Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Report 2014/2015   Annex 2 - Employment Insurance benefits data tables

  • Annex 2.1 - Employment Insurance Benefits – Concepts and Definitions

    Chapter II and Annex 2 provide information on the numbers of new claims established, the average actual duration, the average weekly benefit rate and the amount paid in benefits. These concepts are defined below.

    New Claims Established

    New claims established refer to new Employment Insurance claims that have been received, processed and approved by Employment and Social Development Canada (via Service Canada) for which at least $1 in benefits was paid to an Employment Insurance claimant.

    To avoid double counting, each claim established is counted only once. Thus, a claim that was established, for example, in November 2013 (i.e. in 2013/2014) and for which benefits paid to an Employment Insurance claimant began in December 2013 (i.e. in 2013/2014) and ended in June 2014 (i.e. in 2014/2015) is included in the 2013/2014 statistics, but is not counted in the 2014/2015 statistics.

    New claims established designate a different concept from new applications submitted to Employment and Social Development Canada (and received by the organization). An application may be submitted, but not necessarily established. This is the case, for example, when the application is rejected because not all of the eligibility requirements are met.

    It should be noted that the number of new claims established during a fiscal year does not necessarily correspond to the number of new Employment Insurance claimants because a claimant can have more than one Employment Insurance claim established annually.

    New claims established are also referred to under other names such as: new claims established, benefits claims and claims established. The terms "new," "benefits" and "established" are sometimes omitted so as not to complicate the text. In all cases, these terms refer to the same concept.

    Average Actual Duration

    The average actual duration of Employment Insurance claims refers, in regard to these claims, to the average number of weeks of benefits per claim during which at least one dollar in benefits was paid to an Employment Insurance claimant.

    The average actual duration is calculated by dividing the number of weeks of benefits during which at least one dollar was paid to a claimant by the number of claims that were established.

    The average actual duration is a different concept than the maximum duration: the latter is the maximum number of weeks during which benefits may be paid (under sections 12 and 152.14 of the Employment Insurance Act, and Section 8 of the Employment Insurance (Fishing) Regulations), while the former is the number of weeks for which benefits are actually paid.

    Average Weekly Benefit Rate

    The average weekly benefit rate refers to the rate of weekly benefits payable on average through an Employment Insurance claim.

    The average weekly benefit rate is calculated by dividing the sum of the weekly benefit rate of each claim by the number of claims that were established.

    The family supplement is always included in the calculation of the benefit rate, unless otherwise specified.

    The average weekly benefit rate is not necessarily equal to the amount of benefits actually paid on average per claim established. The amount paid may be less than the benefit rate, especially if the weekly benefits are reduced because the claimant worked while on claim (for more information, see Section 2.3.3 of Chapter II relating to the working while on claim provision).

    Amount Paid

    The amount paid refers to the sum of benefit payments that claimants who have had an Employment Insurance claim established have received. In other words, it is the value of Employment Insurance benefits that were paid to Employment Insurance claimants.

    The amount paid is always reported on a cash basis, meaning that they are reported in the year in which they were paid. Thus, the amount paid in benefits to an Employment Insurance claimant who, for example, had a claim established in November 2013 (i.e. in 2013/2014) and received payment starting in December 2013 (i.e. 2013/2014) and ending in June 2014 (i.e. 2014/2015) are included in the fiscal year statistics for 2013/2014 and 2014/2015. If this claimant received $200 per week for 17 weeks between December 2013 and March 2014, and $200 per week for 12 weeks between April and June 2014, an amount of $3,400 will be allocated to the 2013/2014 fiscal year and $2,400 will be allocated to the 2014/2015 fiscal year.

    About claims that include more than one type of benefits

    A claim that includes more than one type of benefits refers to an Employment Insurance claim for which the claimant receives more than one type of benefits during its benefit period. The eight types of benefits available under the Employment Insurance program as stipulated in Chapter II and Annex 2 are: regular benefits, fishing benefits, maternity benefits, parental benefits, sickness benefits, compassionate care benefits, benefits for parents of critically ill children, and work-sharing benefits.

    A claim that includes more than one type of benefits is treated as several different claims, namely one claim per type of benefits, unless aggregated information is presented, in which case the claim that includes more than one type of benefits is considered to be a single claim. For example, a claim for which a claimant receives both regular benefits and maternity benefits during its benefit period is treated as two separate claims in cases where information on regular benefits or maternity benefits is reported separately (as in the case of Annexes 2.4 and 2.12, which report data on the two types of benefits separately; in this example, each of the two annexes would add one claim to its statistics). Conversely, if aggregated information is presented, the claim is considered a single claim (as in the case of Annex 2.2, which presents data on all Employment Insurance benefits).

  • Annex 2.2 - Employment Insurance Benefits
    New Claims Established1 Average Weekly Benefit Rate2 Amount Paid3
    ($) Change (%)4

    2013/2014–

    2014/2015
    ($ Million) Change (%)4

    2013/2014–

    2014/2015
    2009/2010 2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 Change (%)4

    2013/2014–

    2014/2015
    2009/2010 2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 2009/2010 2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015
    Province and Territory5
    Newfoundland and Labrador 92,300 85,430 86,870 81,130 82,050r 81,260 -1.0 363 377 394 407 422 435 3.1 960.3 884.9 894.0 840.8 837.9r 863.1 3.0
    Prince Edward Island 24,580 23,870 24,080 21,870 21,330 21,960 3.0 365 370 382 398 403 416 3.2 225.9 223.5 228.5 218.1 200.0 211.4 5.7
    Nova Scotia 90,480 86,040 87,930 82,000 78,650r 79,610 1.2 355 363 377 388 404 419 3.7 821.3 785.6 804.6 773.4 738.9r 748.5 1.3
    New Brunswick 94,030 91,220 91,990 90,170 85,650r 85,090 -0.7 352 359 370 385r 402r 412 2.5 855.7 832.1 847.1 838.9 828.2r 824.4 -0.5
    Quebec 579,760 507,190 526,110 505,500 493,130r 491,800 -0.3 359r 364 378 390 409 420 2.7 4,186.9 3,900.9 3,570.0 3,453.2 3,375.6r 3,511.1 4.0
    Ontario 699,450 564,590 592,030 575,250 573,450r 562,090 -2.0 369 371 382 393 419 431 2.9 6,898.2 5,857.5 5,188.2 5,051.7 5,244.6r 5,276.5 0.6
    Manitoba 66,450 58,160 58,170 58,320 56,660r 57,080 0.7 351 358 368 381 408 422 3.4 511.7 486.7 451.8 463.3 483.1r 498.7 3.2
    Saskatchewan 51,540 45,300 44,700 44,400 44,430r 47,890 7.8 370 377 393 409 432 452 4.6 447.2 424.0 389.3 393.3 414.0r 437.8 5.7
    Alberta 196,630 150,810 142,560 143,280 146,220r 170,190 16.4 396 400 411 424 453 472 4.2 2,011.4 1,618.0 1,333.5 1,283.6 1,384.5r 1,509.4 9.0
    British Columbia 263,570 227,520 222,610 211,540 205,440r 208,630 1.6 367 367 377 389 416 429 3.1 2,427.5 2,231.7 1,908.6 1,815.2 1,798.8r 1,864.9 3.7
    Yukon 2,750 2,580 2,710 2,720 2,560 2,450 -4.3 420 434 444 453 472 474 0.4 32.6 28.3 29.2 31.8 29.5 30.4 3.1
    Northwest Territories 2,550 2,530 2,520 2,400 2,310 2,250 -2.6 427 440 450 465 489 495 1.2 33.5 31.8 33.8 32.7 31.4 29.3 -6.7
    Nunavut 1,370 1,550 1,340 1,360 1,260 990 -21.4 424 431 439 466 464 469 1.1 17.6 18.4 17.6 17.7 18.1 15.1 -16.6
    Missing Data 0 0 0 0 280 70 -75.0 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.2 0.4 -66.7
    Gender
    Men 1,228,500 1,010,210 1,024,820 982,220 977,290r 994,760 1.8 391 395 408 421r 443 457 3.2 11,170.9 9,276.0 8,149.7 7,778.8 7,874.5r 8,092.0 2.8
    Women 936,960 836,580 858,800 837,720 816,130r 816,600 0.1 334 340 351 363 387 398 2.8 8,258.8 8,047.5 7,546.6 7,435.1 7,511.3r 7,728.9 2.9
    Age
    24 Years and Under (Youth) 253,330 218,120 204,320 193,180 182, 430r 182,070 -0.2 326 331 342 354 380 394 3.7 1,962.7 1,595.3 1,426.0 1,347.9 1,320.0r 1,316.8 -0.2
    25 to 44 Years 1,061,520 901,680 902,960 873,760 861,740r 873,760 1.4 377 381 393 406 429 442 3.0 10,323.4 9,057.2 8,268.2 8,128.4 8,288.2r 8,539.6 3.0
    45 to 54 Years 508,860 417,440 434,420 410,090 399,180r 391,340 -2.0 372 374 387 399 420 434 3.3 4,249.1 3,793.9 3,298.5 3,091.6 3,051.5r 3,070.9 0.6
    55 Years and Older (Older Workers) 341,750 309,550 341,920 342,910 350,070r 364,190 4.0 356r 359r 373 384 405 417 3.0 2,894.5 2,877.1 2,703.4 2,645.9 2,726.1 2,893.6 6.1
    Claimant Category6
    Long-Tenured Workers 755,640 536,420 569,860 502,550 461,460 412,320 -10.6 401 405 415 428 453 468 3.3 7,288.3 6,501.2 5,252.4 4,937.8 4,424.0 3,919.7 -11.4
    Occasional Claimants 1,079,240 971,600 961,970 967,260 991,310 1,063,380 7.3 338 344 355 370 397r 414 4.3 9,090.8 7,808.1 7,303.4 7,114.6 7,860.5 8,774.0 11.6
    Frequent Claimants 330,580 338,770 351,790 350,130 339,180 333,100 -1.8 380 391 401 414 428 439 2.6 3,050.6 3,014.2 3,140.4 3,161.5 3,093.3 3,110.4 0.6
    Missing Data 0 0 0 0 1,470 2,560 74.1 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 416 427 2.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 7.9 16.8 112.7
    Canada 2,165,460 1,846,790 1,883,620 1,819,940 1,793,420r 1,811,360 1.0 366r 370 382 395 417r 431 3.4 19,429.7 17,323.5 15,696.2 15,213.9 15,385.8r 15,821.0 2.8
    • Note: Totals may not add up due to rounding.
    • 1 Includes claims for which at least $1 of Employment Insurance benefits was paid.
    • 2 Takes into account family supplement top-ups paid to Employment Insurance claimants.
    • 3 Takes into account benefits paid under regular, fishing, special (maternity, parental, sickness, compassionate care and parents for critically ill children) and work-sharing benefits, as well as those paid under section 25 of the Employment Insurance Act for training purposes. Amount paid also includes family supplement top-ups.
    • 4 Percentage growth between 2013/2014 and 2014/2015.
    • 5 Starting with the 2013/2014 Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Report, provincial and territorial figures are based on the province or territory of residence where a claim was initially established; figures pertaining to years prior to 2013/2014 published in the previous Reports have been restated to reflect this. The previous reporting methodology was based on the province or territory of residence where the claim ended.
    • 6 Long-tenured workers are Employment Insurance (EI) claimants who have paid at least 30% of the maximum annual EI premiums in 7 of the past 10 years and who, over the last 5 years, have collected EI regular or fishing benefits for 35 weeks or less. Frequent claimants are EI claimants who have had three or more EI regular or fishing claims and have collected benefits for a total of more than 60 weeks in the past 5 years. Occasional claimants are EI claimants who do not meet the requirements for either long-tenured workers or frequent claimants.
    • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.
  • Annex 2.3 - Employment Insurance Benefits (by Employment Insurance Economic Region)
    New Claims Established1 Average Weekly Benefit Rate2 Amount Paid3
    ($) Change (%)4

    2013/2014–

    2014/2015
    ($ Million) Change (%)4

    2013/2014–

    2014/2015
    2009/2010 2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 Change (%)4

    2013/2014–

    2014/2015
    2009/2010 2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 2009/2010 2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015
    Employment Insurance Economic Region
    Newfoundland and Labrador
    St. John’s 15,570 14,030 14,640 13,530 13,990 14,810 5.9 371 384 400 422 430 441 2.6 141.6 134.5 129.3 121.9 120.1 130.5 8.7
    Newfoundland/Labrador 76,730 71,400 72,230 67,600 68,050 66,420 -2.4 362 375 393 404 421 434 3.1 818.7 750.3 764.8 718.8 717.7 732.4 2.0
    Prince Edward Island
    Prince Edward Island (until October 11, 2014)5 24,580 23,870 24,080 21,870 21,330 9,530 Not applicable 365 370 382 398 403 409 Not applicable 225.9 223.5 228.5 218.1 200.0 153.1 Not applicable
    Charlottetown (starting October 12, 2014)5 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 2,960 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 402 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 11.1 Not applicable
    Prince Edward Island (starting October 12, 2014)5 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 9,460 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 428 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 47.1 Not applicable
    Nova Scotia
    Eastern Nova Scotia 28,270 28,030 28,950 27,060 27,010 27,660 2.4 366 376 388 401 419 435 3.8 294.5 283.4 290.8 289.2 286.6 286.4 -0.1
    Western Nova Scotia 42,070 39,090 39,350 36,220 34,090 33,860 -0.7 352 359 375 385 392 407 3.8 355.9 338.3 350.3 329.5 300.1 298.5 -0.5
    Halifax 20,140 18,920 19,630 18,720 17,510 18,030 3.0 347 350 364 375 405 415 2.5 170.8 163.9 163.4 154.8 151.9 163.1 7.4
    New Brunswick
    Fredericton–Moncton–Saint John 27,580 27,300 28,080 28,190 26,370 26,280 -0.3 337 344 353 366 392 403 2.8 209.0 217.9 216.3 219.8 222.1 225.5 1.5
    Madawaska–Charlotte 16,970 15,730 16,120 15,710 14,520 14,250 -1.9 354 358 369 384 391 398 1.8 144.8 136.8 137.3 136.7 132.3 120.5 -8.9
    Restigouche–Albert 49,480 48,190 47,790 46,270 44,730 44,490 -0.5 359 368 381 398 413 421 1.9 502.0 477.4 493.5 482.4 473.7 478.0 0.9
    Quebec
    Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine 30,320 28,950 28,810 27,920 27,240 26,520 -2.6 369 380 394 405 421 432 2.6 302.1 287.4 289.2 281.1 271.7 273.8 0.8
    Quebec 45,560 40,790 41,600 39,570 39,040 40,290 3.2 358 361 377 387 417 427 2.4 251.1 262.6 228.1 209.4 221.6 240.7 8.6
    Trois-Rivières 12,110 11,270 11,540 10,670 10,700 9,900 -7.5 365 373 383 404 400 409 2.3 83.5 88.7 83.8 76.8 69.3 65.3 -5.8
    South Central Quebec 14,540 12,370 13,490 10,950 10,590 9,760 -7.8 350 352 368 378 406 419 3.2 86.3 71.6 63.9 57.9 53.1 57.6 8.5
    Sherbrooke 12,170 10,210 11,430 9,730 9,690 10,850 12.0 355 349 362 377 403 412 2.2 73.1 64.4 59.4 54.3 54.2 67.2 24.0
    Montérégie 42,810 35,300 37,840 32,470 31,260 30,970 -0.9 349 352 365 375 403 415 3.0 279.4 244.8 222.4 196.9 188.1 195.7 4.0
    Montreal 206,450 174,190 180,820 181,210 176,260 176,270 0.0 350 354 366 378 407 419 2.9 1,493.8 1,399.7 1,183.5 1,192.1 1,211.3 1,289.1 6.4
    Central Quebec 100,280 87,310 93,940 90,680 87,370 87,010 -0.4 367 370 384 399 401 412 2.7 706.2 645.1 632.8 624.2 566.1 569.7 0.6
    North Western Quebec 27,530 24,310 23,840 22,830 22,690 23,260 2.5 375 384 400 413 417 428 2.6 238.0 202.6 189.4 185.4 178.1 176.5 -0.9
    Lower Saint Lawrence and North Shore 59,990 56,040 55,500 53,890 52,600 49,550 -5.8 374 381 396 410 417 425 1.9 486.5 450.2 444.7 411.6 398.0 390.9 -1.8
    Hull 12,960 13,020 14,110 12,820 12,860 13,420 4.4 372 375 384 394 422 431 2.1 80.9 87.3 82.7 82.4 80.0 89.7 12.1
    Chicoutimi–Jonquière 15,040 13,430 13,190 12,760 12,540 13,360 6.5 369 375 386 404 408 422 3.4 105.8 96.5 90.1 81.2 82.7 91.0 10.0
    Ontario
    Ottawa 34,860 31,760 34,090 33,650 33,380 33,180 -0.6 383 385 395 409 435 448 3.0 323.9 332.9 314.3 314.3 322.4 333.4 3.4
    Eastern Ontario 26,960 24,060 25,790 26,240 26,590 26,590 0.0 351 359 369 380 409 424 3.7 204.1 203.8 196.0 202.2 207.6 217.3 4.7
    Kingston 6,680 5,950 6,530 5,810 5,790 5,730 -1.0 363 361 372 385 409 425 3.9 55.0 54.0 47.7 47.7 48.4 51.4 6.2
    Central Ontario 69,720 58,550 64,100 60,220 60,790 58,200 -4.3 353 357 371 382 407 419 2.9 586.7 521.0 482.8 458.0 485.5 487.6 0.4
    Oshawa 19,060 16,120 17,290 16,700 17,820 17,890 0.4 390 394 407 421 429 449 4.7 211.2 179.5 158.6 152.5 159.0 162.7 2.3
    Toronto 271,870 211,510 218,030 215,900 213,260 207,290 -2.8 369 371 381 392 422 433 2.6 2,857.9 2,457.8 2,127.2 2,060.0 2,149.4 2,161.6 0.6
    Hamilton 34,670 30,010 29,870 28,730 29,520 29,230 -1.0 366 368 382 391 425 433 1.9 357.2 296.5 252.7 237.2 251.7 258.6 2.7
    St. Catharines 26,490 21,060 21,910 22,290 22,220 19,580 -11.9 353 346 358 368 399 409 2.5 229.3 194.1 163.6 164.9 171.9 164.1 -4.5
    London 24,960 19,330 21,460 20,190 20,550 19,400 -5.6 371 364 378 382 414 426 2.9 245.2 193.0 177.1 175.3 182.2 179.3 -1.6
    Niagara 21,420 17,710 19,100 18,350 17,410 17,520 0.6 377 379 395 404 411 425 3.4 219.6 178.8 163.8 156.2 158.4 142.2 -10.2
    Windsor 20,800 16,700 15,940 16,270 14,420 19,480 35.1 375 382 398 406 404 448 10.9 228.7 153.6 132.7 135.7 133.7 129.6 -3.1
    Kitchener 26,930 21,270 22,080 21,730 22,420 20,450 -8.8 368 367 381 391 427 438 2.6 283.3 216.6 188.4 178.8 197.0 202.2 2.6
    Huron 22,460 17,820 19,450 16,950 17,680 17,570 -0.6 375 383 392 406 414 421 1.7 225.9 171.0 162.3 143.9 133.9 142.4 6.3
    South Central Ontario 28,800 21,660 24,100 21,100 19,740 18,560 -6.0 370 368 379 388 418 429 2.6 272.3 207.2 178.2 171.5 169.8 165.2 -2.7
    Sudbury 13,440 8,650 8,050 7,840 8,150 7,870 -3.4 383 369 379 402 426 434 1.9 118.4 88.5 64.7 62.1 68.5 69.2 1.0
    Thunder Bay 7,340 6,300 6,620 5,730 6,440 6,510 1.1 377 376 391 403 438 439 0.2 67.3 53.6 46.6 45.3 48.5 54.5 12.4
    Northern Ontario 42,990 36,130 37,620 37,550 36,810 36,150 -1.8 377 384 397 410 424 432 1.9 412.4 355.6 331.3 345.9 354.1 349.1 -1.4
    Manitoba
    Winnipeg 37,610 32,570 32,120 32,640 31,920 31,990 0.2 348 357 368 381 411 425 3.4 274.0 272.3 248.3 247.1 271.3 272.4 0.4
    Southern Manitoba 17,640 15,910 16,220 15,880 15,060 15,120 0.4 348 353 358 373 401 416 3.7 131.6 114.6 106.5 116.0 112.5 122.1 8.5
    Northern Manitoba 11,200 9,680 9,830 9,800 9,640 9,890 2.6 366 368 381 395 410 417 1.7 106.0 99.8 96.9 100.3 99.0 103.6 4.6
    Saskatchewan
    Regina 8,660 7,530 7,530 7,870 7,800 8,510 9.1 373 380 399 412 448 457 2.0 69.2 70.0 64.9 68.2 71.1 76.8 8.0
    Saskatoon 12,050 10,890 10,930 10,920 11,360 12,220 7.6 370 382 390 408 434 459 5.8 94.7 100.7 91.6 90.1 99.8 111.3 11.5
    Southern Saskatchewan 14,930 12,860 12,450 12,470 11,660 13,080 12.2 360 364 381 398 421 444 5.5 117.7 106.2 96.3 98.2 99.0 106.2 7.3
    Northern Saskatchewan 15,900 14,020 13,790 13,140 13,580 14,030 3.3 378 382 401 418 429 450 4.9 165.6 147.1 136.5 136.8 144.0 143.0 -0.7
    Alberta
    Calgary 63,930 46,960 43,440 46,090 46,710 54,040 15.7 397 401 410 424 456 473 3.7 706.2 549.8 446.0 432.4 474.1 510.1 7.6
    Edmonton 63,070 51,540 47,970 47,760 50,510 57,710 14.3 399 406 417 428 458 474 3.5 613.2 529.1 443.6 416.7 466.9 515.4 10.4
    Northern Alberta 15,720 12,910 12,600 11,890 12,180 14,890 22.2 412 415 434 448 462 484 4.8 170.4 146.7 124.6 124.4 122.6 139.3 13.6
    Southern Alberta 53,910 39,400 38,550 37,540 36,670 43,200 17.8 386 385 397 410 440 465 5.7 521.6 392.4 319.3 310.2 320.0 342.3 7.0
    British Columbia
    Southern Interior British Columbia 49,120 43,850 42,100 38,370 38,040 38,600 1.5 363 365 377 389 422 434 2.8 447.8 404.5 346.7 298.6 302.7 321.9 6.3
    Abbotsford 13,390 11,660 11,980 11,240 11,120 10,690 -3.9 334 327 334 353 366 383 4.6 108.8 97.6 94.7 92.1 86.9 86.7 -0.2
    Vancouver 117,170 98,810 97,290 92,530 91,040 90,310 -0.8 367 364 375 385 413 424 2.7 1,084.2 1,032.7 862.2 816.5 834.7 852.0 2.1
    Victoria 15,650 14,040 14,010 13,830 12,560 12,660 0.8 370 377 383 395 426 436 2.3 139.3 130.0 114.2 120.8 113.4 115.5 1.9
    Southern Coastal British Columbia 36,580 33,920 32,490 31,860 30,310 30,380 0.2 363 364 372 384 419 433 3.3 323.8 300.1 262.0 250.7 250.2 258.9 3.5
    Northern British Columbia 31,660 25,240 24,740 23,710 22,230 25,680 15.5 390 395 411 426 438 454 3.7 323.7 266.9 228.8 236.5 210.0 227.9 8.5
    Territories
    Yukon (until October 11, 2014)5 2,750 2,580 2,710 2,720 2,560 1,120 Not applicable 420 434 444 453 472 471 Not applicable 32.6 28.3 29.2 31.8 29.5 24.0 Not applicable
    Whitehorse (starting October 12, 2014)5 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 740 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 478 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 3.2 Not applicable
    Yukon (starting October 12, 2014)5 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 590 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 474 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 3.2 Not applicable
    Northwest Territories (until October 11, 2014)5 2,550 2,530 2,520 2,400 2,310 1,330 Not applicable 427 440 450 465 489 488 Not applicable 33.5 31.8 33.8 32.7 31.4 24.8 Not applicable
    Yellowknife (starting October 12, 2014)5 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 310 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 499 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 1.2 Not applicable
    Northwest Territories (starting October 12, 2014)5 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 610 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 507 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 3.3 Not applicable
    Nunavut (until October 11, 2014)5 1,370 1,550 1,340 1,360 1,260 510 Not applicable 424 431 439 466 464 464 Not applicable 17.6 18.4 17.6 17.7 18.1 12.8 Not applicable
    Iqualuit (starting October 12, 2014)5 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 100 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 497 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 0.6 Not applicable
    Nunavut (starting October 12, 2014)5 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 380 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 470 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 1.7 Not applicable
    Missing Data 0 0 0 0 1,470 2,560 74.1 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 416 427 2.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 7.9 16.8 112.7
    Canada 2,165,460 1,846,790 1,883,620 1,819,940 1,793,420 1,811,360 1.0 366 370 382 395 417 431 3.4 19,429.7 17,323.5 15,696.2 15,213.9 15,385.8 15,821.0 2.8
    • Note: Totals may not add up due to rounding.
    • 1 Includes claims for which at least $1 of Employment Insurance benefits was paid.
    • 2 Takes into account family supplement top-ups paid to Employment Insurance claimants.
    • 3 Takes into account benefits paid under regular, fishing, special (maternity, parental, sickness, compassionate care and parents of critically ill children) and work-sharing benefits, as well as those paid under section 25 of the Employment Insurance Act for training purposes. Amount paid also includes family supplement top-ups.
    • 4 Percentage growth between 2013/2014 and 2014/2015.
    • 5 As of October 12, 2014, there is a total of 62 Employment Insurance (EI) economic regions, instead of 58 regions. The EI economic regions of Prince Edward Island, Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut were each divided into two EI economic regions, one consisting of the capital area and the remaining consisting of the non-capital area.
    • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.
  • Annex 2.4 - Regular Benefits
    New Claims Established1 Average Actual Duration2,3 Average Weekly Benefit Rate4 Amount Paid4,5
    (Number of Weeks) Change (%)6

    2013/2014–

    2014/2015
    ($) Change (%)6

    2013/2014–

    2014/2015
    ($ Million) Change (%)6

    2013/2014–

    2014/2015
    2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 Change (%)6

    2013/2014–

    2014/2015
    2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015
    Province and Territory7
    Newfoundland and Labrador 68,160 67,430 62,430 63,290 63,410 0.2 27.7 26.6 26.1 25.6 25.3p -1.2 371 387 400r 417 430 3.1 710.8 702.3 647.2 644.3 666.5 3.4
    Prince Edward Island 18,570 18,380 16,930 16,040 16,560 3.2 24.9 24.8 23.3 22.7 23.3p 2.6 362 373 389 395 407 3.0 170.7 170.6 163.0 144.3 147.6 2.3
    Nova Scotia 66,590 68,370 62,160 59,530 60,730 2.0 24.8 24.0 23.9 23.1 23.5p 1.7 360 374 385 400 417 4.3 593.8 599.1 564.0 535.3 534.1 -0.2
    New Brunswick 74,530 75,420 73,500 69,450 68,930 -0.7 24.1 23.7 23.5 23.8 23.4p -1.7 359 371 386 403 413 2.5 666.4 672.0 660.0 643.7 640.9 -0.4
    Quebec 441,710 460,360 436,760 424,230r 423,840 -0.1 20.1 18.7 18.4 18.6 18.7p 0.5 368 382 395 414 426 2.9 3,555.8 3,226.6 3,074.5 2,986.9 3,115.2 4.3
    Ontario 397,260 416,250 404,250 401,030r 391,380 -2.4 21.8 19.6 19.8 19.1 18.7p -2.1 371 383 395 421 435 3.3 3,904.1 3,241.4 3,049.0 3,128.8 3,093.2 -1.1
    Manitoba 37,330 39,090 37,830 35,640 37,280 4.6 18.7 17.6 17.6 17.5 18.0p 2.9 360 370 382 412 424 2.9 308.7 271.1 270.2 267.7 277.2 3.5
    Saskatchewan 29,470 29,280 27,920 27,390 31,500 15.0 19.6 18.6 18.1 17.9 18.6p 3.9 379 397 413 435 458 5.3 269.2 230.8 227.3 225.4 246.3 9.3
    Alberta 96,060 86,670 83,160 84,000 105,780 25.9 19.4 16.5 16.0 16.3 17.4p 6.7 407 418 431 462 484 4.8 1,021.6 731.2 626.3 670.5 747.0 11.4
    British Columbia 162,250 156,310 147,300 140,810r 139,040 -1.3 21.6 19.5 18.8 18.6 18.8p 1.1 367 380 392 419 434 3.6 1,547.4 1,221.5 1,111.8 1,067.1 1,081.5 1.3
    Yukon 2,140 2,060 2,080 2,020 1,880 -6.9 22.6 22.8 24.0 24.0 22.5p -6.3 432 445 457 477 478 0.2 21.6 22.0 22.1 21.3 22.7 6.6
    Northwest Territories 1,680 1,720 1,590 1,530 1,680 9.8 27.4 26.3 26.2 25.9 25.7p -0.8 440 448 463 487 498 2.3 22.2 21.4 22.3 20.3 20.5 1.0
    Nunavut 1,110 930 900 850 600 -29.4 29.2 27.6 28.2 29.2 29.3p 0.3 430 433 462 460 472 2.6 12.9 11.7 12.9 11.9 9.5 -20.2
    Gender
    Men 847,490 855,990 814,090 808,040r 826,410 2.3 21.3 19.8 19.7 19.5 19.5p 0.0 395 408 422 443 458 3.4 8,320.8 7,207.9 6,793.2 6,851.0 7,032.8 2.7
    Women 549,370 566,280 542,720 517,770r 516,200 -0.3 21.9 20.0 19.6 19.3 19.4p 0.5 333 347 358 382 395 3.4 4,484.2 3,913.6 3,657.3 3,516.6 3,569.3 1.5
    Age
    24 Years and Under (Youth) 161,610 149,370 138,910 129,400 129,700 0.2 19.1 18.3 17.6 17.6 17.9p 1.7 337 349 362 389 405 4.1 1,232.2 1,074.7 1,004.7 973.2 966.1 -0.7
    25 to 44 Years 629,390 627,110 594,800 580,650r 592,390 2.0 20.7 19.2 18.9 18.6 18.7p 0.5 381 393 407 430 445 3.5 5,680.6 4,839.2 4,553.0 4,510.3 4,603.5 2.1
    45 to 54 Years 349,010 362,420 339,570 330,230 323,840 -1.9 22.2 20.1 20.1 19.9 19.8p -0.5 376 388 401 423 437 3.3 3,359.1 2,866.0 2,638.8 2,586.6 2,604.6 0.7
    55 Years and Older (Older Workers) 256,850 283,370 283,530 285,530 296,680 3.9 24.3 22.0 21.6 21.4 21.1p -1.4 362 375 386 407 420 3.2 2,533.1 2,341.7 2,254.1 2,297.5 2,427.9 5.7
    Claimant Category8
    Long-Tenured Workers 335,410 363,840 316,420 285,000r 261,760 -8.2 22.1 18.3 18.3 17.9 17.5p -2.2 405 416 429 454 472 4.0 4,425.4 3,155.7 2,719.2 2,377.2 2,136.9 -10.1
    Occasional Claimants 752,220 737,390 720,810 731,030r 776,150 6.2 20.4 19.4 19.1 19.0 19.1p 0.5 349 361 375 403 420 4.2 5,699.0 5,184.7 4,950.3 5,278.5 5,735.6 8.7
    Frequent Claimants 309,230 321,040 319,580 309,780 304,700 -1.6 23.6 22.8 22.2 22.0 22.0p 0.0 388 399 412 425 436 2.6 2,680.7 2,781.2 2,781.1 2,712.0 2,729.6 0.6
    Canada 1,396,860 1,422,270 1,356,810 1,325,810r 1,342,610 1.3 21.5 19.9 19.6 19.4 19.4p 0.0 371 384 396 419 434 3.6 12,805.0 11,121.5 10,450.5 10,367.6 10,602.1 2.3
    • Note: Totals may not add up due to rounding.
    • 1 Includes claims for which at least $1 of regular benefits was paid.
    • 2 In the past, data on the actual duration of regular benefits were reported with a lag of one year after the period covered by the Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Report to ensure that data would pertain to claims that had ended. Starting with the 2014/2015 Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Report, data on the actual duration of regular benefits are reported for the fiscal year covered by the Report in order to provide timely, relevant and consistent information. This change has been made possible by methodological improvements and the increased availability of historical data. However, data for the fiscal year covered by the Report are preliminary; data for 2014/2015 will be revised, if required, in the 2015/2016 Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Report.
    • 3 Excludes benefits paid under section 25 of the Employment Insurance Act for training purposes.
    • 4 Takes into account family supplement top-ups paid to claimants with regular benefits.
    • 5 Starting with the 2014/2015 Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Report, amount paid in regular benefits include benefits under section 25 of the Employment Insurance Act for training purposes; prior years’ figures have been restated to reflect this. The previous reporting methodology for regular benefits excluded these benefits, even though they were included in the total of amount paid in Employment Insurance benefits shown in Annex 2.2.
    • 6 Percentage growth between 2013/2014 and 2014/2015.
    • 7 Starting with the 2013/2014 Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Report, provincial and territorial figures are based on the province or territory of residence where a claim was initially established; figures pertaining to years prior to 2013/2014 published in the previous Reports have been restated to reflect this. The previous reporting methodology was based on the province or territory of residence where the claim ended.
    • 8 Long-tenured workers are Employment Insurance (EI) claimants who have paid at least 30% of the maximum annual EI premiums in 7 of the past 10 years and who, over the last five years, have collected EI regular or fishing benefits for 35 weeks or less. Frequent claimants are EI claimants who have had three or more EI regular or fishing claims and have collected benefits for a total of more than 60 weeks in the past five years. Occasional claimants are EI claimants who do not meet the requirements for either long-tenured workers or frequent claimants.
    • p Preliminary
    • r Revised.
    • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.
  • Annex 2.5 - Regular Benefits (by Industry)
    New Claims Established1 Average Actual Duration2,3 Average Weekly Benefit Rate4 Amount Paid4,5
    (Number of Weeks) Change (%)6

    2013/2014–

    2014/2015
    ($) Change (%)6

    2013/2014–

    2014/2015
    ($ Million) Change (%)6

    2013/2014–

    2014/2015
    2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 Change (%)6

    2013/2014–

    2014/2015
    2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015
    Goods-producing Industries 529,430 534,240 492,470 512,200r 511,030 -0.2 20.8 19.4 19.3 19.1 19.0p -0.5 404r 416 431 451 467 3.5 5,211.3 4,521.2 4,157.8 4,349.4 4,379.8 0.7
    Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting 63,470 64,000 58,110 57,140 56,880 -0.5 23.6 22.6 21.6 21.4 21.9p 2.3 368 379 393 403 416 3.2 589.1 557.0 522.3 503.6 500.7 -0.6
    Mining, and Oil and Gas Extraction 20,450 21,760 22,190 24,380r 28,900 18.5 21.1 20.0 20.3 20.4 19.7p -3.4 448 462 476 495 510 3.0 228.6 200.0 211.8 253.1 238.9 -5.6
    Utilities 5,010 4,530 4,300 4,680 4,420 -5.6 19.1 17.7 17.0 18.3 17.7p -3.3 445 459 477 494 501 1.4 48.9 40.4 38.2 40.0 41.1 2.8
    Construction 267,840 272,830 258,530 274,730r 274,140 -0.2 19.2 18.0 18.1 18.1 17.9p -1.1 425 438 454 473r 487 3.0 2,413.3 2,248.2 2,125.8 2,324.7 2,376.8 2.2
    Manufacturing 172,660 171,120 149,340 151,270 146,690 -3.0 22.2 20.4 20.4 19.9 19.7p -1.0 377 388 398 423 439 3.8 1,931.3 1,475.5 1,259.8 1,228.0 1,222.4 -0.5
    Services-producing Industries 823,800 844,090 797,760 769,260 748,370 -2.7 21.9 20.1 19.8 19.5 19.5p 0.0 352r 365 377 399 413 3.5 7,242.5 6,264.2 5,841.1 5,734.3 5,656.9 -1.3
    Wholesale Trade 49,950 48,440 45,620 43,940 44,050 0.3 25.3 23.6 23.4 22.9 22.4p -2.2 365 376 389 412 424 2.9 614.5 477.0 429.3 435.7 421.0 -3.4
    Retail Trade 94,700 89,480 84,540 79,210 72,850 -8.0 24.6 23.0 22.7 22.2 22.1p -0.5 313 323 324 352 368 4.5 847.4 732.2 641.8 630.3 607.0 -3.7
    Transportation and Warehousing 61,280 62,960 58,950 56,690 56,270 -0.7 19.8 19.1 19.3 18.7 19.1p 2.1 358 367 373 390 403 3.3 529.6 431.9 435.7 412.9 400.3 -3.1
    Finance and Insurance 16,630 16,060 15,870 14,750 13,820 -6.3 27.4 24.3 24.7 24.7 23.1p -6.5 379 396 408r 436 445 2.1 228.3 176.2 161.2 167.0 155.9 -6.6
    Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 17,800 18,690 17,750 18,050 18,030 -0.1 24.9 23.3 21.7 22.2 21.6p -2.7 353 370 382 407 421 3.4 191.6 165.7 152.8 155.3 163.7 5.4
    Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 53,900 53,530 53,600 53,800 54,690 1.7 23.3 22.0 21.3 21.3 20.8p -2.3 391 406 426 448 463 3.3 591.5 493.7 476.0 510.6 505.4 -1.0
    Business, Building and Other Support Services7 103,220 105,960 98,330 96,850 93,310 -3.7 23.7 21.8 21.5 21.3 21.4p 0.5 345 353 368 394 409 3.8 964.4 839.3 785.3 784.5 787.0 0.3
    Educational Services 125,970 149,320 148,080 145,810 146,040 0.2 13.6 11.6 11.9 11.7 12.3p 5.1 387 400 415 438 449 2.5 674.8 623.1 616.8 605.8 634.6 4.8
    Health Care and Social Assistance 54,260 55,510 50,440 48,840 47,160 -3.4 23.0 21.6 21.5 21.3 21.3p 0.0 343 353 363 384 394 2.6 446.4 416.5 388.7 360.2 362.2 0.6
    Information, Culture and Recreation8 47,770 47,340 43,680 41,960 39,470 -5.9 22.6 21.3 20.7 20.4 20.6p 1.0 346 356 371 388 401 3.4 440.3 375.1 346.1 332.8 318.3 -4.4
    Accommodation and Food Services 76,660 73,120 67,410 63,360 58,550 -7.6 24.4 23.0 22.4 22.2 22.3p 0.5 285 300 310 330 341 3.3 579.7 522.0 475.2 460.3 427.2 -7.2
    Other Services (except Public Administration) 47,670 47,330 44,080 40,700 40,730 0.1 23.8 22.1 21.3 21.0 21.4p 1.9 337 349 362 380 394 3.7 461.1 389.7 357.6 336.6 334.4 -0.7
    Public Administration 73,990 76,350 69,410 65,300 63,400 -2.9 21.6 20.5 19.9 20.5 20.6p 0.5 388 400 411 426 437 2.6 673.0 621.9 574.7 542.3 539.9 -0.4
    Unclassified 43,630 43,940 66,580 44,350 83,210 87.6 23.8 22.3 22.1 21.5 21.3p -0.9 344 356 372 392 412 5.1 351.3 336.1 451.7 283.9 565.3 99.1
    Canada 1,396,860 1,422,270 1,356,810 1,325,810r 1,342,610 1.3 21.5 19.9 19.6 19.4 19.4p 0.0 371 384 396 419 434 3.6 12,805.0 11,121.5 10,450.5 10,367.6 10,602.1 2.3
    • Note: Totals may not add up due to rounding.
    • 1 Includes claims for which at least $1 of regular benefits was paid.
    • 2 In the past, data on the actual duration of regular benefits were reported with a lag of one year after the period covered by the Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Report to ensure that data would pertain to claims that had ended. Starting with the 2014/2015 Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Report, data on the actual duration of regular benefits are reported for the fiscal year covered by the Report in order to provide timely, relevant and consistent information. This change has been made possible by methodological improvements and the increased availability of historical data. However, data for the fiscal year covered by the Report are preliminary; data for 2014/2015 will be revised, if required, in the 2015/2016 Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Report.
    • 3 Excludes benefits paid under section 25 of the Employment Insurance Act for training purposes.
    • 4 Takes into account family supplement top-ups paid to claimants with regular benefits.
    • 5 Starting with the 2014/2015 Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Report, amount paid in regular benefits include benefits under section 25 of the Employment Insurance Act for training purposes; prior years’ figures have been restated to reflect this. The previous reporting methodology for regular benefits excluded these benefits, even though they were included in the total of amount paid in Employment Insurance benefits shown in Annex 2.2.
    • 6 Percentage growth between 2013/2014 and 2014/2015.
    • 7 This industry comprises the industries with codes 55 (management of companies and enterprises) and 56 (administrative and support, waste management and mediation services) from the North American Industry Classification System.
    • 8 This industry comprises the industries with codes 51 (information and cultural industries) and 71 (arts, entertainment and recreation) from the North American Industry Classification System.
    • p Preliminary.
    • r Revised.
    • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative.
  • Annex 2.6 - Regular Benefits (by Regional Unemployment Rate and Hours of Insurable Employment from Previous Employment)
    New Claims Established1 Average Actual Duration2,3 Average Weekly Benefit Rate4 Amount Paid4,5
    (Number of Weeks) Change (%)6

    2013/2014–

    2014/2015
    ($) Change (%)6

    2013/2014–

    2014/2015
    ($ Million) Change (%)6

    2013/2014–

    2014/2015
    2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 Change (%)6

    2013/2014–

    2014/2015
    2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015
    Regional Unemployment Rate7
    6.0% or Lower 109,660 182,290 199,610 187,910 273,380 45.5 16.8 15.9 15.7 16.0 16.9p 5.6 369 396 406 442 452 2.3 845.8 965.3 1,320.2 2,512.0 2,848.2 13.4
    6.1%–7.0% 118,160 163,980 159,140 196,410 158,060 -19.5 18.9 18.0 17.7 17.7 17.2p -2.8 384 379 393r 416 433 4.1 913.7 1,133.3 1,090.2 1,583.2 1,855.8 17.2
    7.1%–8.0% 225,910 165,330 177,020 259,710 329,870 27.0 20.1 18.3 18.7 18.3 18.4p 0.5 368 375 384 417 428 2.6 1,972.5 1,318.2 1,039.3 2,957.8 2,661.5 -10.0
    8.1%–9.0% 332,240 463,540 441,350 327,910r 236,460 -27.9 20.2 19.5 19.1 19.3 19.9p 3.1 368 379 395 415 426 2.7 1,942.8 3,198.4 3,220.7 406.5 461.9 13.6
    9.1%–10.0% 209,390 138,570 100,260 45,870 78,450 71.0 23.6 20.4 20.8 19.8 18.8p -5.1 364 388 397 412 436 5.8 3,074.2 1,196.2 1,048.6 573.1 534.0 -6.8
    10.1%–11.0% 113,080 64,650 49,340 84,810r 55,950 -34.0 21.5 20.0 21.2 21.0 20.8p -1.0 379 386 404 413 430 4.1 991.9 722.4 391.4 455.0 444.9 -2.2
    11.1%–12.0% 81,070 48,980 43,320 52,390 44,380 -15.3 22.7 22.9 22.9 20.8 23.1p 11.1 379 393 393 411 419 1.9 778.9 560.8 469.1 108.1 112.5 4.1
    12.1%–13.0% 40,240 26,520 19,890 10,030 7,660 -23.6 24.4 22.3 25.1 23.4 23.6p 0.9 371 398 403 429 434 1.2 484.7 251.0 214.2 164.0 24.8 -84.9
    13.1%–14.0% 19,250 20,130 27,860 6,620 470 -92.9 27.8 26.0 23.8 23.9 22.2p -7.1 365 392 409 429 506 17.9 272.9 192.6 220.8 150.0 227.4 51.6
    14.1%–15.0% 20,540 20,290 17,740 20,030 25,870 29.2 26.3 25.7 26.1 26.7 28.3p 6.0 384 381 392 413 422 2.2 188.0 220.0 219.4 424.0 379.2 -10.6
    15.1%–16.0% 28,850 30,080 21,730 57,470 25,100 -56.3 26.1 27.0 27.0 27.5 25.5p -7.3 372 381 387 413 431 4.4 283.5 314.5 255.5 503.0 604.6 20.2
    16.1% or Higher 98,470 97,910 99,550 76,650 106,960 39.5 27.9 27.3 26.3 25.2 25.3p 0.4 374 389 406 420 429 2.1 1,056.1 1,048.9 961.4 530.9 447.4 -15.7
    Hours of Insurable Employment from Previous Employment
    420–559 Hours 24,170 19,490 17,170 16,200 15,540 -4.1 28.3 28.9 27.1 25.5 27.0p 5.9 287 293 299 309 328 6.1 219.1 180.7 155.1 133.8 127.2 -4.9
    560–699 Hours 72,650 67,530 57,610 52,690r 48,850 -7.3 22.9 22.3 21.4 20.7 21.7p 4.8 317 324 335 343 353 2.9 595.5 506.8 458.0 380.0 361.1 -5.0
    700–839 Hours 102,090 101,820 91,410 88,590 88,530 -0.1 21.1 20.2 19.3 19.0 19.5p 2.6 329 334 342 356 367 3.1 783.0 708.3 646.5 592.3 592.6 0.1
    840–979 Hours 134,560 129,930 119,280 112,690r 115,160 2.2 21.5 20.2 19.7 19.4 20.1p 3.6 337 346 354 374 387 3.5 1,064.1 937.1 861.4 795.4 829.4 4.3
    980–1,119 Hours 138,760 140,840 130,690 125,430 127,920 2.0 20.6 19.6 19.2 19.5 19.7p 1.0 348 358 366 388 402 3.6 1,059.5 983.9 924.7 891.1 931.0 4.5
    1,120–1,259 Hours 134,980 135,910 130,750 127,170 128,290 0.9 19.8 18.5 18.6 18.7 18.8p 0.5 361 371 381 403 417 3.5 1,005.7 925.8 880.8 871.5 903.0 3.6
    1,260–1,399 Hours 123,770 129,260 120,050 116,850 117,920 0.9 19.3 17.8 18.4 18.2 18.2p 0.0 373 388 397 422 434 2.8 931.4 865.8 829.3 814.0 851.0 4.5
    1,400–1,539 Hours 117,360 124,990 129,200 127,380 127,610 0.2 19.1 17.5 17.1 16.7 16.8p 0.6 382 398 414 438 452 3.2 916.5 842.4 836.4 853.0 872.5 2.3
    1,540–1,679 Hours 108,980 115,720 110,650 109,630 109,360 -0.2 20.2 18.1 18.3 18.3 18.2p -0.5 388 402 413 439 452 3.0 932.5 830.0 782.5 803.8 836.3 4.0
    1,680–1,819 Hours 110,720 114,690 112,990 110,030r 109,480 -0.5 21.7 19.9 19.7 19.7 19.3p -2.0 395 406 420 445 457 2.7 1,094.5 959.2 897.8 923.5 924.4 0.1
    1,820 or More Hours 328,820 342,090 337,010 339,150 353,950 4.4 24.0 21.5 21.4 21.0 20.4p -2.9 411 424 439 463 478 3.2 4,201.6 3,381.4 3,178.0 3,309.0 3,373.4 1.9
    Missing Data 0 0 0 0 0 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 1.6 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1 -50.0
    Canada 1,396,860 1,422,270 1,356,810 1,325,810r 1,342,610 1.3 21.5 19.9 19.6 19.4 19.4p 0.0 371 384 396 419 434 3.6 12,805.0 11,121.5 10,450.5 10,367.6 10,602.1 2.3
    • Note: Totals may not add up due to rounding.
    • 1 Includes claims for which at least $1 of regular benefits was paid.
    • 2 In the past, data on the actual duration of regular benefits were reported with a lag of one year after the period covered by the Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Report to ensure that data would pertain to claims that had ended. Starting with the 2014/2015 Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Report, data on the actual duration of regular benefits are reported for the fiscal year covered by the Report in order to provide timely, relevant and consistent information. This change has been made possible by methodological improvements and the increased availability of historical data. However, data for the fiscal year covered by the Report are preliminary; data for 2014/2015 will be revised, if required, in the 2015/2016 Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Report.
    • 3 Excludes benefits paid under section 25 of the Employment Insurance Act for training purposes.
    • 4 Takes into account family supplement top-ups paid to claimants with regular benefits.
    • 5 Starting with the 2014/2015 Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Report, amount paid in regular benefits include benefits under section 25 of the Employment Insurance Act for training purposes; prior years’ figures have been restated to reflect this. The previous reporting methodology for regular benefits excluded these benefits, even though they were included in the total of amount paid in Employment Insurance benefits shown in Annex 2.2.
    • 6 Percentage growth between 2013/2014 and 2014/2015.
    • 7 Unemployment rates used for the Employment Insurance program are a moving average of seasonally adjusted monthly rates of unemployment produced by Statistics Canada, as per section 17 of the Employment Insurance Regulations.
    • p Preliminary.
    • r Revised.
    • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.
  • Annex 2.7 - Regular Benefits (by Employment Insurance Economic Region)
    Employment Insurance Economic Region New Claims Established1 Average Actual Duration2,3 Average Weekly Benefit Rate4 Amount Paid4,5
    (Number of Weeks) Change (%)6

    2013/2014–

    2014/2015
    ($) Change (%)6

    2013/2014–

    2014/2015
    ($ Million) Change (%)6

    2013/2014–

    2014/2015
    2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 Change (%)6

    2013/2014–

    2014/2015
    2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015
    Newfoundland and Labrador
    St. John’s 10,590 10,560 9,360 9,740 10,550 8.3 21.9 18.3 17.6 17.5 18.2p 4.0 387 403 422 434 447 3.0 93.2 86.6 73.0 71.0 82.0 15.5
    Newfoundland/Labrador 57,570 56,870 53,070 53,550 52,860 -1.3 28.8 28.2 27.6 27.1 26.7p -1.5 369 384 397 414 426 2.9 617.6 615.7 574.2 573.4 584.5 1.9
    Prince Edward Island
    Prince Edward Island (until October 11, 2014)5 18,570 18,380 16,930 16,040 6,940 Not applicable 24.9 24.8 23.3 22.7 25.1p Not applicable 362 373 389 395 399 Not applicable 170.7 170.6 163.0 144.3 105.7 Not applicable
    Charlottetown (starting October 12, 2014)5 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 2,320 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 18.8p Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 401 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 8.3 Not applicable
    Prince Edward Island (starting October 12, 2014)5 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 7,300 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 22.9p Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 417 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 33.5 Not applicable
    Nova Scotia
    Eastern Nova Scotia 22,820 23,340 21,430 21,600 22,110 2.4 27.6 28.0 27.6 25.9 26.4p 1.9 371 384 394 413 432 4.6 230.4 236.0 230.8 225.8 222.4 -1.5
    Western Nova Scotia 31,080 31,290 28,200 26,340 26,450 0.4 24.6 23.3 23.5 22.4 23.0p 2.7 355 371 382 388 404 4.1 264.1 266.2 247.8 224.1 219.8 -1.9
    Halifax 12,690 13,740 12,530 11,590 12,170 5.0 20.4 19.0 18.5 19.3 19.2p -0.5 352 366 375 405 417 3.0 99.3 97.0 85.4 85.3 91.9 7.7
    New Brunswick
    Fredericton–Moncton–Saint John 20,020 20,710 20,670 19,040 19,230 1.0 19.9 19.1 19.2 19.6 20.4p 4.1 343 356 368 393 407 3.6 149.3 142.6 145.2 142.0 146.2 3.0
    Madawaska–Charlotte 12,760 13,500 12,990 11,830 11,370 -3.9 23.2 22.8 23.0 22.1 20.9p -5.4 358 367 383 391 399 2.0 111.1 111.6 108.6 104.2 92.1 -11.6
    Restigouche–Albert 41,750 41,210 39,840 38,580 38,330 -0.6 26.4 26.3 25.9 26.4 25.6p -3.0 367 379 397 411 421 2.4 406.0 417.8 406.2 397.6 402.7 1.3
    Quebec
    Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine 26,590 26,490 25,250 24,670 23,830 -3.4 27.2 25.8 24.8 25.8 25.4p -1.6 379 392 404 421 430 2.1 268.8 268.9 258.4 248.2 249.1 0.4
    Quebec 34,530 35,740 33,530 32,840 34,200 4.1 16.3 15.0 14.8 15.4 15.9p 3.2 369 386 396 428 438 2.3 233.6 199.7 179.6 188.5 209.8 11.3
    Trois-Rivières 9,950 10,220 9,420 8,870 8,620 -2.8 20.9 19.6 18.4 18.3 17.2p -6.0 377 390 411 409 418 2.2 81.4 76.7 68.8 59.6 57.1 -4.2
    South Central Quebec 10,420 11,480 9,220 8,930 8,160 -8.6 14.4 13.8 13.8 14.1 15.0p 6.4 356 372 386r 413r 426 3.1 60.3 54.5 47.5 44.1 47.5 7.7
    Sherbrooke 8,580 9,400 8,250 8,070 9,210 14.1 18.0 15.9 15.9 17.2 17.4p 1.2 358 370 383 411 419 1.9 56.7 51.7 47.5 45.6 58.5 28.3
    Montérégie 30,400 32,230 26,730 26,190 25,750 -1.7 18.0 17.0 16.3 17.0 16.7p -1.8 356 370 380 408 420 2.9 218.3 194.7 169.8 161.5 168.6 4.4
    Montreal 150,210 157,750 155,350 152,130 152,310 0.1 20.7 18.8 18.8 19.1 19.2p 0.5 357 370 382 412 424 2.9 1,289.1 1,077.4 1,071.5 1,090.8 1,166.0 6.9
    Central Quebec 75,920 81,930 78,520 74,410 74,540 0.2 19.6 18.8 18.1 17.5 17.6p 0.6 374 389 403 407 418 2.7 580.1 570.2 552.0 495.5 496.5 0.2
    North Western Quebec 22,040 21,390 20,390 19,970 20,300 1.7 21.2 20.2 20.1 19.3 20.0p 3.6 389 407 419 422 437 3.6 189.7 176.9 171.0 160.5 159.5 -0.6
    Lower Saint Lawrence and North Shore 50,990 51,040 48,710 47,280r 44,590 -5.7 21.1 19.6 19.0 19.6 19.2p -2.0 383 399 414 422 429 1.7 415.6 409.0 369.2 354.6 349.5 -1.4
    Hull 10,540 11,520 10,310 10,340 10,750 4.0 17.7 17.1 17.0 17.0 18.2p 7.1 378 388 399 424 436 2.8 77.0 70.3 70.2 67.4 74.9 11.1
    Chicoutimi–Jonquière 11,540 11,170 11,080 10,530 11,580 10.0 18.5 17.1 16.8 18.0 18.9p 5.0 380 395 410 413 427 3.4 85.2 76.6 68.9 70.5 78.1 10.8
    Ontario
    Ottawa 18,840 21,380 20,740 19,950 20,180 1.2 19.6 18.0 17.9 17.3 17.8p 2.9 372 390r 399 429 443 3.3 171.4 148.6 145.8 147.4 151.4 2.7
    Eastern Ontario 17,660 19,130 19,510 19,820 19,820 0.0 21.1 18.7 18.4 17.8 18.0p 1.1 358 372r 383 410 428 4.4 143.5 135.5 133.9 137.1 144.8 5.6
    Kingston 3,990 4,420 3,820 3,820 3,770 -1.3 17.9 17.1 17.0 17.5 19.1p 9.1 358 376 390 411 429 4.4 31.5 27.5 24.6 26.1 27.9 6.9
    Central Ontario 42,590 47,260 44,740 44,080 42,610 -3.3 20.7 18.3 18.6 17.8 17.7p -0.6 359 373 387 412 425 3.2 366.2 331.2 307.9 316.3 310.7 -1.8
    Oshawa 10,720 12,410 11,510 12,700 12,350 -2.8 21.5 17.7 19.5 16.6 16.1p -3.0 395 407 422 432 453 4.9 114.9 92.6 86.5 89.9 89.9 0.0
    Toronto 144,840 148,580 147,190 145,690 141,040 -3.2 23.6 21.1 21.1 20.2 20.0p -1.0 370 379 392 424 435 2.6 1,586.7 1,265.7 1,178.7 1,218.5 1,215.2 -0.3
    Hamilton 20,710 20,970 19,680 20,220 19,540 -3.4 20.8 17.6 17.8 17.1 17.0p -0.6 371 381 392 431 437 1.4 192.5 149.7 133.9 141.1 137.5 -2.6
    St. Catharines 16,150 16,880 16,870 16,770r 14,660 -12.6 20.9 19.4 19.2 18.6 18.5p -0.5 349 363 369 405 412 1.7 144.4 116.9 115.3 117.2 109.2 -6.8
    London 13,900 14,490 13,900 14,210 13,430 -5.5 20.6 20.4 19.6 19.6 18,7p -4.6 361 377 383 416 423 1.7 127.9 108.5 105.3 109.1 104.9 -3.8
    Niagara 12,850 13,940 13,260 12,610 12,330 -2.2 22.4 20.2 19.5 18.6 18.1p -2.7 382 396 405 415 433 4.3 129.4 113.1 101.8 100.1 88.9 -11.2
    Windsor 13,180 11,740 12,210 10,230 15,520 51.7 19.8 17.6 20.4 19.1 16.8p -12.0 389 401r 408 408 456 11.8 113.6 93.2 89.8 85.3 83.8 -1.8
    Kitchener 14,420 15,150 14,600 15,050 13,340 -11.4 20.7 18.9 18.2 18.5 17.1p -7.6 368 383 391 429 443 3.3 139.9 114.9 103.2 111.9 108.9 -2.7
    Huron 13,600 14,380 12,850 13,750 13,040 -5.2 21.0 18.1 18.8 18.5 17.1p -7.6 390 396 412 419 431 2.9 129.3 113.7 94.0 94.1 95.3 1.3
    South Central Ontario 14,580 15,010 14,050 13,040 11,590 -11.1 18.9 16.8 16.5 16.9 16.3p -3.6 368 381 392 419 431 2.9 132.2 100.7 93.6 90.6 82.8 -8.6
    Sudbury 5,930 5,710 5,740 5,780 5,540 -4.2 20.0 18.2 19.2 18.4 17.1p -7.1 377 384 409 430 444 3.3 63.9 42.4 40.8 45.5 43.0 -5.5
    Thunder Bay 4,310 4,840 4,320 4,520 4,580 1.3 15.9 16.2 16.5 17.5 16.6p -5.1 386 396 412 446 456 2.2 35.5 28.1 29.3 31.4 33.9 8.0
    Northern Ontario 28,990 29,960 29,260 28,790 28,040 -2.6 22.9 22.4 22.5 22.2 21.8p -1.8 387 402 415 429 439 2.3 281.4 259.1 264.7 267.2 265.1 -0.8
    Manitoba
    Winnipeg 19,820 21,050 20,440 19,370 20,080 3.7 17.4 16.1 16.1 15.7 16.7p 6.4 359 370 380r 417 429 2.9 161.4 136.0 132.8 134.8 138.4 2.7
    Southern Manitoba 10,270 10,550 10,130 9,260 9,750 5.3 16.0 14.7 15.2 15.4 15.9p 3.2 358 362 378 404 419 3.7 72.0 61.8 61.0 60.9 64.1 5.3
    Northern Manitoba 7,240 7,490 7,260 7,010 7,450 6.3 26.3 26.1 25.2 25.3 24.0p -5.1 364 382 396 409 417 2.0 75.3 73.2 76.4 72.0 74.7 3.8
    Saskatchewan
    Regina 3,910 4,110 3,920 3,970 4,470 12.6 16.2 14.7 15.3 14.5 14.5p 0.0 384 402 416 455 468 2.9 33.2 26.5 27.3 28.7 31.3 9.1
    Saskatoon 6,540 6,560 6,310 6,100 7,510 23.1 17.2 16.5 14.7 15.4 16.2p 5.2 385 400 411 437 469 7.3 56.3 45.9 44.5 43.4 52.1 20.0
    Southern Saskatchewan 8,480 8,210 8,020 7,500 8,550 14.0 17.4 15.9 16.0 15.9 17.2p 8.2 369 387 403 426 450 5.6 67.1 56.6 55.6 52.6 60.3 14.6
    Northern Saskatchewan 10,540 10,400 9,670 9,820 10,970 11.7 24.2 23.7 23.2 22.5 23.1p 2.7 381 402 421 432 453 4.9 112.6 101.8 99.9 100.6 102.6 2.0
    Alberta
    Calgary 29,610 26,080 26,820 26,580 32,730 23.1 19.9 17.0r 17.0 16.7 17.7p 6.0 406 414 431 462 484 4.8 328.7 229.8 202.1 217.0 237.3 9.4
    Edmonton 33,060 29,490 27,300 29,770 36,310 22.0 19.1 15.5 15.1 15.8 16.6p 5.1 414 425 437 470 487 3.6 338.5 245.3 198.3 227.7 260.7 14.5
    Northern Alberta 8,670 8,310 7,060 7,320 10,290 40.6 20.9 18.6 17.1 18.3 19.6p 7.1 419 438 451 465 490 5.4 97.9 77.3 65.0 65.1 79.3 21.8
    Southern Alberta 24,720 22,790 21,980 20,330 26,450 30.1 18.6 16.4 15.3 15.9 17.1p 7.5 394 406 418 450 477 6.0 256.5 178.8 160.9 160.8 169.6 5.5
    British Columbia
    Southern Interior British Columbia 34,220 33,070 29,400 29,140r 28,630 -1.8 21.6 18.6 17.8 18.1 18.6p 2.8 368 383 395 428 442 3.3 311.7 257.8 212.2 207.9 221.2 6.4
    Abbotsford 8,680 8,570 8,270 7,980 7,380 -7.5 20.8 20.0 18.4 18.6 18.9p 1.6 323r 335 348 359 374 4.2 64.6 60.5 55.6 51.8 48.9 -5.6
    Vancouver 66,490 63,510 60,470 58,780 55,620 -5.4 22.2 19.7 19.2 18.6 18.2p -2.2 362 374 384 412 424 2.9 670.9 494.6 446.9 449.4 435.8 -3.0
    Victoria 9,180 9,190 8,830 7,790 7,520 -3.5 19.8 17.9 18.0 17.4 17.8p 2.3 381 379 398 428 437 2.1 79.2 66.1 64.5 57.1 57.4 0.5
    Southern Coastal British Columbia 24,670 23,510 22,680 21,280 20,740 -2.5 20.1 19.3 18.4 19.1 19.0p -0.5 368 379 394 427r 443 3.7 214.0 178.9 164.7 158.4 161.5 2.0
    Northern British Columbia 19,010 18,460 17,650 15,840 19,150 20.9 22.5 21.4 20.6 19.7 20.7p 5.1 399 417 432 444 462 4.1 207.0 163.5 167.9 142.5 156.8 10.0
    Territories
    Yukon (until October 11, 2014)5 2,140 2,060 2,080 2,020 780 Not applicable 22.6 22.8 24.0 24.0 29.1p Not applicable 432 445 457 477 476 Not applicable 21.6 22.0 22.1 21.3 17.0 Not applicable
    Whitehorse (starting October 12, 2014)5 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 560 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 16,8p Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 485 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 2.6 Not applicable
    Yukon (starting October 12, 2014)5 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 540 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 18,9p Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 473 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 3.1 Not applicable
    Northwest Territories (until October 11, 2014)5 1,680 1,720 1,590 1,530 990 Not applicable 27.4 26.3 26.2 25.9 29.2p Not applicable 440 448 463 487 492 Not applicable 22.2 21.4 22.3 20.3 17.2 Not applicable
    Yellowknife (starting October 12, 2014)5 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 170 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 18,0p Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 511 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 0.7 Not applicable
    Northwest Territories (starting October 12, 2014)5 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 520 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 21,6p Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 507 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 2.7 Not applicable
    Nunavut (until October 11, 2014)5 1,110 930 900 850 280 Not applicable 29.2 27.6 28.2 29.2 30.8p Not applicable 430 433 462 460 464 Not applicable 12.9 11.7 12.9 11.9 7.9 Not applicable
    Iqualuit (starting October 12, 2014)5 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 40 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 13,2p Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 494 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 0.2 Not applicable
    Nunavut (starting October 12, 2014)5 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 280 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 30,1p Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 477 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 1.4 Not applicable
    Canada 1,396,860 1,422,270 1,356,810 1 325 810r 1,342,610 1.3 21.5 19.9 19.6 19.4 19.4p 0.0 371 384 396 419 434 3.6 12,805.0 11,121.5 10,450.5 10,367.6 10,602.1 2.3
    • Note: Totals may not add up due to rounding.
    • 1 Includes claims for which at least $1 of regular benefits was paid.
    • 2 In the past, data on the actual duration of regular benefits were reported with a lag of one year after the period covered by the Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Report to ensure that data would pertain to claims that had ended. Starting with the 2014/2015 Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Report, data on the actual duration of regular benefits are reported for the fiscal year covered by the Report in order to provide timely, relevant and consistent information. This change has been made possible by methodological improvements and the increased availability of historical data. However, data for the fiscal year covered by the Report are preliminary; data for 2014/2015 will be revised, if required, in the 2015/2016 Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Report.
    • 3 Excludes benefits paid under section 25 of the Employment Insurance Act for training purposes.
    • 4 Takes into account family supplement top-ups paid to claimants with regular benefits.
    • 5 Starting with the 2014/2015 Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Report, amount paid in regular benefits include benefits under section 25 of the Employment Insurance Act for training purposes; prior years’ figures have been restated to reflect this. The previous reporting methodology for regular benefits excluded these benefits, even though they were included in the total of amount paid in Employment Insurance benefits shown in Annex 2.2.
    • 6 Percentage growth between 2013/2014 and 2014/2015.
    • 7 As of October 12, 2014, there is a total of 62 Employment Insurance (EI) economic regions, instead of 58 regions. The EI economic regions of Prince Edward Island, Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut were each divided into two EI economic regions, one consisting of the capital area and the remaining consisting of the non-capital area.
    • p Preliminary.
    • r Revised.
    • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.
  • Annex 2.8 - Seasonal Regular Claimants1,2
    New Claims Established3 Average Actual Duration4,5 Average Weekly Benefit Rate6 Amount Paid5,6
    (Number of Weeks) Change (%)7

    2013/2014–

    2014/2015
    ($) Change (%)7

    2013/2014–

    2014/2015
    ($ Million) Change (%)7

    2013/2014–

    2014/2015
    2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 Change (%)7

    2013/2014–

    2014/2015
    2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015
    Province and Territory8
    Newfoundland and Labrador 35,300 33,980 32,450 32,100 30,720 -4.3 27.9 27.4 26.7 26.2 26.0p -0.8 386 398 413 426 439 3.1 362.9 364.5 345.8 340.2 342.1 0.6
    Prince Edward Island 9,510 9,610 9,390 8,750 8,580 -1.9 25.5 25.3 23.7 23.2 23.6p 1.7 379 385 400 404 413 2.2 86.8 89.5 86.9 79.1 75.8 -4.2
    Nova Scotia 25,870 27,000 26,630 26,060 25,560 -1.9 24.5 23.8 24.0 22.7 23.1p 1.8 377 388 402 411 427 3.9 223.6 236.2 236.9 230.3 222.4 -3.4
    New Brunswick 34,810 34,900 35,150 34,470 34,090 -1.1 24.6 24.5 24.4 24.7 23.9p -3.2 380 387 404 417 426 2.2 309.0 320.2 324.2 322.5 330.4 2.4
    Quebec 150,760 160,100 161,250 160,890 159,240 -1.0 18.6 17.3 16.9 17.0 17.0p 0.0 394 406 420 436 447 2.5 1,082.3 1,056.7 1,040.9 1,043.2 1,082.2 3.7
    Ontario 75,730 87,160 91,820 95,870 97,110 1.3 15.9 14.5 14.8 14.6 14.5p -0.7 398 410 425 443 456 2.9 490.6 483.6 499.3 547.9 572.0 4.4
    Manitoba 8,580 10,380 10,670 10,520 10,820 2.9 16.1 14.8 14.4 14.6 14.6p 0.0 377 389 397 425 435 2.4 56.9 57.4 58.7 60.2 63.3 5.1
    Saskatchewan 7,620 8,080 8,260 7,770 7,770 0.0 16.7 16.7 16.5 16.0 16.6p 3.8 392 406 418 441 451 2.3 53.1 52.0 54.7 53.1 53.5 0.8
    Alberta 8,630 10,990 12,150 13,000 13,700 5.4 16.3 13.9 13.2 13.3 13.8p 3.8 424 433 446 468 478 2.1 66.0 64.2 68.2 73.7 78.4 6.4
    British Columbia 24,040 29,000 31,160 32,100 31,370 -2.3 18.0 16.0 15.4 15.3 15.6p 2.0 383 394 403 422 431 2.1 178.6 168.5 178.1 180.4 188.9 4.7
    Yukon 620 680 640 550 520 -5.5 22.0 23.3 21.9 21.7 20.2p -6.9 442 449 469 489 497 1.6 5.7 6.2 6.5 5.4 6.0 11.1
    Northwest Territories 280 270 280 280 210 -25.0 27.9 26.8 27.6 25.5 23.3p -8.6 446 453 463 498 513 3.0 3.0 3.1 3.8 3.4 2.6 -23.5
    Nunavut 60 80 80 50 30 -40.0 32.3 26.3 32.6 25.8 29.3p 13.6 451 453 463 501 431 -14.0 0.7 1.1 1.2 0.8 0.5 -37.5
    Gender
    Men 245,790 255,140 259,690 262,030 261,810 -0.1 20.4 19.4 19.0 18.9 18.6p -1.6 418 429 443 458 470 2.6 2,055.5 2,050.0 2,045.5 2,097.6 2,162.1 3.1
    Women 136,020 157,090 160,240 160,380 157,910 -1.5 19.0 17.1 16.7 16.4 16.8p 2.4 343 360 374 392 403 2.8 863.7 853.1 859.8 842.5 856.0 1.6
    Age
    24 Years and Under (Youth) 11,350 12,180 11,980 10,940 10,540 -3.7 19.2 18.2 18.1 18.0 17.4p -3.3 408 420 428 444 462 4.1 84.9 86.2 89.2 82.9 80.4 -3.0
    25 to 44 Years 146,270 152,580 154,550 155,330 154,680 -0.4 18.7 17.5 17.1 16.9 16.9p 0.0 406 419 434 451 464 2.9 1,085.3 1,062.2 1,047.3 1,058.4 1,089.1 2.9
    45 to 54 Years 121,400 129,680 128,020 126,060 120,920 -4.1 19.9 18.3 17.9 17.8 17.6p -1.1 388 400 415 431 443 2.8 939.2 905.5 870.1 862.6 859.2 -0.4
    55 Years and Older (Older Workers) 102,790 117,790 125,380 130,080 133,580 2.7 21.7 20.2 19.6 19.3 19.3p 0.0 370 383 396 412 423 2.7 809.8 849.3 898.7 936.3 989.3 5.7
    Canada 381,810 412,230 419,930 422,410r 419,720 -0.6 19.9 18.5 18.1 17.9 17.9p 0.0 391 402 417 433 445 2.8 2,919.2 2,903.2 2 905.3r 2,940.2 3,018.1 2.6
    • Note: Totals may not add up due to rounding.
    • 1 Seasonal regular claimants are individuals who established three or more regular or fishing claims in the five fiscal years preceding the reference year, of which at least two were established at the same time of year as their claim in the reference year. For the purposes of this annex, a 17-week window is used to determine whether a claim was established at the same time of year as their claim in the reference year. Specifically, a claim is considered to have been established at the same time of year if was established between eight weeks before and eight weeks after the week in which the reference year claim was established.
    • 2 In previous Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Reports, this annex dealt with all seasonal claimants, not only seasonal regular claimants. By definition, all those receiving fishing benefits were considered seasonal claimants, and their statistics were therefore included in this annex. For the 2014/2015 Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Report, for consistency and simplicity, this annex deals only with seasonal regular claimants, and data on individuals receiving fishing benefits are shown separately in Annex 2.9.
    • 3 Includes claims for which at least $1 of regular benefits was paid.
    • 4 Data on the actual duration of benefits paid to seasonal regular claimants for the fiscal year covered by the report are preliminary; data for 2014/2015 will be revised, if required, in the 2015/2016 Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Report.
    • 5 Excludes benefits paid under section 25 of the Employment Insurance Act for training purposes.
    • 6 Takes into account family supplement top-ups paid to seasonal regular claimants.
    • 7 Percentage growth between 2013/2014 and 2014/2015.
    • 8 Starting with the 2013/2014 Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Report, provincial and territorial figures are based on the province or territory of residence where a claim was initially established; figures pertaining to years prior to 2013/2014 published in the previous Reports have been restated to reflect this. The previous reporting methodology was based on the province or territory of residence where the claim ended.
    • p Preliminary.
    • r Revised.
    • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.
  • Annex 2.9 - Fishing Benefits
    New Claims Established1 Average Actual Duration2 Average Weekly Benefit Rate3 Amount Paid3
    (Number of Weeks) Change (%)4

    2013/2014–

    2014/2015
    ($) Change (%)4

    2013/2014–

    2014/2015
    ($ Million) Change (%)4

    2013/2014–

    2014/2015
    2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 Change (%)4

    2013/2014–

    2014/2015
    2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015
    Province and Territory5
    Newfoundland and Labrador 11,322 12,462 11,833 11,218 11,160 -0.5 19.9 20.9 20.7 21.0 20.7p -1.4 417 440 448 464 484 4.3 92.6 106.1 101.3 100.1 98.6 -1.5
    Prince Edward Island 3,022 2,977 2,877 2,834 2,844 0.4 19.5 19.5 19.5 19.8 20.3p 2.5 436 449 470 475 493 3.8 23.9 23.8 23.3 22.6 24.1 6.6
    Nova Scotia 5,579 5,608 5,436 5,225 5,185 -0.8 19.6 19.6 19.7 19.9 19.9p 0.0 432 444 463 474 498 5.1 47.1 50.0 50.7 49.2 49.9 1.4
    New Brunswick 2,671 2,770 2,795 2,751 2,791 1.5 19.6 19.6 19.6 19.9 19.8p -0.5 440 455 473 486 499 2.7 22.9 25.5 25.8 27.0 26.6 -1.5
    Quebec 1,477 1,499 1,457 1,409 1,390 -1.3 19.7 19.4 18.9 19.9 19.5p -2.0 445 459 475 489 504 3.1 11.6 12.8 12.1 12.3 12.8 4.1
    Ontario 89 94 82 90 93 3.3 20.2 20.7 21.5 23.1 21.8p -5.6 392 403 406 417 426 2.2 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.2 1.2 0.0
    Manitoba 891 777 793 778 750 -3.6 22.8 22.1 23.1 23.4 22.7p -3.0 370 377 391 400 401 0.2 9.2 7.9 8.1 8.3 8.4 1.2
    Saskatchewan 137 120 127 116 117 0.9 24.9 24.1 24.7 24.5 24.2p -1.2 369r 342 386 394 419 6.3 0.5 0.5 0.8 1.1 1.0 -9.1
    Alberta 19 15 20 23 25 8.7 23.1 23.7 20.4 23.7 22.0p -7.2 439 409 404 396 434 9.6 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.3 200.0
    British Columbia 3,294 3,144 2,814 2,644 3,124 18.2 23.0 23.1 22.9 22.8 23.2p 1.8 411r 415 415r 432 459 6.3 32.4 31.0 28.9 25.4 31.7 24.8
    Yukon 1 1 3 4 4 0.0 19.0 17.0 25.3 25.5 24.5p -3.9 457 448 485 501 431 -14.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 Not applicable
    Northwest Territories 9 10 12 14 12 -14.3 21.5 25.9 25.9 25.5 24.2p -5.1 399 398 433 449 421 -6.2 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.0
    Nunavut 22 29 41 69 92 33.3 16.6 18.2 19.9 20.7 22.5p 8.7 426 458 464 459 485 5.7 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.2 0.7 250.0
    Gender
    Men 23,672 24,298 23,222 22,372 22,590 1.0 19.9 20.2 20.1 20.4 20.4p 0.0 428 443 456 470 489 4.0 200.1 214.3 209.4 205.0 210.9 2.9
    Women 4,861 5,208 5,068 4,803 4,997 4.0 22.0 22.4 22.2 22.3 22.3p 0.0 401r 421 433 443 465 5.0 41.6 44.8 43.4 43.0 44.7 4.0
    Age
    24 Years and Under (Youth) 1,218 1,361 1,239 1,127 1,218 8.1 20.2 20.3 19.9 20.4 20.2p -1.0 405 421 430 449 464 3.3 9.1 11.3 11.3 10.9 10.4 -4.6
    25 to 44 Years 9,639 9,697 8,987 8,335 8,214 -1.5 19.6 20.2 20.0 20.3 20.4p 0.5 426 441 453 467 484 3.6 84.0 84.8 77.6 75.0 74.3 -0.9
    45 to 54 Years 9,029 9,232 8,805 8,420 8,228 -2.3 20.1 20.3 20.3 20.6 20.5p -0.5 427 444 458 471 490 4.0 75.5 83.0 82.9 78.8 78.7 -0.1
    55 Years and Older (Older Workers) 8,647 9,216 9,259 9,293 9,927 6.8 21.2 21.3 21.2 21.3 21.3p 0.0 419 435 448 461 484 5.0 73.1 80.1 80.9 83.2 92.2 10.8
    Canada 28,533 29,506 28,290 27,175 27,587 1.5 20.3 20.6 20.5 20.8 20.,7p -0.5 423 439 452 465 484 4.1 241.7 259.2 252.8 247.9 255.6 3.1
    • Note: Totals may not add up due to rounding.
    • 1 Includes claims for which at least $1 of fishing benefits was paid.
    • 2 In the past, data on the actual duration of fishing benefits were reported with a lag of one year after the period covered by the Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Report to ensure that data would pertain to claims that had ended. Starting with the 2014/2015 Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Report, data on the actual duration of fishing benefits are reported for the fiscal year covered by the Report in order to provide timely, relevant and consistent information. This change has been made possible by methodological improvements and the increased availability of historical data. However, data for the fiscal year covered by the Report are preliminary; data for 2014/2015 will be revised, if required, in the 2015/2016 Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Report.
    • 3 Takes into account family supplement top-ups paid to claimants with fishing benefits.
    • 4 Percentage growth between 2013/2014 and 2014/2015.
    • 5 Starting with the 2013/2014 Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Report, provincial and territorial figures are based on the province or territory of residence where a claim was initially established; figures pertaining to years prior to 2013/2014 published in the previous Reports have been restated to reflect this. The previous reporting methodology was based on the province or territory of residence where the claim ended.
    • p Preliminary.
    • r Revised.
    • Sources: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 100% sample of EI administrative data, except for the amount paid which is based on a 10% sample.
  • Annex 2.10 - Special Benefits1,2,3
    New Claims Established4 Average Weekly Benefit Rate5 Amount Paid5
    ($) Change (%)6

    2013/2014–

    2014/2015
    ($ Million) Change (%)6

    2013/2014–

    2014/2015
    2009/2010 2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 Change (%)6

    2013/2014–

    2014/2015
    2009/2010 2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 2009/2010 2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015
    Province and Territory7
    Newfoundland and Labrador 11,020 10,670 11,550 11,120 11,660r 11,970 2.7 344 357 374 393 401 408 1.7 78.7 81.4 85.6 92.1 93.5r 98.0 4.8
    Prince Edward Island 5,200 5,380 5,950 5,010 5,930 6,350 7.1 355 351 367 384 387 397 2.6 30.0 28.8 33.9 31.8 33.0r 39.7 20.3
    Nova Scotia 20,820 21,530 22,120 20,500 21,150r 21,660 2.4 336 348 362 372 393 400 1.8 148.7 144.1 155.1 158.2 154.2r 164.3 6.5
    New Brunswick 24,830 25,250 24,690 25,280 24,220r 24,920 2.9 339 353 363 379 395 405 2.5 141.7 142.3 149.4 152.9 157.3r 156.8 -0.3
    Quebec 100,130 97,110 102,050 105,330 105,400r 107,700 2.2 330 340 350 364 380 390 2.6 305.6 304.5 320.9 354.8 367.5r 375.2 2.1
    Ontario 185,230 179,990 183,950 181,920 185,180r 184,240 -0.5 357 367 375 386 410 420 2.4 1,915.5 1,905.5 1,929.5 1,991.5 2,105.9r 2,176.8 3.4
    Manitoba 19,250 18,850 18,450 19,300 19,610r 18,990 -3.2 340 350 356 373 397 413 4.0 171.0 165.6 171.7 184.3 206.0r 212.6 3.2
    Saskatchewan 15,060 14,730 14,060 14,760 15,270r 14,790 -3.1 348 360 374 390 414 430 3.9 148.9 153.4 157.9 165.1 187.3r 188.0 0.4
    Alberta 52,180 50,810 50,450 53,990 54,880r 58,440 6.5 372 377 387 402 430 445 3.5 608.4 590.8 601.0 656.4 712.7r 761.7 6.9
    British Columbia 74,800 73,140 73,140 70,880 71,580r 75,350 5.3 346 354 362 375 403 411 2.0 638.8 640.5 653.4 672.9 705.4r 750.9 6.5
    Yukon 630 540 720 740 590 670 13.6 420 439 437 436 452 463 2.4 6.1 6.7 7.2 9.6 8.1 7.7 -4.9
    Northwest Territories 680 800 950 820 690 600 -13.0 420 440 454 466 488 478 -2.0 7.9 9.4 12.3 10.1 10.7 8.5 -20.6
    Nunavut 470 470 420 390 380 350 -7.9 422 435 449 470 474 458 -3.4 5.8 5.4 5.9 4.6 6.0 5.0 -16.7
    Missing Data 0 0 0 0 280 70 -75.0 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.2 0.4 -66.7
    Gender
    Men 163,510 160,700 165,240 167,900 171,210r 177,910 3.9 376 386 396 410 433 444 2.5 694.8 682.6 704.3 757.6 803.5r 834.2 3.8
    Women 346,790 338,570 343,260 342,140 345,610r 348,190 0.7 336 345 354 366 388 398 2.6 3,512.4 3,495.8 3,579.5 3 726,9r 3,945.4r 4,111.3 4.2
    Age
    24 Years and Under (Youth) 48,350 45,700 43,110 41,810 39,880r 39,890 0.0 276 284 288 301 321 330 2.8 383.5 350.1 338.4 330.9 334.9r 339.5 1.4
    25 to 44 Years 301,150 294,460 296,570 297,860 299,790r 303,530 1.2 366 375 384 397 420 431 2.6 3,255.1 3,252.7 3,331.2 3,487.9 3,694.1r 3,853.5 4.3
    45 to 54 Years 91,060 88,460 91,260 90,260 91,400r 90,850 -0.6 345 355 365 377 399 409 2.5 326.1 325.6 338.9 361.0 379.2r 382.5 0.9
    55 Years and Older (Older Workers) 69,740 70,650 77,560 80,110 85,750r 91,830 7.1 332 339 352 365 385 396 2.9 242.4 250.0 275.3 304.6 340.7 370.1 8.6
    Employment Status
    Employee 510,300 498,990 508,010 509,390 516,170r 525,370 2.1 349 358 368 381 403 414 2.7 4,207.2 4,177.7 4,277.4 4,478.8 4,740.7r 4,937.8 4.2
    Self-Employed Persons8 Not applicable 280 490 650 650 730 12.3 Not applicable 319 325 293 326 315 -3.4 Not applicable 0.7 6.4 5.7 8.2 7.7 -6.1
    Canada 510,300 499,270 508,500 510,040 516,820r 526,100 1.8 349 358 368 381 403 414 2.7 4,207.2 4,178.4 4,283.8 4,484.5 4,748.9r 4,945.5 4.1
    • Note: Totals may not add up due to rounding.
    • 1 Includes maternity, parental, sickness, compassionate care and parents of critically ill children benefits.
    • 2 Also includes special benefits for self-employed individuals.
    • 3 For a breakdown of maternity, parental, sickness, compassionate care and parents for critically ill children benefits, please refer to Annexes 2.13 to 2.18.
    • 4 Includes claims for which at least $1 of special benefits was paid.
    • 5 Takes into account family supplement top-ups paid to claimants with special benefits.
    • 6 Percentage growth between 2013/2014 and 2014/2015.
    • 7 Starting with the 2013/2014 Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Report, provincial and territorial figures are based on the province or territory of residence where a claim was initially established; figures pertaining to years prior to 2013/2014 published in the previous Reports have been restated to reflect this. The previous reporting methodology was based on the province or territory of residence where the claim ended.
    • 8 Special benefits have been available since January 2011 to self-employed persons who choose to participate in the Employment Insurance program.
    • r Revised.
    • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.
  • Annex 2.11 - Special Benefits (by Employment Insurance Economic Region)1,2
    New Claims Established3 Average Weekly Benefit Rate4 Amount Paid4
    ($) Change (%)5

    2013/2014–

    2014/2015
    ($ Million) Change (%)5

    2013/2014–

    2014/2015
    2009/2010 2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 Change (%)5

    2013/2014–

    2014/2015
    2009/2010 2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 2009/2010 2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015
    Employment Insurance Economic Region
    Newfoundland and Labrador
    St. John’s 4,100 3,780 4,400 4,290 4,440 4,590 3.4 358 369 387 411 412 415 0.7 37.0 37.5 37.9 44.8 45.4 44.6 -1.8
    Newfoundland/Labrador 6,920 6,890 7,150 6,830 7,210 7,350 1.9 336 350 365 382 395 403 2.0 41.7 44.0 47.7 47.3 48.0 53.1 10.6
    Prince Edward Island
    Prince Edward Island (until October 11, 2014)5 5,200 5,380 5,950 5,010 5,930 3,310 Not applicable 355 351 367 384 387 397 Not applicable 30.0 28.8 33.9 31.8 33.0 33.4 Not applicable
    Charlottetown (starting October 12, 2014)5 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 760 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 389 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 2.3 Not applicable
    Prince Edward Island (starting October 12, 2014)5 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 2,270 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 399 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 3.9 Not applicable
    Nova Scotia
    Eastern Nova Scotia 5,500 5,940 6,160 5,680 6,470 6,800 5.1 341 360 376 382 412 419 1.7 31.0 30.0 30.8 32.9 35.7 37.9 6.2
    Western Nova Scotia 8,050 8,110 8,670 7,780 8,010 7,970 -0.5 329 346 356 369 372 381 2.4 54.3 51.2 59.5 57.7 53.3 56.6 6.2
    Halifax 7,270 7,480 7,290 7,040 6,630 6,830 3.0 340 342 356 365 400 401 0.2 63.3 62.8 64.8 67.7 65.0 69.4 6.8
    New Brunswick
    Fredericton–Moncton–Saint John 8,920 9,430 9,220 9,640 9,130 9,050 -0.9 325 343 348 364 386 403 4.4 66.3 67.0 72.1 72.8 78.3 77.9 -0.5
    Madawaska–Charlotte 3,700 4,030 3,950 4,010 3,870 4,000 3.4 341 349 370 376 382 394 3.1 21.0 21.7 21.3 24.0 23.2 23.6 1.7
    Restigouche–Albert 12,210 11,790 11,520 11,630 11,190 11,800 5.5 349 363 374 392 407 410 0.7 54.4 53.6 56.1 56.2 55.7 54.9 -1.4
    Quebec
    Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine 2,650 2,250 2,620 3,690 3,150 3,530 12.1 332 343 367 380 387 407 5.2 7.6 7.3 8.5 11.4 11.7 11.7 0.0
    Quebec 8,760 9,110 9,480 9,380 9,420 9,270 -1.6 318 327 337 349 379 385 1.6 25.2 27.5 28.0 29.4 32.9 30.4 -7.6
    Trois-Rivières 2,360 2,570 2,460 2,430 3,000 2,640 -12.0 337 348 363 373 367 382 4.1 6.6 6.9 7.0 7.6 9.4 8.0 -14.9
    South Central Quebec 3,100 2,920 3,240 3,040 2,840 2,690 -5.3 317 330 346 349 381 389 2.1 9.7 9.2 9.1 10.0 8.9 9.9 11.2
    Sherbrooke 2,300 2,390 2,610 2,140 2,380 2,610 9.7 318 312 323 340 374 390 4.3 7.0 7.0 7.3 6.5 8.2 8.4 2.4
    Montérégie 8,050 7,080 7,900 7,670 7,120 7,350 3.2 313 323 337 347 373 386 3.5 24.8 23.1 27.2 26.3 25.6 26.2 2.3
    Montreal 32,930 31,230 32,550 33,510 33,090 33,100 0.0 322 334 342 351 382 389 1.8 101.8 98.6 102.6 115.3 117.2 120.0 2.4
    Central Quebec 18,650 17,810 18,740 19,720 20,490 21,040 2.7 339 346 356 373 370 382 3.2 57.3 58.5 58.6 68.4 68.5 71.7 4.7
    North Western Quebec 4,290 3,880 3,610 4,020 4,540 4,600 1.3 348 341 350 381 379 388 2.4 13.7 12.5 12.1 14.0 17.2 16.7 -2.9
    Lower Saint Lawrence and North Shore 10,650 11,000 11,350 13,000 12,250 12,770 4.2 347 362 374 389 391 402 2.8 31.5 33.0 34.7 41.6 42.5 40.8 -4.0
    Hull 2,850 3,150 3,450 3,040 3,160 3,380 7.0 352 355 364 375 412 409 -0.7 9.8 10.1 12.3 12.2 12.6 14.8 17.5
    Chicoutimi–Jonquière 3,540 3,720 4,040 3,690 3,670 4,080 11.2 360 361 368 387 386 404 4.7 10.5 10.7 13.4 12.2 11.5 12.6 9.6
    Ontario
    Ottawa 13,550 13,620 13,430 13,460 13,960 13,270 -4.9 389 399 400 420 440 453 3.0 153.4 160.7 165.4 168.0 174.8 182.1 4.2
    Eastern Ontario 7,400 6,960 7,160 7,450 7,380 7,520 1.9 327 355 352 367 400 410 2.5 53.6 58.7 59.6 67.5 70.2 72.3 3.0
    Kingston 2,320 2,190 2,250 2,220 2,210 2,120 -4.1 349 365 363 378 405 414 2.2 22.2 22.4 20.2 23.1 22.2 23.4 5.4
    Central Ontario 17,480 17,490 17,410 16,960 18,140 16,790 -7.4 335 345 353 363 388 399 2.8 144.6 151.6 149.6 149.2 168.5 175.7 4.3
    Oshawa 5,470 5,810 5,570 5,540 5,630 5,970 6.0 377 388 406 415 418 435 4.1 60.6 63.7 65.8 65.9 68.9 72.7 5.5
    Toronto 73,910 70,710 72,160 71,490 71,580 71,370 -0.3 365 372 380 389 417 426 2.2 878.6 845.7 854.7 876.5 926.7 944.5 1.9
    Hamilton 10,050 9,960 9,580 9,600 9,800 10,300 5.1 352 361 377 383 411 424 3.2 106.3 101.8 102.6 102.9 110.4 120.8 9.4
    St. Catharines 5,730 5,760 5,840 5,950 6,260 5,530 -11.7 324 333 341 358 379 397 4.7 48.4 48.0 46.5 49.3 54.6 54.8 0.4
    London 6,690 5,880 6,820 6,520 6,890 6,360 -7.7 361 361 374 373 405 422 4.2 68.0 63.5 68.0 69.9 72.7 74.0 1.8
    Niagara 4,970 4,980 5,040 5,500 5,270 5,690 8.0 359 368 385 396 390 404 3.6 44.7 47.7 49.7 54.0 57.9 53.1 -8.3
    Windsor 4,500 4,080 4,490 4,620 4,780 4,560 -4.6 358 360 384 398 396 418 5.6 39.1 39.0 39.3 45.7 48.3 45.8 -5.2
    Kitchener 6,530 6,990 6,850 7,040 7,640 7,430 -2.7 351 357 372 381 415 422 1.7 70.7 74.3 72.5 74.9 83.9 93.0 10.8
    Huron 5,470 4,820 5,790 4,880 4,680 5,260 12.4 342 357 379 387 399 394 -1.3 42.9 40.6 47.9 49.5 39.6 47.0 18.7
    South Central Ontario 7,080 7,020 7,680 7,210 6,680 6,880 3.0 347 363 361 374 409 420 2.7 72.7 72.9 75.8 77.6 78.8 82.1 4.2
    Sudbury 3,040 3,170 2,800 2,420 2,620 2,790 6.5 344 348 364 376 409 407 -0.5 25.3 24.0 22.3 21.2 22.8 26.1 14.5
    Thunder Bay 1,960 2,320 2,090 1,650 2,180 2,100 -3.7 347 359 370 378 418 400 -4.3 15.6 18.0 18.5 16.1 17.0 20.6 21.2
    Northern Ontario 9,080 8,230 8,990 9,410 9,020 9,410 4.3 355 369 375 389 405 406 0.2 68.9 72.6 71.2 80.3 85.9 82.9 -3.5
    Manitoba
    Winnipeg 11,980 12,090 11,260 11,990 12,210 12,180 -0.2 339 351 359 376 399 416 4.3 104.2 108.6 111.2 113.5 135.7 133.3 -1.8
    Southern Manitoba 5,310 5,070 5,440 5,580 5,380 5,040 -6.3 331 339 344 360 390 407 4.4 49.0 41.5 44.5 54.4 51.0 57.4 12.5
    Northern Manitoba 1,960 1,690 1,750 1,730 1,980 1,690 -14.6 368 378 376 390 404 409 1.2 17.8 15.5 16.0 16.4 19.0 21.3 12.1
    Saskatchewan
    Regina 3,460 3,400 3,110 3,470 3,490 3,570 2.3 355 370 388 399 432 436 0.9 34.7 36.7 38.4 40.9 42.4 45.4 7.1
    Saskatoon 4,080 3,920 4,040 4,040 4,440 4,120 -7.2 350 370 369 390 416 431 3.6 41.9 44.2 45.7 45.6 56.1 57.5 2.5
    Southern Saskatchewan 4,220 4,030 3,810 4,020 3,790 4,010 5.8 330 339 353 374 398 417 4.8 39.6 38.8 39.6 42.6 46.4 45.8 -1.3
    Northern Saskatchewan 3,300 3,380 3,100 3,230 3,520 3,040 -13.6 363 365 392 401 410 437 6.6 32.7 33.8 34.2 36.0 42.3 39.0 -7.8
    Alberta
    Calgary 17,590 16,470 15,980 17,780 18,000 19,550 8.6 380 384 393 405 437 449 2.7 220.5 219.4 215.8 230.0 256.4 272.5 6.3
    Edmonton 16,890 17,410 16,950 18,530 18,830 19,690 4.6 373 382 393 405 432 443 2.5 194.7 188.5 197.8 217.9 238.9 254.5 6.5
    Northern Alberta 4,090 3,880 3,940 4,360 4,190 4,080 -2.6 395 399 419 439 447 464 3.8 47.5 48.8 47.3 59.3 57.4 59.8 4.2
    Southern Alberta 13,610 13,050 13,580 13,320 13,710 14,770 7.7 353 356 364 381 412 435 5.6 145.8 134.1 140.0 149.2 159.0 172.5 8.5
    British Columbia
    Southern Interior British Columbia 11,350 11,650 10,590 10,660 10,840 11,680 7.7 334 354 353 362 400 403 0.8 83.3 90.2 87.4 85.8 94.4 100.4 6.4
    Abbotsford 4,650 4,800 5,020 4,420 4,580 4,730 3.3 308 312 315 344 356 374 5.1 35.1 31.7 33.7 36.3 34.4 37.4 8.7
    Vancouver 36,610 34,970 36,430 34,350 34,840 36,700 5.3 354 359 368 380 407 417 2.5 350.2 345.8 358.2 361.1 378.6 406.3 7.3
    Victoria 5,630 5,250 5,160 5,350 5,020 5,390 7.4 354 362 378 391 421 428 1.7 47.9 48.5 45.9 54.2 54.3 56.4 3.9
    Southern Coastal British Columbia 10,130 9,940 9,370 10,050 9,470 10,110 6.8 331 336 344 357 396 402 1.5 68.1 73.2 72.0 76.4 82.7 86.5 4.6
    Northern British Columbia 6,430 6,530 6,570 6,050 6,690 6,430 -3.9 366 376 389 406 418 418 0.0 54.2 51.0 56.2 59.1 60.2 61.9 2.8
    Territories
    Yukon (until October 11, 2014)5 630 540 720 740 590 440 Not applicable 420 439 437 436 452 465 Not applicable 6.1 6.7 7.2 9.6 8.1 7.0 Not applicable
    Whitehorse (starting October 12, 2014)5 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 180 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 453 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 0.6 Not applicable
    Yukon (starting October 12, 2014)5 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 50 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 478 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 0.1 Not applicable
    Northwest Territories (until October 11, 2014)5 680 800 950 820 690 380 Not applicable 420 440 454 466 488 475 Not applicable 7.9 9.4 12.3 10.1 10.7 7.6 Not applicable
    Yellowknife (starting October 12, 2014)5 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 120 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 482 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 0.5 Not applicable
    Northwest Territories (starting October 12, 2014)5 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 100 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 485 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 0.4 Not applicable
    Nunavut (until October 11, 2014)5 470 470 420 390 380 210 Not applicable 422 435 449 470 474 450 Not applicable 5.8 5.4 5.9 4.6 6.0 4.4 Not applicable
    Iqualuit (starting October 12, 2014)5 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 60 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 499 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 0.3 Not applicable
    Nunavut (starting October 12, 2014)5 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 80 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 451 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 0.2 Not applicable
    Missing Data 0 0 0 0 1,470 2,560 74.1 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 416 427 2.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 7.9 16.8 112.7
    Canada 510,300 499,270 508,500 510,040 516,820 526,100 1.8 349 358 368 381 403 414 2.7 4,207.2 4,178.4 4,283.8 4,484.5 4,748.9 4,945.5 4.1
    • Note: Totals may not add up due to rounding.
    • 1 Includes maternity, parental, sickness, compassionate care and parents of critically ill children benefits.
    • 2 Also includes special benefits for self-employed individuals.
    • 3 Includes claims for which at least $1 of special benefits was paid.
    • 4 Takes into account family supplement top-ups paid to claimants with special benefits.
    • 5 Percentage growth between 2013/2014 and 2014/2015.
    • 6 As of October 12, 2014, there is a total of 62 Employment Insurance (EI) economic regions, instead of 58 regions. The EI economic regions of Prince Edward Island, Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut were each divided into two EI economic regions, one consisting of the capital area and the remaining consisting of the non-capital area.
    • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.
  • Annex 2.12 - Maternity Benefits1
    New Claims Established2 Average Actual Duration3 Average Weekly Benefit Rate4 Amount Paid4
    (Number of Weeks) Change (%)5

    2013/2014–

    2014/2015
    ($) Change (%)5

    2013/2014–

    2014/2015
    ($ Million) Change (%)5

    2013/2014–

    2014/2015
    2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 Change (%)5

    2013/2014–

    2014/2015
    2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015
    Province and Territory6
    Newfoundland and Labrador 2,760 3,060 2,840 2,940 2,730 -7.1 14.3 14.4r 14.2r 14.3 14.0 -2.1 376 390 412 418 430 2.9 15.3 17.1 16.9 17.4 17.6 1.1
    Prince Edward Island 940 1,180 920 990 1,060 7.1 14.3r 14.7r 14.4r 14.0 14.1 0.7 345 374 392 387 421 8.8 5.0 6.5 5.1 5.2 6.9 32.7
    Nova Scotia 5,880 5,560 5,130 4,840 5,430 12.2 14.5 14.6r 14.6 14.6r 14.7 0.7 350 362 370 396 394 -0.5 28.8 29.8 30.2 26.8 32.1 19.8
    New Brunswick 4,690 4,820 4,680 4,280 4,230 -1.2 14.6r 14.6r 14.6r 14.6r 14.7 0.7 356 363 373 393 403 2.5 25.0 25.9 25.1 25.9 25.6 -1.2
    Quebec7 0 0 0 0 0 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 Not applicable
    Ontario 84,130 83,880 84,900 84,110 82,350 -2.1 14.6 14.6 14.6 14.6 14.7 0.7 377 385 397 420 429 2.1 471.0 471.9 492.8 514.4 522.4 1.6
    Manitoba 7,840 7,500 8,460 8,910 8,090 -9.2 14.6 14.7r 14.7r 14.7 14.7 0.0 348 352 371 388 407 4.9 39.2 39.2 44.9 50.4 49.5 -1.8
    Saskatchewan 7,150 6,990 7,710 7,820 7,780 -0.5 14.8r 14.6 14.7 14.6 14.7 0.7 363 371 391 409 427 4.4 38.8 39.2 43.5 46.8 48.2 3.0
    Alberta 28,080 27,170 29,260 29,280 31,070 6.1 14.6 14.6 14.6 14.6 14.6 0.0 377 386 400 426 441 3.5 153.2 153.8 170.1 182.2 198.1 8.7
    British Columbia 26,320 26,370 25,910 25,650 25,690 0.2 14.7r 14.7r 14.7r 14.7r 14.7 0.0 361 368 383 409 421 2.9 139.8 143.8 147.1 154.0 159.7 3.7
    Yukon 190 360 360 220 250 13.6 14.8r 14.9r 14.5r 14.9 14.2 -4.7 443 441 430 457 438 -4.2 1.3 2.0 2.5 1.8 1.5 -16.7
    Northwest Territories 410 440 350 370 260 -29.7 14.7r 14.8r 14.8 14.9r 14.1 -5.4 435 454 468 489 492 0.6 2.7 3.2 2.3 2.8 2.0 -28.6
    Nunavut 230 210 160 230 140 -39.1 14.8 13.0r 15.0 14.8 14.4 -2.7 433 455 457 472 434 -8.1 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.7 0.8 -52.9
    Age
    24 Years and Under (Youth) 21,340 19,640 18,440 17,650 17,520 -0.7 14.6r 14.7r 14.6r 14.7r 14.6 -0.7 268 272 284 304 315 3.6 85.3 81.0 79.5 80.8 80.3 -0.6
    25 Years and Older 147,280 147,900 152,240 151,990 151,560 -0.3 14.6 14.6 14.6 14.6 14.6 0.0 386 394 406 429 440 2.6 836.1 852.6 902.4 948.7 984.0 3.7
    Canada 168,620 167,540 170,680 169,640 169,080 -0.3 14.6 14.6 14.6 14.6 14.6 0.0 371 380 393 416 427 2.6 921.4 933.6 981.9 1,029.5 1,064.3 3.4
    • Note: Totals may not add up due to rounding.
    • 1 Figures also include maternity benefits for self-employed individuals.
    • 2 Includes claims for which at least $1 of maternity benefits was paid.
    • 3 In the past, data on the actual duration of maternity benefits were estimated using claims starting any time during the fiscal year. To increase the accuracy of this information, starting with the 2014/2015 Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Report, the most recent data on the actual duration of maternity benefits (that is, data pertaining to the fiscal year covered by the Report) are based on claims starting in the first half of the fiscal year to ensure they are based on claims that have ended. If required, the most recent data will be revised in the following Report, once the actual duration of maternity benefits for the entire fiscal year is known. Prior years’ figures have been restated to reflect this, and any figures that have changed from those published in a previous Report have been marked as revised.
    • 4 Takes into account family supplement top-ups paid to claimants with maternity benefits.
    • 5 Percentage growth between 2013/2014 and 2014/2015.
    • 6 Starting with the 2013/2014 Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Report, provincial and territorial figures are based on the province or territory of residence where a claim was initially established; figures pertaining to years prior to 2013/2014 published in the previous Reports have been restated to reflect this. The previous reporting methodology was based on the province or territory of residence where the claim ended.
    • 7 Quebec is excluded from calculations at the national level. Since January 2006, this province has administered its own maternity benefits under the Quebec Parental Insurance Plan.
    • r Revised.
    • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.
  • Annex 2.13 - Parental Benefits (Biological)1
    New Claims Established2,3 Average Actual Duration3,4 Average Weekly Benefit Rate3,5 Amount Paid5
    (Number of Weeks) Change (%)6

    2013/2014–

    2014/2015
    ($) Change (%)5

    2013/2014–

    2014/2015
    ($ Million) Change (%)6

    2013/2014–

    2014/2015
    2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 Change (%)6

    2013/2014–

    2014/2015
    2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015
    Province and Territory7
    Newfoundland and Labrador 2,690 3,140 2,900 3,000 2,790 -7.0 29.7r 30.7 29.7r 30.4r 30.7 1.0 389 394 419 428 434 1.4 37.2 36.3 38.6 37.4 41.0 9.6
    Prince Edward Island 1,050 1,320 940 1,130 1,140 0.9 28.2r 28.6r 30.0r 29.4r 31.5 7.1 361 385 405 400 428 7.0 11.2 12.9 12.9 11.6 15.5 33.6
    Nova Scotia 6,560 6,450 5,940 5,450 6,040 10.8 29.3r 29.2r 29.6r 29.2r 28.8 -1.4 369 379 386 412 410 -0.5 65.3 72.0 71.8 65.6 71.3 8.7
    New Brunswick 5,340 5,220 5,230 4,780 4,640 -2.9 28.5r 29.2r 29.5r 29.6r 29.0 -2.0 372 372 388 406 417 2.7 56.0 56.6 59.7 60.7 58.1 -4.3
    Quebec8 0 0 0 0 0 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 Not applicable
    Ontario 95,630 95,060 96,350 95,810 94,160 -1.7 30.1r 30.2r 30.3r 30.2r 29.8 -1.3 387 394 406 429 438 2.1 1,118.1 1,122.9 1,156.2 1,206.5 1,249.2 3.5
    Manitoba 8,850 8,570 9,570 9,880 9,280 -6.1 30.1r 29.8r 30.4r 30.7r 30.1 -2.0 359 364 381 401 418 4.2 92.4 96.9 100.3 116.0 119.3 2.8
    Saskatchewan 7,920 7,720 8,410 8,660 8,420 -2.8 30.5r 31.1r 31.2r 31.0r 30.7 -1.0 373 382 402 419 433 3.3 89.3 93.8 95.8 110.7 109.7 -0.9
    Alberta 29,760 29,010 31,300 31,330 33,430 6.7 31.1r 31.3r 31.4r 31.3r 31.0 -1.0 384 392 407 434 448 3.2 348.7 358.3 382.9 417.3 444.7 6.6
    British Columbia 29,450 29,420 28,920 28,460 29,010 1.9 30.4r 30.5r 30.6r 30.6r 30.0 -2.0 374 379 395 420 434 3.2 330.1 339.9 344.6 361.0 380.0 5.3
    Yukon 210 410 390 280 330 17.9 26.6r 28.3r 30.8r 28.9r 26.7 -7.6 445 442 444 458 467 2.0 3.7 3.6 5.6 4.7 4.7 0.0
    Northwest Territories 490 600 430 460 340 -26.1 28.1r 24.9r 26.6r 26.1r 24.7 -5.4 439 458 469 490 497 1.4 5.2 7.3 5.8 6.4 5.2 -18.8
    Nunavut 300 170 230 240 160 -33.3 25.8r 27.6r 26.7r 30.2r 25.6 -15.2 433 443 463 469 441 -6.0 2.9 2.8 2.3 3.2 2.9 -9.4
    Gender
    Men 26,350 25,560 25,930 25,150 26,040 3.5 17.1r 17.1r 17.7r 16.4r 16.7 1.8 420 427 443 467 480 2.8 183.9 184.6 196.3 192.7 200.3 3.9
    Women 161,900 161,530 164,680 164,330 163,700 -0.4 32.3r 32.4r 32.5r 32.5r 32.1 -1.2 375 382 396 419 429 2.4 1,976.2 2,018.7 2,080.1 2,208.3 2,301.4 4.2
    Age
    24 Years and Under (Youth) 21,250 19,890 18,420 17,590 17,490 -0.6 31.3r 31.1r 31.7r 31.7r 31.2 -1.6 283 283 296 315 327 3.8 197.0 190.1 182.0 179.5 182.9 1.9
    25 Years and Older 167,000 167,200 172,190 171,890 172,250 0.2 30.0r 30.2r 30.4r 30.3r 29.9 -1.3 394 401 414 436 447 2.5 1,963.1 2,013.1r 2,094.4 2,221.5 2,318.7 4.4
    Canada 188,250 187,090 190,610 189,480 189,740 0.1 30.2r 30.3r 30.5r 30.4r 30.0 -1.3 382 388 402 425 436 2.6 2,160.1 2,203.3 2,276.4 2,401.0 2,501.6 4.2
    • Note: Totals may not add up due to rounding.
    • 1 Figures also include parental benefits (biological) for self-employed individuals.
    • 2 Includes claims for which at least $1 of parental benefits (biological) was paid.
    • 3 Parental benefits (biological) that are shared between two parents are considered as two separate claims.
    • 4 In the past, data on the actual duration of parental benefits (biological) were estimated using claims starting in the first half of the fiscal year, to ensure they are based on claims that have ended, and they were never revised afterward. To increase the accuracy of this information, starting with the 2014/2015 Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Report, the most recent data on the actual duration of parental benefits (biological)–that is, data pertaining to the fiscal year covered by the Report–will continue to be based on claims starting in the first half of the fiscal year but will be revised, if required, in the following Report, once the actual duration of parental benefits (biological) for the entire fiscal year is known. Prior years’ figures have been restated to reflect this, and any figures that have changed from those published in a previous Report have been marked as revised.
    • 5 Takes into account family supplement top-ups paid to claimants with parental benefits (biological).
    • 6 Percentage growth between 2013/2014 and 2014/2015.
    • 7 Starting with the 2013/2014 Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Report, provincial and territorial figures are based on the province or territory of residence where a claim was initially established; figures pertaining to years prior to 2013/2014 published in the previous Reports have been restated to reflect this. The previous reporting methodology was based on the province or territory of residence where the claim ended.
    • 8 Quebec is excluded from calculations at the national level. Since January 2006, this province has administered its own parental benefits under the Quebec Parental Insurance Plan.
    • r Revised.
    • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.
  • Annex 2.14 - Parental Benefits (Adoptive)1
    New Claims Established2,3 Average Actual Duration3,4 Average Weekly Benefit Rate3,5 Amount Paid5
    (Number of Weeks) Change (%)6

    2013/2014–

    2014/2015
    ($) Change (%)5

    2013/2014–

    2014/2015
    ($ Million) Change (%)6

    2013/2014–

    2014/2015
    2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 Change (%)6

    2013/2014–

    2014/2015
    2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015
    Province and Territory8
    Newfoundland and Labrador 10 20 20 30 40c -42.9c 35.0c,r 28.6c,r 35.0 35.0 30.5 -12.9 457 468 440 492 357 -27.4 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.6 0.2 -66.7
    Prince Edward Island 30 30 0 40 Not applicable 34.5r Not available Not available 444 453 Not applicable 454 399 -12.1 0.5 0.3 0.2 0.4 0.2 -50.0
    Nova Scotia 80 90 100 130 70 -46.2 26.5r 25.9r 26.3r 20.9r 31.8 52.2 439 400 489 469 449 -4.3 0.9 0.7 1.1 1.4 1.1 -21.4
    New Brunswick 50 20 40 30 80 166.7 23.2r 20.5 22.5r 31.7r 31.5 -0.6 453 464 440 444 464 4.5 0.3 0.5 0.3 0.3 0.9 200.0
    Quebec9 0 0 0 0 0 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 Not applicable
    Ontario 720 940 950 820 760 -7.3 25.3r 25.2r 26.3r 25.1r 24.4 -2.4 427 437 459 475 477 0.4 9.3 8.8 11.7 9.8r 9.2 -6.1
    Manitoba 50 90 80 70 100 42.9 34.4r 24.4r 30.3r 32.6r 24.4 -2.8 370 449 388 423 437 3.3 0.5 1.0 1.1 0.9 1.0 11.1
    Saskatchewan 40 40 60 90 50 -44.4 33.0 26.8r 28.5r 23.3r 6.8 -70.8 361 430 436 446 483 8.3 1.1 0.1 0.7 0.9 0.5 -44.4
    Alberta 210 250 240 190 210 10.5 25.7r 29.8r 29.0r 30.5r 31.0 1.6 444 449 449 474 469 -1.1 2.4 3.0 3.5 3.1 2.1 -32.3
    British Columbia 280 260 290 200 200 0.0 26.5r 25.4r 28.6 29.3r 24.5 -16.4 435 431 410 434 504 16.1 3.2 2.7 3.3 2.8 2.4 -14.3
    Yukon 10 0 0 10 70c 75.0c 30.3c,r 27.6c,r Not applicable 31.3c,r 13.0 Not available 468 Not applicable Not applicable 514 514 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.2 Not applicable
    Northwest Territories 0 10 30 0 20.0r Not available Not applicable Not applicable 468 490 Not applicable 514 Not applicable 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.0
    Nunavut 60 90 50 30 23.4r 25.5 Not available 419 430 491 483 484 0.2 0.8 1.1 0.5 0.4 0.5 25.0
    Gender
    Men 360 520 460 330 500 51.5 17.4r 19.8r 16.5r 19.5r 22.0 12.8 440 466 481 483 507 5.0 3.6 3.9 3.9 3.2 4.9 53.1
    Women 1,180 1,320 1,400 1,310 1,080 -17.6 29.3r 28.5r 30.5r 28.6r 26.7 -6.6 426 426 438 459 458 -0.2 15.7 14.8 19.0 17.4 13.5 -22.4
    Age
    24 Years and Under (Youth) 30 0 10 20 1580d -3.7d 33.7r Not applicable 27.1d,r 26.7d,r 25.0d -6.4d 434 Not applicable 182 336 473d 1.9d 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.1 18.4d -10.7d
    25 Years and Older 1,510 1,840 1,850 1,620 26.4r 26.0r 429 437 450 466 18.9 18.6 22.8 20.5
    Canada 1,540 1,840 1,860 1,640 1,580 -3.7 26.5r 26.0r 27.1r 26.7r 25.0 -6.4 429 437 449 464 473 1.9 19.2 18.7 22.9 20.6 18.4 -10.7
    • Note: Totals may not add up due to rounding.
    • 1 Figures also include parental benefits (adoptive) for self-employed individuals.
    • 2 Includes claims for which at least $1 of parental benefits (adoptive) was paid.
    • 3 Parental benefits (adoptive) that are shared between two parents are considered as two separate claims.
    • 4 In the past, data on the actual duration of parental benefits (adoptive) were estimated using claims starting in the first half of the fiscal year, to ensure they are based on claims that have ended, and they were never revised afterward. To increase the accuracy of this information, starting with the 2014/2015 Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Report, the most recent data on the actual duration of parental benefits (adoptive)–that is, data pertaining to the fiscal year covered by the Report–will continue to be based on claims starting in the first half of the fiscal year but will be revised, if required, in the following Report, once the actual duration of parental benefits (adoptive) for the entire fiscal year is known. Prior years’ figures have been restated to reflect this, and any figures that have changed from those published in a previous Report have been marked as revised.
    • 5 Takes into account family supplement top-ups paid to claimants with parental benefits (adoptive).
    • 6 Percentage growth between 2013/2014 and 2014/2015.
    • 7 When no claim started during the first half of the fiscal year, figures are indicated as not available.
    • 8 Starting with the 2013/2014 Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Report, provincial and territorial figures are based on the province or territory of residence where a claim was initially established; figures pertaining to years prior to 2013/2014 published in the previous Reports have been restated to reflect this. The previous reporting methodology was based on the province or territory of residence where the claim ended.
    • 9 Quebec is excluded from calculations at the national level. Since January 2006, this province has administered its own parental benefits under the Quebec Parental Insurance Plan.
    • c For confidentiality purposes, data for Newfoundland and Labrador and Prince Edward Island have been combined. For the same reasons, data for Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut have also been combined.
    • d For confidentiality purposes, data by age group have been combined.
    • r Revised.
    • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.
  • Annex 2.15 - Sickness Benefits1
    New Claims Established2 Average Actual Duration3 Average Weekly Benefit Rate4 Amount Paid4
    (Number of Weeks) Change (%)5

    2013/2014–

    2014/2015
    ($) Change (%)5

    2013/2014–

    2014/2015
    ($ Million) Change (%)5

    2013/2014–

    2014/2015
    2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 Change (%)5

    2013/2014–

    2014/2015
    2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015
    Province and Territory6
    Newfoundland and Labrador 8,560 9,210 8,880 9,460 9,930 5.0 9.2 9.6r 10.1r 10.1r 9.6 -5.0 346 365 385 390 399 2.3 28.7 32.0 36.3 37.8 38.7 2.4
    Prince Edward Island 4,550 4,830 4,300 5,050 5,520 9.3 7.5r 7.8r 7.9 8.1r 8.4 3.7 347 361 378 382 389 1.8 12.1 14.2 13.5 15.7 17.0 8.3
    Nova Scotia 15,880 16,750 15,310 16,530 16,570 0.2 9.2r 9.0r 9.4 9.4r 9.2 -2.1 335 351 362 383 391 2.1 48.7 52.3 54.8 59.9 58.9 -1.7
    New Brunswick 20,910 20,590 21,050 20,440 21,080 3.1 8.3r 8.3r 8.5r 8.3r 8.7 4.8 346 359 374 390 400 2.6 60.8 66.4 67.5 70.1 71.6 2.1
    Quebec 95,590 100,590 103,930 104,120 105,880 1.7 8.9r 8.9r 9.1r 9.1r 9.3 2.2 340 350 364 380 390 2.6 296.3 313.0 346.0 362.4 367.9 1.5
    Ontario 88,210 92,540 89,260 92,650 93,470 0.9 10.1r 10.1r 10.3 10.5r 10.6 1.0 341 352 359 386 397 2.8 308.1 327.1 331.8 368.9 386.1 4.7
    Manitoba 10,260 10,150 10,220 9,960 9,990 0.3 9.8r 9.9r 9.9r 10.5r 10.5 0.0 339 343 361 392 405 3.3 32.8 34.0 37.7 38.0 41.6 9.5
    Saskatchewan 7,250 6,680 6,810 7,070 6,910 -2.3 9.6r 10.0r 10.1r 10.2r 10.4 2.0 340 358 373 401 417 4.0 23.8 24.5 24.7 28.3 28.9 2.1
    Alberta 22,350 22,500 23,980 24,680 25,430 3.0 10.2r 10.2r 10.6 10.7 10.7 0.0 363 375 389 420 436 3.8 85.4 85.0 98.8 107.5 113.0 5.1
    British Columbia 46,730 46,540 45,120 46,210 49,580 7.3 10.3r 10.3r 10.6r 10.5r 10.7 1.9 337 345 358 389 394 1.3 165.8 165.2 176.1 184.6 204.7 10.9
    Yukon 370 370 390 300 330 10.0 9.4r 9.6r 9.7 9.9r 8.8 -11.1 434 428 425 444 453 2.0 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.5 1.3 -13.3
    Northwest Territories 340 340 390 220 250 13.6 9.9r 10.3 10.1r 10.1r 10.7 5.9 434 445 461 483r 449 -7.0 1.6 1.6 1.8 1.4 1.1 -21.4
    Nunavut 100 130 110 110 130 18.2 10.5r 9.8 12.3r 10.5 10.2 -2.9 449 465 475 500 467 -6.6 0.5 0.6 0.4 0.6 0.7 16.7
    Gender
    Men 133,220 138,380 140,380 144,300 149,630 3.7 9.2r 9.2r 9.5r 9.5r 9.9 4.2 379 390 404 427 438 2.6 491.5 512.9 553.4 601.5 621.1 3.3
    Women 187,880 192,840 189,370 192,500 195,440 1.5 9.8r 9.7r 10.0r 10.1r 10.1 0.0 316 326 336 359 368 2.5 574.5 604.3 637.6 675.3 710.6 5.2
    Age
    24 Years and Under (Youth) 27,960 26,560 26,160 25,360 25,410 0.2 8.4r 8.5r 8.7r 9.0 9.0 0.0 282 289 303 323 331 2.5 67.2 67.0 69.2 73.9 75.2 1.8
    25 to 44 Years 138,460 140,480 137,950 139,080 141,860 2.0 9.2r 9.2r 9.4 9.5r 9.6 1.1 349 359 371 396 406 2.5 448.7 463.6 486.0 513.2 534.6 4.2
    45 to 54 Years 85,120 87,870 86,700 88,030 87,430 -0.7 9.8 9.7r 10.1r 10.1r 10.3 2.0 353 364 375 397 407 2.5 304.2 315.0 335.2 353.4 357.4 1.1
    55 Years and Older (Older Workers) 69,560 76,310 78,940 84,330 90,370 7.2 10.3r 10.2r 10.4r 10.4r 10.7 2.9 338 352 365 385 395 2.6 245.9 271.7 300.6 336.3 364.4 8.4
    Canada 321,100 331,220 329,750 336,800 345,070 2.5 9.5r> 9.5r 9.8r 9.8r 10.0 2.0 342 353 365 388 398 2.6 1,066.0 1,117.3 1,191.0 1,276.8 1,331.7 4.3
    • Note: Totals may not add up due to rounding.
    • 1 Figures also include sickness benefits for self-employed individuals.
    • 2 Includes claims for which at least $1 of sickness benefits was paid.
    • 3 In the past, data on the actual duration of sickness benefits were estimated using claims starting any time during the fiscal year. To increase the accuracy of this information, starting with the 2014/2015 Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Report, the most recent data on the actual duration of sickness benefits (that is, data pertaining to the fiscal year covered by the Report) are based on claims starting in the first half of the fiscal year to ensure they are based on claims that have ended. If required, the most recent data will be revised in the following Report, once the actual duration of sickness benefits for the entire fiscal year is known. Prior years’ figures have been restated to reflect this, and any figures that have changed from those published in a previous Report have been marked as revised.
    • 4 Takes into account family supplement top-ups paid to claimants with sickness benefits.
    • 5 Percentage growth between 2013/2014 and 2014/2015.
    • 6 Starting with the 2013/2014 Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Report, provincial and territorial figures are based on the province or territory of residence where a claim was initially established; figures pertaining to years prior to 2013/2014 published in the previous Reports have been restated to reflect this. The previous reporting methodology was based on the province or territory of residence where the claim ended.
    • r Revised.
    • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.
  • Annex 2.16 - Compassionate Care Benefits1
    New Claims Established2 Average Actual Duration3 Average Weekly Benefit Rate4 Amount Paid4
    (Number of Weeks) Change (%)5

    2013/2014–

    2014/2015
    ($) Change (%)5

    2013/2014–

    2014/2015
    ($ Million) Change (%)5

    2013/2014–

    2014/2015
    2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 Change (%)5

    2013/2014–

    2014/2015
    2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015
    Province and Territory6
    Newfoundland and Labrador 70 56 72 64 76 18.8 4.7 4.8 4.9 5.0 4.7 -6.0 365r 385 397r 407 410 0.7 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1r 0.1 0.0
    Prince Edward Island 31 30 37 35 33 -5.7 5.0 4.7 4.9 4.8 4.6 -4.2 358 378 396r 377 405 7.4 0.1 0.1r 0.1 0.1 0.0 -100.0
    Nova Scotia 209 160 163 169 170 0.6 5.0 4.8 4.9 4.8 4.9 2.1 345 339r 379r 366 395 7.9 0.4 0.4r 0.3 0.4r 0.5 25.0
    New Brunswick 147 130 150 122 143 17.2 4.9 4.7 5.0 4.6 4.6 0.0 344r 344 353 381r 397 4.2 0.3 0.2r 0.2r 0.2r 0.3 50.0
    Quebec 1,044 1,019 1,030 917 1,046 14.1 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.5 4.3 -4.4 349r 360 377 392r 411 4.8 1.9r 1.7 1.9r 1.6r 1.8 12.5
    Ontario 2,681 2,742 2,704 2,725 2,738 0.5 4.8 4.7 4.7 4.6 4.6 0.0 369r 380 392 419 431 2.9 5.2r 5.0 5.9r 5.7r 5.4 -5.3
    Manitoba 263 247 217 245 229 -6.5 4.6 4.9 4.6 4.7 4.7 0.0 358 370r 374r 397r 415 4.5 0.6r 0.5 0.3r 0.5r 0.6 20.0
    Saskatchewan 191 185 148 199 157 -21.1 4.9 4.8 5.0 4.8 5.2 8.3 374 389r 396 441r 445 0.9 0.4r 0.3r 0.4r 0.5r 0.3 -40.0
    Alberta 468 483 569 555 675 21.6 4.8 5.0 4.9 5.0 5.0 0.0 383r 396r 413 441 457 3.6 1.0r 0.9r 1.2r 1.7r 1.5 -11.8
    British Columbia 900 902 985 949 948 -0.1 4.8 4.9 4.8 4.8 4.8 0.0 361 375 385r 420r 427 1.7 1.7 1.9r 1.7r 2.2r 2.0 -9.1
    Yukon 10 8 11 8 15 87.5 5.5 5.4 5.6 4.0 4.7 17.5 452 447 478 483 499 3.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 Not applicable
    Northwest Territories 6 8 9 9 11 22.2 4.8 4.5 4.9 4.4 4.4 0.0 461 448 451 467 482 3.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 Not applicable
    Nunavut 7 5 7 6 3 -50.0 5.6 4.2 5.4 6.0 4.3 -28.3 457 468 470 385 504 30.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 Not applicable
    Gender
    Men 1,575 1,525 1,714 1,648 1,833 11.2 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.7 0.0 399r 411r 424r 445r 461 3.6 3.6r 2.8r 3.9r 4.1r 4.3 4.9
    Women 4,452 4,450 4,388 4,355 4,411 1.3 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.6 -2.1 351 363 375 403 414 2.7 8.1r 8.0r 8.3r 9.0r 8.2 -8.9
    Age
    24 Years and Under (Youth) 129 120 116 100 118 18.0 4.4 4.5 4.7 4.7 4.6 -2.1 306r 323r 329 354r 361 2.0 0.2 0.1r 0.2 0.3r 0.1 -66.7
    25 to 44 Years 2,275 2,196 2,115 1,991 2,099 5.4 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.6 4.6 0.0 374r 388 402r 426 440 3.3 4.3 4.2r 4.5r 4.3r 4.6 7.0
    45 to 54 Years 2,162 2,134 2,277 2,199 2,172 -1.2 4.7 4.7 4.6 4.7 4.6 -2.1 368 378 390 418 432 3.3 4.5r 4.0r 4.5r 4.7r 3.9 -17.0
    55 Years and Older (Older Workers) 1,461 1,525 1,594 1,713 1,855 8.3 4.9 4.8 4.8 4.8 4.8 0.0 345 359 374r 401 412 2.7 2.7r 2.5r 3.1r 3.8r 4.0 5.3
    Canada 6,027 5,975 6,102 6,003 6,244 4.0 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.7 0.0 364 375r 389 414r 428 3.4 11.7r 10.9r 12.3r 13.1r 12.6 -3.8
    • Note: Totals may not add up due to rounding.
    • 1 Figures also include compassionate care benefits for self-employed individuals.
    • 2 Includes claims for which at least $1 of compassionate care benefits was paid.
    • 3 Data on the actual duration of compassionate care benefits have been estimated using claims starting any time during the fiscal year.
    • 4 Takes into account family supplement top-ups paid to claimants with compassionate care benefits.
    • 5 Percentage growth between 2013/2014 and 2014/2015.
    • 6 Starting with the 2013/2014 Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Report, provincial and territorial figures are based on the province or territory of residence where a claim was initially established; figures pertaining to years prior to 2013/2014 published in the previous Reports have been restated to reflect this. The previous reporting methodology was based on the province or territory of residence where the claim ended.
    • r Revised.
    • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 100% sample of EI administrative data, except for the amount paid which is based on a 10% sample.
  • Annex 2.17 - Benefits for Parents of Critically Ill Children1,2
    New Claims Established3,4 Average Actual Duration4,5 Average Weekly Benefit Rate4,6 Amount Paid6
    (Number of Weeks) Change (%)7

    2013/2014–

    2014/2015
    ($) Change (%)7

    2013/2014–

    2014/2015
    ($ Million) Change (%)7

    2013/2014–

    2014/2015
    2013/2014 2014/2015 Change (%)7

    2013/2014–

    2014/2015
    2013/2014 2014/2015 2013/2014 2014/2015 2013/2014 2014/2015
    Province and Territory
    Newfoundland and Labrador 9 28 211.1 20.6 21.8 5.8 323 408 26.3 0.1 0.2 100.0
    Prince Edward Island 4 8 100.0 Not availablec Not availablec Not availablec Not availablec Not availablec Not availablec 0.0 0.0 Not availablec
    Nova Scotia 35 62 77.1 14.6 18.5 26.7 417 396 -5.0 0.2 0.5 150.0
    New Brunswick 26 72 176.9 11.2 15.7 40.2 420 406 -3.3 0.1 0.4 300.0
    Quebec 293 637 117.4 13.0 15.1 16.2 407 419 2.9 1.4 4.0 185.7
    Ontario 457 893 95.4 16.1 16.5 2.5 416 427 2.6 2.7 6.0 122.2
    Manitoba 43 82 90.7 20.5 15.0 -26.8 376 424 12.8 0.3 0.5 66.7
    Saskatchewan 26 51 96.2 11.4 16.9 48.2 414 453 9.4 0.2 0.3 50.0
    Alberta 151 350 131.8 16.3 16.4 0.6 456 447 -2.0 1.0 2.4 140.0
    British Columbia 137 305 122.6 16.1 16.3 1.2 410 425 3.7 0.8 2.1 162.5
    Yukon 4c 5c 25.0c Not availablec Not availablec Not availablec Not availablec Not availablec Not availablec 0.0c 0.0c Not availablec
    Northwest Territories
    Nunavut
    Missing Data 284 67 -76.4 10.5 12.4 18.1 Not available Not available Not available 1.2 0.4 -66.7
    Gender
    Men 368 563 53.0 12.4 14.6 17.7 456 453 -0.7 2.0 3.6 80.0
    Women 1,101 1,997 81.4 14.3 16.4 14.7 402 420 4.5 5.9 13.2 123.7
    Age
    24 Years and Under (Youth) 81 162 100.0 12.2 14.0 14.8 335 337 0.6 0.3 0.8 166.7
    25 to 44 Years 1,226 2,193 78.9 13.5 15.7 16.3 425 433 1.9 6.6 14.3 116.7
    45 to 54 Years 156 194 24.4 16.6 21.5 29.5 394 425 7.9 0.9 1.7 88.9
    55 Years and Older (Older Workers) 6 11 83.3 16.0 11.8 -26.3 357 391 9.5 0.0 0.1 Not available
    Canada 1,469 2,560 74.3 13.7 16.0 16.8 416 427 2.6 7.9 16.8 112.7
    • Note: Totals may not add up due to rounding
    • 1 Benefits for parents of critically ill children have been available since June 2013.
    • 2 Figures also include parents of critically ill children benefits for self-employed individuals.
    • 3 Includes claims for which at least $1 of benefits for parents of critically ill children was paid.
    • 4 Benefits for parents of critically ill children benefits that are shared between two parents are considered as two separate claims.
    • 5 Data on the actual duration of benefits for parents of critically ill children have been estimated using claims starting during the first half of the fiscal year to ensure they are based on claims that have ended.
    • 6 Takes into account family supplement top-ups paid to claimants with benefits for parents of critically ill children.
    • 7 Percentage growth between 2013/2014 and 2014/2015.
    • c For confidentiality purposes, data for Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut have been combined.
    • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 100% sample of EI administrative data.
  • Annex 2.18 - Work-sharing Benefits
    New Claims Established1 Average Actual Duration2 Average Weekly Benefit Rate3 Amount Paid3
    (Number of Weeks) Change (%)5

    2013/2014–

    2014/2015
    ($) Change (%)5

    2013/2014–

    2014/2015
    ($ Million) Change (%)5

    2013/2014–

    2014/2015
    2010/20114 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 Change (%)5

    2013/2014–

    2014/2015
    2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015
    Province and Territory6
    Newfoundland and Labrador 1 83 5 6 14 133.3 8.0 15.9 12.6 17.8 19.0p 6.7 183 84 352 131 135 3.1 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.0 Not applicable
    Prince Edward Island 52 16 15 7 82 1,071.4 20.6 33.0 20.9 22.8 7.6p -66.7 109 103 159 108 160 48.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0
    Nova Scotia 149 336 266 151 20c -90.8 8.8 17.2 14.7 13.5 17.5p 29.6 91 93 96 117 202 72.6 0.6 0.4 0.5 0.2 0.2 0.0
    New Brunswick 75 73 78 67 16.8 13.1 21.9 17.2 4.4p -74.4 103 146 133 127 80 -37.0 0.5 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.0
    Quebec 8,228 6,765 6,310 4,759 3,580 -24.8 13.4 13.4 14.3 14.7 14.5p -1.4 99 90 112 107 120 12.1 29.0 9.8 11.8 8.9 8.0 -10.1
    Ontario 7,162 13,329 5,373 4,512 2,255 -50.0 13.7 12.4 13.7 16.1 15.4p -4.3 92 100 97 103 118 14.6 47.0 16.3 10.2 8.7 5.4 -37.9
    Manitoba 1,777 606 519 536 262 -51.1 11.5 10.5 10.4 14.1 16.8p 19.1 100 89 101 110 135 22.7 3.2 1.1 0.7 1.0 0.5 -50.0
    Saskatchewan 339 17 11 68 742 991.2 7.4 23.1 19.6 11.2 20.4p 82.1 134 170 166 194 196 1.0 0.9 0.0 0.1 0.2 2.4 1,100.0
    Alberta 773 882 483 1,024 631 -38.4 11.1 11.0 8.8 5.3 16.1p 203.8 106 103 130 222 146 -34.2 5.6 1.1 0.8 1.2 0.4 -66.7
    British Columbia 2,373 1,648 815 534 438 -18.0 14.7 14.5 11.1 12.9 15.3p 18.6 102 94 114 114 121 6.1 11.5 2.7 1.7 0.9 0.8 -11.1
    Yukon 0 0 15 9d 0 -100.0 Not applicable Not applicable 9.7 34.0 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 125 120 Not applicable Not applicable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 Not applicable
    Northwest Territories 0 0 0 0 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 17.0 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 98 Not applicable Not applicable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 Not applicable
    Nunavut 0 0 0 0 0 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 Not applicable
    Gender
    Men 15,024 15,508 9,594 8,078 5,952 -26.3 13.1 12.6 13.1 13.9 15.1p 8.6 103 101 115 123 135 9.8 72.5 23.1 18.6 15.0 14.1 -6.0
    Women 5,905 8,247 4,296 3,595 2,072 -42.4 13.8 13.2 14.6 15.2 16.6p 9.2 85 88 88 103 112 8.7 25.8 8.6 7.5 6.3 3.6 -42.9
    Age
    24 Years and Under (Youth) 1,514 1,502 759 546 497 -9.0 11.9 11.3 11.6 12.8 12.1p -5.5 90 96 97 99 122 23.2 3.9 1.7 1.0 1.0 0.8 -20.0
    25 to 44 Years 9,490 10,492 5,689 5,130 3,475 -32.3 12.9 11.9 13.2 13.5 15.3p 13.3 99 96 107 123 132 7.3 39.8 13.0 9.9 8.7 8.3 -4.6
    45 to 54 Years 6,391 7,588 4,584 3,702 2,403 -35.1 13.7 13.3 13.9 15.0 15.9p 6.0 98 97 108 114 130 14.0 33.8 10.6 8.9 7.0 5.2 -25.7
    55 Years and Older (Older Workers) 3,534 4,173 2,858 2,295 1,649 -28.1 14.3 14.7 14.5 15.3 16.2p 5.9 99 97 108 113 125 10.6 20.8 6.4 6.3 4.6 3.4 -26.1
    Canada 20,929 23,755 13,890 11,673 8,024 -31.3 13.3 12.8 13.6 14.3 15.5p 8.4 98 97 107 117 129 10.3 98.3 31.7 26.1 21.3 17.7 -16.9
    • Note: Totals may not add up due to rounding
    • 1 Includes claims for which at least $1 of work-sharing benefits was paid.
    • 2 In the past, data on the actual duration of work-sharing benefits were reported with a lag of one year after the period covered by the Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Report to ensure that data would pertain to claims that had ended. Starting with the 2014/2015 Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Report, data on the actual duration of work-sharing benefits are reported for the fiscal year covered by the Report in order to provide timely, relevant and consistent information. This change has been made possible by methodological improvements and the increased availability of historical data. However, data for the fiscal year covered by the Report are preliminary; data for 2014/2015 will be revised, if required, in the 2015/2016 Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Report.
    • 3 Takes into account family supplement top-ups paid to claimants with work-sharing benefit.
    • 4 Starting with the 2013/2014 Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Report, the number of new claims established is based on a 100% sample of Employement Insurance (EI) administrative data; the figures for the fiscal years 2009/2010 and 2010/2011 published in Reports before 2013/2014 have been restated to reflect this. The previous reporting methodology was based on a 10% sample.
    • 5 Percentage growth between 2013/2014 and 2014/2015.
    • 6 Starting with the 2013/2014 Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Report, provincial and territorial figures are based on the province or territory of residence where a claim was initially established; figures pertaining to years prior to 2013/2014 published in the previous Reports have been restated to reflect this. The previous reporting methodology was based on the province or territory of residence where the claim ended.
    • c For confidentiality purposes, data for Nova Scotia and New Brunswick have been combined.
    • d For confidentiality purposes, data for Yukon and Northwest Territories have been combined.
    • p Preliminary.
    • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 100% sample of EI administrative data, except for the amount paid which is based on a 10% sample.
  • Annex 2.19 - Family Supplement
    New Claims Established Which Included Family Supplement1 Percentage of New Claims Established Which Included Family Supplement2 Average Weekly Family Supplement3 Average Weekly Benefit Rate3,4 Amount Paid5
    Change (%)6 (%) (In dollars) Change (%)6 ($) Change (%)6 ($ Million) Change (%)6
    2013/2014 2014/2015 2013/2014–

    2014/2015
    2013/2014 2014/2015 2013/2014 2014/2015 2013/2014–

    2014/2015
    2013/2014 2014/2015 2013/2014–

    2014/2015
    2009/2010 2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 2013/2014–

    2014/2015
    Province and Territory7
    Newfoundland and Labrador 2,770 2,390 -13.7 3 3 45 40 -11.1 323 330 2.2 6.0 5.3 4.6 4.3 3.7 3.6 -2.7
    Prince Edward Island 1,060 930 -12.3 5 4 42 41 -2.4 328 327 -0.3 2.2 2.0 1.8 1.6 1.3 1.3 0.0
    Nova Scotia 4,400 4,210 -4.3 6 5 43 41 -4.7 322 328 1.9 8.9 8.2 7.6 7.1 5.8 5.1 -12.1
    New Brunswick 4,750 4,460 -6.1 6 5 40 36 -10.0 331 330 -0.3 7.1 6.2 5.8 5.5 5.5 5.0 -9.1
    Quebec 18,760 17,610 -6.1 4 4 41 43 4.9