EI Program Characteristics for the period of October 12, 2014 to November 08, 2014

Province / Territory Economic Region Code Economic Region Name 1 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 Number of Best Weeks Required for Benefit Calculation
Newfoundland and Labrador
Newfoundland and Labrador 01 St. John's (map) 6.6 665 15 38 21
Newfoundland and Labrador 02 Newfoundland/Labrador (map)2 17.7 420 32 45 14
Prince Edward Island3
Prince Edward Island 65 Charlottetown (map) 8 630 17 40 20
Prince Edward Island 66 Prince Edward Island (map) 11.7 490 23 45 16
Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia 04 Eastern Nova Scotia (map) 14.5 420 28 45 14
Nova Scotia 05 Western Nova Scotia (map) 11.1 490 23 45 16
Nova Scotia 06 Halifax (map) 6 700 14 36 22
New Brunswick
New Brunswick 07 Fredericton-Moncton-Saint John (map) 7.6 630 17 40 20
New Brunswick 08 Madawaska-Charlotte (map) 10.4 525 21 45 17
New Brunswick 09 Restigouche-Albert (map) 14.4 420 28 45 14
Quebec
Quebec 10 Gaspsie-les-de-la-Madeleine (map) 15.7 420 30 45 14
Quebec 11 Quebec (map) 5.9 700 14 36 22
Quebec 12 Trois-Rivires (map) 6 700 14 36 22
Quebec 13 South Central Quebec (map) 5.5 700 14 36 22
Quebec 14 Sherbrooke (map) 7.7 630 17 40 20
Quebec 15 Montrgie (map) 6.8 665 15 38 21
Quebec 16 Montreal (map) 8.5 595 18 42 19
Quebec 17 Central Quebec (map) 7.4 630 17 40 20
Quebec 18 North Western Quebec (map) 9.2 560 20 44 18
Quebec 19 Lower Saint Lawrence and North Shore (map) 9.9 560 20 44 18
Quebec 20 Hull (map) 7.3 630 17 40 20
Quebec 21 Chicoutimi-Jonquire (map) 9.4 560 20 44 18
Ontario
Ontario 22 Ottawa (map) 6.6 665 15 38 21
Ontario 23 Eastern Ontario (map) 7.5 630 17 40 20
Ontario 24 Kingston (map) 7.5 630 17 40 20
Ontario 25 Central Ontario (map) 6.7 665 15 38 21
Ontario 26 Oshawa (map) 7.7 630 17 40 20
Ontario 27 Toronto (map) 8.2 595 18 42 19
Ontario 28 Hamilton (map) 5.9 700 14 36 22
Ontario 29 St. Catharines (map) 7.3 630 17 40 20
Ontario 30 London (map) 7.5 630 17 40 20
Ontario 31 Niagara (map) 8.8 595 18 42 19
Ontario 32 Windsor (map) 8.8 595 18 42 19
Ontario 33 Kitchener (map) 6.7 665 15 38 21
Ontario 34 Huron (map) 7.4 630 17 40 20
Ontario 35 South Central Ontario (map) 5.3 700 14 36 22
Ontario 36 Sudbury (map) 6.2 665 15 38 21
Ontario 37 Thunder Bay (map) 5 700 14 36 22
Ontario 38 Northern Ontario (map) 11.8 490 23 45 16
Manitoba
Manitoba 39 Winnipeg (map) 6.2 665 15 38 21
Manitoba 40 Southern Manitoba (map) 5.3 700 14 36 22
Manitoba 41 Northern Manitoba (map) 32 420 32 45 14
Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan 42 Regina (map) 2.9 700 14 36 22
Saskatchewan 43 Saskatoon (map) 4.2 700 14 36 22
Saskatchewan 44 Southern Saskatchewan (map) 5.8 700 14 36 22
Saskatchewan 45 Northern Saskatchewan (map) 17 420 32 45 14
Alberta
Alberta 46 Calgary (map) 4.7 700 14 36 22
Alberta 47 Edmonton (map) 5.7 700 14 36 22
Alberta 48 Northern Alberta (map) 8.8 595 18 42 19
Alberta 49 Southern Alberta (map) 4.7 700 14 36 22
British Columbia
British Columbia 50 Southern Interior British Columbia (map) 7.3 630 17 40 20
British Columbia 51 Abbotsford (map) 8.1 595 18 42 19
British Columbia 52 Vancouver (map) 5.9 700 14 36 22
British Columbia 53 Victoria (map) 6 700 14 36 22
British Columbia 54 Southern Coastal British Columbia (map) 8.6 595 18 42 19
British Columbia 55 Northern British Columbia (map) 10.9 525 21 45 17
Territories4
Yukon 59 Whitehorse (map) 4.5 700 14 36 22
Yukon 60 Yukon (map)5 7.3 630 17 40 20
Northwest Territories 61 Yellowknife (map) 4.5 700 14 36 22
Northwest Territories 62 Northwest Territories (map)6 13.2 420 26 45 14
Nunavut 63 Iqaluit (map) 4.9 700 14 36 22
Nunavut 64 Nunavut (map)7 18.2 420 32 45 14

  1. The boundaries of these regions are determined by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC). For geographic descriptions and maps of EI economic regions, see the ESDC website: http://srv129.services.gc.ca/eiregions/en/geocont.aspx.
  2. This region excludes St. John's.
  3. Effective October 12, 2014, Prince Edward Island will be divided into two EI economic regions: Charlottetown and Prince Edward Island (not including Charlottetown).
  4. 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.
  5. Effective October 12, 2014, Yukon will be divided into two EI economic regions: Whitehorse and Yukon (not including Whitehorse).
  6. Effective October 12, 2014, the Northwest Territories will be divided into two EI economic regions: Yellowknife and Northwest Territories (not including Yellowknife).
  7. Effective October 12, 2014, Nunavut will be divided into two EI economic regions: Iqaluit and Nunavut (not including Iqaluit).