EI Program Characteristics for the period of April 10, 2016 to May 07, 2016
|Province / Territory||Economic Region Code||Economic Region Name Footnote 1||Unemployment Rate Footnote 2Footnote 3Footnote 4||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||Number of Best Weeks Required for Benefit Calculation|
- 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.
- 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.