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Regular Benefits: Employment Insurance Update

May 1, 2024

Regular Benefits: Employment Insurance Update

We can’t tell you exactly how much you’ll receive before we process your application. For most people, the basic rate for calculating Employment Insurance (EI) benefits is 55% of their average insurable weekly earnings, up to a maximum amount. As of January 1, 2024, the maximum yearly insurable earnings amount is $63,200. This means that you can receive a maximum amount of $668 per week.

There are two EI Economic Regions in the province:
01: St. John’s
02: Newfoundland

Your entitlement and qualification amounts are determined by your Economic Region. 


Required number of best weeks by regional rate of unemployment

Regional rate of unemployment

Required weeks
6% or less 22
6.1% to 7% 21
7.1% to 8% 20
8.1% to 9% 19
9.1% to 10% 18
10.1% to 11% 17
11.1% to 12% 16
12.1% to 13% 15
13.1% or more


Follow this link for more detailed information on our website about regular benefits.