EI Economic Region of Toronto

Unemployment Rate & Benefit Table
(for the period of February 7, 2016 to March 12, 2016)

Unemployment Rate**:  7.1
Number of Insured Hours Required to Qualify for Regular Benefits630
Minimum Number of Weeks Payable for Regular Benefits17
Maximum Number of Weeks Payable for Regular Benefits40


A map of the EI Region of Toronto and 1996 Census Subdivisions including Ajax, Aurora, Bradford West Gwillimbury, Brampton, Caledon, East Gwillimbury, East York, Etobicoke, Georgina, Georgina Island 33, Halton Hills, King, Markham, Milton, Mississauga, Mono, New Tecumseth, Newmarket, North York, Oakville, Orangeville, Pickering, Richmond Hill, Scarborough, Toronto, Uxbridge, Vaughan, Whitechurch-Stouffville and York.

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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