EI Program Characteristics for the period of August 10, 2014 to September 06, 2014

Province / Territory Economic Region Code Economic Region Name Unemployment Rate Number of Insured Hours Required to Qualify for Regular Benefits Minimum Number of Weeks Payable for Regular Benefits Maximum Number of Weeks Payable for Regular Benefits
Newfoundland and Labrador 01 St. John's (map) 6.6 665 15 38
Newfoundland and Labrador 02 Newfoundland/Labrador (map) 17.5 420 32 45
Prince Edward Island 03 Prince Edward Island (map) 10.6 525 21 45
Nova Scotia 04 Eastern Nova Scotia (map) 15.5 420 30 45
Nova Scotia 05 Western Nova Scotia (map) 11.1 490 23 45
Nova Scotia 06 Halifax (map) 5.7 700 14 36
New Brunswick 07 Fredericton-Moncton-Saint John (map) 7.4 630 17 40
New Brunswick 08 Madawaska-Charlotte (map) 10 560 20 44
New Brunswick 09 Restigouche-Albert (map) 16.4 420 32 45
Quebec 10 Gaspsie-les-de-la-Madeleine (map) 15.7 420 30 45
Quebec 11 Quebec (map) 5.7 700 14 36
Quebec 12 Trois-Rivires (map) 7.5 630 17 40
Quebec 13 South Central Quebec (map) 5.6 700 14 36
Quebec 14 Sherbrooke (map) 6.7 665 15 38
Quebec 15 Montrgie (map) 7.2 630 17 40
Quebec 16 Montreal (map) 8.9 595 18 42
Quebec 17 Central Quebec (map) 8.1 595 18 42
Quebec 18 North Western Quebec (map) 9.3 560 20 44
Quebec 19 Lower Saint Lawrence and North Shore (map) 10.4 525 21 45
Quebec 20 Hull (map) 6.6 665 15 38
Quebec 21 Chicoutimi-Jonquire (map) 9.6 560 20 44
Ontario 22 Ottawa (map) 6.3 665 15 38
Ontario 23 Eastern Ontario (map) 7.3 630 17 40
Ontario 24 Kingston (map) 6.3 665 15 38
Ontario 25 Central Ontario (map) 7.4 630 17 40
Ontario 26 Oshawa (map) 7.5 630 17 40
Ontario 27 Toronto (map) 8.1 595 18 42
Ontario 28 Hamilton (map) 6.7 665 15 38
Ontario 29 St. Catharines (map) 7.8 630 17 40
Ontario 30 London (map) 7.6 630 17 40
Ontario 31 Niagara (map) 8.3 595 18 42
Ontario 32 Windsor (map) 8.9 595 18 42
Ontario 33 Kitchener (map) 6.3 665 15 38
Ontario 34 Huron (map) 7.6 630 17 40
Ontario 35 South Central Ontario (map) 5.5 700 14 36
Ontario 36 Sudbury (map) 6.8 665 15 38
Ontario 37 Thunder Bay (map) 5.1 700 14 36
Ontario 38 Northern Ontario (map) 11.6 490 23 45
Manitoba 39 Winnipeg (map) 5.7 700 14 36
Manitoba 40 Southern Manitoba (map) 6 700 14 36
Manitoba 41 Northern Manitoba (map) 31.8 420 32 45
Saskatchewan 42 Regina (map) 3.3 700 14 36
Saskatchewan 43 Saskatoon (map) 3.6 700 14 36
Saskatchewan 44 Southern Saskatchewan (map) 6 700 14 36
Saskatchewan 45 Northern Saskatchewan (map) 17 420 32 45
Alberta 46 Calgary (map) 5.3 700 14 36
Alberta 47 Edmonton (map) 5.6 700 14 36
Alberta 48 Northern Alberta (map) 7.8 630 17 40
Alberta 49 Southern Alberta (map) 4.6 700 14 36
British Columbia 50 Southern Interior British Columbia (map) 7.4 630 17 40
British Columbia 51 Abbotsford (map) 8.2 595 18 42
British Columbia 52 Vancouver (map) 5.7 700 14 36
British Columbia 53 Victoria (map) 6 700 14 36
British Columbia 54 Southern Coastal British Columbia (map) 8.9 595 18 42
British Columbia 55 Northern British Columbia (map) 11.4 490 23 45
Yukon 56 Yukon (map) 25 420 35 45
Northwest Territories 57 Northwest Territories (map) 25 420 35 45
Nunavut 58 Nunavut (map) 25 420 35 45

  1. A minimum of 910 hours in the qualifying period may be needed to qualify if you are in the work force for the first time or if you are re-entering the work force after an absence of two or more years. For more information: http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/ei/types/regular.shtml#number.
  2. Violations from previous EI claims may increase the number of hours required to qualify for EI benefits. For more information: http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/ei/fraud/violation_chart.shtml#If.