EI Monitoring and Assessment Report 2012Annex 2 — Income Benefits Data Tables

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Annex 2.1 Total Income Benefits

Annex 2.1 Total Income Benefits

Annex 2.1 Total Income Benefits
  New Claims1 Average Weekly Benefit2 Amount Paid2
% Change (000s) % Change ($) % Change ($ Million)
2010/11–2011/12 2011/12 2010/11 2009/10 2008/09 2007/08 2010/11–2011/12 2011/12 2010/11 2009/10 2008/09 2007/08 2010/11–2011/12 2011/12 2010/11 2009/10 2008/09 2007/08
Province/Territory  
Newfoundland and Labrador 2.0 86.7 85.0 92.3 93.4 90.4 4.6 394 377 363 360 343 0.8 891.4 884.0 966.0 838.3 786.2
Prince Edward Island 0.7 23.5 23.3 24.6 24.4 23.3 3.1 381 370 364 359 346 1.5 225.2 221.9 227.1 201.9 191.6
Nova Scotia 2.1 88.1 86.3 90.7 89.9 82.7 4.0 377 363 356 349 334 1.8 805.2 791.1 825.9 696.7 638.9
New Brunswick 0.7 91.9 91.3 94.1 91.9 88.9 3.1 370 359 352 347 335 1.7 847.8 833.8 859.5 723.9 684.5
Quebec 3.7 525.0 506.3 579.1 571.8 511.8 3.6 378 364 360 351 339 -8.5 3,563.7 3,896.4 4,181.3 3,342.9 3,117.0
Ontario 4.8 593.7 566.6 701.4 731.3 551.7 3.0 382 371 369 366 349 -11.4 5,202.5 5,874.9 6,917.4 4,922.8 4,037.8
Manitoba -0.3 58.2 58.4 66.7 62.0 51.4 2.7 368 358 352 345 329 -7.3 452.1 487.8 514.8 390.5 349.7
Saskatchewan -1.0 43.7 44.2 49.8 46.2 40.2 4.2 392 376 369 364 342 -7.3 378.3 408.0 426.1 321.4 294.2
Alberta -5.3 144.0 152.0 197.3 166.4 117.9 2.6 410 400 395 389 368 -17.1 1,345.6 1,623.9 2,008.9 1,078.6 877.2
British Columbia -2.0 222.3 226.8 262.9 255.3 194.2 2.9 377 367 367 366 350 -14.3 1,905.8 2,224.1 2,420.7 1,636.2 1,301.4
Nunavut -18.8 1.3 1.6 1.4 1.5 1.0 2.2 439 430 425 403 383 -4.3 17.6 18.4 17.6 13.0 11.5
Northwest Territories -2.8 2.4 2.5 2.5 2.3 1.9 1.9 449 440 426 420 396 4.2 32.4 31.1 32.6 23.3 21.6
Yukon 5.9 2.7 2.6 2.7 2.6 2.3 2.0 443 434 423 413 387 2.5 28.6 27.9 31.9 22.6 21.2
Gender  
Male 1.4 1,024.8 1,010.2 1,228.5 1,232.6 947.7 3.2 408 395 391 387 372 -12.1 8,149.7 9,276.0 11,170.9 7,582.9 6,321.7
Female 2.7 858.8 836.6 937.0 906.3 809.8 3.4 351 340 334 327 314 -6.2 7,546.6 8,047.5 8,258.8 6,629.4 6,011.2
Age  
15 to 24 Years (Youth) -6.3 204.3 218.1 253.3 249.4 203.3 3.4 342 331 326 325 308 -10.6 1,426.0 1,595.3 1,962.7 1,418.9 1,209.7
25 to 44 Years 0.1 903.0 901.7 1,061.5 1,057.5 887.3 2.9 393 381 377 370 355 -8.7 8,268.2 9,057.2 10,323.4 7,807.2 6,961.4
45 to 54 Years 4.1 434.4 417.4 508.9 510.3 408.0 3.3 387 374 372 367 349 -13.1 3,298.5 3,793.9 4,249.1 2,995.4 2,495.1
55 Years and Older (Older Workers) 10.5 341.9 309.6 341.8 321.7 258.9 3.8 373 359 356 351 335 -6.0 2,703.4 2,877.1 2,894.5 1,990.8 1,666.6
EI History3  
Long-Tenured Workers 6.2 569.9 536.4 755.6 746.0 526.9 2.6 415 405 401 396 381 -19.2 5,252.4 6,501.2 7,288.3 4,870.3 4,095.6
Occasional Claimants -1.0 962.0 971.6 1,079.2 1,069.2 910.6 3.3 355 344 338 334 319 -6.5 7,303.4 7,808.1 9,090.8 6,816.2 6,210.0
Frequent Claimants 3.8 351.8 338.8 330.6 323.7 320.1 2.8 401 391 380 373 362 4.2 3,140.4 3,014.2 3,050.6 2,525.8 2,027.3
National 2.0 1,883.6 1,846.8 2,165.5 2,138.9 1,757.5 3.2 382 370 367 361 345 -9.4 15,696.2 17,323.5 19,429.7 14,212.3 12,332.9

Source: EI administrative data.

  1. Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI benefits was paid.
  2. Takes into account benefit payments under regular, fishing, special (sickness, maternity, parental, compassionate), employment (section 25 of the Employment Insurance Act) and Work-Sharing benefits. Payments under Part II of the Employment Insurance Act are not included. Dollar figures encompass Family Supplement top-ups paid.
  3. Long-tenured workers are EI claimants who have paid at least 30% of the maximum annual EI premiums for the past 7 of 10 years and who, over the last 5 years, have collected EI regular or fishing benefits for 35 weeks or less. Frequent claimants are EI claimants who have had 3 or more claims for EI regular or fishing benefits and have collected benefits for a total of more than 60 weeks in the past 5 years. Occasional claimants are EI claimants that do not meet the requirements for either long-tenured workers or frequent claimants.
Annex 2.2 Regular Benefits

Annex 2.2 Regular Benefits

Annex 2.2 Regular Benefits Annex 2.2 Regular Benefits
  New Claims1 Average Duration2 Average Weekly Benefit3 Amount Paid3
% Change (000s) % Change (Weeks) % Change ($) % Change ($ Million)
2010/11–2011/12 2011/12 2010/11 2009/10 2008/09 2007/08 2009/10–2010/11 2011/12 2010/11 2009/10 2008/09 2007/08 2010/11–2011/12 2011/12 2010/11 2009/10 2008/09 2007/08 2010/11–2011/12 2011/12 2010/11 2009/10 2008/09 2007/08
Province/Territory  
Newfoundland and Labrador -0.6 67.3 67.7 73.3 74.1 70.3 -2.7 N/A 27.7 28.4 28.7 26.6 4.3 387 371 360 354 337 -0.9 680.2 686.7 759.3 633.9 591.2
Prince Edward Island -0.7 17.9 18.0 19.1 18.6 17.6 0.2 25.2 25.2 24.4 23.3 3.0 372 361 358 353 339 -0.1 159.3 159.5 162.4 143.3 133.7
Nova Scotia 2.5 68.6 67.0 70.0 70.2 62.7 -3.0 24.8 25.6 23.9 22.8 4.0 374 360 353 347 332 0.5 584.4 581.6 608.2 494.3 447.5
New Brunswick 1.0 75.3 74.5 76.4 75.2 72.0 -1.5 24.0 24.4 24.2 22.2 3.2 371 359 353 349 336 1.0 637.5 631.2 655.2 541.1 514.9
Quebec 4.2 460.2 441.5 491.4 503.4 449.7 -7.2 20.1 21.7 20.3 18.3 3.8 382 368 363 355 344 -8.4 3,144.5 3,433.1 3,657.3 2,926.8 2,722.6
Ontario 4.6 416.5 398.0 484.6 537.5 378.9 -13.4 21.8 25.2 22.4 17.8 3.2 383 371 368 369 353 -17.0 3,151.3 3,796.3 4,653.7 2,957.5 2,207.7
Manitoba 4.4 39.1 37.5 42.9 39.6 32.2 -8.5 18.7 20.4 18.7 16.2 3.0 370 359 355 349 331 -11.9 247.5 280.8 295.3 199.2 169.3
Saskatchewan -0.7 28.8 29.0 34.1 31.1 26.1 -7.5 19.5 21.1 19.7 17.0 4.6 397 379 374 371 349 -14.7 206.8 242.5 261.6 170.2 160.6
Alberta -9.5 87.6 96.8 131.1 106.6 58.0 -16.8 19.4 23.3 21.1 14.7 2.7 418 406 399 398 375 -29.3 671.6 950.5 1,277.6 442.0 309.3
British Columbia -3.3 156.5 161.9 188.9 181.4 122.8 -10.8 21.6 24.2 21.6 16.9 3.4 380 368 369 372 356 -20.6 1,174.5 1,479.0 1,652.9 939.3 667.0
Nunavut -21.7 0.9 1.2 1.0 1.0 0.6 0.7 28.7 28.5 29.3 25.5 1.3 433 428 427 414 390 -10.8 11.3 12.7 11.3 9.0 6.6
Northwest Territories 3.0 1.7 1.7 1.9 1.7 1.3 0.8 27.2 27.0 27.6 24.8 1.1 446 441 428 423 392 -8.2 18.7 20.4 23.3 15.1 12.8
Yukon -5.7 2.0 2.1 2.1 2.1 1.8 -12.9 22.7 26.0 25.3 21.4 3.0 444 431 423 417 388 0.0 20.2 20.2 24.4 17.0 14.5
Gender  
Male 1.0 856.0 847.5 996.4 1,038.6 775.4 -9.9 N/A 21.3 23.7 22.3 18.9 3.2 408 395 390 387 373 -13.3 6,911.5 7,969.7 9,610.0 6,350.5 5,215.7
Female 3.1 566.3 549.4 620.3 603.9 518.7 -8.5 21.9 23.9 21.2 18.5 4.0 347 333 330 324 310 -12.2 3,796.3 4,324.7 4,432.4 3,138.2 2,742.0
Age  
15 to 24 Years (Youth) -7.6 149.4 161.6 189.3 184.4 137.0 -6.5 N/A 19.1 20.4 20.0 17.2 3.5 349 337 332 333 316 -14.2 937.5 1,092.1 1,381.3 876.5 714.4
25 to 44 Years -0.4 627.1 629.4 741.3 763.2 606.4 -9.6 20.7 22.9 21.4 18.3 3.3 393 381 376 372 356 -14.5 4,623.4 5,404.5 6,488.4 4,382.0 3,758.1
45 to 54 Years 3.8 362.4 349.0 409.9 427.7 339.2 -9.3 22.2 24.5 22.2 18.9 3.2 388 376 373 369 352 -14.2 2,816.0 3,282.7 3,659.5 2,539.8 2,089.5
55 Years and Older (Older Workers) 10.3 283.4 256.9 276.2 267.2 211.6 -11.3 24.3 27.4 24.4 20.7 3.7 375 362 358 354 338 -7.3 2,330.9 2,515.1 2,513.1 1,690.4 1,395.6
EI History4  
Long-Tenured Workers 8.5 363.8 335.4 484.9 519.8 338.5 -15.8 N/A 22.1 26.3 21.7 N/A 2.9 416 405 402 398 383 -28.2 3,025.9 4,214.5 4,837.8 2,858.0 2,267.4
Occasional Claimants -2.0 737.4 752.2 831.4 830.7 668.7 -7.3 20.4 22.1 21.2 17.6 3.5 361 349 343 340 324 -9.2 4,927.8 5,429.3 6,522.6 4,450.8 3,962.8
Frequent Claimants 3.8 321.0 309.2 300.4 292.0 287.0 -3.3 23.6 24.4 24.4 22.7 2.7 399 388 378 371 359 3.9 2,754.1 2,650.6 2,682.0 2,179.9 1,727.4
Seasonality5  
Seasonal Claimants 8.0 412.2 381.8 417.4 412.7 395.2 -1.1 N/A 19.9 20.1 19.3 17.9 2.9 402 391 384 376 364 -0.5 2,903.2 2,919.2 3,042.5 2,602.3 2,461.3
Non-Seasonal Claimants -0.5 1,010.0 1,015.1 1,199.2 1,229.8 898.9 -11.4 22.2 25.0 22.8 19.1 3.4 376 363 361 360 340 -16.8 7,804.7 9,375.2 10,999.9 6,886.4 5,496.3
National 1.8 1,422.3 1,396.9 1,616.6 1,642.5 1,294.1 -9.3 N/A 21.5 23.8 21.9 18.7 3.4 384 371 367 364 347 -12.9 10,707.8 12,294.4 14,042.4 9,488.7 7,957.6

Source: EI administrative data.

  1. Includes claims for which at least $1 of regular benefits was paid.
  2. Data on duration of regular benefits are presented up to 2010/11, to ensure all claims were completed.
  3. Takes into account Family Supplement top-ups paid to regular claimants.
  4. Long-tenured workers are EI claimants who have paid at least 30% of the maximum annual EI premiums for the past 7 of 10 years and who, over the last 5 years, have collected EI regular or fishing benefits for 35 weeks or less. Frequent claimants are EI claimants who have had three or more claims for EI regular or fishing benefits and have collected benefits for a total of more than 60 weeks in the past 5 years. Occasional claimants are EI claimants who do not meet the requirements for either long-tenured workers or frequent claimants.
  5. Seasonal claimants are individuals who established three or more claims in the previous five years, of which at least two were established about the same time of the year as their current claim.
Annex 2.3 Regular Benefits, by Industry

Annex 2.3 Regular Benefits, by Industry

Annex 2.3 Regular Benefits, by Industry
  New Claims1 Average Duration2 Average Weekly Benefit3 Amount Paid3
% Change (000s) % Change (Weeks) % Change ($) % Change ($ Million)
2010/11–2011/12 2011/12 2010/11 2009/10 2008/09 2007/08 2009/10–2010/11 2011/12 2010/11 2009/10 2008/09 2007/08 2010/11–2011/12 2011/12 2010/11 2009/10 2008/09 2007/08 2010/11–2011/12 2011/12 2010/11 2009/10 2008/09 2007/08
Goods-Producing Sector 0.9 534.2 529.4 630.9 732.5 541.4 -9.2 N/A 20.8 22.9 22.2 19.0 3.1 416 404 398 391 374 -13.1 4,325.3 4,975.6 6,450.8 4,512.7 3,631.8
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting4 0.8 64.0 63.5 70.2 73.1 73.7 -3.4 23.6 24.5 23.8 22.0 3.1 379 368 368 365 353 -5.0 546.9 575.6 649.3 573.4 568.4
Mining, and Oil and Gas Extraction 6.6 21.8 20.5 30.4 35.1 21.0 -10.1 21.1 23.5 24.4 18.9 3.2 462 448 438 430 414 -11.7 194.7 220.6 414.8 210.1 157.1
Utilities -10.2 4.5 5.0 5.3 4.5 4.0 -12.9 19.1 21.9 19.6 15.1 3.2 459 445 432 422 407 -17.8 38.0 46.2 43.7 28.1 23.9
Construction 1.9 272.8 267.8 287.5 279.3 211.6 -7.4 19.2 20.8 20.3 17.0 3.0 438 425 416 407 395 -7.3 2,124.2 2,291.5 2,519.7 1,687.7 1,366.1
Manufacturing -0.9 171.1 172.7 237.6 340.6 231.1 -10.9 22.2 25.0 23.2 19.9 3.0 388 377 380 378 357 -22.8 1,421.5 1,841.6 2,823.4 2,013.4 1,516.3
Services-Producing Sector 2.5 844.1 823.8 944.0 876.9 734.1 -9.7 N/A 21.9 24.3 21.6 18.5 3.7 365 351 348 342 328 -13.2 6,056.6 6,978.9 7,297.4 4,810.0 4,218.4
Wholesale Trade -3.1 48.4 50.0 63.2 63.4 49.2 -14.8 25.3 29.6 26.1 21.7 3.0 376 365 366 355 340 -22.4 456.7 588.4 672.7 415.6 354.1
Retail Trade -5.5 89.5 94.7 100.3 93.8 75.6 -9.9 24.6 27.3 24.3 21.3 3.3 323 313 304 300 286 -13.3 695.3 802.1 774.9 514.5 446.4
Transportation and Warehousing 2.8 63.0 61.3 76.0 73.8 58.8 -14.1 19.8 23.0 21.5 17.8 2.7 367 358 360 360 340 -18.1 422.6 515.9 644.2 405.3 339.7
Information and Cultural Industries 0.7 13.3 13.2 17.2 16.9 11.8 -11.9 25.7 29.2 25.3 20.5 2.3 405 395 387 381 367 -22.2 134.1 172.3 185.5 105.7 89.2
Finance and Insurance -3.2 16.1 16.6 20.8 19.3 14.4 -12.8 27.4 31.4 26.0 21.9 4.6 396 379 382 370 351 -22.6 170.4 220.1 222.5 133.4 107.2
Real Estate, and Rental and Leasing 5.1 18.7 17.8 21.5 19.7 14.0 -13.7 24.9 28.8 24.9 20.9 5.0 370 353 348 348 329 -13.4 160.6 185.5 201.5 116.7 95.9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services -0.7 53.5 53.9 65.8 68.7 46.2 -11.3 23.3 26.3 24.2 19.9 3.8 406 391 387 382 364 -15.9 479.2 569.6 729.4 409.2 316.5
Management of Companies and Enterprises -8.0 6.8 7.4 8.1 9.0 6.0 -8.6 24.1 26.4 24.6 21.3 2.3 403 394 380 357 358 -16.6 62.6 75.0 85.9 54.1 42.2
Administrative and Support, Waste Management and Remediation Services 3.4 99.1 95.8 112.8 106.0 80.4 -10.0 23.7 26.3 23.9 20.3 2.4 349 341 334 331 318 -12.2 751.3 856.1 961.2 607.5 504.3
Educational Services 18.5 149.3 126.0 149.0 135.2 128.7 -7.0 13.6 14.6 11.0 10.3 3.2 400 387 382 372 364 -7.4 615.7 664.9 599.3 461.3 428.1
Health Care and Social Assistance 2.3 55.5 54.3 53.0 45.8 43.2 -7.5 23.0 24.8 21.3 19.3 2.9 353 343 337 329 314 -5.9 400.3 425.5 349.6 254.2 236.2
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation -1.3 34.1 34.6 37.1 32.3 30.2 -7.5 21.5 23.2 21.4 19.3 3.0 337 328 321 315 305 -9.1 230.7 253.9 243.2 185.2 172.3
Accommodation and Food Services -4.6 73.1 76.7 83.3 75.4 67.2 -6.4 24.4 26.0 24.1 21.5 5.0 300 285 282 282 270 -9.5 505.7 558.8 572.3 409.0 379.2
Other Services -0.8 47.3 47.7 55.8 50.8 43.5 -8.8 23.8 26.1 23.9 21.1 3.8 349 337 329 325 308 -15.8 369.3 438.8 448.2 299.9 272.8
Public Administration 3.3 76.4 74.0 80.5 66.8 65.0 -7.3 21.6 23.3 20.6 19.0 3.3 400 388 380 370 356 -7.6 602.3 651.9 606.9 438.5 434.4
Unclassified 0.6 43.9 43.6 41.7 33.0 18.6 -7.8 N/A 23.8 25.8 23.9 20.7 3.5 356 344 343 341 326 -4.1 325.9 339.9 294.2 166.0 107.5
All Industries 1.8 1,422.3 1,396.9 1,616.6 1,642.5 1,294.1 -9.3 N/A 21.5 23.8 21.9 18.7 3.4 384 371 367 364 347 -12.9 10,707.8 12,294.4 14,042.4 9,488.7 7,957.6

Source: EI administrative data.

  1. Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI regular benefits was paid.
  2. Data on duration of regular benefits are presented up to 2010/11, to ensure all claims were completed.
  3. Takes into account Family Supplement top-ups paid to regular claimants.
  4. Due to small numbers, regular benefits received under fish harvesting (self-employed) have been counted as part of the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting industry. Note that the majority of fish harvesting (self-employed) claims are counted toward fishing claims (see Annex 2.6 for fishing claims).
Annex 2.4 Regular Benefits, by Regional Unemployment Rate and Insurable Hours of Previous Employment

Annex 2.4 Regular Benefits, by Regional Unemployment Rate and Insurable Hours of Previous Employment

Annex 2.4 Regular Benefits, by Regional Unemployment Rate and Insurable Hours of Previous Employment
  New Claims1 Average Duration2 Average Weekly Benefit3 Amount Paid3
% Change (000s) % Change (Weeks) % Change ($) % Change ($ Million)
2010/11–2011/12 2011/12 2010/11 2009/10 2008/09 2007/08 2009/10–2010/11 2011/12 2010/11 2009/10 2008/09 2007/08 2010/11–2011/12 2011/12 2010/11 2009/10 2008/09 2007/08 2010/11–2011/12 2011/12 2010/11 2009/10 2008/09 2007/08
Regional Unemployment Rate  
6.0% or Lower 66.2 182.3 109.7 136.4 433.2 373.8 -17.0 N/A 16.8 20.2 19.6 15.4 7.2 396 369.22 368.12 367.3 348.81 12.6 891.3 791.8 2,090.6 2,247.2 1,746.0
6.1%–7.0% 38.7 164.0 118.2 137.1 294.4 320.9 -14.9 18.9 22.2 21.5 17.2 -1.1 379 383.59 372.43 364.44 347.88 25.8 1,074.0 853.6 1,695.7 2,001.9 1,686.7
7.1%–8.0% -26.8 165.3 225.9 180.6 395.5 175.4 -11.7 20.1 22.8 21.2 19.0 1.7 375 368.15 374.91 357.93 342.03 -32.4 1,273.1 1,884.0 2,309.4 1,697.6 1,067.3
8.1%–9.0% 39.5 463.5 332.2 217.7 129.3 56.2 -16.4 20.2 24.2 23.1 18.6 3.1 379 367.64 365.47 362.67 358.97 65.9 3,115.9 1,877.9 1,812.0 627.4 583.6
9.1%–10.0% -33.8 138.6 209.4 448.2 48.8 71.5 -1.4 23.6 24.0 22.6 20.5 6.7 388 363.68 362.68 378.77 346.95 -61.2 1,154.5 2,975.2 2,149.8 364.5 489.9
10.1%–11.0% -42.8 64.7 113.1 123.2 90.9 83.6 -11.4 21.5 24.2 23.6 21.7 1.9 386 378.75 363.06 373.79 352.23 -27.0 699.5 957.9 957.7 657.0 479.3
11.1%–12.0% -39.6 49.0 81.1 103.4 26.2 19.0 0.6 22.7 22.5 21.2 20.3 3.7 393 378.67 373.93 367.66 365.37 -28.2 536.4 747.3 533.6 163.1 192.2
12.1%–13.0% -34.1 26.5 40.2 60.5 47.5 41.7 -0.4 24.4 24.5 23.1 21.9 7.2 398 371 366 366 343 -48.0 243.9 468.6 499.0 250.6 379.4
13.1%–14.0% 4.1 20.1 19.3 39.3 15.6 31.7 16.9 27.8 23.8 25.8 25.7 7.5 392 365 382 360 347 -27.6 188.0 259.8 247.1 239.0 166.1
14.1%–15.0% -1.0 20.3 20.5 24.0 48.4 22.1 -0.4 26.3 26.4 26.5 25.0 -0.8 381 384 363 351 339 14.7 208.7 181.9 360.8 272.8 301.8
15.1%–16.0% 4.2 30.1 28.9 32.5 16.9 0.5 -3.0 26.1 27.0 26.6 27.3 2.2 381 372 364 365 421 11.2 306.6 275.6 217.9 108.8 1.9
16.1% or Higher -0.6 97.9 98.5 113.6 95.8 97.6 -2.7 27.9 28.7 29.0 27.3 4.0 389 374 364 360 341 -0.5 1,015.7 1,020.7 1,168.8 858.8 863.3
Insurable Hours of Previous Employment4  
420–559 Hours -19.4 19.5 24.2 29.8 19.9 20.9 0.2 N/A 28.3 28.2 28.6 27.9 2.3 293 287 288 272 262 -17.6 173.6 210.7 204.6 140.7 151.5
560–699 Hours -7.2 67.5 72.7 81.9 56.0 49.3 -4.9 22.9 24.1 24.3 23.9 2.2 324 317 314 310 300 -14.7 491.7 576.1 550.1 374.7 359.2
700–839 Hours -0.3 101.8 102.1 106.2 93.4 88.1 -9.4 21.1 23.3 21.2 19.5 1.5 334 329 325 315 308 -9.3 691.5 762.4 746.6 554.5 528.8
840–979 Hours -3.5 129.9 134.6 146.2 133.6 118.1 -8.1 21.5 23.4 21.7 19.3 3.0 346 337 331 323 312 -11.8 915.8 1,037.8 1,060.2 783.1 712.6
980–1,119 Hours 1.4 140.8 138.8 152.4 147.5 129.9 -7.8 20.6 22.3 20.7 18.4 2.9 358 348 340 334 323 -6.6 962.4 1,030.7 1,110.8 832.3 739.0
1,120–1,259 Hours 0.7 135.9 135.0 147.5 142.9 126.0 -5.9 19.8 21.1 19.8 17.3 2.8 371 361 353 345 333 -7.6 903.4 978.0 1,046.1 776.7 689.9
1,260–1,399 Hours 4.4 129.3 123.8 137.9 139.8 116.5 -6.3 19.3 20.6 19.3 16.5 4.0 388 373 367 358 350 -6.8 842.0 903.6 989.1 739.3 628.3
1,400–1,539 Hours 6.5 125.0 117.4 131.0 131.2 112.7 -8.5 19.1 20.9 19.6 16.5 4.2 398 382 377 369 359 -7.7 815.6 883.8 974.1 707.7 599.6
1,540–1,679 Hours 6.1 115.7 109.0 122.9 129.5 101.5 -7.9 20.2 22.0 20.6 17.2 3.5 402 388 382 376 360 -10.8 796.7 893.1 1,018.4 699.5 571.1
1,680–1,819 Hours 3.6 114.7 110.7 129.0 137.8 103.1 -11.0 21.7 24.4 22.4 18.4 2.7 406 395 387 378 368 -12.5 914.7 1,045.4 1,201.3 793.9 644.9
1,820 or More Hours 4.0 342.1 328.8 431.8 510.8 327.9 -11.6 24.0 27.2 24.0 19.9 3.2 424 411 407 400 383 -19.4 3,200.3 3,971.4 5,140.8 3,086.5 2,332.9
National 1.8 1,422.3 1,396.9 1,616.6 1,642.5 1,294.1 -9.3 N/A 21.5 23.8 21.9 18.7 3.4 384 371 367 364 347 -12.9 10,707.8 12,294.4 14,042.4 9,488.7 7,957.6

Source: EI administrative data.

  1. Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI regular benefits was paid.
  2. Data on duration of regular benefits are presented up to 2010/11, to ensure all claims were completed.
  3. Takes into account Family Supplement top-ups paid to regular claimants.
  4. Benefits paid may not add to the totals shown, due to some missing data on insurable hours.
Annex 2.5 Regular Benefits, by EI Region

Annex 2.5 Regular Benefits, by EI Region

Annex 2.5 Regular Benefits, by EI Region
  Unemployment Rate (%)1 New Claims2 Average Duration3 Average Weekly Benefit4 Amount Paid4
% Change   % Change (Weeks) % Change ($) % Change ($ Million)
2011/12 Δ5 2010/11–2011/12 2011/12 2010/11 2009/10 2008/09 2007/08 2009/10–2010/11 2011/12 2010/11 2009/10 2008/09 2007/08 2010/11–2011/12 2011/12 2010/11 2009/10 2008/09 2007/08 2010/11–2011/12 2011/12 2010/11 2009/10 2008/09 2007/08
EI Region  
Newfoundland and Labrador  
St. John's 6.5 -0.9 -0.3 10,560 10,590 11,780 11,450 10,660 -3.3 N/A 21.9 22.6 21.9 19.8 4.1 403 387 374 364 345 -8.0 82.2 89.4 96.1 72.7 70.7
Newfoundland/Labrador 17.8 -1.5 -1.2 56,870 57,570 61,500 62,640 59,980 -2.4 28.8 29.5 29.9 27.9 4.3 384 369 357 352 335 0.2 600.6 599.6 658.3 562.8 524.1
Prince Edward Island  
Prince Edward Island 11.6 0.0 -1.0 18,380 18,570 19,370 18,590 17,670 0.0 N/A 24.9 24.9 24.3 23.3 3.2 373 362 359 353 339 0.5 162.2 161.5 162.0 143.5 134.5
Nova Scotia  
Eastern Nova Scotia 16.3 0.6 2.3 23,340 22,820 23,000 23,860 22,550 -3.9 N/A 27.6 28.8 27.1 25.9 3.4 384 371 364 355 337 2.8 230.0 223.8 233.6 199.0 184.6
Western Nova Scotia 10.0 -0.9 0.7 31,290 31,080 32,770 32,970 29,280 0.0 24.6 24.6 22.9 22.4 4.5 371 355 348 343 329 1.2 260.4 257.2 269.7 221.0 204.2
Halifax 6.1 -0.2 8.3 13,740 12,690 13,730 13,190 11,180 -10.1 20.4 22.7 20.4 17.4 3.8 366 352 345 340 325 -2.0 93.2 95.1 100.5 73.3 60.6
New Brunswick  
Fredericton–Moncton–Saint John 7.1 0.0 3.4 20,710 20,020 19,830 18,430 16,720 -6.7 N/A 19.9 21.3 18.7 15.9 3.7 356 343 340 337 321 -3.8 132.3 137.5 130.0 89.5 80.9
Madawaska–Charlotte6 11.3 0.2 5.8 13,500 12,760 13,980 13,910 13,420 1.9 23.2 22.8 23.0 21.6 2.3 367 358 356 352 344 1.3 105.3 104.0 112.8 96.2 91.9
Restigouche–Albert 15.1 0.9 -1.3 41,210 41,750 42,490 42,760 41,950 0.4 26.4 26.3 26.9 24.9 3.4 379 367 358 353 340 3.0 400.2 388.5 409.2 355.1 342.7
Quebec  
Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine 13.7 -2.3 -0.4 26,490 26,590 27,790 27,920 27,280 0.2 N/A 27.2 27.2 27.4 27.4 3.3 392 379 369 361 348 0.4 263.9 262.8 275.6 256.0 251.6
Québec 5.4 0.3 3.5 35,740 34,530 37,710 38,590 34,240 -8.2 16.3 17.8 16.2 13.7 4.5 386 369 365 354 341 -14.1 193.8 225.6 213.5 167.2 153.9
Trois-Rivières 8.5 -0.5 2.7 10,220 9,950 10,720 10,510 9,510 0.9 20.9 20.7 19.6 18.3 3.6 390 377 371 369 351 -6.2 73.0 77.8 72.8 64.1 54.5
South Central Quebec 5.1 -0.2 10.2 11,480 10,420 11,760 13,990 11,930 -13.0 14.4 16.5 16.1 13.4 4.3 372 356 351 344 329 -8.2 53.0 57.7 69.8 59.1 49.2
Sherbrooke 6.8 -1.1 9.6 9,400 8,580 9,640 10,110 9,370 -1.3 18.0 18.2 17.5 14.0 3.4 370 358 357 343 331 -8.0 50.3 54.7 60.2 45.1 42.4
Montérégie 7.8 0.6 6.0 32,230 30,400 33,670 35,100 30,380 -12.3 18.0 20.5 19.7 16.8 3.8 370 356 351 347 338 -9.7 190.2 210.7 235.8 187.6 164.4
Montréal 8.4 -0.3 5.0 157,750 150,210 173,440 170,980 148,790 -11.7 20.7 23.4 20.8 17.3 3.5 370 357 353 345 335 -15.3 1,052.5 1,242.3 1,317.2 915.6 851.9
Central Quebec 8.3 0.0 7.9 81,930 75,920 83,990 88,660 77,520 -3.6 19.6 20.3 19.4 18.8 4.0 389 374 369 360 348 -0.9 555.8 560.6 611.7 517.8 475.3
North Western Quebec 9.9 -0.7 -2.9 21,390 22,040 24,890 26,640 24,580 -5.1 21.2 22.4 21.9 21.4 4.6 407 389 379 376 361 -7.0 171.6 184.5 213.3 188.5 180.7
Lower St. Lawrence and North Shore6 9.9 -1.2 0.1 51,040 50,990 54,220 57,330 54,650 -1.6 21.1 21.5 21.7 20.9 4.2 399 383 376 366 356 -0.7 397.3 400.3 431.2 396.2 382.5
Hull 6.7 0.2 9.3 11,520 10,540 10,720 10,790 9,760 -5.2 17.7 18.7 17.1 14.5 2.5 388 378 375 364 356 -6.6 68.6 73.5 68.2 52.6 46.4
Chicoutimi–Jonquière 6.8 -1.2 -3.2 11,170 11,540 12,820 13,130 12,030 -5.8 18.5 19.7 19.6 18.9 3.9 395 380 371 363 357 -9.5 74.7 82.6 89.4 79.3 72.8
Ontario  
Ottawa 5.7 -0.7 13.5 21,380 18,840 21,620 19,860 16,620 -12.8 N/A 19.6 22.5 19.4 15.9 5.1 391 372 375 373 354 -13.6 144.0 166.6 163.0 105.0 92.2
Eastern Ontario 8.5 -0.4 8.3 19,130 17,660 18,880 19,560 16,390 -5.0 21.1 22.2 19.5 16.6 3.9 372 358 354 353 336 -5.3 131.0 138.4 139.4 103.1 88.8
Kingston 6.6 0.6 10.8 4,420 3,990 4,550 4,390 3,680 -16.3 17.9 21.4 17.6 15.8 4.9 376 358 366 355 336 -13.3 26.4 30.4 31.2 20.9 17.2
Central Ontario 8.7 -0.6 11.0 47,260 42,590 50,680 53,450 38,640 -11.9 20.7 23.4 20.4 16.3 3.9 373 359 353 358 347 -9.7 320.3 354.6 413.3 273.9 193.8
Oshawa 8.2 -1.7 15.8 12,410 10,720 13,100 16,280 14,190 -15.4 21.5 25.4 20.9 15.7 3.1 407 395 390 394 381 -19.9 89.2 111.4 140.8 91.7 64.2
Toronto 8.4 -0.6 2.6 148,580 144,840 180,530 193,090 130,750 -14.6 23.6 27.7 24.1 19.2 2.5 379 370 367 364 350 -20.2 1,236.9 1,550.7 1,855.3 1,119.0 820.2
Hamilton 6.2 -1.3 1.3 20,970 20,710 23,430 27,650 18,030 -15.6 20.8 24.6 21.8 16.8 2.8 381 371 367 370 354 -22.3 145.3 186.9 232.7 139.4 107.1
St. Catharines 8.4 -1.0 4.5 16,880 16,150 19,720 21,960 16,460 -15.5 20.9 24.7 21.3 16.7 4.0 363 349 353 356 338 -18.4 113.8 139.4 170.0 108.7 85.0
London 9.0 0.4 4.2 14,490 13,900 17,230 21,340 14,440 -12.9 20.6 23.6 21.2 16.9 4.2 377 361 368 370 360 -14.0 105.1 122.2 161.4 112.7 80.4
Niagara 10.1 -0.4 8.5 13,940 12,850 15,310 17,480 11,520 -11.2 22.4 25.2 23.5 17.8 3.6 396 382 376 375 346 -12.3 109.1 124.4 158.7 92.2 64.1
Windsor 10.3 -1.2 -10.9 11,740 13,180 15,260 24,440 16,510 -14.7 19.8 23.2 22.1 15.9 3.3 401 389 373 389 367 -17.6 90.4 109.7 175.4 130.5 83.6
Kitchener 6.8 -0.9 5.1 15,150 14,420 17,740 22,350 14,170 -16.6 20.7 24.8 23.0 16.8 4.0 383 368 366 371 361 -17.1 110.9 133.9 191.1 116.4 78.8
Huron 8.2 -1.6 5.7 14,380 13,600 16,610 20,810 13,690 -12.9 21.0 24.1 22.5 17.2 1.5 396 390 380 378 355 -11.7 110.0 124.5 169.6 108.2 83.4
South Central Ontario 6.2 -1.5 2.9 15,010 14,580 18,130 25,590 14,130 -15.4 18.9 22.3 20.4 16.1 3.5 381 368 367 374 352 -23.5 96.4 125.9 176.0 126.7 75.9
Sudbury 6.6 -2.6 -3.7 5,710 5,930 10,610 7,480 5,660 -15.0 20.0 23.6 21.0 16.6 1.7 384 377 391 379 366 -34.0 40.8 61.8 88.7 39.6 34.6
Thunder Bay 6.9 0.4 12.3 4,840 4,310 5,550 6,120 5,220 -27.7 15.9 22.1 19.5 17.2 2.7 396 386 384 387 370 -21.5 26.9 34.3 49.3 32.8 33.4
Northern Ontario 12.1 0.0 3.3 29,960 28,990 34,880 34,920 28,570 -4.7 22.9 24.0 23.9 21.2 4.0 402 387 381 379 361 -8.3 251.3 274.0 327.8 233.3 202.7
Manitoba  
Winnipeg 5.8 0.1 6.2 21,050 19,820 23,230 21,190 16,610 -9.1 N/A 17.4 19.2 17.1 14.3 3.1 370 359 353 349 332 -15.4 121.1 143.1 146.0 93.2 75.7
Southern Manitoba 6.1 0.4 2.7 10,550 10,270 11,500 10,790 8,910 -12.3 16.0 18.2 16.8 13.8 1.2 362 358 351 345 323 -13.4 56.6 65.4 71.7 48.2 39.9
Northern Manitoba 28.1 -0.8 3.5 7,490 7,240 7,930 7,550 6,600 -2.5 26.3 27.0 25.5 24.4 5.0 382 364 364 356 338 -1.3 70.1 71.0 74.5 57.0 52.7
Saskatchewan  
Regina 4.7 0.0 5.1 4,110 3,910 5,130 3,920 3,430 -15.0 N/A 16.2 19.0 15.6 13.5 4.6 402 384 379 375 348 -22.2 23.4 30.1 31.5 17.8 17.1
Saskatoon 5.8 0.3 0.3 6,560 6,540 7,360 6,250 4,880 -11.3 17.2 19.4 16.6 13.9 3.8 400 385 378 365 347 -21.4 40.6 51.6 47.8 26.8 23.8
Southern Saskatchewan 6.5 -0.4 -3.2 8,210 8,480 10,180 9,530 8,010 -11.8 17.4 19.7 17.9 14.5 4.9 387 369 367 369 334 -18.2 51.3 62.7 72.7 45.4 39.2
Northern Saskatchewan 17.8 0.1 -1.3 10,400 10,540 12,540 12,400 10,390 -1.7 24.2 24.6 24.4 21.6 5.4 402 381 378 379 363 -10.1 95.8 106.6 123.4 85.0 84.4
Alberta  
Calgary 5.7 -1.1 -11.9 26,080 29,610 42,560 34,410 15,280 -19.1 N/A 19.9 24.6 22.4 14.5 2.1 414 406 399 399 378 -31.6 212.1 310.1 448.7 138.1 81.6
Edmonton 5.7 -1.1 -10.8 29,490 33,060 39,990 32,840 17,740 -16.2 19.1 22.8 19.8 13.6 2.7 425 414 404 402 379 -29.3 220.5 311.8 376.8 131.2 89.5
Northern Alberta 8.9 -0.6 -4.2 8,310 8,670 11,270 9,710 6,260 -11.1 20.9 23.5 21.5 17.2 4.7 438 419 416 413 388 -21.9 71.1 91.0 114.6 48.4 41.1
Southern Alberta 6.4 -0.8 -7.8 22,790 24,720 37,090 28,940 17,580 -18.2 18.6 22.7 21.2 14.7 3.1 406 394 391 391 368 -31.9 160.7 235.9 344.5 118.6 88.4
British Columbia  
Southern Interior B.C. 8.7 -1.2 -3.4 33,070 34,220 39,120 39,620 27,390 -9.6 N/A 21.6 23.9 21.3 16.0 3.9 383 368 367 372 357 -17.1 247.5 298.5 342.6 203.9 132.9
Abbotsford 9.2 0.8 -1.3 8,570 8,680 9,490 8,640 5,990 -10.0 20.8 23.1 20.3 15.2 3.8 335 323 331 329 304 -6.8 58.2 62.5 69.0 37.3 27.4
Vancouver 7.3 -0.3 -4.5 63,510 66,490 78,510 69,010 44,800 -11.3 22.2 25.1 22.1 16.9 3.4 374 362 368 364 342 -26.0 476.8 644.7 681.8 331.3 239.6
Victoria 6.8 0.1 0.1 9,190 9,180 10,400 9,290 5,590 -14.1 19.8 23.0 20.4 14.9 -0.4 379 381 373 368 356 -16.1 62.9 75.0 85.0 45.3 27.9
Southern Coastal B.C. 9.3 1.0 -4.7 23,510 24,670 26,700 28,990 19,330 -11.3 20.1 22.7 20.6 16.2 3.0 379 368 368 381 375 -15.8 171.9 204.2 230.5 149.7 107.5
Northern B.C. 11.2 -0.2 -2.9 18,460 19,010 24,940 26,150 19,420 -8.4 22.5 24.5 22.7 19.8 4.4 417 399 392 401 385 -20.6 156.7 197.3 246.6 173.1 128.8
Territories7  
Yukon 25.0 0.0 -3.7 2,060 2,140 2,180 2,120 1,770 -14.8 N/A 22.6 26.6 25.8 21.7 3.0 445 432 420 415 388 0.4 20.7 20.6 25.2 17.3 14.7
Northwest Territories 25.0 0.0 2.4 1,720 1,680 1,910 1,810 1,370 -2.1 27.4 28.0 28.3 25.5 1.8 448 440 428 423 393 -6.3 19.5 20.8 24.1 15.9 13.5
Nunavut 25.0 0.0 -16.2 930 1,110 930 990 590 3.5 29.2 28.2 29.3 25.5 0.9 433 430 427 414 389 -11.1 11.3 12.7 11.3 9.0 6.6
National 8.0 -0.5 1.8 1,422,270 1,396,860 1,616,610 1,642,470 1,294,060 -9.3 N/A 21.5 23.8 21.9 18.7 3.4 384 371 367 364 347 -12.9 10,707.8 12,294.4 14,042.4 9,488.7 7,957.6

Note: The local unemployment rates presented in this annex are those of EI economic regions. These regional rates come from the Labour Force Survey, with an adjustment made to include unemployment rates for status Indians living on Indian reserves, as per section 54(x) of the Employment Insurance Act. If this adjustment was performed on the national unemployment rate, the figure of 7.4% presented in Chapter 1 and Annex 1 for 2011/12 would become 8.0%.

Sources: EI administrative data, Labour Force Survey.

  1. Calculated using annual averages of seasonally adjusted data over fiscal years.
  2. Includes claims for which at least $1 of regular benefits was paid.
  3. Data on duration of regular benefits are presented up to 2010/11, to ensure all claims were completed.
  4. Takes into account Family Supplement top-ups paid to claimants with regular benefits.
  5. Percentage point difference between 2010/11 and 2011/12.
  6. Unemployment rates for these regions have been determined using a transition formula prescribed in the Employment Insurance Regulations.
  7. Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut unemployment rates are set at 25% for EI purposes.
Annex 2.6 Fishing Benefits

Annex 2.6 Fishing Benefits

Annex 2.6 Fishing Benefits
  New Claims1 Average Duration2 Average Weekly Benefit3 Amount Paid3
% Change   % Change (Weeks) % Change ($) % Change ($ Million)
2010/11–2011/12 2011/12 2010/11 2009/10 2008/09 2007/08 2009/10–2010/11 2011/12 2010/11 2009/10 2008/09 2007/08 2010/11–2011/12 2011/12 2010/11 2009/10 2008/09 2007/08 2010/11–2011/12 2011/12 2010/11 2009/10 2008/09 2007/08
Province/Territory  
Newfoundland and Labrador 10.2 12,442 11,295 12,070 13,569 13,920 -3.7 N/A 19.9 20.7 20.5 20.6 5.5 440 417 399 404 395 14.3 105.8 92.5 100.0 107.1 106.7
Prince Edward Island -1.6 2,968 3,015 3,104 3,220 3,327 -0.1 19.6 19.6 19.5 19.7 2.9 449 436 421 415 406 -0.2 23.8 23.9 24.7 25.2 25.8
Nova Scotia 1.0 5,611 5,558 5,563 5,518 5,744 0.0 19.6 19.6 19.1 19.2 2.9 444 432 418 407 401 6.3 49.9 47.0 46.1 43.4 44.5
New Brunswick 2.6 2,788 2,718 2,806 2,871 3,054 0.7 19.6 19.5 19.3 19.1 3.3 454 440 428 419 404 11.3 25.8 23.2 24.4 23.4 23.7
Quebec 1.4 1,499 1,478 1,565 1,601 1,639 1.3 19.7 19.4 19.4 19.8 3.2 459 445 431 421 409 10.0 12.8 11.6 11.8 11.8 11.5
Ontario 7.8 97 90 80 66 80 2.1 20.5 20.1 20.2 21.1 2.5 404 394 390 360 363 2.0 1.0 1.0 0.8 0.7 0.6
Manitoba -13.2 775 893 927 809 830 -0.2 22.8 22.8 23.5 23.3 1.6 377 371 376 382 368 -14.2 7.9 9.2 9.1 8.9 8.4
Saskatchewan -11.8 120 136 155 111 112 6.5 24.7 23.2 24.4 24.0 -7.1 342 368 351 354 304 4.0 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.3 0.4
Alberta 0.0 25 25 22 24 32 5.7 22.0 20.8 19.2 19.1 1.9 429 421 387 391 386 180.0 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.5
British Columbia -4.6 3,142 3,294 2,969 2,701 3,098 1.0 23.0 22.8 22.9 22.4 0.9 415 411 393 368 351 -4.2 31.0 32.4 27.0 24.9 26.7
Nunavut 33.3 28 21 27 28 23 -13.1 16.6 19.1 17.4 19.4 7.5 458 426 411 404 395 -41.7 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2
Northwest Territories 11.1 10 9 7 10 7 -20.8 20.0 25.3 25.5 25.1 -0.5 398 399 409 384 339 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1
Yukon 0.0 1 1 3 1 0 -26.0 19.0 25.7 14.0 0.0 -2.0 448 457 384 353 N/A N/A 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Gender  
Male 2.6 24,298 23,672 24,282 24,963 26,049 -1.2 N/A 19.9 20.1 19.8 19.9 3.6 443 428 413 408 397 7.1 214.3 200.1 202.5 200.5 202.8
Female 7.1 5,208 4,861 5,016 5,566 5,817 -0.6 22.0 22.2 22.2 22.2 4.8 421 401 384 386 377 7.7 44.8 41.6 42.6 45.7 46.1
Age  
15 to 24 Years (Youth) 11.7 1,361 1,218 1,267 1,414 1,507 -0.1 N/A 20.2 20.2 19.9 19.7 3.8 421 405 395 384 377 23.7 11.3 9.1 11.2 11.0 11.7
25 to 44 Years 0.6 9,697 9,639 10,375 11,340 12,548 -1.6 19.6 19.9 19.8 19.8 3.5 441 426 412 407 397 0.9 84.8 84.0 88.6 94.8 103.1
45 to 54 Years 2.2 9,232 9,029 9,277 9,539 9,795 -1.6 20.1 20.4 20.2 20.4 4.0 444 427 412 407 395 10.0 83.0 75.5 75.9 74.5 72.5
55 Years and Older (Older Workers) 6.6 9,216 8,647 8,379 8,236 8,016 -0.6 21.2 21.3 21.1 21.2 3.9 435 419 400 399 389 9.6 80.1 73.1 69.4 65.9 61.6
National 3.4 29,506 28,533 29,298 30,529 31,866 -1.1 N/A 20.3 20.5 20.3 20.3 3.8 439 423 408 404 393 7.2 259.2 241.7 245.1 246.2 248.9

Source: EI administrative data.

  1. Includes claims for which at least $1 of fishing benefits was paid.
  2. Data on duration of fishing benefits are presented up to 2010/11, to ensure all claims were completed.
  3. Takes into account Family Supplement top-ups paid to fishing claimants.
Annex 2.7 Seasonal Claimants

Annex 2.7 Seasonal Claimants1

Annex 2.7 Seasonal Claimants1
  New Claims2 Average Weekly Benefit3 Amount Paid3
% Change   % Change ($) % Change ($ Million)
2010/11–2011/12 2011/12 2010/11 2009/10 2008/09 2007/08 2010/11–2011/12 2011/12 2010/11 2009/10 2008/09 2007/08 2010/11–2011/12 2011/12 2010/11 2009/10 2008/09 2007/08
Province/Territory  
Newfoundland and Labrador -0.1 46,330 46,380 49,150 49,810 50,950 4.0 409 394 379 377 363 3.3 468.5 453.3 487.2 446.2 439.5
Prince Edward Island -0.1 12,290 12,300 12,520 12,670 12,620 1.7 400 393 383 377 363 2.4 112.4 109.7 111.0 102.3 103.2
Nova Scotia 4.1 32,840 31,540 32,880 32,020 31,710 3.0 398 387 377 367 358 5.6 286.2 270.9 276.2 247.3 238.1
New Brunswick 0.3 37,690 37,580 38,130 38,040 38,200 2.0 392 384 375 367 354 4.2 346.3 332.4 346.6 305.5 300.3
Quebec 6.1 161,520 152,190 166,660 164,870 158,820 3.0 406 394 387 378 368 -2.3 1,068.8 1,093.7 1,128.7 1,001.7 966.4
Ontario 14.9 87,280 75,970 84,920 86,710 76,830 3.0 410 398 393 388 375 -1.5 485.7 493.0 528.0 419.6 357.9
Manitoba 17.8 11,170 9,480 11,040 10,080 10,220 3.1 388 376 372 365 353 -1.5 65.3 66.3 66.6 55.5 54.0
Saskatchewan 6.0 8,110 7,650 8,830 8,490 8,450 3.4 405 392 382 372 355 -1.6 51.8 52.7 54.5 46.5 45.9
Alberta 25.4 11,240 8,960 10,350 10,320 9,550 2.4 433 423 409 397 383 -2.5 66.5 68.2 70.8 50.3 44.0
British Columbia 18.1 32,230 27,300 31,310 29,240 28,840 2.5 396 386 383 376 364 -5.0 200.3 211.0 207.5 164.2 153.1
Nunavut 22.2 110 90 130 150 70 4.0 454 437 437 430 413 41.5 1.2 0.8 1.4 1.0 0.6
Northwest Territories -7.1 260 280 250 300 250 0.6 450 447 441 431 418 -4.8 3.0 3.2 3.5 3.0 2.6
Yukon 9.7 680 620 550 490 520 1.6 449 442 432 419 N/A 12.2 6.3 5.6 5.6 5.3 4.5
Gender  
Male 3.7 279,440 269,440 283,960 284,760 272,210 2.7 430 419 409 403 391 0.4 2,264.4 2,255.6 2,392.6 2,065.6 1,956.1
Female 15.2 162,300 140,880 162,750 158,430 154,820 4.9 362 345 343 334 323 -0.8 898.0 905.3 895.0 782.9 754.1
Age  
15 to 24 Years (Youth) 7.7 13,540 12,570 12,470 12,530 11,910 3.0 420 408 397 388 374 3.6 97.5 94.1 99.0 85.7 81.2
25 to 44 Years 4.1 162,280 155,900 170,350 174,430 171,500 3.2 420 407 398 390 378 -1.9 1,146.9 1,169.3 1,272.3 1,123.7 1,109.6
45 to 54 Years 6.5 138,910 130,420 148,140 146,630 142,950 3.1 403 391 384 376 364 -2.6 988.4 1,014.6 1,055.1 920.9 874.0
55 Years and Older (Older Workers) 14.0 127,010 111,440 115,760 109,600 100,680 3.5 387 374 368 361 349 5.3 929.4 882.9 861.2 718.2 645.5
EI Claim  
Regular Benefits 8.0 412,230 381,790 417,410 412,660 395,160 2.8 402 391 384 376 364 -0.5 2,903.2 2,919.2 3,042.5 2,602.3 2,461.3
Fishing Benefits 3.4 29,510 28,530 29,300 30,530 31,870 3.8 439 423 408 404 393 7.2 259.2 241.7 245.1 246.2 248.9
National 7.7 441,740 410,320 446,710 443,190 427,030 2.9 404 393 386 378 366 0.0 3,162.3 3,160.9 3,287.6 2,848.5 2,710.2

Source: EI administrative data.

  1. Seasonal claimants are individuals who established three or more claims in the previous 5 years, for which at least two of them were established about the same time of the year as their current claim. All fishing claims are considered seasonal claims.
  2. Includes claims for which at least $1 of regular or fishing benefits was paid.
  3. Takes into account Family Supplement top-ups paid to seasonal claimants.
Annex 2.8 Special Benefits

Annex 2.8 Special Benefits1

Annex 2.8 Special Benefits1
  New Claims2 Average Weekly Benefit3 Amount Paid3
% Change   % Change ($) % Change ($ Million)
2010/11–2011/12 2011/12 2010/11 2009/10 2008/09 2007/08 2010/11–2011/12 2011/12 2010/11 2009/10 2008/09 2007/08 2010/11–2011/12 2011/12 2010/11 2009/10 2008/09 2007/08
Province/Territory  
Newfoundland and Labrador 8.0 11,600 10,740 11,210 10,790 10,820 4.5 373 357 344 331 312 3.7 86.0 82.9 79.4 71.8 65.4
Prince Edward Island 9.1 5,860 5,370 5,210 5,300 4,690 4.4 367 351 355 341 327 15.1 33.6 29.2 30.4 26.8 24.8
Nova Scotia 2.7 22,070 21,480 20,770 22,060 20,830 4.0 362 348 336 333 318 7.3 154.9 144.3 148.7 143.3 130.3
New Brunswick -2.3 24,780 25,360 24,910 25,100 24,640 2.9 363 353 340 329 320 5.3 150.1 142.6 142.4 134.6 123.2
Quebec 4.9 101,220 96,480 99,470 99,130 97,810 3.1 350 340 331 323 313 5.0 315.0 300.0 301.5 282.2 273.6
Ontario 2.3 185,310 181,220 186,340 188,090 183,880 2.4 375 366 357 349 337 1.3 1,939.9 1,915.4 1,924.3 1,829.0 1,738.1
Manitoba -2.2 18,450 18,870 19,250 19,140 17,750 1.6 356 350 340 330 323 4.2 172.2 165.2 170.8 153.4 150.1
Saskatchewan -3.3 13,780 14,250 14,490 14,210 13,530 3.8 374 360 348 340 322 3.1 152.1 147.5 143.6 134.6 118.7
Alberta -0.6 50,660 50,990 52,420 52,210 48,860 2.7 387 377 372 361 347 1.9 604.7 593.4 611.1 551.1 497.4
British Columbia 0.0 72,700 72,720 74,440 76,890 72,520 2.2 362 354 346 340 332 2.2 650.6 636.6 634.8 603.0 558.8
Nunavut -12.5 420 480 470 500 310 4.4 449 430 422 379 369 9.3 5.9 5.4 5.8 3.4 4.5
Northwest Territories 19.2 930 780 680 610 620 2.6 451 439 416 416 406 26.9 11.8 9.3 7.9 6.7 7.5
Yukon 35.8 720 530 640 540 480 -1.0 437 441 421 402 379 4.4 7.1 6.8 6.2 4.8 5.4
Gender  
Male 2.8 165,240 160,700 163,510 168,970 157,480 2.8 396 386 376 372 360 3.2 704.3 682.6 694.8 645.0 594.1
Female 1.4 343,260 338,570 346,790 345,600 339,260 2.6 354 345 336 326 315 2.4 3,579.5 3,495.8 3,512.4 3,299.7 3,103.6
Age  
15 to 24 Years (Youth) -5.7 43,110 45,700 48,350 51,530 50,430 1.5 288 284 276 271 259 -3.3 338.4 350.1 383.5 374.6 348.2
25 to 44 Years 0.7 296,570 294,460 301,150 303,000 296,260 2.3 384 375 366 357 345 2.4 3,331.2 3,252.7 3,255.1 3,045.9 2,864.6
45 to 54 Years 3.2 91,260 88,460 91,060 93,510 88,080 3.0 365 355 345 340 325 4.1 338.9 325.6 326.1 309.3 285.6
55 Years and Older (Older Workers) 9.8 77,560 70,650 69,740 66,530 61,970 3.9 352 339 332 326 316 10.1 275.3 250.0 242.4 214.8 199.3
Employment Status  
Employee 1.8 507,880 499,010 510,300 514,570 496,740 2.7 368 358 349 341 329 2.4 4,277.4 4,177.7 4,207.2 3,944.7 3,697.6
Self-Employed 138.5 620 260 N/A N/A N/A 2.1 297 291 N/A N/A N/A 814.3 6.4 0.7 N/A N/A N/A
National 1.8 508,500 499,270 510,300 514,570 496,740 2.7 368 358 349 341 329 2.5 4,283.8 4,178.4 4,207.2 3,944.7 3,697.6

Source: EI administrative data.

  1. For a breakdown of maternity, parental, sickness and compassionate care benefits, please see tables 2.9, 2.10, 2.11, 2.12 and 2.13.
  2. Includes claims for which at least $1 of maternity, parental, sickness or compassionate care benefits was paid.
  3. Takes into account Family Supplement top-ups paid to claimants with special benefits.
Annex 2.9 Maternity Benefits

Annex 2.9 Maternity Benefits

Annex 2.9 Maternity Benefits
  New Claims1 Average Duration Average Weekly Benefit2 Amount Paid2
% Change   % Change (Weeks) % Change ($) % Change ($ Million)
2010/11–2011/12 2011/12 2010/11 2009/10 2008/09 2007/08 2010/11–2011/12 2011/12 2010/11 2009/10 2008/09 2007/08 2010/11–2011/12 2011/12 2010/11 2009/10 2008/09 2007/08 2010/11–2011/12 2011/12 2010/11 2009/10 2008/09 2007/08
Province/Territory  
Newfoundland and Labrador 10.4 3,080 2,790 3,260 2,790 2,730 0.0 14.3 14.3 14.3 14.4 14.3 3.2 389 377 360 341 317 9.6 17.1 15.6 16.5 14.0 12.4
Prince Edward Island 20.8 1,160 960 960 1,030 910 0.9 14.4 14.3 14.1 14.7 14.1 7.2 373 347 360 351 323 25.0 6.5 5.2 5.6 4.8 4.4
Nova Scotia -5.4 5,560 5,880 5,580 6,140 5,940 0.3 14.5 14.5 14.5 14.4 14.4 3.7 363 350 341 333 319 3.1 29.8 28.9 28.7 29.5 28.1
New Brunswick 3.2 4,840 4,690 4,830 4,970 4,780 0.3 14.5 14.5 14.6 14.4 14.5 2.0 363 356 342 327 320 4.8 26.1 24.9 24.3 23.8 22.6
Quebec3 N/A 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 N/A 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Ontario -0.4 83,900 84,270 87,040 87,930 86,830 0.0 14.6 14.6 14.6 14.6 14.6 2.1 385 377 368 356 345 0.2 472.1 471.2 472.3 456.5 436.5
Manitoba -4.2 7,510 7,840 7,760 7,910 7,590 0.4 14.6 14.6 14.7 14.7 14.7 0.8 351 348 338 326 314 0.8 39.4 39.1 39.2 36.7 36.6
Saskatchewan -1.3 6,790 6,880 7,250 7,070 6,800 -1.1 14.6 14.7 14.7 14.6 14.6 2.4 370 362 343 332 324 0.0 37.5 37.5 36.9 33.8 31.4
Alberta -2.8 27,390 28,190 28,670 27,920 27,070 -0.1 14.6 14.6 14.6 14.6 14.6 2.4 386 377 370 356 343 0.8 155.1 153.8 157.6 143.0 134.1
British Columbia 0.0 26,310 26,320 26,680 26,170 25,120 0.1 14.6 14.6 14.5 14.7 14.6 1.9 368 361 347 342 330 2.6 143.5 139.8 137.7 130.3 122.2
Nunavut -8.7 210 230 200 240 190 -14.9 12.6 14.8 14.1 14.6 14.8 4.9 455 433 413 356 370 0.0 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.1 1.2
Northwest Territories 10.3 430 390 420 280 260 -2.5 14.6 14.9 14.4 14.1 14.7 4.7 453 433 409 403 402 24.0 3.1 2.5 2.6 1.6 1.7
Yukon 100.0 360 180 280 200 240 3.9 14.7 14.1 14.7 14.5 13.9 -1.7 441 449 415 383 389 66.7 2.0 1.2 1.7 1.0 1.4
Age  
15 to 24 Years (Youth) -8.0 19,640 21,340 23,200 25,610 25,460 -0.2 14.5 14.5 14.5 14.5 14.5 1.6 272 268 263 253 242 -5.0 81.0 85.3 93.3 94.5 90.4
25 Years and Older 0.4 147,900 147,280 149,730 147,040 143,000 0.0 14.6 14.6 14.6 14.6 14.6 2.0 394 386 377 367 355 2.0 852.6 836.1 831.6 781.7 742.2
National -0.6 167,540 168,620 172,930 172,650 168,460 0.0 14.6 14.6 14.6 14.6 14.6 2.2 380 371 361 350 338 1.3 933.6 921.4 924.9 876.2 832.7

Source: EI administrative data.

  1. Includes claims for which at least $1 of maternity benefits was paid. Includes 455 maternity claims in 2011/12 and 190 maternity claims in 2010/11 established by self-employed individuals.
  2. Takes into account Family Supplement top-ups paid to claimants with maternity benefits.
  3. Quebec is excluded from national calculations. Since January 2006, this province has administered its own maternity benefits.
Annex 2.10 Parental Benefits (Biological)

Annex 2.10 Parental Benefits (Biological)

Annex 2.10 Parental Benefits (Biological)
  New Claims1 Average Duration2 Average Weekly Benefit3 Amount Paid3
% Change   % Change (Weeks) % Change ($) % Change ($ Million)
2010/11–2011/12 2011/12 2010/11 2009/10 2008/09 2007/08 2010/11–2011/12 2011/12 2010/11 2009/10 2008/09 2007/08 2010/11–2011/12 2011/12 2010/11 2009/10 2008/09 2007/08 2010/11–2011/12 2011/12 2010/11 2009/10 2008/09 2007/08
Province/Territory    
Newfoundland and Labrador 17.3 3,190 2,720 3,300 2,980 2,870 3.1 30.7 29.8 29.1 29.3 28.8 0.9 393 389 373 353 329 -4.0 36.4 37.9 33.6 30.6 28.6
Prince Edward Island 20.8 1,280 1,060 1,020 1,190 950 4.9 27.7 26.4 28.0 27.6 27.9 6.3 386 363 371 358 326 10.0 12.7 11.5 12.5 10.2 9.9
Nova Scotia -1.7 6,400 6,510 6,220 6,710 6,360 1.1 28.5 28.1 28.3 28.3 28.3 3.0 379 368 357 349 335 10.2 71.9 65.2 68.1 66.7 58.3
New Brunswick -1.9 5,230 5,330 5,260 5,410 5,400 0.3 27.7 27.7 28.4 28.8 27.8 0.1 372 372 358 345 334 1.5 56.7 55.9 56.8 53.8 50.2
Quebec4 N/A 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 N/A 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Ontario -0.7 95,520 96,180 99,720 99,050 98,250 0.7 29.5 29.3 29.5 29.8 29.4 1.8 393 386 376 365 353 0.4 1,127.1 1,122.5 1,129.2 1,068.1 1,006.0
Manitoba -3.2 8,550 8,830 8,850 9,100 8,610 -0.1 29.7 29.8 29.5 30.4 29.3 1.0 363 360 351 337 328 5.4 97.0 92.0 94.5 84.6 83.2
Saskatchewan -1.4 7,510 7,620 7,830 7,810 7,340 3.6 30.6 29.5 30.4 29.5 29.4 2.3 381 373 354 345 335 4.9 90.2 86.0 82.8 79.1 67.0
Alberta -2.3 29,170 29,860 30,180 29,700 28,380 -0.1 30.6 30.6 30.8 30.8 30.8 2.0 392 384 378 364 351 2.7 360.3 350.8 359.5 324.6 285.5
British Columbia -0.3 29,080 29,170 28,730 29,040 27,500 0.6 29.6 29.4 29.9 29.6 29.6 1.4 380 374 360 354 343 3.5 337.9 326.6 325.1 299.5 278.4
Nunavut -43.3 170 300 200 270 220 26.5 29.2 23.1 28.6 26.1 21.9 2.4 443 433 418 360 369 -2.3 2.8 2.9 2.9 1.9 2.6
Northwest Territories 23.4 580 470 450 370 340 -2.3 26.5 27.1 24.4 24.5 26.4 4.3 457 438 418 404 410 36.9 6.9 5.0 4.3 4.0 4.4
Yukon 105.0 410 200 320 250 260 3.1 26.9 26.1 30.6 29.2 30.8 -1.7 442 450 420 397 393 -9.5 3.5 3.9 3.3 2.8 2.8
Gender    
Male -3.0 25,560 26,350 25,590 25,820 24,140 0.6 16.3 16.2 16.7 16.8 17.0 1.5 427 420 407 401 390 0.4 184.6 183.9 183.9 170.7 154.5
Female -0.2 161,530 161,900 166,490 166,060 162,340 0.3 31.6 31.5 31.6 31.7 31.3 1.9 382 375 365 353 342 2.2 2,018.7 1,976.2 1,988.6 1,855.0 1,722.4
Age    
15 to 24 Years (Youth) -6.4 19,890 21,250 23,270 25,330 25,300 0.6 30.3 30.1 30.7 31.0 30.3 0.0 283 283 275 265 255 -3.5 190.1 197.0 221.1 213.0 193.9
25 Years and Older 0.1 167,200 167,000 168,810 166,550 161,180 0.7 29.6 29.3 29.5 29.7 29.4 1.7 401 394 384 374 363 2.5 2,013.1 1,963.1 1,951.4 1,812.7 1,683.0
National -0.6 187,090 188,250 192,080 191,880 186,480 0.7 29.6 29.4 29.7 29.8 29.5 1.8 388 382 371 360 348 2.0 2,203.3 2,160.1 2,172.5 2,025.7 1,876.9

Source: EI administrative data.

  1. Includes claims for which at least $1 of parental benefits was paid. Includes 504 parental claims in 2011/12 and 212 parental claims in 2010/11 established by self-employed individuals.
  2. Data on claim duration cover only claims commencing during the first half of the fiscal year to ensure that all claims were completed. Data assigns equal weight to both shared and non-shared parental claims.
  3. Takes into account Family Supplement top-ups paid to claimants with parental benefits (biological).
  4. Quebec is excluded from national calculations. Since January 2006, this province has administered its own parental benefits.
Annex 2.11 Parental Benefits (Adoptive)

Annex 2.11 Parental Benefits (Adoptive)

Annex 2.11 Parental Benefits (Adoptive)
  New Claims1 Average Duration2 Average Weekly Benefit3 Amount Paid3
% Change   % Change (Weeks) % Change ($) % Change ($ Million)
2010/11–2011/12 2011/12 2010/11 2009/10 2008/09 2007/08 2010/11–2011/12 2011/12 2010/11 2009/10 2008/09 2007/08 2010/11–2011/12 2011/12 2010/11 2009/10 2008/09 2007/08 2010/11–2011/12 2011/12 2010/11 2009/10 2008/09 2007/08
Province/Territory  
Newfoundland and Labrador 100.0 20 10 20 10 10 -45.7 19.0 35.0 35.0 0.0 0.0 2.4 468 457 447 435 423 -2.0 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2
Prince Edward Island 0.0 30 30 40 30 0 0.0 35.0 35.0 35.0 35.0 0.0 2.0 453 444 447 439 /0 -38.0 0.3 0.5 0.7 0.2 0.1
Nova Scotia 12.5 90 80 110 140 60 -5.9 24.3 25.9 22.6 32.8 33.0 -8.8 400 439 422 383 387 -23.5 0.7 0.9 1.6 1.1 0.8
New Brunswick -40.0 30 50 20 70 90 65.2 25.3 15.3 0.0 20.6 26.6 2.7 465 453 287 403 398 113.5 0.6 0.3 0.3 0.9 0.8
Quebec4 N/A 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 N/A 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Ontario 29.2 930 720 1,040 960 990 -0.5 23.8 23.9 27.2 25.9 27.2 2.3 437 427 429 412 382 -7.4 8.6 9.3 11.4 11.0 11.0
Manitoba 80.0 90 50 80 170 90 -32.4 23.7 35.0 26.8 29.7 25.8 21.5 449 370 367 415 410 107.1 1.0 0.5 1.5 1.6 0.8
Saskatchewan 0.0 40 40 90 70 110 -100.0 0.0 33.0 18.7 22.0 21.6 18.9 430 361 449 399 379 -90.8 0.1 1.1 0.7 0.7 0.8
Alberta 19.0 250 210 250 230 320 23.3 27.6 22.4 26.0 26.2 27.4 1.3 449 444 426 424 383 25.2 3.0 2.4 3.1 3.2 3.6
British Columbia -7.1 260 280 300 380 420 2.4 26.3 25.7 28.0 30.7 28.4 -0.8 431 435 405 396 403 -14.8 2.7 3.2 4.7 4.9 4.6
Nunavut 50.0 90 60 70 40 20 5.8 29.8 28.2 23.0 5.0 20.5 2.8 430 419 431 402 415 36.7 1.1 0.8 0.8 0.1 0.4
Northwest Territories N/A 10 0 0 0 10 N/A 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.0 N/A 468 0 0 0 423 N/A 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4
Yukon -100.0 0 10 10 0 0 N/A 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 -100.0 0 468 457 0 0 -22.6 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
Gender  
Male 44.4 520 360 570 520 400 27.4 20.3 15.9 19.6 16.9 18.2 6.0 466 440 444 419 404 8.9 3.9 3.6 5.0 4.1 2.9
Female 11.9 1,320 1,180 1,460 1,580 1,720 -6.4 26.9 28.7 29.0 30.3 28.7 0.1 426 426 414 404 385 -5.5 14.8 15.7 20.0 19.6 20.7
Age  
15 to 24 Years (Youth) -100.0 0 30 10 10 20 -100.0 0.0 35.0 0.0 0.0 25.0 -100.0 0 434 172 435 243 -71.4 0.1 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.1
25 Years and Older 21.9 1,840 1,510 2,020 2,090 2,100 1.3 25.1 24.8 26.9 26.8 26.8 2.0 437 429 424 408 390 -1.6 18.6 18.9 24.9 23.7 23.5
National 19.5 1,840 1,540 2,030 2,100 2,120 0.4 25.1 25.0 26.9 26.8 26.8 2.0 437 429 422 408 389 -2.8 18.7 19.2 25.1 23.8 23.6

Source: EI administrative data.

  1. Includes claims for which at least $1 of parental benefits (adoptive) was paid.
  2. Data on claim duration cover only claims commencing during the first half of the fiscal year to ensure that all claims were completed. Data assigns equal weight to both shared and non-shared parental claims.
  3. Takes into account Family Supplement top-ups paid to claimants with parental benefits (adoptive).
  4. Quebec is excluded from national calculations. Since January 2006, this province has administered its own parental benefits.
Annex 2.12 Sickness Benefits

Annex 2.12 Sickness Benefits

Annex 2.12 Sickness Benefits
  New Claims1 Average Duration Average Weekly Benefit2 Amount Paid2
% Change   % Change (Weeks) % Change ($) % Change ($ Million)
2010/11– 2011/12 2011/12 2010/11 2009/10 2008/09 2007/08 2010/11– 2011/12 2011/12 2010/11 2009/10 2008/09 2007/08 2010/11– 2011/12 2011/12 2010/11 2009/10 2008/09 2007/08 2010/11– 2011/12 2011/12 2010/11 2009/10 2008/09 2007/08
Province/Territory  
Newfoundland and Labrador 7.4 9,250 8,610 8,710 8,630 8,480 2.6 9.5 9.2 9.2 9.5 9.3 5.1 364 346 332 321 302 10.7 32.1 29.0 29.0 27.0 24.1
Prince Edward Island 5.7 4,790 4,530 4,350 4,320 3,900 4.1 7.6 7.3 7.5 7.8 8.0 3.7 360 348 348 335 324 16.8 14.0 12.0 11.6 11.6 10.3
Nova Scotia 5.2 16,700 15,880 15,490 16,280 15,370 -3.4 8.8 9.1 9.1 8.7 9.1 4.9 352 335 323 322 308 6.7 52.2 48.9 50.0 45.7 42.7
New Brunswick -1.8 20,660 21,030 20,570 20,570 20,090 -0.9 8.1 8.2 8.0 8.0 8.0 3.6 359 346 334 323 315 8.8 66.6 61.2 60.6 55.9 49.3
Quebec 5.2 100,530 95,590 98,620 98,330 97,100 -0.8 8.7 8.8 8.7 8.8 8.9 3.1 350 340 331 323 312 5.6 313.0 296.5 298.8 279.6 272.0
Ontario 5.0 92,650 88,280 89,920 91,480 88,620 -0.1 10.0 10.0 9.9 9.8 10.0 3.4 352 340 332 328 314 6.1 327.3 308.5 308.4 289.5 280.5
Manitoba -1.4 10,150 10,290 10,680 10,370 9,430 1.8 9.8 9.6 9.6 9.9 9.8 1.4 344 339 329 317 313 3.5 34.2 33.0 35.1 30.2 29.2
Saskatchewan -6.0 6,600 7,020 7,110 6,730 6,410 5.9 9.9 9.4 9.9 9.7 9.6 5.9 359 339 333 331 303 6.7 24.1 22.5 23.1 20.8 19.1
Alberta 0.6 22,590 22,450 23,250 23,710 21,600 -0.7 10.0 10.0 10.1 10.1 10.1 3.1 374 363 358 351 338 0.0 85.4 85.4 89.9 79.4 73.3
British Columbia -0.3 46,450 46,610 48,600 51,120 47,530 -0.1 10.1 10.1 9.9 10.1 10.2 2.5 345 337 333 328 321 -0.3 164.7 165.3 165.7 166.7 152.1
Nunavut 18.2 130 110 190 170 70 -9.0 9.8 10.8 10.6 7.2 9.7 8.6 465 428 422 385 340 38.9 0.6 0.5 0.8 0.4 0.3
Northwest Territories 2.9 350 340 230 230 250 2.1 10.0 9.8 11.0 10.3 9.4 1.0 438 434 417 435 408 -5.7 1.5 1.6 1.0 1.0 1.0
Yukon 2.8 370 360 350 280 270 -0.1 9.4 9.4 8.1 10.6 7.6 -2.0 428 436 419 405 370 2.4 1.5 1.5 1.2 1.0 1.1
Gender  
Male 3.9 138,380 133,220 136,290 141,760 131,950 -0.3 9.1 9.1 8.9 9.1 9.1 3.1 390 379 370 367 355 4.4 512.9 491.5 502.6 466.9 433.7
Female 2.6 192,840 187,880 191,780 190,460 187,170 -0.2 9.6 9.6 9.6 9.6 9.7 3.3 326 316 308 298 288 5.2 604.3 574.5 572.5 541.9 521.2
Age  
15 to 24 Years (Youth) -5.0 26,560 27,960 28,560 29,760 28,940 1.0 8.4 8.3 8.2 8.5 8.4 2.5 289 282 275 273 259 -0.3 67.0 67.2 68.7 66.8 63.6
25 to 44 Years 1.5 140,480 138,460 142,930 146,700 144,100 -0.1 9.1 9.1 9.0 9.1 9.2 2.9 359 349 340 332 322 3.3 463.6 448.7 461.5 441.3 426.3
45 to 54 Years 3.2 87,870 85,120 87,860 90,390 85,180 -1.3 9.6 9.8 9.5 9.5 9.7 3.1 364 353 344 339 324 3.5 315.0 304.2 305.2 289.2 268.5
55 Years and Older (Older Workers) 9.7 76,310 69,560 68,720 65,370 60,900 -0.7 10.1 10.1 10.2 10.1 10.3 3.9 352 338 332 326 316 10.5 271.7 245.9 239.8 211.4 196.4
National 3.2 331,220 321,100 328,070 332,220 319,120 -0.3 9.4 9.4 9.3 9.4 9.5 3.3 353 342 334 327 316 4.8 1,117.3 1,066.0 1,075.2 1,008.8 954.9

Source: EI administrative data.

  1. Includes claims for which at least $1 of sickness benefits was paid. Includes 107 sickness claims in 2011/12 and 41 sickness claims in 2010/11 established by self-employed individuals.
  2. Takes into account Family Supplement top-ups paid to claimants with sickness benefits.
Annex 2.13 Compassionate Care Benefits

Annex 2.13 Compassionate Care Benefits

Annex 2.13 Compassionate Care Benefits
  New Claims1 Average Duration Average Weekly Benefit2 Amount Paid2
% Change   % Change (Weeks) % Change ($) % Change ($ Million)
2010/11– 2011/12           2010/11– 2011/12           2010/11– 2011/12           2010/11– 2011/12          
2011/12 2010/11 2009/10 2008/09 2007/08 2011/12 2010/11 2009/10 2008/09 2007/08 2011/12 2010/11 2009/10 2008/09 2007/08 2011/12 2010/11 2009/10 2008/09 2007/08
Province/Territory  
Newfoundland and Labrador -22.2 56 72 62 67 69 2.0 4.8 4.7 5.1 4.2 4.7 5.7 382 362 356 349 343 -18.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Prince Edward Island 0.0 29 29 49 27 31 -5.6 4.7 5.0 4.6 5.0 5.0 6.9 378 353 342 345 301 -21.5 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Nova Scotia -25.8 158 213 205 206 219 -4.7 4.8 5.0 4.9 4.8 4.8 -1.3 339 343 320 335 315 -18.4 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.4
New Brunswick -9.4 135 149 147 115 167 -4.2 4.7 4.9 4.6 4.5 4.7 0.8 347 344 318 322 311 0.8 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2
Quebec -2.8 1,017 1,046 1,088 1,081 941 -1.3 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.3 2.8 360 350 339 343 329 -3.3 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.7 1.4
Ontario 2.7 2,739 2,667 2,570 2,525 2,418 -2.0 4.7 4.8 4.8 4.8 4.8 3.3 380 368 360 357 343 1.9 5.0 5.0 4.7 4.4 4.2
Manitoba -6.0 249 265 224 236 236 5.7 4.9 4.6 4.8 4.8 4.7 3.0 369 359 356 335 321 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.4
Saskatchewan -5.8 179 190 157 147 158 0.1 4.9 4.9 4.8 5.0 4.9 4.3 389 373 355 338 333 3.0 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
Alberta 5.4 492 467 542 518 512 2.6 5.0 4.8 4.8 4.8 5.0 2.8 397 386 371 372 350 12.8 1.0 0.9 1.0 0.9 0.9
British Columbia -0.2 901 903 914 900 939 1.9 4.9 4.8 4.8 4.8 4.8 4.0 375 361 364 349 343 2.5 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.5 1.6
Nunavut -28.6 5 7 4 3 3 -24.6 4.2 5.6 5.0 5.7 5.0 2.4 468 457 450 439 423 -45.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Northwest Territories -22.2 7 9 10 5 4 -17.9 4.3 5.2 4.5 5.8 3.0 6.1 445 420 434 437 423 -38.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Yukon -20.0 8 10 6 7 9 -4.0 5.4 5.6 5.2 4.3 4.8 -0.9 447 451 413 402 386 -37.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Gender  
Male -3.2 1,525 1,575 1,594 1,639 1,475 0.8 4.7 4.7 4.8 4.8 4.8 3.0 412 400 391 384 374 1.6 3.3 3.2 3.3 3.1 2.8
Female 0.0 4,450 4,452 4,384 4,198 4,231 -1.2 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.7 3.5 363 351 342 339 326 0.3 7.8 7.8 7.1 6.8 6.8
Age  
15 to 24 Years (Youth) -7.0 120 129 139 123 128 1.5 4.5 4.4 4.9 4.9 4.4 3.9 321 309 299 318 284 -6.9 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
25 to 44 Years -3.5 2,196 2,275 2,341 2,323 2,294 -0.6 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.6 4.7 3.6 388 375 367 363 350 -3.0 4.1 4.3 4.3 4.0 4.0
45 to 54 Years -1.3 2,134 2,162 2,136 2,119 2,094 -0.4 4.7 4.7 4.6 4.6 4.7 2.6 378 368 356 354 337 -0.9 3.9 4.0 3.7 3.5 3.4
55 Years and Older (Older Workers) 4.4 1,525 1,461 1,362 1,272 1,190 -1.6 4.8 4.9 4.8 4.8 4.9 4.0 359 345 337 332 322 10.0 2.8 2.5 2.3 2.1 1.9
National -0.9 5,975 6,027 5,978 5,837 5,706 -0.7 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.7 3.3 376 364 355 352 338 0.7 11.0 11.0 10.5 9.9 9.5

Source: EI administrative data.

  1. Includes claims for which at least $1 of compassionate care benefits was paid. Includes three compassionate care claims in 2011/12 established by self-employed individuals.
  2. Takes into account Family Supplement top-ups paid to claimants with compassionate care benefits.
Annex 2.14 Work-Sharing Benefits

Annex 2.14 Work-Sharing Benefits

Annex 2.14 Work-Sharing Benefits
  New Claims1 Average Duration2 Average Weekly Benefit3 Amount Paid3
% Change   % Change (Weeks) % Change ($) % Change ($ Million)
2010/11– 2011/12           2009/10– 2010/11           2010/11– 2011/12           2010/11– 2011/12          
2011/12 2010/11 2009/10 2008/09 2007/08 2011/12 2010/11 2009/10 2008/09 2007/08 2011/12 2010/11 2009/10 2008/09 2007/08 2011/12 2010/11 2009/10 2008/09 2007/08
Province/Territory  
Newfoundland and Labrador N/A 85 0 20 0 10 -100.0 N/A 0.0 15.6 0.0 31.0 N/A 85 0 111 0 215 526.6 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0
Prince Edward Island -60.0 16 40 390 30 120 63.1 22.2 13.6 12.7 11.7 -7.9 103 112 91 121 101 68.6 0.2 0.1 0.4 0.0 0.2
Nova Scotia 143.6 341 140 1,740 510 50 -32.2 10.8 15.9 19.6 11.4 2.8 94 91 96 112 107 -34.0 0.4 0.6 3.3 0.2 0.1
New Brunswick -2.9 68 70 710 240 80 -26.1 13.3 18.0 10.4 9.9 43.5 147 103 110 86 128 -78.2 0.1 0.6 1.3 0.1 0.3
Quebec -17.9 6,713 8,180 33,550 15,900 3,700 -30.4 13.5 19.4 21.5 12.2 -9.3 90 99 94 107 103 -66.9 9.5 28.8 72.3 13.2 5.9
Ontario 86.9 13,348 7,140 59,700 37,180 6,420 -30.5 13.9 20.1 20.8 13.5 8.0 100 93 95 110 90 -64.9 16.5 47.1 150.5 27.4 6.3
Manitoba -66.0 599 1,760 4,800 3,300 480 -29.7 10.8 15.3 25.7 12.0 -12.1 88 100 93 107 103 -66.4 1.1 3.2 11.8 2.2 0.4
Saskatchewan -94.2 18 310 1,510 530 50 -46.7 7.5 14.1 16.6 4.6 23.1 166 135 130 114 112 -96.9 0.0 0.9 2.7 0.6 0.0
Alberta -3.3 919 950 12,380 1,670 50 -31.4 11.3 16.5 20.1 2.0 -2.4 103 106 103 106 89 -80.3 1.1 5.5 20.3 0.7 0.0
British Columbia -33.8 1,648 2,490 13,080 10,020 2,490 -23.9 14.0 18.4 18.9 16.3 -7.8 94 102 101 117 106 -76.6 2.7 11.5 32.1 11.8 1.3
Nunavut N/A 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 N/A 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Northwest Territories N/A 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 N/A 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Yukon N/A 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 N/A 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Gender  
Male 1.1 15,508 15,340 92,300 50,710 9,680 -28.9 N/A 13.1 18.4 20.5 13.4 -2.0 101 103 101 115 105 -68.1 23.1 72.5 220.3 42.8 11.1
Female 43.7 8,247 5,740 35,580 18,670 3,770 -32.9 13.8 20.5 21.9 14.0 3.5 88 85 85 97 80 -66.6 8.6 25.8 74.4 13.6 3.4
Age  
15 to 24 Years (Youth) -3.1 1,502 1,550 7,070 3,740 1,140 -18.7 N/A 12.5 15.4 18.6 13.1 7.2 96 90 89 101 96 -55.7 1.7 3.9 13.0 2.6 1.3
25 to 44 Years 11.0 10,492 9,450 60,910 32,450 6,470 -29.9 12.6 17.9 19.9 13.0 -3.2 96 99 97 109 98 -67.3 13.0 39.8 134.1 25.5 7.0
45 to 54 Years 16.6 7,588 6,510 40,210 22,950 4,260 -29.4 13.9 19.7 21.6 14.1 -1.0 97 98 97 112 98 -68.6 10.6 33.8 96.9 19.1 4.4
55 Years and Older (Older Workers) 16.9 4,173 3,570 19,690 10,240 1,580 -35.3 14.4 22.3 22.9 14.3 -1.2 97 99 98 112 98 -69.4 6.4 20.8 50.7 9.1 1.8
National 12.7 23,755 21,080 127,880 69,380 13,450 -30.1 N/A 13.3 19.0 20.8 13.5 -1.5 97 98 97 110 98 -67.7 31.7 98.3 294.7 56.4 14.5

Source: EI administrative data.

  1. Includes claims for which at least $1 of Work-Sharing benefits was paid.
  2. Data on duration of Work-Sharing benefits are presented up to 2010/11, to ensure all claims were completed.
  3. Takes into account Family Supplement top-ups paid to claimants with Work-Sharing benefits.
Annex 2.15 Family Supplement

Annex 2.15 Family Supplement

Annex 2.15 Family Supplement
  New Claims1 With Supplement % of All Claims With Supplement Average Weekly Top-Up Average Weekly Benefit Amount Paid
% Change ($ Million)
  2011/12 2010/11 2009/10 2008/09 2007/08
  (%) ($) ($) 2010/11– 2011/12
2011/12 2011/12 2011/12 2011/12
Province/Territory  
Newfoundland and Labrador 3,360 3.9 42 320 -13.4 4.6 5.3 5.9 5.4 6.5
Prince Edward Island 1,310 5.6 38 308 -13.2 1.7 2.0 2.2 2.0 2.0
Nova Scotia 5,710 6.5 43 306 -7.2 7.5 8.1 8.9 8.6 9.0
New Brunswick 5,040 5.5 40 310 -6.8 5.8 6.3 7.0 7.2 7.7
Quebec 22,360 4.3 40 318 -19.4 19.0 23.6 26.2 23.7 26.5
Ontario 35,970 6.1 43 299 -9.8 41.1 45.5 50.1 45.3 43.5
Manitoba 4,650 8.0 52 313 -11.7 6.3 7.1 8.4 7.1 7.4
Saskatchewan 3,120 7.1 48 324 -22.2 4.5 5.8 6.3 5.3 5.9
Alberta 6,290 4.4 44 311 -20.7 7.5 9.4 11.1 10.5 10.7
British Columbia 13,160 5.9 41 300 -12.1 14.2 16.2 16.8 14.8 16.0
Nunavut 10 0.7 86 426 -60.9 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Northwest Territories 90 3.7 34 343 -17.9 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.0
Yukon 60 2.2 47 369 104.9 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
Gender  
Male 22,540 2.2 44 351 -17.7 21.7 26.4 30.0 24.8 26.8
Female 78,590 9.2 42 294 -12.0 90.9 103.3 113.2 105.3 108.6
Age  
15 to 24 Years (Youth) 13,510 6.6 38 263 -11.9 17.6 20.0 22.8 23.0 23.3
25 to 44 Years 71,320 7.9 45 315 -13.1 83.1 95.6 104.7 94.1 98.8
45 to 54 Years 14,460 3.3 36 311 -15.6 10.7 12.7 14.2 11.9 12.1
55 Years and Older (Older Workers) 1,840 0.5 31 314 -16.9 1.1 1.4 1.5 1.1 1.2
EI History2  
Long-Tenured Workers 9,550 1.7 37 334 -31.1 7.9 11.5 11.3 9.2 8.9
Occasional Claimants 80,580 8.4 44 300 -11.5 93.6 105.8 118.9 109.3 115.0
Frequent Claimants 11,000 3.1 38 338 -10.9 11.1 12.4 12.9 11.7 11.5
National 101,130 5.4 43 307 -13.2 112.6 129.7 143.2 130.2 135.4

Source: EI administrative data.

  1. Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI benefits was paid.
  2. Long-tenured workers are EI claimants who have paid at least 30% of the maximum annual EI premiums for the past 7 of 10 years and who, over the last 5 years, have collected EI regular or fishing benefits for 35 weeks or less. Frequent claimants are EI claimants who have had three or more claims for EI regular or fishing benefits and have collected benefits for a total of more than 60 weeks in the past 5 years. Occasional claimants are EI claimants who do not meet the requirements for either long-tenured workers or frequent claimants.
Annex 2.16 Working While on Claim

Annex 2.16 Working While on Claim1,2

Annex 2.16 Working While on Claim1,2
  New Regular Claims with Working While on Claim3 Average Number of Weeks Worked While on Claim3 Average Weekly Earnings Working While on Claim3 % of New Regular Claims3
% Change     ($) (%)
2009/10– 2010/11 2010/11 2009/10 2008/09 2007/08 2006/07 2010/11 2009/10 2008/09 2007/08 2006/07 2010/11 2009/10 2008/09 2007/08 2006/07 2010/11 2009/10 2008/09 2007/08 2006/07
Province/Territory  
Newfoundland and Labrador -5.6 46,940 49,730 49,660 48,410 49,090 16.7 16.5 16.0 15.9 16.2 789 720 703 685 634 68.8 67.3 66.6 68.5 68.4
Prince Edward Island -6.7 12,050 12,910 12,290 11,130 11,830 14.9 15.2 14.0 13.4 13.4 495 484 481 458 443 66.1 67.5 65.6 62.8 66.5
Nova Scotia -6.2 43,440 46,300 43,870 39,130 40,120 15.3 15.5 14.8 14.3 13.6 639 594 587 581 576 64.2 65.4 62.0 61.8 62.0
New Brunswick -5.1 50,600 53,330 52,070 49,540 50,390 17.3 17.6 16.7 16.4 16.5 619 598 604 595 564 67.3 68.8 68.6 68.1 68.4
Quebec -11.2 279,040 314,070 312,130 272,230 284,130 14.6 14.8 14.1 13.2 12.8 614 600 592 573 549 62.2 62.8 61.2 59.7 60.0
Ontario -19.2 197,130 244,040 260,960 173,370 177,270 10.3 11.0 11.4 8.6 9.0 536 542 625 593 577 48.5 49.3 47.6 44.7 45.3
Manitoba -17.5 18,210 22,080 18,190 14,750 16,490 7.0 7.0 6.5 5.8 5.7 457 453 476 413 405 47.6 50.7 45.2 45.2 47.0
Saskatchewan -17.0 14,430 17,390 14,680 11,970 14,880 7.3 7.9 7.1 6.6 7.1 503 580 624 549 533 49.1 50.1 46.5 45.4 48.9
Alberta -26.5 43,500 59,190 46,270 26,490 28,670 7.8 8.2 7.3 5.6 6.0 747 650 680 621 639 44.2 44.3 42.4 44.3 46.0
British Columbia -19.2 84,830 105,030 97,930 62,810 60,320 11.0 11.2 10.4 9.1 9.2 568 572 605 589 554 51.5 54.6 53.0 50.0 49.9
Nunavut 19.1 560 470 450 220 340 7.9 6.3 7.4 6.0 7.1 637 568 615 489 565 48.3 49.5 44.1 34.9 44.2
Northwest Territories -8.8 830 910 790 690 800 7.5 8.4 8.0 6.3 7.0 749 690 694 577 700 50.0 46.4 44.9 51.1 51.9
Yukon -0.9 1,100 1,110 1,120 1,000 1,080 9.2 8.0 7.2 7.0 7.9 565 537 585 500 519 50.2 51.6 53.1 54.9 57.4
Gender  
Male -15.8 466,330 553,610 572,590 421,090 431,730 12.5 12.7 12.3 11.4 11.3 742 711 733 724 696 54.1 54.5 54.2 53.3 53.6
Female -12.5 326,330 372,950 337,820 290,650 303,680 13.2 13.2 13.0 11.9 11.9 402 399 403 384 375 58.5 59.2 55.1 55.2 56.2
Age
15 to 24 Years (Youth) -13.6 88,100 102,010 94,870 70,410 73,790 9.8 9.5 9.2 8.7 8.6 464 441 453 451 426 53.5 52.9 50.7 50.6 51.0
25 to 44 Years -14.9 360,930 424,110 422,960 333,970 359,070 12.0 12.3 12.0 11.1 11.2 607 593 615 590 570 56.4 56.2 54.6 54.1 55.0
45 to 54 Years -16.0 219,120 260,740 260,550 205,390 203,480 14.6 14.7 14.3 12.8 12.9 663 646 680 644 614 61.7 62.4 59.9 59.4 59.7
55 Years and Older (Older Workers) -10.9 124,510 139,700 132,030 101,970 99,070 14.1 14.2 13.8 12.6 12.6 576 554 572 545 535 47.8 49.7 48.6 47.5 47.8
Weekly Benefit Rate  
Less Than $100 -33.8 1,720 2,600 2,130 2,120 2,930 10.4 10.9 10.8 11.9 10.6 180 188 187 194 166 42.7 45.5 42.6 44.4 48.5
$101 to $200 -21.6 43,140 55,050 53,090 54,170 69,830 11.9 12.6 12.5 11.6 11.7 236 231 232 234 234 49.3 50.0 48.4 48.8 50.6
$201 to $300 -12.4 146,080 166,820 159,100 141,910 159,640 12.5 12.6 12.0 11.5 11.3 310 310 312 315 315 50.8 52.8 50.6 50.7 52.0
$301 to $400 -13.1 172,250 198,190 189,980 153,630 162,960 13.0 13.0 12.3 11.4 11.3 413 412 420 424 436 56.1 56.5 53.4 52.9 53.9
Greater Than $400 -14.8 429,470 503,900 506,110 359,910 340,050 12.9 13.0 12.9 11.7 11.8 815 785 817 815 811 58.5 58.4 57.2 57.1 57.4
National -14.5 792,660 926,560 910,410 711,740 735,410 12.8 12.9 12.6 11.6 11.6 602 585 610 585 563 55.8 56.3 54.6 54.1 54.7

Source: EI administrative data.

  1. The definition of working while on claim includes all claimants who earned income during their EI benefit period.
  2. Includes claims for which at least $1 of regular benefits was paid. If all EI benefits are considered, then there were 801,100 claims out of 1,862,180 claims (43.0%) in 2010/11 that involved working while on claim.
  3. Data on working while on claim are lagged by one year to ensure all claims were completed.
Annex 2.17 Benefit Repayment Provision

Annex 2.17 Benefit Repayment Provision1

Annex 2.17 Benefit Repayment Provision
  People Who Repaid Benefits Amount Repaid
% Change   % Change ($ Million)
2009–2010 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2009–2010 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
Province/Territory2  
Newfoundland and Labrador 14.0 9,254 8,115 9,835 7,919 6,243 19.4 15.9 13.3 15.2 12.0 9.3
Prince Edward Island 13.2 850 751 1,094 1,038 985 20.9 1.5 1.2 1.9 2.0 2.1
Nova Scotia 18.5 7,022 5,924 6,868 6,328 6,318 22.9 11.4 9.3 10.6 10.2 9.8
New Brunswick 4.3 5,130 4,919 5,736 5,246 4,224 10.1 8.0 7.2 7.7 7.1 5.8
Quebec 8.1 46,244 42,787 41,242 39,479 38,371 13.9 47.5 41.7 38.5 36.3 35.9
Ontario -7.6 55,090 59,627 54,754 50,923 51,292 -19.2 54.2 67.1 48.7 40.8 42.4
Manitoba 10.9 3,094 2,789 2,225 2,204 2,209 4.1 3.5 3.3 2.3 2.1 2.1
Saskatchewan 7.6 4,768 4,430 3,689 3,675 3,516 4.8 5.4 5.2 4.0 3.9 3.4
Alberta 31.4 29,553 22,491 17,143 17,057 17,321 33.5 36.4 27.2 17.8 17.4 18.1
British Columbia 16.3 22,281 19,157 16,189 14,448 15,616 19.5 25.5 21.3 15.8 13.6 14.6
Nunavut 46.7 22 15 18 13 0 57.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Northwest Territories 21.3 433 357 288 338 362 15.8 0.6 0.5 0.3 0.4 0.4
Yukon -4.0 336 350 326 321 320 0.8 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.3
Gender
Male 7.2 163,914 152,912 141,743 132,883 130,514 6.1 189.4 178.6 147.6 132.9 131.0
Female 7.3 20,165 18,800 17,665 16,106 16,275 7.9 20.8 19.2 15.6 13.2 13.1
Age
15 to 24 Years (Youth) 43.3 6,478 4,521 5,158 4,619 3,940 43.7 7.0 4.8 5.0 4.2 3.4
25 to 44 Years 7.8 79,814 74,010 68,588 69,298 64,100 4.6 81.7 78.1 63.1 62.4 56.8
45 to 54 Years 0.2 54,400 54,303 49,766 43,355 44,567 -3.3 60.1 62.1 50.2 41.4 41.9
55 Years and Older (Older Workers) 11.6 43,387 38,878 35,896 31,717 34,182 16.4 61.5 52.8 45.0 38.2 42.0
National2 7.2 184,079 171,712 159,408 148,989 146,789 6.2 210.2 197.8 163.2 146.2 144.2

Source: EI administrative data.

  1. As benefit repayments are administered through the tax system, the most recent data available are for the 2010 taxation year.
  2. Provincial and territorial figures do not add up to the national total because non-residents are included.
Annex 2.18 Contributors to the Program, 2010

Annex 2.18 Contributors to the Program, 20101

Annex 2.18 Contributors to the Program, 2010
  EI Premiums Employment Income Workers
Total Employers2 Employees Total Employment Income Total EI Insurable Earnings Number of Workers Employment Income per Worker Insurable Earnings per Worker
($ Million) % of National Total ($ Million) ($ Million) ($ Million) % of National Total ($ Million) Number % of National Total ($) ($)
Province/Territory of Employer  
Newfoundland and Labrador 255.5 1.5 145.7 109.9 9,143.7 1.2 6,334.3 263,810 1.5 34,611 23,955
Prince Edward Island 73.7 0.4 42.0 31.7 2,394.1 0.3 1,832.2 81,250 0.5 29,471 22,562
Nova Scotia 486.5 2.8 274.5 212.0 16,870.4 2.3 12,251.8 486,320 2.7 34,674 25,162
New Brunswick 399.5 2.3 226.2 173.3 13,570.6 1.9 10,010.7 407,340 2.3 33,289 24,558
Quebec 3,195.6 18.2 1,779.2 1,416.4 146,087.2 19.9 104,193.6 4,066,180 22.9 35,914 25,615
Ontario 7,048.0 40.2 3,977.3 3,070.7 291,271.9 39.7 177,617.9 6,666,490 37.6 43,689 26,641
Manitoba 654.3 3.7 368.4 286.0 23,737.9 3.2 16,523.8 641,460 3.6 37,027 25,758
Saskatchewan 565.0 3.2 316.7 248.3 21,846.6 3.0 14,344.5 547,340 3.1 39,903 26,212
Alberta 2,473.8 14.1 1,393.0 1,080.8 113,660.7 15.5 62,480.7 2,209,310 12.5 51,509 28,330
British Columbia 2,279.1 13.0 1,290.3 988.7 91,100.2 12.4 57,148.9 2,290,710 12.9 39,745 24,927
Nunavut 22.8 0.1 13.0 9.8 1,027.2 0.1 570.6 20,950 0.1 49,058 27,168
Northwest Territories 39.7 0.2 22.5 17.2 1,788.4 0.2 995.8 33,930 0.2 52,939 29,590
Yukon 26.8 0.2 15.2 11.6 1,014.9 0.1 668.5 23,930 0.1 42,640 28,227
Gender3  
Male 9,679.1 55.2 5,456.1 4,223.0 449,535.6 61.3 256,490.8 9,156,860 51.6 49,093 28,010
Female 7,840.1 44.7 4,407.2 3,432.9 283,813.1 38.7 208,454.8 8,574,720 48.3 33,099 24,310
Age3  
15 to 24 Years (Youth) 1,502.0 8.6 864.2 637.9 41,519.0 5.7 38,709.8 3,155,990 17.8 13,156 12,265
25 to 44 Years 8,291.8 47.3 4,668.0 3,623.8 323,939.7 44.2 219,970.6 7,448,910 42.0 43,488 29,530
45 to 54 Years 4,833.4 27.6 2,705.4 2,128.0 226,559.7 30.9 129,507.0 4,106,900 23.2 55,166 31,533
55 Years and Older (Older Workers) 2,891.9 16.5 1,625.7 1,266.3 141,327.8 19.3 76,757.9 3,019,730 17.0 46,801 25,418
Industries  
Goods-Producing Sector 4,003.7 22.9 2,265.2 1,738.6 176,078.3 24.0 105,631.9 3,561,620 20.1 49,666 29,856
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting 183.0 1.0 105.7 77.2 6,921.6 0.9 4,677.7 300,210 1.7 22,973 15,589
Mining, and Oil and Gas Extraction 340.9 1.9 190.1 150.9 22,633.3 3.1 8,905.6 231,840 1.3 98,349 39,007
Utilities 179.6 1.0 98.0 81.6 10,607.0 1.4 4,963.9 127,330 0.7 83,960 39,428
Construction 1,224.8 7.0 709.7 515.1 50,207.0 6.8 30,999.7 1,121,070 6.3 44,945 27,789
Manufacturing 2,075.4 11.8 1,161.6 913.8 85,709.4 11.7 56,085.0 1,781,170 10.0 48,347 31,686
Services-Producing Sector 13,296.1 75.9 7,470.9 5,825.3 547,576.5 74.7 353,726.3 13,802,970 77.8 39,629 25,579
Wholesale Trade 924.8 5.3 523.3 401.5 41,339.1 5.6 24,464.1 843,480 4.8 49,205 29,141
Retail Trade 1,495.9 8.5 855.5 640.3 50,978.5 6.9 38,925.4 2,086,110 11.8 24,254 18,453
Transportation and Warehousing 793.5 4.5 444.5 349.0 31,402.7 4.3 21,147.1 710,520 4.0 44,264 29,824
Information and Cultural Industries 420.0 2.4 232.0 187.9 19,230.4 2.6 11,420.7 350,140 2.0 54,906 32,604
Finance and Insurance 820.1 4.7 448.7 371.4 46,913.7 6.4 22,530.3 696,480 3.9 67,425 32,520
Real Estate, and Rental and Leasing 262.8 1.5 150.5 112.4 11,995.3 1.6 6,784.8 292,270 1.6 40,603 22,980
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 1,036.8 5.9 585.8 451.0 54,286.4 7.4 27,406.2 995,170 5.6 54,578 27,650
Management of Companies and Enterprises 138.0 0.8 77.1 60.9 9,845.8 1.3 3,710.7 129,630 0.7 76,243 29,099
Administrative and Support, Waste Management and Remediation Services 805.7 4.6 462.2 343.4 28,878.2 3.9 20,742.9 969,740 5.5 29,443 21,067
Educational Services 1,409.3 8.0 776.4 633.0 56,665.6 7.7 38,539.9 1,297,100 7.3 43,558 29,494
Health Care and Social Assistance 1,767.1 10.1 991.0 776.2 64,541.6 8.8 47,517.4 1,608,140 9.1 40,316 29,692
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 199.5 1.1 114.3 85.2 7,277.9 1.0 5,178.9 297,770 1.7 24,272 17,090
Accommodation and Food Services 656.6 3.7 380.7 275.9 19,518.3 2.7 16,695.2 1,257,220 7.1 15,272 13,013
Other Services 614.6 3.5 354.3 260.3 21,777.3 3.0 15,671.2 710,490 4.0 30,435 21,856
Public Administration 1,951.5 11.1 1,074.6 876.9 82,925.7 11.3 52,991.4 1,558,710 8.8 53,413 34,210
Unclassified 220.4 1.3 127.9 92.5 9,859.1 1.3 5,615.2 374,430 2.1 25,723 14,839
National 17,520.3 100.0 9,863.9 7,656.3 733,513.9 100.0 464,973.4 17,739,020 100.0 41,350 26,211

Source: Canada Revenue Agency, 2010 T4s with employment income.

  1. As premium payments are administered through the tax system, the most recent data available are for the 2010 taxation year.
  2. Employer contributions are 1.4 times employee contributions.
  3. Gender and age figures do not add up to the national total because some data are missing for these categories.
Annex 2.19 Benefits-to-Contributions Ratios, 2010

Annex 2.19 Benefits-to-Contributions Ratios, 20101

Annex 2.19 Benefits-to-Contributions Ratios, 20101
  Total EI Premiums Total Regular Benefits Total Income Benefits Regular Benefits-to-Contributions Ratio Total Income Benefits-to-Contributions Ratio Adjusted Regular Benefits-to-Contributions Ratio2 Adjusted Total Income Benefits-to-Contributions Ratio2
($ Million) % of National Total ($ Million) % of National Total ($ Million) % of National Total     Canada = 1 Canada = 1
Province/Territory3  
Newfoundland and Labrador 255.5 1.5 688.8 5.5 892.9 5.0 2.7 3.5 3.8 3.4
Prince Edward Island 73.7 0.4 158.2 1.3 223.6 1.3 2.1 3.0 3.0 3.0
Nova Scotia 486.5 2.8 577.6 4.6 793.1 4.5 1.2 1.6 1.7 1.6
New Brunswick 399.5 2.3 619.6 4.9 829.4 4.7 1.6 2.1 2.2 2.0
Quebec5 3,195.6 18.2 3,448.0 27.5 3,967.9 22.3 0.8 1.2 1.1 1.2
Ontario 7,048.0 40.2 3,939.5 31.4 6,092.1 34.2 0.6 0.9 0.8 0.9
Manitoba 654.3 3.7 288.9 2.3 505.7 2.8 0.4 0.8 0.6 0.8
Saskatchewan 565.0 3.2 247.1 2.0 417.6 2.3 0.4 0.7 0.6 0.7
Alberta 2,473.8 14.1 1,021.6 8.1 1,727.8 9.7 0.4 0.7 0.6 0.7
British Columbia 2,279.1 13.0 1,507.5 12.0 2,271.2 12.8 0.7 1.0 0.9 1.0
Nunavut 22.8 0.1 12.0 0.1 18.0 0.1 0.5 0.8 0.7 0.8
Northwest Territories 39.7 0.2 20.5 0.2 31.5 0.2 0.5 0.8 0.7 0.8
Yukon 26.8 0.2 20.8 0.2 29.0 0.2 0.8 1.1 1.1 1.1
Gender4  
Male 9,680.2 55.3 8,209.0 65.4 9,665.1 54.3 0.8 1.0 1.2 1.0
Female 7,840.1 44.7 4,341.2 34.6 8,134.4 45.7 0.6 1.0 0.8 1.0
Age4  
15 to 24 Years (Youth) 1,503.2 8.6 1,129.0 9.0 1,685.1 9.5 0.8 1.1 1.0 1.1
25 to 44 Years 8,291.8 47.3 5,584.8 44.5 9,355.4 52.6 0.7 1.1 0.9 1.1
45 to 54 Years 4,833.4 27.6 3,338.4 26.6 3,890.4 21.9 0.7 0.8 1.0 0.8
55 Years and Older (Older Workers) 2,891.9 16.5 2,497.9 19.9 2,868.7 16.1 0.9 1.0 1.2 1.0
Industries3  
Goods-Producing Sector 4,003.7 22.9 5,154.4 41.1 6,340.4 35.6 1.3 1.6 1.8 1.6
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting 183.0 1.0 585.3 4.7 683.6 3.8 3.2 3.7 4.5 3.7
Mining, and Oil and Gas Extraction 340.9 1.9 246.7 2.0 303.3 1.7 0.7 0.9 1.0 0.9
Utilities 179.6 1.0 44.2 0.4 67.1 0.4 0.2 0.4 0.3 0.4
Construction 1,224.8 7.0 2,293.1 18.3 2,623.1 14.7 1.9 2.1 2.6 2.1
Manufacturing 2,075.4 11.8 1,985.2 15.8 2,663.2 15.0 1.0 1.3 1.3 1.3
Services-Producing Sector 13,296.1 75.9 7,071.3 56.3 11,037.7 62.0 0.5 0.8 0.7 0.8
Wholesale Trade 924.8 5.3 616.1 4.9 901.7 5.1 0.7 1.0 0.9 1.0
Retail Trade 1,495.9 8.5 788.2 6.3 1,212.3 6.8 0.5 0.8 0.7 0.8
Transportation and Warehousing 793.5 4.5 545.0 4.3 701.2 3.9 0.7 0.9 1.0 0.9
Information and Cultural Industries 420.0 2.4 178.3 1.4 274.5 1.5 0.4 0.7 0.6 0.6
Finance and Insurance 820.1 4.7 223.1 1.8 464.9 2.6 0.3 0.6 0.4 0.6
Real Estate, and Rental and Leasing 262.8 1.5 192.5 1.5 261.6 1.5 0.7 1.0 1.0 1.0
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 1,036.8 5.9 593.5 4.7 871.5 4.9 0.6 0.8 0.8 0.8
Management of Companies and Enterprises 138.0 0.8 76.3 0.6 111.6 0.6 0.6 0.8 0.8 0.8
Administrative and Support, Waste Management and Remediation Services 805.7 4.6 878.1 7.0 1,142.8 6.4 1.1 1.4 1.5 1.4
Educational Services 1,409.3 8.0 654.7 5.2 1,077.0 6.1 0.5 0.8 0.6 0.8
Health Care and Social Assistance 1,767.1 10.1 410.9 3.3 1,102.7 6.2 0.2 0.6 0.3 0.6
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 199.5 1.1 252.4 2.0 309.2 1.7 1.3 1.6 1.8 1.5
Accommodation and Food Services 656.6 3.7 561.3 4.5 794.8 4.5 0.9 1.2 1.2 1.2
Other Services 614.6 3.5 443.8 3.5 643.7 3.6 0.7 1.0 1.0 1.0
Public Administration 1,951.5 11.1 657.0 5.2 1,168.1 6.6 0.3 0.6 0.5 0.6
Unclassified 220.4 1.3 324.5 2.6 421.5 2.4 1.5 1.9 2.1 1.9
National 17,520.3 100.0 12,550.1 100.0 17,799.6 100.0 0.7 1.0 1.0 1.0

Source: Canada Revenue Agency, 2010 T4s with employment income; EI administrative data.

  1. As premium payments are administered through the tax system, the most recent data available are for the 2010 taxation year.
  2. For ease of analysis, the benefits-to-contributions ratios have been adjusted so that the national figure equals one.
  3. Province, territory and industry are determined by the location of the employer for premiums and of the claimant for benefits.
  4. Gender and age figures do not add up to the national total because some data are missing for these categories.
  5. The calculation of Quebec's regular benefits-to-contributions ratio and adjusted regular benefits-to-contributions ratio takes into consideration that employers and employees in the province do not pay EI premiums for maternity and parental benefits, due to the presence of the Quebec Parental Insurance Plan (QPIP). To account for this, the EI contributions from Quebec, which is the denominator of the two ratios, has been modified upward to estimate how much employers and employees in Quebec would pay in EI premiums if they had to contribute for EI maternity and parental benefits.
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