EI Economic Region of Northern Ontario

Unemployment Rate & Benefit Table
(for the period of January 10, 2016 to February 6, 2016)

Unemployment Rate**:  12.7
Number of Insured Hours Required to Qualify for Regular Benefits455
Minimum Number of Weeks Payable for Regular Benefits24
Maximum Number of Weeks Payable for Regular Benefits45


A map of the EI Region of Northern Ontario and 1996 Census Divisions including Algoma District, Cochrane District, Kenora District, Manitoulin District, Nipissing District, Parry Sound District, Rainy River District, Sudbury District, Sudbury Regional Municipality, Thunder Bay District and Timiskaming District.

Economic Regions:
  • The regional rates of unemployment are produced by Statistics Canada for use by the Employment Insurance program.
  • Every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in this table is correct. If any discrepancies are found, regional rates of unemployment for the Employment Insurance program produced and published by Statistics Canada take precedent.
  • The monthly regional unemployment rates for EI purposes (except for the territories) are seasonally adjusted 3-month-moving averages.
  • The monthly regional unemployment rates for EI purposes in the territories are subject to the greater of a seasonally adjusted 3-month-moving average or 12-month-moving average.
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