that week shall be deemed to be an amount (rounded to the nearest dollar) equal to the lesser of

    • (a) the number of days the person worked in that week multiplied by 1/390 of the maximum yearly insurable earnings, and

    • (b) 1/78 of the maximum yearly insurable earnings.

  • SOR/99-137, s. 2

Passenger Vehicle Operators

  •  (1) Every owner or operator of a business or public authority that employs a person or persons in employment described in paragraph 6(e) of the Employment Insurance Regulations shall, for the purposes of maintaining records, calculating insurable earnings and paying the premiums payable on those insurable earnings under the Act and these Regulations, be deemed to be the employer of every such person whose employment is included in insurable employment under that paragraph.

  • (2) Every owner or operator of a business or public authority who is deemed by subsection (1) to be an employer of a person shall, for each week during which the person is employed by the employer in insurable employment, pay and remit to the Receiver General the employee’s premiums and the employer’s premiums in accordance with the Act and these Regulations.

  • (3) Where the owner or operator of a business or public authority described in subsection (1) is unable to determine the insurable earnings of a person whose employment in connection with the business or authority is included in insurable employment under paragraph 6(e) of the Employment Insurance Regulations, the insurable earnings of the person for each week during that employment shall be deemed, for the purposes of the Act and for the purposes of these Regulations, to be an amount (rounded to the nearest dollar) equal to 1/78 of the maximum yearly insurable earnings, unless the owner or operator of the business or public authority maintains records that show the number of days on which the person worked in each week, in which case the amount of the person’s insurable earnings for that week shall be deemed to be an amount (rounded to the nearest dollar) equal to the lesser of

    • (a) the number of days the person worked in that week multiplied by 1/390 of the maximum yearly insurable earnings, and

    • (b) 1/78 of the maximum yearly insurable earnings.

  • SOR/99-137, s. 3

Other Deemed Employers

  •  (1) Where, in any case not coming within any other provision of these Regulations, an insured person works

    • (a) under the general control or direct supervision of, or is paid by, a person other than the insured person’s actual employer, or

    • (b) with the concurrence of a person other than the insured person’s actual employer, on premises or property with respect to which that other person has any rights or privileges under a licence, permit or agreement,

    that other person shall, for the purposes of maintaining records, calculating the insurable earnings of the insured person and paying, deducting and remitting the premiums payable on those insurable earnings under the Act and these Regulations, be deemed to be the employer of the insured person in addition to the actual employer.

  • (2) The amount of any employer’s premium paid by the person who is deemed to be the employer under subsection (1) is recoverable by that person from the actual employer.

  • (3) Where a person who is deemed under these Regulations to be an employer of an insured person fails to pay, deduct or remit the premiums that an employer is required to pay, deduct or remit under the Act or these Regulations, the provisions of Parts IV and VI of the Act shall apply to the person as if the person were the actual employer.

PART IVInformation Returns

Filing of Employer’s Returns

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), every employer or other person deemed to be an employer by these Regulations who makes a payment of remuneration or other amount or provides board, lodging or any other benefit, the value of which is required under these Regulations to be included in determining insurable earnings of a person employed in insurable employment during a year, shall, without notice or demand therefor, file with the Minister a duly completed information return for that year, in a form authorized by the Minister, on or before the last day of February of the next following year.

  • (2) A person carrying on a business or other activity in respect of which the person employs insured persons in insurable employment shall, within 30 days after the day the person ceases to carry on that business or other activity and without notice or demand therefor, file with the Minister the information return required by subsection (1).

Returns on Demand

 Every person who makes or has made a payment of earnings during a year to a person employed in insurable employment shall on demand by registered letter from the Minister make an information return in a form authorized by the Minister containing the information required therein and shall file the return with the Minister within such reasonable time as may be stipulated in the registered letter.

 
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