Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Report for the fiscal year beginning April 1, 2016 and ending March 31, 2017

From: Employment and Social Development Canada

Annex 5.1 Employment Insurance operating account

Statement of operations and accumulated surplus (deficit) for the year ended March 311
  2014/2015 2015/2016 2016/2017
Revenues and funding
Premiums 22,962.3 23,491.1 22,537.4
Interest2 12.8 37.8 14.7
Penalties 39.7 57.2 51.3
Total revenues and funding 23,014.8 23,586.1 22,603.3
Expenditures3
Part-I: Employment Insurance benefits
Regular benefits 10,885.7 12,058.2 12,907.2
Fishing benefits 276.2 287.1 300.6
Work-sharing benefits 18.1 40.4 47.5
Special benefits for insured employees 5,046.8 5,238.2 5,529.2
Parental benefits4 2,570.8 2,633.1 2,721.3
Sickness benefits 1,357.4 1,444.0 1,560.3
Maternity benefits 1,090.6 1,124.2 1,172.0
Other special benefits5 28.0 36.8 75.5
Special benefits for self-employed 9.1 9.2 9.8
Total income benefits 16,235.8 17,632.9 18,794.3
Less: Benefit repayments6 (230.4) (264.6) (263.1)
Total Part-I: Employment Insurance benefits 16,005.4 17,368.3 18,531.2
Part-II: Employment benefits and support measures
Employment benefits7 1,930.7 1,938.7 2,067.4
Support measures 116.1 111.7 112.5
Labour market partnerships 112.7 110.3 106.7
Research and innovation 3.4 1.4 5.8
Total Part-II: Employment benefits and support measures 2,046.8 2,050.3 2,179.9
Administration costs 1,657.1 1,653.3 1,775.9
Bad debts 50.1 120.9 31.9
Total expenditures 19,759.3 21,192.9 22,518.9
Net surplus for the year 3,255.4 2,393.2 84.4
Accumulated surplus (deficit) at beginning of year (2,733.7) 521.7 2,914.9
Accumulated surplus (deficit) at end of year 521.7 2,914.9 2,999.4
  • Note: Data may not add up to the total due to rounding.
  • 1 The terms used for accounting items referred to in this annex have been harmonized with the terminology used elsewhere in this report and may therefore differ from those appearing in the Public Accounts of Canada.
  • 2 This interest includes interest accrued on overdue accounts receivable.
  • 3 Expenditures reported in Chapter II of this report are based on administrative data and may differ from the ones reported in the financial statements of the Employment Insurance Operating Account that are included in the Public Accounts of Canada, due to methodological differences.
  • 4 Include parental benefits paid to biological parents and adoptive parents.
  • 5 Include compassionate care benefits and benefits for parents of critically ill children.
  • 6 These repayments correspond to benefit repayments from higher income claimants.
  • 7 These benefits correspond to transfer payments to provinces and territories related to labour market development agreements, net of previous fiscal years’ over-contribution.
  • Source: Government of Canada, Public Accounts of Canada 2017, Volume-I: Summary Report and Consolidated Financial Statements (Ottawa: Receiver General for Canada, October 2017; and Government of Canada, Public Accounts of Canada 2016, Volume I: Summary Report and Consolidated Financial Statements (Ottawa: Receiver General for Canada, October 2016).
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