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Updated EI Information for Economic Region 2

September 11, 2023

With the unemployment rate for Economic Region 2 adjusted to 12% for the period of September 10th – October 7th, the following information is a summary of the current qualifying criteria and coverage for both Regular EI claimants and Fishing EI claimants:

 

REQUIRED NUMBER OF BEST WEEKS BY REGIONAL RATE OF UNEMPLOYMENT:

Regional Rate of Unemployment = 11.1% to 12%

Required Weeks = 16

(Click here to view the table below on Service Canada’s website)

QUALIFYING HOURS FOR REGULAR CLAIMANTS:

Regional Rate of Unemployment = 11.1% to 12%

Number of Insurable Hours Required to Qualify = 490

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QUALIFYING EARNINGS FOR FISH HARVESTERS:

Regional Rate of Unemployment = 11.1% to 12%

Minimum Insurable Earnings Required = $2,900

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FISHING EI DIVISOR TABLE:

Regional Rate of Unemployment = 11.1% to 12%

Insurable Earnings Required For Maximum Benefits: $18,912

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WEEKS OF INSURABLE EMPLOYMENT:

Number of Hours of Insurable Employment: 490 to 524

Regional Rate of Unemployment = 11.1% to 12%

Number of Weeks EI Regular Benefits Payable = 23

(Click here to view the table below on Service Canada’s website)