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EI Program Characteristics for the period of July 13, 2014 to August 09, 2014

Province / TerritoryEconomic Region CodeEconomic Region NameUnemployment RateNumber of Insured Hours Required to Qualify for Regular BenefitsMinimum Number of Weeks Payable for Regular BenefitsMaximum Number of Weeks Payable for Regular Benefits
Newfoundland and Labrador01 St. John's (map)6.76651538
Newfoundland and Labrador02 Newfoundland / Labrador (map)17.34203245
Prince Edward Island03 Prince Edward Island (map)11.44902345
Nova Scotia04 Eastern Nova Scotia (map)15.14203045
Nova Scotia05 Western Nova Scotia (map)11.34902345
Nova Scotia06 Halifax (map)5.47001436
New Brunswick07 Fredericton-Moncton-Saint John (map)7.46301740
New Brunswick08 Madawaska-Charlotte (map)10.55252145
New Brunswick09 Restigouche-Albert (map)16.74203245
Quebec10 Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine (map)16.94203245
Quebec11 Quebec (map)5.57001436
Quebec12 Trois-Rivières (map)8.45951842
Quebec13 South Central Quebec (map)5.57001436
Quebec14 Sherbrooke (map)6.96651538
Quebec15 Montérégie (map)7.86301740
Quebec16 Montreal (map)8.55951842
Quebec17 Central Quebec (map)8.15951842
Quebec18 North Western Quebec (map)9.15602044
Quebec19 Lower Saint Lawrence and North Shore (map)10.65252145
Quebec20 Hull (map)6.46651538
Quebec21 Chicoutimi-Jonquière (map)9.75602044
Ontario22 Ottawa (map)6.86651538
Ontario23 Eastern Ontario (map)7.36301740
Ontario24 Kingston (map)6.56651538
Ontario25 Central Ontario (map)7.76301740
Ontario26 Oshawa (map)7.36301740
Ontario27 Toronto (map)7.86301740
Ontario28 Hamilton (map)7.26301740
Ontario29 St. Catharines (map)7.96301740
Ontario30 London (map)7.66301740
Ontario31 Niagara (map)8.15951842
Ontario32 Windsor (map)9.35602044
Ontario33 Kitchener (map)6.46651538
Ontario34 Huron (map)7.96301740
Ontario35 South Central Ontario (map)5.87001436
Ontario36 Sudbury (map)6.76651538
Ontario37 Thunder Bay (map)5.47001436
Ontario38 Northern Ontario (map)11.54902345
Manitoba39 Winnipeg (map)5.87001436
Manitoba40 Southern Manitoba (map)6.36651538
Manitoba41 Northern Manitoba (map)31.84203245
Saskatchewan42 Regina (map)3.67001436
Saskatchewan43 Saskatoon (map)3.87001436
Saskatchewan44 Southern Saskatchewan (map)6.16651538
Saskatchewan45 Northern Saskatchewan (map)16.64203245
Alberta46 Calgary (map)5.57001436
Alberta47 Edmonton (map)5.67001436
Alberta48 Northern Alberta (map)7.56301740
Alberta49 Southern Alberta (map)4.77001436
British Columbia50 Southern Interior British Columbia (map)7.86301740
British Columbia51 Abbotsford (map)7.76301740
British Columbia52 Vancouver (map)5.67001436
British Columbia53 Victoria (map)67001436
British Columbia54 Southern Coastal British Columbia (map)8.35951842
British Columbia55 Northern British Columbia (map)11.54902345
Yukon56 Yukon (map)254203545
Northwest Territories57 Northwest Territories (map)254203545
Nunavut58 Nunavut (map)254203545

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.