Employment Insurance Regulations

Version of section 6 from 2006-03-22 to 2009-09-08:


 Employment in any of the following employments, unless it is excluded from insurable employment by any provision of these Regulations, is included in insurable employment:

  • (a) employment of a union member by the member's union in conducting union business, other than picketing in a labour dispute;

  • (b) employment of a person as an apprentice or trainee, notwithstanding that the person does not perform any services for their employer;

  • (c) employment of a person as a member of the clergy or as a member of a religious order;

  • (d) employment of a person in a barbering or hairdressing establishment, where the person

    • (i) provides any of the services that are normally provided in such an establishment, and

    • (ii) is not the owner or operator of the establishment;

  • (e) employment of a person as a driver of a taxi, commercial bus, school bus or any other vehicle that is used by a business or public authority for carrying passengers, where the person is not the owner of more than 50 per cent of the vehicle or the owner or operator of the business or the operator of the public authority;

  • (f) employment of a person who holds an office, as defined in subsection 2(1) of the Canada Pension Plan,

    • (i) in or under any department or other portion of the public service of Canada set out in Schedule I to the Public Service Staff Relations Act or Schedule II or III to the Financial Administration Act,

    • (ii) where the person is appointed and remunerated under an Act governing the public service of a province, the government of which has, pursuant to subsection 2(1), agreed to insure all of its employees,

    • (iii) where the person holds the office in or under a corporation, commission or other body that is an agent of Her Majesty in right of a province referred to in subparagraph (ii), or

    • (iv) where the person holds the office in a union or an association of unions to which the person was elected by popular vote, or was elected or appointed to that office in the union or association in a representative capacity, and that employment is not included in insurable employment by paragraph (a); and

  • (g) employment of a person who is placed in that employment by a placement or employment agency to perform services for and under the direction and control of a client of the agency, where that person is remunerated by the agency for the performance of those services.

  • SOR/97-31, s. 1
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