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EI Program Characteristics for the period of April 06, 2014 to May 10, 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)5.17001436
Newfoundland and Labrador02 Newfoundland / Labrador (map)16.84203245
Prince Edward Island03 Prince Edward Island (map)11.84902345
Nova Scotia04 Eastern Nova Scotia (map)14.74202845
Nova Scotia05 Western Nova Scotia (map)10.55252145
Nova Scotia06 Halifax (map)6.36651538
New Brunswick07 Fredericton-Moncton-Saint John (map)6.96651538
New Brunswick08 Madawaska-Charlotte (map)10.75252145
New Brunswick09 Restigouche-Albert (map)16.74203245
Quebec10 Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine (map)17.74203245
Quebec11 Quebec (map)4.37001436
Quebec12 Trois-Rivières (map)8.55951842
Quebec13 South Central Quebec (map)4.87001436
Quebec14 Sherbrooke (map)6.76651538
Quebec15 Montérégie (map)7.76301740
Quebec16 Montreal (map)86301740
Quebec17 Central Quebec (map)8.65951842
Quebec18 North Western Quebec (map)10.75252145
Quebec19 Lower Saint Lawrence and North Shore (map)10.45252145
Quebec20 Hull (map)6.76651538
Quebec21 Chicoutimi-Jonquière (map)9.45602044
Ontario22 Ottawa (map)6.46651538
Ontario23 Eastern Ontario (map)7.76301740
Ontario24 Kingston (map)6.66651538
Ontario25 Central Ontario (map)8.95951842
Ontario26 Oshawa (map)7.26301740
Ontario27 Toronto (map)86301740
Ontario28 Hamilton (map)5.87001436
Ontario29 St. Catharines (map)8.45951842
Ontario30 London (map)8.25951842
Ontario31 Niagara (map)95951842
Ontario32 Windsor (map)7.76301740
Ontario33 Kitchener (map)6.76651538
Ontario34 Huron (map)7.56301740
Ontario35 South Central Ontario (map)5.77001436
Ontario36 Sudbury (map)6.56651538
Ontario37 Thunder Bay (map)6.16651538
Ontario38 Northern Ontario (map)12.64552445
Manitoba39 Winnipeg (map)5.77001436
Manitoba40 Southern Manitoba (map)6.46651538
Manitoba41 Northern Manitoba (map)32.24203245
Saskatchewan42 Regina (map)3.97001436
Saskatchewan43 Saskatoon (map)4.77001436
Saskatchewan44 Southern Saskatchewan (map)6.76651538
Saskatchewan45 Northern Saskatchewan (map)16.54203245
Alberta46 Calgary (map)5.17001436
Alberta47 Edmonton (map)57001436
Alberta48 Northern Alberta (map)95951842
Alberta49 Southern Alberta (map)5.17001436
British Columbia50 Southern Interior British Columbia (map)8.65951842
British Columbia51 Abbotsford (map)8.25951842
British Columbia52 Vancouver (map)67001436
British Columbia53 Victoria (map)6.16651538
British Columbia54 Southern Coastal British Columbia (map)8.25951842
British Columbia55 Northern British Columbia (map)11.64902345
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.