Changes to Employment Insurance program in the territories

On , the Government of Canada announced changes to the Employment Insurance (EI) program in Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Accordingly, as of , the Government is removing the arbitrary 25 percent unemployment rate and will use the actual unemployment rate in the territories for calculating benefits under the EI program, as is the case in the rest of the country.

In addition, the Government of Canada recognizes that jobs and opportunities differ greatly between the capital regions of Yellowknife, Whitehorse and Iqaluit and the more remote regions of each territory. Therefore, as of , each territory will be divided into two EI regions instead of one. One EI region will consist of each territory's capital area and the other region will consist of the rest of that territory.

New EI Economic region maps:

For more information on changes to the EI program in the territories, consult the fact sheet. This fact sheet is also available in French and in Inuktitut.

Map of new EI region for Northwest Territories - Yellowknife
Text description for Map of Employment Insurance economic region of Yellowknife

The title of the figure is "New Employment Insurance regions for Northwest Territories."

The figure is a map of Northwest Territories with New EI region for Yellowknife. Beginning , the Northwest Territories will be divided into two Employment Insurance (EI) regions:

  • a capital region (highlighted in yellow including Range Lake, Yellowknife, Weledeh, Great Slave, Kam Lake, Frame Lake);
  • and a non-capital region covering the rest of the territory (highlighted in purple with Detah identified).
Map of new EI region for Yukon - Whitehorse
Text description for Map of Employment Insurance economic region of Whitehorse

The title of the figure is "New Employment Insurance regions for Yukon."

The figure is a map of Yukon with New EI region for Whitehorse highlighted. Beginning , Yukon will be divided into two Employment Insurance (EI) regions:

  • a capital region (highlighted in yellow on this map and includes Stoney Creek, Little River, Ibex Valley, Whitehorse, Marsh Lake, Lorne and Landsdowne)
  • and a non-capital region covering the rest of the territory (highlighted in green and including Teslin Crossing, Mendenhall Landing, Tagish, Carcross, Jakes Corner, Watson, Dundalk, Ten Mile, Conrad)
Map of new EI region for Nunavut - Iqaluit
Text description for Map of Employment Insurance economic region of Iqaluit

The title of the figure is "New Employment Insurance regions for Nunavut."

The figure is a map of Nunavut with New EI region for Iqaluit highlighted. Beginning , Nunavut will be divided into two Employment Insurance (EI) regions:

  • a capital region (highlighted in blue on this map and including Iqaluit and Apex);
  • and a non-capital region covering the rest of the territory (highlighted in yellow).

Note

Cities appearing on this map are for illustrative purpose only and do not constitute an exhaustive list of cities included on the new EI economic regions.

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