Annex 2: Employment Insurance benefits data tables

From: Employment and Social Development Canada

Official title: Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Report for the fiscal year beginning April 1, 2018 and ending March 31, 2019: Annex 2 Employment Insurance benefits and data tables

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List of abbreviations

This is the complete list of abbreviations for the Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Report for the fiscal year beginning April 1, 2018 and ending March 31, 2019.

Abbreviations
ASETS
Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy
ATSSC
Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada
B/C Ratio
Benefits-to-Contributions ratio
B/U Ratio
Benefits-to-Unemployed ratio
B/UC Ratio
Benefits-to-Unemployed Contributor ratio
BDM
Benefit Delivery Modernization
CANSIM
Canadian Socio-Economic Information Management System
CAWS
Citizen Access Workstation Services
CCAJ
Connecting Canadians with Available Jobs
CCB
Canada Child Benefit
CCDA
Canadian Council of Directors of Apprenticeship
CEIC
Canada Employment Insurance Commission
COLS
Community Outreach and Liaison Service
CSO
Citizen Service Officer
CPI
Consumer Price Index
CPP
Canada Pension Plan
CRA
Canada Revenue Agency
CRF
Consolidated Revenue Fund
CUSMA
Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement
CX
Client Experience
EBSMs
Employment Benefits and Support Measures
ECC
Employment Contact Centre
EF
Enabling Fund
EI
Employment Insurance
EI PAAR
Employment Insurance Payment Accuracy Review
EI PRAR
Employment Insurance Processing Accuracy Review
EICS
Employment Insurance Coverage Survey
eROE
Electronic Record of Employment
ESDC
Employment and Social Development Canada
FLMM
Forum of Labour Market Ministers
FY
Fiscal Year
G7
Group of Seven
GDP
Gross Domestic Product
HCCS
Hosted Contact Centre Solution
HRSDC
Human Resources and Social Development Canada
IQF
Individual Quality Feedback
IVR
Interactive Voice Response
LFS
Labour Force Survey
LMDA
Labour Market Development Agreements
LMI
Labour Market Information
LMP
Labour Market Partnerships
MIE
Maximum Insurable Earnings
MSCA
My Service Canada Account
NAICS
North American Industry Classification System
NAFTA
North American Free Trade Agreement
NAS
National Apprenticeship Survey
NERE
New-Entrant/Re-Entrant
NESI
National Essential Skills Initiative
NIS
National Investigative Services
NOS
National Occupational Standards
NQCP
National Quality and Coaching Program for Call Centres
OAS
Old Age Security
OECD
Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development
PPEs
Clients who are Premiums Paid Eligible
P/Ts
Provinces and Territories
PPTS
Percentage points
PRP
Premium Reduction Program
QPIP
Quebec Parental Insurance Plan
RAIS
Registered Apprenticeship Information System
ROE
Record of Employment
RSOS
Red Seal Occupational Standards
SA
Social Assistance
SCC
Service Canada Centres
SDP
Service Delivery Partner
SEPH
Survey of Employment, Payrolls and Hours
SIN
Social Insurance Number
SIR
Social Insurance Registry
SME
Small and medium sized enterprises
SO
Scheduled Outreach
SST
Social Security Tribunal
STDP
Short-term disability plan
SUB
Supplemental Unemployment Benefit
UV
Unemployed-to-job-vacancy ratio
VBW
Variable Best Weeks
VER
Variable Entrance Requirement
WWC
Working While on Claim

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, the amount paid in benefits, employment insurance claimant categories (long-tenured workers, occasional claimants, frequent claimants), seasonal regular claimants and claim status (active, open, completed, terminated, dormant and combined). 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 2017 (which is in FY1718) and for which benefits paid to an Employment Insurance claimant began in December 2017 (also in FY1718) and ended in June 2018 (which is in FY1819) is included in the FY1718 statistics, but is not counted in the FY1819 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 1 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 1 dollar in benefits was paid to an Employment Insurance claimant.

For claims associated with most benefits types, the average actual duration is calculated by dividing the sum of the number of weeks of benefits during which at least 1 dollar was paid per claim by the number of claims that were completed based on the variable assessed (that is, the average actual duration for Ontario is equal to the sum of the number of weeks of benefits paid in Ontario for all claims completed during a fiscal year divided by the number of claims that were completed in Ontario during the same period.

Average actual duration for claims for Employment Insurance fishing benefits and family caregiver benefits for adults and children are calculated using claims established during the reference period rather than claims completed during the reference period.

The average actual duration is a different concept than the average 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, or level of EI benefits, refers to the rate of weekly benefits payable on average for 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 average weekly 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 subsection 2.2.7 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 established an Employment Insurance claim 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 regardless of when the claim was established. Thus, the amount paid in benefits to an Employment Insurance claimant who, for example, had a claim established in November 2017 (i.e. in FY1718) and received payment starting in December 2017 (i.e. in FY1718) and ending in June 2018 (i.e. in FY1819) are included in the fiscal year statistics for FY1718 and FY1819. If this claimant received $200 per week for 17 weeks between December 2017 and March 2018, and $200 per week for 12 weeks between April and June 2018, an amount of $3,400 will be allocated to FY1718 and $2,400 will be allocated to FY1819.

Long-Tenured workers

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

Frequent claimants are EI claimants who have had 3 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

Occasional claimants are EI claimants who do not meet the requirements for either long-tenured workers or frequent claimants.

Seasonal claimants

EI claimants who had at least 3 regular or fishing claims within past 5 years from the reference year, with at least 2 of these claims having started during the same period of the year as the current claim, are referred to as seasonal claimants.

A claim is considered to have been established at the same time of year if it was established between 8 weeks before and 8 weeks after the week in which the reference year claim was established.

Active claims

Active claims are claims for which benefits are still being paid during the reference period.

With regards to the subsection 2.2.4 Extension of Employment Insurance regular benefits for workers in regions affected by the downturn in commodity prices, active claims represent those that were established after January 4, 2015 in the 15 EI economic regions targeted by the Budget Implementation Act, 2016, No.1 and that were still open by the time the implementation act came into effect on July 3, 2016.

Open claims

Open claims are those for which the claimants are still receiving or still can receive EI benefits.

Completed claims

Completed claims refer to claims that are terminated and those that are dormant.

Terminated claims

Terminated claims are those that have ended and for which claimants are no longer eligible to receive Employment Insurance benefits. The main reasons associated with the termination of claims is either that all weeks of benefits the claimant was entitled to be paid or that the claim reached the last week of the benefit period, that is the last week for which Employment Insurance benefits could be paid.

Dormant claims

Dormant claims are those that, as of August of the reference year following the reporting fiscal year, are open but are not active.

Combined or mixed claims

A combined or mixed claim refers to an Employment Insurance claim for which the claimant receives more than 1 type of benefit during the claimant’s benefit period. The 8 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
  • family caregiver benefit for adults
  • family caregiver benefit for children, and
  • Work-Sharing benefits

Regular and fishing benefits can never be combined in the same claim.

A claim for which a claimant receives both regular benefits and maternity benefits during its benefit period is treated as 2 separate claims in cases where information on regular benefits or maternity benefits is reported separately (as in the case of Annexes 2.5 and 2.14, which report data on the 2 types of benefits separately; in this example, each of the 2 annexes would add 1 claim to its totals). Conversely, if aggregated information is presented, the claim is considered a single claim (as in the case of Annex 2.3, which presents data on all Employment Insurance benefits).

Annex 2.2 – Employment Insurance maximum number of benefit weeks entitlement
Number of hours of insurable employment in qualifying period Regional rate of unempl.: 6% and under Regional rate of unempl.: More than 6% but not more than 7% Regional rate of unempl.: More than 7% but not more than 8% Regional rate of unempl.: More than 8% but not more than 9% Regional rate of unempl.: More than 9% but not more than 10% Regional rate of unempl.: More than 10% but not more than 11% Regional rate of unempl.: More than 11% but not more than 12% Regional rate of unempl.: More than 12% but not more than 13% Regional rate of unempl.: More than 13% but not more than 14% Regional rate of unempl.: More than 14% but not more than 15% Regional rate of unempl.: More than 15% but not more than 16% Regional rate of unempl.: More than 16%
420-454 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 28 30 32
455-489 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 26 28 30 32
490-524 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 25 27 29 31 33
525-559 0 0 0 0 0 21 23 25 27 29 31 33
560-594 0 0 0 0 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34
595-629 0 0 0 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34
630-664 0 0 17 19 21 23 25 27 29 31 33 35
665-699 0 15 17 19 21 23 25 27 29 31 33 35
700-734 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36
735-769 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36
770-804 15 17 19 21 23 25 27 29 31 33 35 37
805-839 15 17 19 21 23 25 27 29 31 33 35 37
840-874 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38
875-909 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38
910-944 17 19 21 23 25 27 29 31 33 35 37 39
945-979 17 19 21 23 25 27 29 31 33 35 37 39
980-1,014 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40
1,015-1,049 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40
1,050-1,084 19 21 23 25 27 29 31 33 35 37 39 41
1,085-1,119 19 21 23 25 27 29 31 33 35 37 39 41
1,120-1,154 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42
1,155-1,189 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42
1,190-1,224 21 23 25 27 29 31 33 35 37 39 41 43
1,225-1,259 21 23 25 27 29 31 33 35 37 39 41 43
1,260-1,294 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44
1,295-1,329 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44
1,330-1,364 23 25 27 29 31 33 35 37 39 41 43 45
1,365-1,399 23 25 27 29 31 33 35 37 39 41 43 45
1,400-1,434 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 45
1,435-1,469 25 27 29 31 33 35 37 39 41 43 45 45
1,470-1,504 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 45 45
1,505-1,539 27 29 31 33 35 37 39 41 43 45 45 45
1,540-1,574 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 45 45 45
1,575-1,609 29 31 33 35 37 39 41 43 45 45 45 45
1,610-1,644 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 45 45 45 45
1,645-1,679 31 33 35 37 39 41 43 45 45 45 45 45
1,680-1,714 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 45 45 45 45 45
1,715-1,749 33 35 37 39 41 43 45 45 45 45 45 45
1,750-1,784 34 36 38 40 42 44 45 45 45 45 45 45
1,785-1,819 35 37 39 41 43 45 45 45 45 45 45 45
1,820+ 36 38 40 42 44 45 45 45 45 45 45 45
  • Source: Employment Insurance Act, Schedule I.

Annex 2.3 – Employment Insurance benefits

Annex 2.3.1 – Employment Insurance benefits: New claims established1
Category FY1415 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 Change (%)
FY1718 to FY1819
Newfoundland and Labrador 81,230 85,910 74,000 81,090 86,070 +6.1
Prince Edward Island 21,950 22,140 22,540 22,720 22,480 -1.1
Nova Scotia 79,550 82,410 82,710 85,300 84,570 -0.9
New Brunswick 85,020 88,670 88,910 91,130 89,820 -1.4
Quebec 491,160 496,680 483,700 482,990 473,060 -2.1
Ontario 561,200 569,620 552,030 562,570 556,900 -1.0
Manitoba 57,000 64,660 59,250 61,440 64,020 +4.2
Saskatchewan 47,840 57,110 49,850 51,250 54,210 +5.8
Alberta 169,840 235,470 201,610 170,270 188,870 +10.9
British Columbia 208,320 216,790 197,770 200,820 198,240 -1.3
Yukon 2,450 2,410 2,300 2,200 2,310 +5.0
Northwest Territories 2,250 2,320 2,380 2,420 2,310 -4.5
Nunavut 990 1,230 1,290 1,340 1,470 +9.7
Men 994,200 1,075,810 984,150 974,660 988,250 +1.4
Women 814,600 849,610 834,190 840,880 836,080 -0.6
24 years old and under 181,910 194,270 178,010 172,810 170,480 -1.3
25 to 44 years old 871,570 933,430 883,950 876,270 882,780 +0.7
45 to 54 years old 391,140 402,020 370,360 363,410 352,640 -3.0
55 years old and over 364,180 395,700 386,020 403,050 418,430 +3.8
Canada 1,808,800 1,925,420 1,818,340 1,815,540 1,824,330 +0.5
  • Note: Includes all claims for which at least $1 of EI benefits was paid.
  • 1 Excludes Family caregiver benefits for adults and children due to the incompatibility of administrative data sources.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.
Annex 2.3.2 – Employment Insurance benefits: Average weekly benefit rate1, 2 ($)
Category FY1415 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718r1 FY1819 Change (%)
FY1718 to FY1819
Newfoundland and Labrador 435 448 445 456 464 +1.7
Prince Edward Island 416 428 432 436 437 +0.1
Nova Scotia 419 425 426 431 437 +1.5
New Brunswick 412 424 426 431 440 +1.9
Quebec 420 428 433 443 454 +2.5
Ontario 431 441 451 459r1 473 +3.1
Manitoba 422 435 440 444 453 +1.8
Saskatchewan 452 466 465 468r1 477 +1.8
Alberta 472 486 485 488r1 499 +2.2
British Columbia 429 442 447 455r1 468 +2.9
Yukon 474 490 498 502 517 +2.9
Northwest Territories 495 505 510 519 520 +0.2
Nunavut 469 472 485 504r1 500 -0.9
Men 457 469 473 480 492 +2.3
Women 398 409 416 423r1 433 +2.6
24 years old and under 394 407 400 403 421 +4.4
25 to 44 years old 442 455 460 468r1 478 +2.2
45 to 54 years old 434 446 452 460 472 +2.6
55 years old and over 417 428 433 440 452 +2.8
Canada 431 443 447 454r1 465 +2.6
  • Note: Percentage change is based on unrounded numbers. Includes all claims for which at least $1 of EI benefits was paid.
  • 1 Excludes family caregiver benefits for adults and children due to incompatibility of administrative data sources and extended parental benefits which are paid at a lower benefit rate (33% of average weekly insurable earnings) than other types of benefits.
  • 2 Takes into account Family Supplement top-ups paid to Employment Insurance claimants.
  • r1 Revised data to reflect the exclusion of extended parental benefits which have been available at a lower benefit rate since December 3, 2017.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.
Annex 2.3.3 – Employment Insurance benefits: Amount paid1 ($ million)
Category FY1415 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 Change (%)
FY11718 to FY1819
Newfoundland and Labrador 862.8 958.6 1,040.2 1,185.2 1,022.9 -13.7
Prince Edward Island 211.4 228.1 230.7 248.1 231.1 -6.9
Nova Scotia 748.1 833.0 841.3 892.2 845.1 -5.3
New Brunswick 824.0 904.0 919.0 954.0 869.6 -8.9
Quebec 3,507.1 3,649.7 3,430.7 3,558.2 3,106.0 -12.7
Ontario 5,270.5 5,478.3 5,443.2 5,657.7 5,240.4 -7.4
Manitoba 498.2 573.4 587.3 631.3 619.2 -1.9
Saskatchewan 437.4 572.7 671.5 700.9 624.7 -10.9
Alberta 1,507.0 2,362.3 3,158.3 2,655.3 2,171.0 -18.2
British Columbia 1,862.8 2,031.1 2,064.2 2,089.5 1,878.1 -10.1
Yukon 30.4 25.9 27.3 27.8 25.0 -9.8
Northwest Territories 29.3 28.8 29.9 30.9 31.1 +0.9
Nunavut 15.1 16.2 17.6 23.6 21.0 -11.1
Men 8,088.4 9,411.7 9,868.8 9,678.0 8,416.6 -13.0
Women 7,715.7 8,250.3 8,592.2 8,976.6 8,268.7 -7.9
24 years old and under 1,316.1 1,523.7 1,522.2 1,443.0 1,284.6 -11.0
25 to 44 years old 8,525.3 9,497.1 9,869.4 9,908.0 9,038.7 -8.8
45 to 54 years old 3,069.2 3,341.4 3,450.0 3,431.5 2,883.7 -16.0
55 years old and over 2,893.5 3,299.8 3,619.4 3,872.1 3,478.3 -10.2
Canada 15,804.1 17,662.0 18,461.0 18,654.7 16,685.3 -10.6
  • Note: Data may not add up to the total due to rounding. Percentage change is based on unrounded numbers. Includes all claims for which at least $1 of EI benefits was paid.
  • 1 Excludes family caregiver benefits for adults and children due to incompatibility of administrative data sources.
  • 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 – Employment Insurance benefits by EI economic region

Annex 2.4.1 – Employment Insurance benefits by EI economic region: New claims established1
EI economic region FY1415 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 Change (%)
FY1718 to FY1819
St. John's 14,810 16,190 16,210 16,620 15,260 -8.2
Newfoundland - Labrador 66,420 69,720 57,790 64,470 70,810 +9.8
Prince Edward Island2 9,530 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Charlottetown2 2,960 5,470 5,860 5,570 5,680 +2.0
Prince Edward Island (excluding Charlottetown)2 9,460 16,670 16,680 17,150 16,800 -2.0
Eastern Nova Scotia 27,660 28,370 28,580 30,060 30,890 +2.8
Western Nova Scotia 33,860 35,120 34,740 35,660 33,640 -5.7
Halifax 18,030 18,920 19,390 19,580 20,040 +2.3
Fredericton-Moncton-Saint-John 26,280 28,070 27,670 28,250 28,170 -0.3
Madawaska-Charlotte 14,250 14,270 13,880 14,380 14,410 +0.2
Restigouche-Albert 44,490 46,330 47,360 48,500 47,240 -2.6
Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine 26,520 27,320 27,780 27,900 27,020 -3.2
Quebec 40,290 40,400 38,730 40,490 39,530 -2.4
Trois-Rivières 9,900 10,060 9,550 9,650 9,310 -3.5
South Central Quebec 9,760 9,190 9,950 8,780 8,870 +1.0
Sherbrooke 10,850 10,060 9,870 10,150 9,960 -1.9
Montérégie 30,970 33,220 32,400 31,710 30,950 -2.4
Montréal 176,270 179,760 174,100 174,490 170,940 -2.0
Central Quebec 87,010 87,800 86,170 86,950 85,820 -1.3
North Western Quebec 23,260 22,520 21,010 21,210 20,750 -2.2
Lower Saint Lawrence and North Shore 49,550 50,290 49,020 47,100 46,140 -2.0
Hull 13,420 13,320 12,980 12,630 12,700 +0.6
Chicoutimi-Jonquière 13,360 12,740 12,140 11,930 11,070 -7.2
Ottawa 33,180 34,370 33,210 32,610 32,410 -0.6
Eastern Ontario 26,590 27,780 26,630 26,410 25,490 -3.5
Kingston 5,730 5,110 5,520 5,140 5,570 +8.4
Central Ontario 58,200 61,340 60,350 59,150 58,130 -1.7
Oshawa 17,890 17,760 17,770 18,760 16,100 -14.2
Toronto 207,290 211,410 205,510 204,230 204,030 -0.1
Hamilton 29,230 29,400 29,650 29,240 29,040 -0.7
St. Catharines 19,580 20,760 20,330 20,380 20,090 -1.4
London 19,400 18,920 19,270 20,780 19,090 -8.1
Niagara 17,520 18,080 17,240 17,280 17,390 +0.6
Windsor 19,480 13,630 12,200 19,440 21,290 +9.5
Kitchener 20,450 20,340 20,980 21,820 21,540 -1.3
Huron 17,570 17,710 20,100 19,450 17,880 -8.1
South Central Ontario 18,560 19,210 19,310 21,680 20,780 -4.2
Sudbury 7,870 8,760 7,290 7,430 7,860 +5.8
Thunder Bay 6,510 6,540 6,000 6,370 5,900 -7.4
Northern Ontario 36,150 38,500 30,670 32,400 34,310 +5.9
Winnipeg 31,990 36,060 32,910 34,580 34,910 +1.0
Southern Manitoba 15,120 18,200 17,150 17,180 17,750 +3.3
Northern Manitoba 9,890 10,400 9,190 9,680 11,360 +17.4
Regina 8,510 9,830 10,260 10,470 10,310 -1.5
Saskatoon 12,220 14,780 13,940 13,430 13,990 +4.2
Southern Saskatchewan 13,080 15,310 12,210 12,750 13,820 +8.4
Northern Saskatchewan 14,030 17,190 13,440 14,600 16,090 +10.2
Calgary 54,040 74,310 63,390 55,710 57,720 +3.6
Edmonton 57,710 81,150 67,740 61,260 68,520 +11.9
Northern Alberta 14,890 20,620 22,770 13,900 16,540 +19.0
Southern Alberta 43,200 59,390 47,710 39,400 46,090 +17.0
Southern Interior British Columbia 38,600 43,030 36,590 36,700 40,710 +10.9
Abbotsford 10,690 10,790 11,090 10,750 9,760 -9.2
Vancouver 90,310 90,370 84,900 87,510 82,480 -5.7
Victoria 12,660 12,990 12,090 12,870 12,360 -4.0
Southern Coastal British Columbia 30,380 32,410 31,280 30,000 30,350 +1.2
Northern British Columbia 25,680 27,200 21,820 22,990 22,580 -1.8
Yukon2 1,120 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Whitehorse2 740 1,560 1,420 1,340 1,480 +10.4
Yukon (excluding Whitehorse)2 590 850 880 860 830 -3.5
Northwest Territories2 1,330 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Yellowknife2 310 810 870 840 830 -1.2
Northwest Territories (excluding Yellowknife)2 610 1,510 1,510 1,580 1,480 -6.3
Nunavut2 510 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Iqaluit2 100 300 230 320 290 -9.4
Nunavut (excluding Iqaluit)2 380 930 1,060 1,020 1,180 +15.7
Canada 1,808,800 1,925,420 1,818,340 1,815,540 1,824,330 +0.5
  • Note: Includes all claims for which at least $1 of EI benefits was paid.
  • 1 Excludes Family caregiver benefits for adults and children due to the incompatibility of administrative data sources.
  • 2 As of October 12, 2014, there is a total of 62 EI economic regions, instead of 58 regions. The EI economic regions of Prince Edward Island, Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut were each divided into 2 EI economic regions, 1 consisting of the capital area and the remaining consisting of the non-capital area.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.
Annex 2.4.2 – Employment Insurance benefits by EI economic region: Average weekly benefit rate1,2 ($)
EI economic region FY1415 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718r1 FY1819 Change (%)
FY1617 to FY1718
St. John's 441 456 464 463 468 +1.0
Newfoundland - Labrador 434 447 440 454 463 +1.9
Prince Edward Island 409 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Charlottetown3 402 413 406 405 408 +0.6
Prince Edward Island (excluding Charlottetown)3 428 433 441 446 447 +01
Eastern Nova Scotia 435 439 440 446 449 +0.7
Western Nova Scotia 407 413 416 418 426 +1.8
Halifax 415 426 425 431 439 +1.8
Fredericton-Moncton-Saint-John 403 414 416 424 432 +2.0
Madawaska-Charlotte 398 411 411 420 425 +1.2
Restigouche-Albert 421 434 436 439 449 +2.2
Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine 432 437 443 451 460 +2.1
Quebec 427 435 441 454 467 +2.7
Trois-Rivières 409 415 419 436 441 +1.2
South Central Quebec 419 429 437 443 451 +1.9
Sherbrooke 412 418 430 435 452 +3.9
Montérégie 415 424 432 439 452 +3.1
Montréal 419 427 433 442 452 +2.3
Central Quebec 412 420 426 436 447 +2.3
North Western Quebec 428 433 438 446 464 +4.0
Lower Saint Lawrence and North Shore 425 433 435 445 456 +2.3
Hull 431 439 452 458 470 +2.6
Chicoutimi-Jonquière 422 423 427 437 448 +2.5
Ottawa 448 455 465 469r1 480 +2.4
Eastern Ontario 424 431 441 441r1 460 +4.4
Kingston 425 421 437 441 466 +5.5
Central Ontario 419 432 444 448 461 +2.8
Oshawa 449 452 466 476r1 486 +2.0
Toronto 433 445 455 465r1 478 +2.8
Hamilton 433 444 455 464 479 +3.2
St. Catharines 409 413 428 435r1 450 +3.3
London 426 427 439 451r1 463 +2.8
Niagara 425 438 444 456r1 468 +2.7
Windsor 448 437 433 468r1 485 +3.7
Kitchener 438 444 458 460r1 480 +4.3
Huron 421 435 441 450r1 467 +3.8
South Central Ontario 429 440 455 461 474 +2.9
Sudbury 434 453 453 456r1 481 +5.6
Thunder Bay 439 459 467 475r1 483 +1.7
Northern Ontario 432 445 442 451 469 +3.9
Winnipeg 425 436 448 448r1 456 +1.8
Southern Manitoba 416 434 432 441 449 +1.7
Northern Manitoba 417 435 428 438 448 +2.3
Regina 457 466 480 477r1 490 +2.7
Saskatoon 459 466 469 473r1 482 +2.1
Southern Saskatchewan 444 464 459 468 472 +0.8
Northern Saskatchewan 450 467 455 458r1 468 +2.3
Calgary 473 485 484 486r1 496 +1.9
Edmonton 474 489 492 496r1 505 +1.9
Northern Alberta 484 494 498 495r1 508 +2.5
Southern Alberta 465 479 472 476r1 490 +3.1
Southern Interior British Columbia 434 450 443 455 464 +1.8
Abbotsford 383 391 407 409 423 +3.3
Vancouver 424 435 451 456 471 +3.3
Victoria 436 450 453 463 478 +3.3
Southern Coastal British Columbia 433 444 443 452r1 465 +2.8
Northern British Columbia 454 467 459 467 482 +3.1
Yukon3 471 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Whitehorse3 478 485 504 503 517 +2.7
Yukon (excluding Whitehorse)3 474 498 487 501 517 +3.2
Northwest Territories3 488 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Yellowknife3 499 505 511 523 528 +1.0
Northwest Territories (excluding Yellowknife)3 507 506 509 517 516 -0.3
Nunavut3 464 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Iqaluit3 497 499 524 517 541 +4.
Nunavut (excluding Iqaluit)3 470 463 477 500r1 489 -2.2
Canada 431 443 447 454r1 465 +2.6
  • Note: Percentage change is based on unrounded numbers. Includes all claims for which at least $1 of EI benefits was paid.
  • 1 Excludes Family caregiver benefits for adults and children due to the incompatibility of administrative data sources and extended parental benefits which are paid at a lower benefit rate (33% of average weekly insurable earnings) than other types of benefits.
  • 2 Takes into account Family Supplement top-ups paid to Employment Insurance claimants.
  • 3 As of October 12, 2014, there is a total of 62 EI economic regions, instead of 58 regions. The EI economic regions of Prince Edward Island, Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut were each divided into 2 EI economic regions, 1 consisting of the capital area and the remaining consisting of the non-capital area.
  • r1 Revised data to reflect the exclusion of extended parental benefits which have been available at a lower benefit rate since December 3, 2017.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI)administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.
Annex 2.4.3 – Employment Insurance benefits by EI economic region: Amount paid1 ($ million)
EI economic region FY1415 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 Change (%)
FY1718 to FY1819
St. John's 130.5 146.2 167.4 191.6 163.2 -14.8
Newfoundland - Labrador 732.4 812.4 872.7 993.6 859.7 -13.5
Prince Edward Island2 153.1 13.1 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Charlottetown2 11.1 46.9 52.3 50.1 47.0 -6.1
Prince Edward Island (excluding Charlottetown)2 47.1 168.1 178.4 198.0 184.0 -7.0
Eastern Nova Scotia 286.4 328.9 335.5 362.0 356.5 -1.5
Western Nova Scotia 298.5 321.4 322.3 337.6 307.3 -9.0
Halifax 163.1 182.6 183.5 192.5 181.3 -5.8
Fredericton-Moncton-Saint-John 225.5 257.6 263.4 259.3 246.4 -5.0
Madawaska-Charlotte 120.5 125.2 117.1 124.6 121.4 -2.6
Restigouche-Albert 478.0 521.2 538.5 570.1 501.8 -12.0
Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine 273.8 291.4 290.4 322.5 280.2 -13.1
Quebec 240.7 259.0 237.7 254.8 231.5 -9.1
Trois-Rivières 65.3 66.6 58.2 63.4 58.0 -8.6
South Central Quebec 57.6 57.0 53.5 51.9 46.7 -10.0
Sherbrooke 67.2 66.7 61.9 62.1 59.0 -4.9
Montérégie 195.7 218.8 207.6 210.1 184.1 -12.4
Montréal 1,289.1 1,331.2 1,273.9 1,288.5 1,114.3 -13.5
Central Quebec 569.7 585.3 533.1 596.1 519.9 -12.8
North Western Quebec 176.4 180.1 164.2 163.6 149.0 -8.9
Lower Saint Lawrence and North Shore 390.9 397.4 372.8 370.3 311.7 -15.8
Hull 89.7 95.1 91.9 91.4 80.4 -12.1
Chicoutimi-Jonquière 91.0 101.0 85.6 83.6 71.2 -14.8
Ottawa 333.4 352.9 341.9 344.7 328.2 -4.8
Eastern Ontario 217.3 238.4 229.5 231.2 222.2 -3.9
Kingston 51.4 46.0 48.1 47.7 47.2 -1.0
Central Ontario 487.6 503.2 505.7 541.4 495.8 -8.4
Oshawa 162.7 167.4 167.5 181.8 153.1 -15.8
Toronto 2,161.6 2,224.3 2,178.7 2,244.7 2,087.5 -7.0
Hamilton 258.6 275.6 275.9 289.9 270.8 -6.6
St. Catharines 164.1 163.1 168.8 174.3 154.1 -11.6
London 179.3 174.5 169.7 193.3 177.1 -8.4
Niagara 142.2 166.7 154.9 159.5 156.6 -1.8
Windsor 129.6 147.5 108.2 125.7 135.6 +7.9
Kitchener 202.2 194.7 199.1 210.4 206.8 -1.7
Huron 142.4 148.1 162.2 166.0 147.8 -10.9
South Central Ontario 165.2 169.4 177.3 189.2 189.7 +0.3
Sudbury 69.2 75.4 94.2 84.0 70.5 -16.1
Thunder Bay 54.5 55.9 55.3 57.3 51.6 -10.0
Northern Ontario 349.1 375.2 406.2 416.7 345.7 -17.0
Winnipeg 272.4 321.0 312.1 332.4 326.0 -1.9
Southern Manitoba 122.1 143.0 152.5 155.0 156.5 +1.0
Northern Manitoba 103.6 109.3 122.6 144.0 136.7 -5.0
Regina 76.8 93.7 106.6 118.0 109.0 -7.6
Saskatoon 111.3 144.1 177.0 187.0 160.2 -14.3
Southern Saskatchewan 106.2 142.8 169.9 170.9 147.2 -13.9
Northern Saskatchewan 143.0 192.2 217.9 225.0 208.2 -7.5
Calgary 510.1 786.2 1,057.4 917.0 716.3 -21.9
Edmonton 515.4 781.3 1,037.9 922.1 785.2 -14.8
Northern Alberta 139.3 225.5 323.4 236.9 199.2 -15.9
Southern Alberta 342.3 569.3 739.5 579.3 470.3 -18.8
Southern Interior British Columbia 321.9 386.2 439.6 433.6 380.8 -12.2
Abbotsford 86.7 88.6 93.0 93.3 82.7 -11.3
Vancouver 852.0 866.0 830.6 867.7 810.7 -6.6
Victoria 115.5 124.0 119.8 119.5 112.9 -5.5
Southern Coastal British Columbia 258.9 297.7 279.6 281.9 258.3 -8.4
Northern British Columbia 227.9 268.6 301.6 293.4 232.7 -20.7
Yukon2 24.0 2.7 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Whitehorse2 3.2 14.3 18.4 19.0 15.9 -16.0
Yukon (excluding Whitehorse)2 3.2 9.0 8.9 8.8 9.1 +3.5
Northwest Territories2 24.8 3.6 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Yellowknife2 1.2 7.7 10.1 9.3 10.1 +7.8
Northwest Territories (excluding Yellowknife)2 3.3 17.5 19.8 21.5 21.1 -2.1
Nunavut2 12.8 1.3 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Iqualuit2 0.6 2.7 3.0 4.1 3.9 -5.1
Nunavut (excluding Iqaluit)2 1.7 12.1 14.6 19.5 17.1 -12.4
Canada 15,804.1 17,662.0 18,461.0 18,654.7 16,685.3 -10.6
  • Note: Data may not add up to the total due to rounding. Percentage change is based on unrounded numbers. Includes all claims for which at least $1 of EI benefits was paid.
  • 1 Excludes Family caregiver benefits for adults and children due to the incompatibility of administrative data sources.
  • 2 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 2 EI economic regions, 1 consisting of the capital area and the remaining consisting of the non-capital area. Amounts paid were registered in FY1516 in the 4 former EI economic regions in spite of the change in EI economic region boundaries because some claims established just prior to that change had continued to be paid in FY1516.
  • 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

Annex 2.5.1 – Regular benefits: New claims established
Category FY1415 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 Change (%)
FY1718 to FY1819
Newfoundland and Labrador 63,410 67,880 55,590 62,170 66,680 +7.3
Prince Edward Island 16,560 16,790 16,910 16,430 15,540 -5.4
Nova Scotia 60,730 62,020 62,610 63,880 61,800 -3.3
New Brunswick 68,930 72,030 70,120 70,610 68,320 -3.2
Quebec 423,840 422,200 405,460 399,080 384,500 -3.7
Ontario 391,380 390,830 366,810 373,130 363,620 -2.5
Manitoba 37,280 41,810 39,310 40,230 42,610 +5.9
Saskatchewan 31,500 39,580 34,090 35,190 37,570 +6.8
Alberta 105,780 167,800 141,140 112,400 127,090 +13.1
British Columbia 139,040 146,080 124,830 122,410 120,860 -1.3
Yukon 1,880 1,840 1,750 1,610 1,640 +1.9
Northwest Territories 1,680 1,550 1,740 1,760 1,580 -10.2
Nunavut 600 680 770 810 810 +11.1
Men 826,410 896,610 806,660 788,880 791,220 +0.3
Women 516,200 534,480 514,470 510,830 501,490 -1.8
24 years old and under 129,700 140,640 126,880 118,750 113,780 -4.2
25 to 44 years old 592,390 639,540 588,420 571,930 568,800 -0.5
45 to 54 years old 323,840 329,800 298,500 289,420 278,900 -3.6
55 years old and over 296,680 321,110 307,330 319,610 331,230 +3.6
Long-tenured workers1 261,760 380,460 329,290 310,270 294,820 -5.0
Occasional claimants1 776,150 742,840 706,150 699,370 700,580 +0.2
Frequent claimants1 304,700 307,790 285,690 290,070 297,310 +2.5
Canada 1,342,610 1,431,090 1,321,130 1,299,710 1,292,710 -0.5
  • Note: Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI regular benefits was paid.
  • 1 See Annex-2.1 for definitions related to EI claimant categories.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.
Annex 2.5.2 – Regular benefits: Average actual duration1 (number of weeks)
Category FY1415 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819p Change (%)
FY1718 to FY1819
Newfoundland and Labrador 25.8 26.0 31.8 32.7r 28.4 -12.9
Prince Edward Island 22.8 23.3 23.3 23.1r 22.2 -3.9
Nova Scotia 23.1 23.7 23.3 22.7r 21.8 -3.8
New Brunswick 23.8 24.0 23.6 22.4r 20.4 -9.2
Quebec 18.7 18.6 18.2 16.8r 15.4 -8.7
Ontario 19.0 18.3 18.9 17.6r 16.7 -5.2
Manitoba 17.2 17.9 19.3 19.3r 18.4 -4.7
Saskatchewan 18.2 18.3 24.8 26.0r 22.5 -13.5
Alberta 16.4 17.4 24.5 28.5r 21.3 -25.2
British Columbia 18.5 18.4 20.3 19.9r 17.6 -11.1
Yukon 24.2 21.6 21.0 21.7r 19.4 -10.8
Northwest Territories 24.2 26.6 21.6 22.3 22.5 +1.2
Nunavut 31.4 27.0 31.2 32.8r 28.2 -14.1
Men 19.6 19.6 20.9 20.5r 18.4 -10.2
Women 19.2 18.9 20.3 19.8r 17.9 -9.6
24 years old and under 17.6 17.6 18.7 17.7r 16.3 -8.3
25 to 44 years old 18.6 18.5 19.6 19.3r 17.2 -10.7
45 to 54 years old 19.9 19.8 21.4 20.9r 18.8 -9.9
55 years old and over 21.3 21.1 22.9 22.5r 20.3 -9.7
Long-tenured workers2 18.0 17.4 20.0 21.1r 17.7 -15.8
Occasional claimants2 18.9 19.0 20.1 19.1r 17.6 -8.1
Frequent claimants2 22.0 22.1 23.1 22.1r 20.5 -7.4
Canada 19.4 19.3 20.7 20.3r 18.2 -9.9
  • Note: Percentage change is based on unrounded numbers. Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI regular benefits was paid.
  • 1 The reported duration estimates are based on completed claims that included those that are terminated and those that are dormant and remained inactive as of August the following fiscal year.
  • 2 See Annex-2.1 for definitions related to EI claimant categories.
  • r Revised.
  • p Preliminary.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.
Annex 2.5.3 – Regular benefits: Average weekly benefit rate1 ($)
Category FY1415 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 Change (%)
FY1718 to FY1819
Newfoundland and Labrador 430 444 434 447 456 +1.9
Prince Edward Island 407 419 419 426 433 +1.5
Nova Scotia 417 423 422 427 433 +1.5
New Brunswick 413 426 430 437 447 +2.2
Quebec 426 434 440 450 462 +2.6
Ontario 435 445 454 462 477 +3.2
Manitoba 424 438 441 449 456 +1.5
Saskatchewan 458 472 468 471 481 +2.0
Alberta 484 495 493 496 507 +2.1
British Columbia 434 449 451 459 472 +2.9
Yukon 478 494 501 500 519 +3.8
Northwest Territories 498 507 511 527 523 -0.7
Nunavut 472 469 486 514 502 -2.5
Men 458 470 474 481 493 +2.4
Women 395 406 412 419 432 +3.1
24 years old and under 405 419 412 416 433 +4.1
25 to 44 years old 445 458 462 470 481 +2.3
45 to 54 years old 437 449 454 463 475 +2.7
55 years old and over 420 431 435 442 455 +3.0
Long-tenured workers2 472 482 489 495 503 +1.6
Occasional claimants2 420 428 429 437 452 +3.4
Frequent claimants2 436 446 453 464 477 +2.7
Canada 433 446 449 457 469 +2.7
  • Note: Percentage change is based on unrounded numbers. Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI regular benefits was paid.
  • 1 Takes into account Family Supplement top-ups paid to claimants with regular benefits.
  • 2 See Annex-2.1 for definitions related to EI claimant categories.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.
Annex 2.5.4 – Regular benefits: Amount paid1 ($ million)
Category FY1415 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 Change (%)
FY1718 to FY1819
Newfoundland and Labrador 666.5 749.5 822.2 953.6 799.2 -16.2
Prince Edward Island 147.5 162.6 161.2 175.5 160.3 -8.6
Nova Scotia 534.1 603.0 595.5 642.5 595.2 -7.4
New Brunswick 640.9 712.5 703.0 729.6 632.2 -13.3
Quebec 3,115.2 3,227.0 2,974.1 3,043.3 2,577.5 -15.3
Ontario 3,093.1 3,200.8 3,069.9 3,183.3 2,775.9 -12.8
Manitoba 277.2 338.3 352.1 386.2 371.1 -3.9
Saskatchewan 246.3 361.3 450.8 473.3 393.0 -17.0
Alberta 746.9 1,499.9 2,274.7 1,804.8 1,331.3 -26.2
British Columbia 1,081.5 1,219.0 1,217.0 1,193.0 988.5 -17.1
Yukon 22.7 18.7 18.8 18.9 16.5 -12.9
Northwest Territories 20.5 20.2 19.3 20.8 21.4 +3.0
Nunavut 9.5 9.4 11.5 15.8 11.7 -25.7
Men 7,032.7 8,253.4 8,612.3 8,359.3 7,072.5 -15.4
Women 3,569.3 3,868.8 4,057.8 4,281.2 3,601.3 -15.9
24 years old and under 966.1 1,153.7 1,158.1 1,076.1 922.7 -14.3
25 to 44 years old 4,603.5 5,345.2 5,548.9 5,449.7 4,585.2 -15.9
45 to 54 years old 2,604.6 2,844.6 2,921.7 2,876.7 2,335.9 -18.8
55 years old and over 2,427.9 2,778.8 3,041.3 3,238.0 2,830.0 -12.6
Long-tenured workers2 2,136.9 3,141.1 3,681.5 3,343.6 2,467.4 -26.2
Occasional claimants2 5,735.6 6,118.7 6,220.2 6,272.5 5,505.2 -12.2
Frequent claimants2 2,729.5 2,862.3 2,768.4 3,024.4 2,701.2 -10.7
Canada 10,602.0 12,122.2 12670.1 12,640.5 10,673.8 -15.6
  • Note: Totals may not add up due to rounding. Percentage change is based on unrounded numbers. Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI regular benefits was paid.
  • 1 Takes into account Family Supplement top-ups paid to claimants with regular benefits. Includes benefits paid for training purposes under section 25 of the Employment Insurance Act.
  • 2 See Annex-2.1 for definitions related to EI claimant categories.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.

Annex 2.6 – Regular benefits (by industry)

Annex 2.6.1 – Regular benefits (by industry): New claims established
Industry FY1415 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 Change (%)
FY1718 to FY1819
Goods-producing industries 511,030 565,610 484,720 502,080 505,200 +0.6
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 56,880 57,360 51,910 53,760 52,440 -2.5
Mining and oil and gas extraction 28,900 38,250 24,430 21,340 24,980 +17.1
Utilities 4,420 4,230 3,980 4,150 4,150 0.0
Construction 274,140 316,290 273,380 288,870 292,720 +1.3
Manufacturing 146,690 149,480 131,020 133,960 130,910 -2.3
Service-producing industries 748,370 821,740 762,630 764,150 764,220 0.0
Wholesale trade 44,050 48,240 43,600 39,790 38,920 -2.2
Retail trade 72,850 83,500 76,300 79,090 69,330 -12.3
Transportation and warehousing 56,270 67,950 59,470 60,190 62,640 +4.1
Finance and insurance 13,820 15,500 14,080 15,020 12,630 -15.9
Real estate and rental and leasing 18,030 20,220 18,640 17,720 18,270 +3.1
Professional, scientific and technical services 54,690 61,630 54,190 52,690 50,950 -3.3
Business, building and support services1 93,310 100,250 88,740 86,380 88,130 +2.0
Educational services 146,040 156,100 153,460 157,110 163,030 +3.8
Health care and social assistance 47,160 47,610 45,740 46,590 45,870 -1.5
Information, culture and recreation2 39,470 41,320 38,030 39,080 40,250 +3.0
Accommodation and food services 58,550 63,840 60,630 63,840 63,280 -0.9
Other services (except public administration) 40,730 45,900 42,020 40,340 42,010 +4.1
Public administration 63,400 69,680 67,730 66,310 68,910 +3.9
Unclassified3 83,210 43,740 73,780 33,480 23,290 -30.4
Canada 1,342,610 1,431,090 1,321,130 1,299,710 1,292,710 -0.5
  • Note: Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI regular benefits was paid.
  • 1 This industry sector comprises the industries with codes 55 (Management of companies and enterprises) and 56 (Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services) from the North American Industry Classification System.
  • 2 This industry sector comprises the industries with codes 51 (Information and cultural industries) and 71 (Arts, entertainment and recreation) from the North American Industry Classification System.
  • 3 For some claims, this information was not available in the data.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.
Annex 2.6.2 – Regular benefits (by industry): Average actual duration1 (number of weeks)
Industry FY1415 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718r FY1819p Change (%)
FY1718 to FY1819
Goods-producing industries 19.1 19.3 20.7 20.1 17.9 -10.9
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 21.4 21.6 22.0 22.0 20.4 -7.2
Mining and oil and gas extraction 20.7 20.8 23.9 26.9 21.0 -21.8
Utilities 18.5 17.6 18.4 19.3 16.4 -14.6
Construction 18.1 18.4 19.6 19.3 17.3 -10.4
Manufacturing 20.0 20.0 21.9 19.8 17.8 -10.4
Service-producing industries 19.5 19.3 20.5 20.2 18.4 -9.3
Wholesale trade 23.1 22.7 23.7 23.9 21.7 -9.2
Retail trade 22.2 21.9 22.8 22.8 21.1 -7.2
Transportation and warehousing 19.1 18.9 20.9 20.1 18.3 -9.1
Finance and insurance 24.4 23.3 24.3 24.3 23.7 -2.2
Real estate and rental and leasing 22.3 22.0 22.9 24.0 21.0 -12.6
Professional, scientific and technical services 21.2 20.9 22.7 22.4 19.5 -12.8
Business, building and support services2 21.3 21.2 22.0 21.4 19.6 -8.1
Educational services 11.7 11.9 12.4 12.5 11.8 -6.2
Health care and social assistance 21.2 21.0 22.3 21.4 19.7 -7.7
Information, culture and recreation3 20.4 20.0 20.7 20.9 18.9 -9.4
Accommodation and food services 22.0 22.1 22.7 22.6 20.8 -8.2
Other services (except public administration) 21.1 20.9 22.4 22.4 20.0 -11.0
Public administration 20.4 20.1 21.7 22.0 20.0 -9.1
Unclassified4 22.4 19.7 22.8 22.9 20.8 -9.2
Canada 19.4 19.3 20.7 20.3 18.2 -9.9
  • Note: Percentage change is based on unrounded numbers. Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI regular benefits was paid.
  • 1 The reported duration estimates are based on completed claims that included those that are terminated and those that are dormant and remained inactive as of August the following fiscal year.
  • 2 This industry sector comprises the industries with codes 55 (Management of companies and enterprises) and 56 (Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services) from the North American Industry Classification System.
  • 3 This industry sector comprises the industries with codes 51 (Information and cultural industries) and 71 (Arts, entertainment and recreation) from the North American Industry Classification System.
  • 4 For some claims, this information was not available in the data.
  • r Revised.
  • p Preliminary.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.
Annex 2.6.3 – Regular benefits (by industry): Average weekly benefit rate1 ($)
Industry FY1415 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 Change (%)
FY1718 to FY1819
Goods-producing industries 467 480 485 493 503 +2.1
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 416 429 431 441 459 +4.0
Mining and oil and gas extraction 510 522 528 531 541 +1.8
Utilities 501 516 524 532 538 +1.3
Construction 487 498 505 512 521 +1.6
Manufacturing 439 448 453 464 474 +2.2
Service-producing industries 413 425 430 434 447 +3.0
Wholesale trade 424 440 447 449 462 +2.9
Retail trade 368 374 386 386 405 +4.9
Transportation and warehousing 403 425 417 420 431 +2.7
Finance and insurance 445 462 463 481 493 +2.5
Real estate and rental and leasing 421 432 440 449 469 +4.3
Professional, scientific and technical services 463 479 482 488 497 +1.7
Business, building and support services2 409 419 422 429 447 +4.2
Educational services 449 457 466 473 479 +1.3
Health care and social assistance 394 402 408 414 423 +2.1
Information, culture and recreation3 401 413 414 418 435 +4.1
Accommodation and food services 341 352 355 359 374 +4.3
Other services (except public administration) 394 416 418 422 439 +4.0
Public administration 437 446 451 460 468 +1.7
Unclassified4 412 419 423 427 440 +3.1
Canada 433 446 449 457 469 +2.7
  • Note: Percentage change is based on unrounded numbers. Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI regular benefits was paid.
  • 1 Takes into account Family Supplement top-ups paid to claimants with regular benefits.
  • 2 This industry sector comprises the industries with codes 55 (Management of companies and enterprises) and 56 (Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services) from the North American Industry Classification System.
  • 3 This industry sector comprises the industries with codes 51 (Information and cultural industries) and 71 (Arts, entertainment and recreation) from the North American Industry Classification System.
  • 4 For some claims, this information was not available in the data.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.
Annex 2.6.4 – Regular benefits (by industry): Amount paid1 ($ million)
Industry FY1415 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 Change (%)
FY1718 to FY1819
Goods-producing industries 4,379.8 5,337.1 5,397.7 5,343.6 4,473.4 -16.3
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 500.7 520.4 515.6 578.2 496.8 -14.1
Mining and oil and gas extraction 238.9 445.0 448.8 310.0 274.2 -11.5
Utilities 41.1 39.1 42.2 48.2 36.4 -24.6
Construction 2,376.7 2,934.7 3,001.5 3,113.4 2,640.3 -15.2
Manufacturing 1,222.4 1,397.9 1,389.6 1,293.7 1,025.7 -20.7
Service-producing industries 5,656.9 6,487.5 6,687.7 6,998.6 5,995.6 -14.3
Wholesale trade 421.0 497.1 515.1 492.3 402.6 -18.2
Retail trade 607.0 685.4 712.3 763.4 620.9 -18.7
Transportation and warehousing 400.3 520.5 556.8 533.3 466.0 -12.6
Finance and insurance 155.9 166.5 177.9 193.9 155.0 -20.0
Real estate and rental and leasing 163.7 191.8 208.1 207.3 175.4 -15.4
Professional, scientific and technical services 505.4 630.5 666.4 601.1 479.4 -20.2
Business, building and support services2 787.0 881.9 876.9 871.4 768.8 -11.8
Educational services 634.6 711.6 695.1 850.0 774.6 -8.9
Health care and social assistance 362.2 371.2 389.6 424.0 349.6 -17.5
Information, culture and recreation3 318.3 336.2 337.1 377.7 324.7 -14.0
Accommodation and food services 427.2 498.2 496.3 559.9 487.2 -13.0
Other services (except public administration) 334.4 399.4 424.4 421.5 371.7 -11.8
Public administration 539.9 597.3 631.5 702.7 619.7 -11.8
Unclassified4 565.3 297.6 584.7 298.4 204.8 -31.4
Canada 10,602.0 12,122.2 12,670.1 12,640.5 10,673.8 -15.6
  • Note: Totals may not add up due to rounding. Percentage change is based on unrounded numbers. Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI regular benefits was paid.
  • 1 Takes into account Family Supplement top-ups paid to claimants with regular benefits. Includes benefits paid for training purposes under section 25 of the Employment Insurance Act.
  • 2 This industry sector comprises the industries with codes 55 (Management of companies and enterprises) and 56 (Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services) from the North American Industry Classification System.
  • 3 This industry sector comprises the industries with codes 51 (Information and cultural industries) and 71 (Arts, entertainment and recreation) from the North American Industry Classification System.
  • 4 For some claims, this information was not available in the data.
  • 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 regional unemployment rate and hours of insurable employment from previous employment)

Annex 2.7.1 – Regular benefits (by regional unemployment rate and hours of insurable employment from previous employment): New claims established

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Annex 2.7.1A – Regular benefits: New claims established – Regional unemployment rate
Regional unemployment rate1 FY1415 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 Change (%)
FY1718 to FY1819
6.0% and under 273,380 218,020 171,350 384,230 411,230 +7.0
6.1% ~ 7.0% 158,060 363,660 363,170 425,580 479,030 +12.6
7.1% ~ 8.0% 329,870 279,030 299,000 134,750 129,350 -4.0
8.1% ~ 9.0% 236,460 216,290 169,290 110,860 40,770 -63.2
9.1% ~ 10.0% 78,450 75,660 65,480 31,660 13,870 -56.2
10.1% ~ 11.0% 55,950 50,430 35,420 7,990 36,950 +362.5
11.1% ~ 12.0% 44,380 16,740 21,420 60,140 49,040 -18.5
12.1% ~ 13.0% 7,660 43,880 35,300 13,420 4,070 -69.7
13.1% ~ 14.0% 470 16,910 11,350 28,240 6,980 -75.3
14.1% ~ 15.0% 25,870 23,650 38,190 24,020 17,860 -25.6
15.1% ~ 16.0% 25,100 31,980 25,370 10,270 24,980 +143.2
16.1% or greater 106,960 94,840 85,790 68,550 78,580 +14.6
  • Note: Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI regular benefits was paid.
  • 1 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.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.
Annex 2.7.1B – Regular benefits: New claims established – Hours of insurable employment from previous employment
Hours of insurable employment from previous employment FY1415 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 Change (%)
FY1718 to FY1819
420 to 559 15,540 16,070 20,010 18,660 18,220 -2.4
560 to 699 48,850 51,100 56,330 47,490 41,930 -11.7
700 to 839 88,530 91,000 102,770 104,810 102,040 -2.6
840 to 979 115,160 116,610 113,880 110,790 110,600 -0.2
980 to 1,119 127,920 132,800 119,850 114,140 117,460 +2.9
1,120 to 1,259 128,290 131,700 122,760 120,710 122,190 +1.2
1,260 to 1,399 117,920 126,290 113,860 114,510 114,270 -0.2
1,400 to 1,539 127,610 134,580 125,170 125,090 129,220 +3.3
1,540 to 1,679 109,360 115,230 103,540 105,730 106,130 +0.4
1,680 to 1,819 109,480 119,890 103,900 106,150 107,350 +1.1
1,820 or more 353,950 395,820 339,060 331,630 323,300 -2.5
Canada 1,342,610 1,431,090 1,321,130 1,299,710 1,292,710 -0.5
  • Note: Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI regular benefits was paid.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.

Annex 2.7.2 – Regular benefits (by regional unemployment rate and hours of insurable employment from previous employment): Average actual duration (number of weeks)

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Annex 2.7.2A – Regular benefits (by regional unemployment rate and hours of insurable employment from previous employment): Average actual duration1 – Regional unemployment rate2
Regional unemployment rate2 FY1415 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819p Change (%)
FY1718 to FY1819
6.0% and under 15.7 17.2 19.0 14.8r 15.3 +3.8
6.1% ~ 7.0% 18.0 15.9 18.9 17.5r 15.5 -11.0
7.1% ~ 8.0% 18.2 19.2 18.9 19.9r 19.1 -3.9
8.1% ~ 9.0% 19.5 19.4 19.7 23.4 22.3 -4.8
9.1% ~ 10.0% 19.7 19.2 21.0 22.7r 23.1 +2.1
10.1% ~ 11.0% 21.4 21.3 22.9 22.5 20.4 -9.6
11.1% ~ 12.0% 21.2 23.8 24.9 25.8r 23.2 -10.2
12.1% ~ 13.0% 23.6 19.8 24.2 30.2r 28.3 -6.3
13.1% ~ 14.0% 25.1 19.7 24.0 22.5r 23.6 +5.0
14.1% ~ 15.0% 26.7 27.9 26.1 25.9r 25.9 -0.1
15.1% ~ 16.0% 28.0 26.6 28.6 26.8r 25.1 -6.5
16.1% or greater 25.2 26.4 32.0 33.1r 29.5 -10.8
  • Note: Percentage change is based on unrounded numbers. Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI regular benefits was paid.
  • 1 The reported duration estimates are based on completed claims that included those that are terminated and those that are dormant and remained inactive as of August the following fiscal year.
  • 2 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.
  • r Revised.
  • p Preliminary.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.
Annex 2.7.2B Regular benefits (by regional unemployment rate and hours of insurable employment from previous employment): Average actual duration1 - Hours of insurable employment from previous employment
Hours of insurable employment from previous employment FY1415 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 Change (%)
FY1718 to FY1819
420 to 559 25.9 26.6 28.3 28.6 26.1 -8.7
560 to 699 20.6 20.8 21.6 22.2r 20.6 -7.1
700 to 839 18.8 18.5 19.2 18.7r 16.7 -10.5
840 to 979 19.4 19.2 20.4 19.7r 17.8 -9.3
980 to 1,119 19.4 19.0 20.2 19.7r 18.1 -7.9
1,120 to 1,259 18.5 18.4 19.6 19.3r 17.6 -8.6
1,260 to 1,399 18.2 17.8 19.2 18.5r 17.3 -6.2
1,400 to 1,539 16.7 16.8 17.8 17.2r 15.8 -7.6
1,540 to 1,679 18.4 18.3 19.4 18.9r 17.2 -9.4
1,680 to 1,819 19.8 19.6 21.2 20.4r 18.0 -11.5
1,820 or more 21.2 21.1 22.8 22.7r 20.0 -11.6
Canada 19.4 19.3 20.7 20.3r 18.2 -9.9
  • Note: Percentage change is based on unrounded numbers. Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI regular benefits was paid.
  • 1 The reported duration estimates are based on completed claims that included those that are terminated and those that are dormant and remained inactive as of August the following fiscal year.
  • r Revised.
  • p Preliminary.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.

Annex 2.7.3 – Regular benefits (by regional unemployment rate and hours of insurable employment from previous employment): Average weekly benefit rate ($)

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Annex 2.7.3A – Regular benefits (by regional unemployment rate and hours of insurable employment from previous employment): Average weekly benefit rate1 ($): Regional unemployment rate2
Regional unemployment rate2 FY1415 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 Change (%)
FY1718 to FY1819
6.0% and under 452 452 454 459 471 +2.8
6.1% ~ 7.0% 433 456 453 454 472 +3.9
7.1% ~ 8.0% 428 439 446 468 466 -0.5
8.1% ~ 9.0% 426 443 451 460 476 +3.4
9.1% ~ 10.0% 436 427 443 462 491 +6.1
10.1% ~ 11.0% 430 447 466 462 474 +2.5
11.1% ~ 12.0% 419 481 449 456 459 +0.8
12.1% ~ 13.0% 434 448 478 461 472 +2.3
13.1% ~ 14.0% 506 442 432 448 457 +2.2
14.1% ~ 15.0% 422 431 429 436 443 +1.4
15.1% ~ 16.0% 431 433 443 442 456 +3.2
16.1% or greater 429 444 433 445 455 +2.3
  • Note: Percentage change is based on unrounded numbers. Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI regular benefits was paid.
  • 1 Takes into account Family Supplement top-ups paid to claimants with regular benefits.
  • 2 Unemployment rates used for the Employment Insurance program are a moving average of seasonally adjusted monthly rates of unemployment produced by Statistics Canada, as per section 17 of the Employment Insurance Regulations.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.
Annex 2.7.3B – Regular benefits (by regional unemployment rate and hours of insurable employment from previous employment): Average weekly benefit rate1 ($): Hours of insurable employment from previous employment
Hours of insurable employment from previous employment FY1415 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 Change (%)
FY1718 to FY1819
420 to 559 328 340 334 333 342 +2.8
560 to 699 353 369 365 370 382 +3.3
700 to 839 367 379 380 377 388 +2.9
840 to 979 387 397 402 405 421 +4.0
980 to 1,119 402 411 417 424 441 +3.8
1,120 to 1,259 417 427 436 445 457 +2.6
1,260 to 1,399 434 446 451 462 473 +2.4
1,400 to 1,539 452 462 472 481 493 +2.5
1,540 to 1,679 452 463 472 482 493 +2.3
1,680 to 1,819 457 471 478 488 498 +2.2
1,820 or more 478 491 499 505 516 +2.2
Canada 433 446 449 457 469 +2.7
  • Note: Percentage change is based on unrounded numbers. Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI regular benefits was paid.
  • 1 Takes into account Family Supplement top-ups paid to claimants with regular benefits.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.

Annex 2.7.4 – Regular benefits (by regional unemployment rate and hours of insurable employment from previous employment): Amount paid ($ million)

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Annex 2.7.4A – Regular benefits (by regional unemployment rate and hours of insurable employment from previous employment): Amount paid1 ($ million): Regional unemployment rate2
Regional unemployment rate2 FY1314 FY1415 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 Change (%)
FY1718 to FY1819
6.0% and under 2,848.1 4,089.6 1,381.8 2,329.3 2,931.4 +25.9
6.1% ~ 7.0% 1,855.8 2,836.0 3,092.1 3,453.9 3,341.8 -3.2
7.1% ~ 8.0% 2,661.5 1,572.8 2,511.9 1,751.9 1,135.3 -35.2
8.1% ~ 9.0% 461.9 727.7 2,022.7 1,367.9 599.1 -56.2
9.1% ~ 10.0% 534.0 526.8 539.5 527.8 186.0 -64.7
10.1% ~ 11.0% 444.9 194.9 337.2 275.9 287.9 +4.3
11.1% ~ 12.0% 112.5 294.4 282.4 522.9 590.9 +13.0
12.1% ~ 13.0% 24.8 60.8 460.1 350.0 54.3 -84.5
13.1% ~ 14.0% 227.4 235.3 165.6 275.9 118.5 -57.0
14.1% ~ 15.0% 379.2 378.3 345.7 364.1 232.6 -36.1
15.1% ~ 16.0% 604.6 459.2 295.1 205.9 207.4 +0.7
16.1% or greater 447.4 746.2 1,235.9 1,215.2 988.7 -18.6
  • Note: Totals may not add up due to rounding. Totals include amounts paid for claims where data on hours of insurable employment are missing. Percentage change is based on unrounded numbers. Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI regular benefits was paid.
  • 1 Takes into account Family Supplement top-ups paid to claimants with regular benefits. Includes benefits paid for training purposes under section 25 of the Employment Insurance Act.
  • 2 Unemployment rates used for the Employment Insurance program are a moving average of seasonally adjusted monthly rates of unemployment produced by Statistics Canada, as per section 17 of the Employment Insurance Regulations.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.
Annex 2.7.4B – Regular benefits (by regional unemployment rate and hours of insurable employment from previous employment): Amount paid1 ($ million): Hours of insurable employment from previous employment
Hours of insurable employment from previous employment FY1415 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 Change (%)
FY1718 to FY1819
420 to 559 127.2 144.0 175.8 207.5 169.7 -18.2
560 to 699 361.1 380.7 437.8 460.8 351.5 -23.7
700 to 839 592.5 625.3 720.0 812.3 679.4 -16.4
840 to 979 829.4 879.3 917.6 946.5 823.6 -13.0
980 to 1,119 931.0 1,001.5 1,002.1 1,015.7 900.8 -11.3
1,120 to 1,259 903.0 985.0 1,001.8 1,065.4 927.8 -12.9
1,260 to 1,399 851.0 931.2 950.8 999.5 875.9 -12.4
1,400 to 1,539 872.5 976.4 996.0 1,037.2 932.5 -10.1
1,540 to 1,679 836.3 932.8 958.5 973.3 830.0 -14.7
1,680 to 1,819 924.4 1,075.4 1,107.4 1,076.9 915.2 -15.0
1,820 or more 3,373.4 4,190.5 4,401.8 4,045.4 3,267.2 -19.2
Canada 10,602.0 12,122.2 12,670.1 12,640.5 10,673.8 -15.6
  • Note: Totals may not add up due to rounding. Totals include amounts paid for claims where data on hours of insurable employment are missing. Percentage change is based on unrounded numbers. Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI regular benefits was paid.
  • 1 Takes into account Family Supplement top-ups paid to claimants with regular benefits. Includes benefits paid for training purposes under section 25 of the Employment Insurance Act.
  • 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 – Regular benefits (by Employment Insurance economic region)

Annex 2.8.1 – Regular benefits (by Employment Insurance economic region): New claims established
EI economic region FY1415 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 Change (%)
FY1718 to FY1819
St. John’s 10,550 12,290 12,510 12,900 11,510 -10.8
Newfoundland – Labrador 52,860 55,590 43,080 49,270 55,170 +12.0
Prince Edward Island1 6,940 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Charlottetown1 2,320 4,070 4,420 3,820 3,730 -2.4
Prince Edward Island (excluding Charlottetown)1 7,300 12,720 12,490 12,610 11,810 -6.3
Eastern Nova Scotia 22,110 22,420 22,580 23,760 24,190 +1.8
Western Nova Scotia 26,450 27,000 26,950 27,020 24,810 -8.2
Halifax 12,170 12,600 13,080 13,100 12,800 -2.3
Fredericton-Moncton-Saint-John 19,230 20,920 19,800 20,180 19,270 -4.5
Madawaska-Charlotte  11,370 11,240 10,700 10,940 10,840 -0.9
Restigouche- Albert 38,330 39,870 39,620 39,490 38,210 -3.2
Gaspésie-Île-de-la Madeleine 23,830 24,740 24,990 25,180 24,030 -4.6
Québec 34,200 33,750 31,470 32,950 30,760 -6.6
Trois-Rivières  8,620 8,430 7,930 7,820 7,550 -3.5
South Central Quebec 8,160 7,480 7,900 6,820 6,820 0.0
Sherbrooke 9,210 8,230 7,990 8,000 7,690 -3.9
Montérégie  25,750 27,030 26,160 24,880 24,240 -2.6
Montreal 152,310 152,860 146,390 144,110 138,980 -3.6
Central Quebec 74,540 73,830 70,970 71,440 68,910 -3.5
North Western Quebec 20,300 19,850 17,960 17,730 17,610 -0.7
Lower Saint Lawrence and North Shore 44,590 44,610 43,010 40,660 39,620 -2.6
Hull 10,750 10,660 10,430 9,890 9,420 -4.8
Chicoutimi-Jonquière 11,580 10,730 10,260 9,600 8,870 -7.6
Ottawa 20,180 21,210 19,470 19,340 19,130 -1.1
Eastern Ontario 19,820 20,220 18,910 18,670 17,530 -6.1
Kingston 3,770 3,120 3,530 3,110 3,530 +13.5
Central Ontario  42,610 44,200 42,800 41,030 39,720 -3.2
Oshawa 12,350 12,280 12,270 12,690 10,470 -17.5
Toronto 141,040 141,370 132,690 131,950 129,050 -2.2
Hamilton 19,540 19,400 19,210 18,630 18,330 -1.6
St. Catharines 14,660 15,240 14,710 14,310 14,030 -2.0
London 13,430 12,300 12,710 13,770 11,870 -13.8
Niagara 12,330 12,760 12,160 11,600 11,150 -3.9
Windsor 15,520 9,340 8,360 14,490 16,180 +11.7
Kitchener 13,340 13,340 13,360 13,570 13,240 -2.4
Huron 13,040 12,940 13,970 13,360 12,560 -6.0
South Central Ontario  11,590 11,890 11,480 13,110 12,130 -7.5
Sudbury  5,540 6,550 4,560 4,990 5,180 +3.8
Thunder Bay 4,580 4,990 4,250 4,460 4,130 -7.4
Northern Ontario 28,040 29,680 22,370 24,050 25,390 +5.6
Winnipeg 20,080 22,270 21,380 21,920 22,750 +3.8
Southern Manitoba 9,750 11,550 10,960 11,180 11,140 -0.4
Northern Manitoba 7,450 7,990 6,970 7,130 8,720 +22.3
Regina  4,470 5,700 6,270 6,330 6,460 +2.1
Saskatoon  7,510 9,730 9,210 8,640 9,080 +5.1
Southern Saskatchewan  8,550 10,590 8,320 8,710 9,380 +7.7
Northern Saskatchewan  10,970 13,560 10,290 11,510 12,650 +9.9
Calgary 32,730 52,480 43,150 35,620 37,950 +6.5
Edmonton 36,310 57,060 47,150 42,230 47,140 +11.6
Northern Alberta 10,290 16,090 18,750 9,880 12,220 +23.7
Southern Alberta 26,450 42,170 32,090 24,670 29,780 +20.7
Southern Interior British Columbia 28,630 32,740 25,790 25,520 29,410 +15.2
Abbotsford 7,380 7,390 7,160 6,690 5,830 -12.9
Vancouver 55,620 54,580 49,110 47,730 43,640 -8.6
Victoria 7,520 7,920 6,650 6,710 6,480 -3.4
Southern Coastal British Columbia  20,740 22,350 20,390 19,220 19,010 -1.1
Northern British Columbia  19,150 21,100 15,730 16,540 16,490 -0.3
Yukon1 780 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Whitehorse1 560 1,070 950 820 920 +12.2
Yukon (excluding Whitehorse)1 540 770 800 790 720 -8.9
Northwest Territories1 990 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Yellowknife1 170 410 510 520 430 -17.3
Northwest Territories (excluding Yellowknife)1 520 1,140 1,230 1,240 1,150 -7.3
 Nunavut1 280 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Iqualuit1 40 110 110 170 130 -23.5
Nunavut (excluding Iqaluit)1 280 570 660 640 770 +20.3
Canada 1,342,610 1,431,090 1,321,130 1,299,710 1292,710 -0.5
  • Note: Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI regular benefits was paid.
  • 1 As of October 12, 2014, there are 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 2 EI economic regions, 1 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 2.8.2 – Regular benefits (by Employment Insurance economic region): Average actual duration1 (number of weeks)
EI economic region FY1415 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819p Change (%)
FY1718 to FY1819
St. John’s 17.6 18.7 19.2 20.9r 20.5 -1.8
Newfoundland – Labrador 27.3 27.6 35.4 35.7r 30.2 -15.5
Prince Edward Island2 23.2 25.3 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Charlottetown2 n/a 19.6 19.4 19.1r 17.3 -9.1
Prince Edward Island (excluding Charlottetown)2 n/a 23.9 24.7 24.5r 23.6 -3.6
Eastern Nova Scotia 26.0 27.4 26.8 26.4r 25.9 -1.7
Western Nova Scotia 22.6 23.0 22.0 21.4r 20.0 -6.8
Halifax 19.4 18.9 19.8 19.0r 18.4 -3.3
Fredericton-Moncton-Saint-John 19.5 20.4 19.9 18.7r 17.4 -7.3
Madawaska-Charlotte  21.6 21.4 20.6 19.1r 18.6 -3.0
Restigouche- Albert 26.6 26.5 26.4 25.1r 22.4 -10.8
Gaspésie-Île-de-la Madeleine 26.2 26.0 25.4 25.2r 23.5 -6.7
Québec 15.3 15.9 15.3 14.2r 13.2 -6.8
Trois-Rivières  18.0 17.4 16.2 15.4r 14.8 -3.6
South Central Quebec 14.3 14.8 13.8 13.0r 12.7 -2.4
Sherbrooke 17.2 17.1 16.2 14.4r 14.1 -2.5
Montérégie  16.9 16.9 16.4 15.4r 13.9 -9.5
Montreal 19.2 19.0 18.9 17.0r 15.5 -9.0
Central Quebec 17.7 17.4 16.5 15.7r 14.4 -7.8
North Western Quebec 19.3 20.1 18.8 17.4r 16.4 -5.7
Lower Saint Lawrence and North Shore 19.6 19.3 19.1 17.3r 15.2 -12.2
Hull 17.3 18.0 17.4 16.2r 14.2 -12.7
Chicoutimi-Jonquière 18.0 19.2 18.1 16.8r 14.6 -13.0
Ottawa 17.4 17.1 17.4 16.3r 15.6 -4.4
Eastern Ontario 18.1 17.8 18.4 16.9r 16.2 -4.1
Kingston 17.9 18.1 17.2 15.8r 15.6 -1.4
Central Ontario  17.5 16.9 17.5 16.7r 16.0 -4.4
Oshawa 16.7 15.5 17.6 15.6r 15.2 -2.2
Toronto 20.3 19.6 19.1 18.1r 17.1 -5.6
Hamilton 16.5 16.9 16.4 16.3r 15.4 -5.5
St. Catharines 19.0 17.5 17.4 16.7r 15.5 -7.1
London 19.3 18.2 16.5 16.6r 15.7 -5.4
Niagara 18.4 18.2 18.3 16.9r 15.9 -5.9
Windsor 19.0 16.6 19.2 11.1r 14.1 +26.9
Kitchener 18.4 17.0 16.7 15.8r 15.7 -0.6
Huron 18.3 17.1 17.1 15.6r 15.3 -1.5
South Central Ontario  16.7 16.2 16.4 14.2r 14.8 +3.7
Sudbury  18.2 17.3 25.0 24.6r 17.6 -28.5
Thunder Bay 17.4 16.0 15.9 15.6r 15.9 +1.9
Northern Ontario 22.4 21.7 28.7 28.1r 23.1 -17.6
Winnipeg 15.7 16.9 17.0 16.6r 15.9 -4.3
Southern Manitoba 14.8 15.8 16.7 16.4r 15.9 -2.5
Northern Manitoba 24.5 24.4 30.5 31.7r 27.7 -12.6
Regina  14.0 14.9 16.4 16.8r 15.7 -6.2
Saskatoon  15.6 16.0 22.6 24.5r 20.2 -17.4
Southern Saskatchewan  16.7 16.4 24.0 25.9r 20.9 -19.3
Northern Saskatchewan  22.7 23.2 31.6 33.2r 28.2 -14.9
Calgary 16.8 17.5 26.4 29.8 22.7 -23.8
Edmonton 15.7 16.8 24.0 26.3r 20.2 -23.0
Northern Alberta 18.3 19.8 21.7 31.7r 23.9 -24.4
Southern Alberta 16.1 17.3 24.4 28.6 20.2 -29.5
Southern Interior British Columbia 18.3 18.4 24.2 24.8r 19.9 -20.0
Abbotsford 18.4 17.3 16.9 16.9r 15.5 -8.1
Vancouver 18.3 17.7 17.4 16.9r 16.0 -4.8
Victoria 17.2 17.3 18.1 15.9r 15.0 -5.6
Southern Coastal British Columbia  18.9 19.1 18.9 17.6r 15.9 -9.3
Northern British Columbia  19.7 20.6 26.3 24.7r 21.5 -13.1
Yukon2 26.5 29.6 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Whitehorse2 11.9 16.7 21.9 23.2r 18.9 -18.4
Yukon (excluding Whitehorse)2 n/a 20.4 19.9 19.8r 20.0 +1.3
Northwest Territories2 25.4 35.0 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Yellowknife2 n/a 17.6 14.7 16.2r 18.0 +10.9
Northwest Territories (excluding Yellowknife)2 n/a 25.0 24.6 24.5r 24.5 +0.1
Nunavut2 32.0 34.7 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Iqualuit2 n/a 17.6 16.8 22.6 20.2 -10.6
Nunavut (excluding Iqaluit)2 n/a 25.5 34.3 34.9r 29.8 -14.6
Canada 19.4 19.3 20.7 20.3r 18.2 -9.9
  • Note: Percentage change is based on unrounded numbers. Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI regular benefits was paid.
  • 1 The reported duration estimates are based on completed claims that included those that are terminated and those that are dormant and remained inactive as of August the following fiscal year.
  • 2 As of October 12, 2014, there are a total of 62 Employment Insurance (EI) economic regions, instead of 58 regions. The EI economic regions of Prince Edward Island, Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut were each divided into 2 EI economic regions, 1 consisting of the capital area and the remaining consisting of the non-capital area.
  • r Revised.
  • p Preliminary.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.
Annex 2.8.3 – Regular benefits (by Employment Insurance economic region): Average weekly benefit rate1 ($)
EI economic region FY1415 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 Change (%)
FY1718 to FY1819
St. John’s 447 460 468 466 470 +1.0
Newfoundland – Labrador 426 440 424 442 453 +2.4
Prince Edward Island2 399 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Charlottetown2 401 416 399 406 418 +3.0
Prince Edward Island (excluding Charlottetown)2 417 421 426 432 438 +1.2
Eastern Nova Scotia 432 434 433 440 443 +0.7
Western Nova Scotia 404 411 411 414 423 +2.3
Halifax 417 428 424 429 432 +0.7
Fredericton-Moncton-Saint-John 406 418 422 432 442 +2.5
Madawaska-Charlotte  399 413 413 424 430 +1.6
Restigouche- Albert 421 433 438 443 453 +2.2
Gaspésie-Île-de-la Madeleine 430 437 442 451 460 +2.1
Québec 438 445 452 467 481 +3.0
Trois-Rivières  418 424 429 446 454 +1.8
South Central Quebec 425 441 444 458 465 +1.5
Sherbrooke 419 426 440 447 463 +3.5
Montérégie  420 430 439 448 464 +3.5
Montreal 424 432 438 448 459 +2.6
Central Quebec 418 427 434 445 456 +2.4
North Western Quebec 437 440 447 453 470 +3.6
Lower Saint Lawrence and North Shore 429 439 441 452 462 +2.2
Hull 436 445 457 463 477 +3.1
Chicoutimi-Jonquière 427 432 434 446 458 +2.7
Ottawa 443 453 460 464 476 +2.6
Eastern Ontario 428 435 443 440 462 +5.1
Kingston 429 429 438 443 466 +5.2
Central Ontario  425 437 449 452 465 +2.9
Oshawa 453 456 472 483 493 +2.1
Toronto 435 447 458 467 482 +3.0
Hamilton 437 452 460 468 483 +3.2
St. Catharines 412 417 434 440 456 +3.7
London 423 427 441 455 464 +2.1
Niagara 433 439 447 457 473 +3.6
Windsor 456 440 440 481 496 +3.1
Kitchener 443 452 463 464 483 +4.1
Huron 431 445 451 458 474 +3.6
South Central Ontario  431 445 460 468 481 +2.9
Sudbury  444 457 458 466 489 +5.0
Thunder Bay 455 463 476 485 494 +1.7
Northern Ontario 439 452 444 455 472 +3.7
Winnipeg 429 441 451 456 461 +1.0
Southern Manitoba 419 438 435 443 451 +1.9
Northern Manitoba 417 431 421 435 448 +2.8
Regina  468 473 490 487 501 +2.9
Saskatoon  469 474 476 478 491 +2.8
Southern Saskatchewan  450 469 461 472 474 +0.6
Northern Saskatchewan  453 472 453 457 468 +2.3
Calgary 484 493 490 493 502 +2.0
Edmonton 487 499 500 505 514 +1.8
Northern Alberta 489 499 500 498 511 +2.5
Southern Alberta 477 490 481 485 499 +2.9
Southern Interior British Columbia 442 459 448 463 471 +1.6
Abbotsford 373 383 398 395 416 +5.4
Vancouver 424 438 453 460 473 +2.9
Victoria 438 454 459 461 486 +5.3
Southern Coastal British Columbia  443 457 456 459 470 +2.5
Northern British Columbia  462 474 461 474 487 +2.7
Yukon2 476 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Whitehorse2 485 491 510 496 521 +4.9
Yukon (excluding Whitehorse)2 473 499 491 504 516 +2.6
Northwest Territories2 492 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Yellowknife2 511 506 508 533 537 +0.9
Northwest Territories (excluding Yellowknife)2 507 507 513 525 518 -1.2
Nunavut2 464 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Iqualuit2 494 496 526 523 546 +4.4
Nunavut (excluding Iqaluit)2 477 464 480 512 494 -3.5
Canada 433 446 449 457 469 +2.7
  • Note: Percentage change is based on unrounded numbers. Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI regular benefits was paid.
  • 1 Takes into account Family Supplement top-ups paid to claimants with regular benefits.
  • 2 As of October 12, 2014, there are a total of 62 Employment Insurance (EI) economic regions, instead of 58 regions. The EI economic regions of Prince Edward Island, Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut were each divided into 2 EI economic regions, 1 consisting of the capital area and the remaining consisting of the non-capital area.
  • r Revised.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.
Annex 2.8.4 – Regular benefits (by Employment Insurance economic region): Amount paid1 ($ million)
EI economic region FY14152 FY15162 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 Change (%)
FY1718 to FY1819
St. John’s 82.0 98.6 116.3 139.1 112.8 -18.9
Newfoundland – Labrador 584.5 650.9 705.9 814.5 686.4 -15.7
Prince Edward Island2 105.7 8.5 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Charlottetown2 8.3 33.4 34.1 32.3 29.2 -9.6
Prince Edward Island (excluding Charlottetown)2 33.5 120.6 127.1 143.2 131.2 -8.4
Eastern Nova Scotia 222.4 256.1 257.9 283.4 276.5 -2.4
Western Nova Scotia 219.8 241.1 231.8 244.9 212.1 -13.4
Halifax 91.9 105.8 105.8 114.2 106.5 -6.7
Fredericton-Moncton-Saint-John 146.2 176.3 170.1 172.9 151.5 -12.4
Madawaska-Charlotte  92.1 96.5 87.9 93.0 88.5 -4.9
Restigouche- Albert 402.7 439.7 445.0 463.6 392.1 -15.4
Gaspésie-Île-de-la Madeleine 249.1 266.8 264.2 295.6 252.0 -14.7
Québec 209.8 222.0 198.3 211.6 183.7 -13.2
Trois-Rivières  57.1 57.5 48.6 53.3 47.0 -11.8
South Central Quebec 47.5 47.0 42.7 40.7 35.4 -13.1
Sherbrooke 58.5 57.4 50.6 50.5 46.3 -8.3
Montérégie  168.6 186.3 174.3 173.2 146.6 -15.3
Montreal 1,166.0 1,195.6 1,124.4 1,116.9 939.7 -15.9
Central Quebec 496.5 508.2 449.4 499.2 420.7 -15.7
North Western Quebec 159.5 164.2 146.7 141.6 126.7 -10.5
Lower Saint Lawrence and North Shore 349.5 354.2 327.0 318.4 262.6 -17.5
Hull 74.9 81.2 76.5 74.7 60.8 -18.6
Chicoutimi-Jonquière 78.1 86.5 71.4 67.6 56.0 -17.1
Ottawa 151.3 165.8 151.8 152.4 140.9 -7.6
Eastern Ontario 144.8 160.2 146.6 145.7 130.1 -10.7
Kingston 27.9 24.1 23.9 24.2 23.6 -2.7
Central Ontario  310.7 320.9 313.5 333.7 292.5 -12.4
Oshawa 89.9 93.6 91.1 101.9 78.4 -23.0
Toronto 1,215.2 1,230.7 1,148.5 1,177.8 1,035.5 -12.1
Hamilton 137.5 145.9 143.5 150.2 137.9 -8.2
St. Catharines 109.2 106.7 106.7 108.2 92.2 -14.8
London 104.9 92.6 88.3 107.3 89.3 -16.8
Niagara 88.9 103.8 93.9 94.4 85.4 -9.5
Windsor 83.8 98.6 62.5 77.6 78.2 +0.7
Kitchener 108.9 104.5 101.6 108.2 97.4 -10.0
Huron 95.3 98.6 101.2 99.3 85.1 -14.3
South Central Ontario  82.8 86.7 84.1 91.6 85.8 -6.2
Sudbury  43.0 50.9 64.6 55.2 41.4 -25.0
Thunder Bay 33.9 36.0 33.4 35.1 32.3 -8.0
Northern Ontario 265.1 281.4 314.4 320.6 250.0 -22.0
Winnipeg 138.4 171.9 169.3 182.0 177.9 -2.2
Southern Manitoba 64.1 82.9 88.6 91.2 88.1 -3.5
Northern Manitoba 74.7 83.6 94.2 113.0 105.1 -7.0
Regina  31.3 43.8 52.3 61.8 52.0 -15.9
Saskatoon  52.1 82.1 109.4 117.1 89.0 -24.0
Southern Saskatchewan  60.3 87.9 115.4 115.4 88.0 -23.7
Northern Saskatchewan  102.6 147.5 173.7 179.1 164.0 -8.5
Calgary 237.3 486.3 747.9 613.1 415.8 -32.2
Edmonton 260.7 489.2 730.6 632.7 495.0 -21.8
Northern Alberta 79.3 157.5 253.3 176.4 139.9 -20.7
Southern Alberta 169.6 366.9 542.9 382.6 280.6 -26.7
Southern Interior British Columbia 221.2 273.0 318.5 310.0 258.7 -16.6
Abbotsford 48.9 49.3 48.7 48.9 39.4 -19.4
Vancouver 435.8 436.5 391.0 403.4 342.3 -15.2
Victoria 57.4 64.6 56.4 53.8 49.9 -7.2
Southern Coastal British Columbia  161.5 193.8 173.2 165.0 140.6 -14.7
Northern British Columbia  156.8 201.8 229.2 211.9 157.6 -25.6
Yukon2 17.0 1.8 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Whitehorse2 2.6 9.2 10.8 10.9 8.9 -18.9
Yukon (excluding Whitehorse)2 3.1 7.7 8.0 8.0 7.6 -4.6
Northwest Territories2 17.2 2.6 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Yellowknife2 0.7 3.8 4.3 4.3 5.2 +18.7
Northwest Territories (excluding Yellowknife)2 2.7 13.8 15.0 16.4 16.2 -1.2
Nunavut2 7.9 0.7 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Iqualuit2 0.2 0.7 1.3 2.0 1.3 -33.1
Nunavut (excluding Iqaluit)2 1.4 8.0 10.2 13.8 10.4 -24.6
Canada 10,602.0 12,122.2 12,670.1 12,640.5 10,673.8 -15.6
  • Note: Totals may not add up due to rounding. Percentage change is based on unrounded numbers. Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI regular benefits was paid.
  • 1 Takes into account Family Supplement top-ups paid to claimants with regular benefits. Includes benefits paid for training purposes under section 25 of the Employment Insurance Act.
  • 2 As of October 12, 2014, there are 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 2 EI economic regions, 1 consisting of the capital area and the remaining consisting of the non-capital area. The 4 former EI economic regions continued to show claim amounts in FY1516 as some claims that were established in these regions just prior to the change in EI economic region boundaries had continued to be paid in FY1516.
  • 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 – Seasonal regular claimants

Annex 2.9.1 – Seasonal regular claimants1: New claims established
Category FY1415 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 Change (%)
FY1718 to FY1819
Newfoundland and Labrador 30,720 32,470 17,130 14,630 21,170 +44.7
Prince Edward Island 8,580 8,590 8,430 8,340 8,120 -2.6
Nova Scotia 25,560 24,970 24,630 25,340 24,640 -2.8
New Brunswick 34,090 34,910 33,620 33,890 33,650 -0.7
Quebec 159,240 159,380 156,020 157,360 153,030 -2.8
Ontario 97,110 98,420 92,340 96,070 99,060 +3.1
Manitoba 10,820 11,090 9,970 10,320 11,720 +13.6
Saskatchewan 7,770 8,240 4,800 3,790 6,010 +58.6
Alberta 13,700 15,280 8,650 7,690 11,980 +55.8
British Columbia 31,370 31,500 24,410 22,960 25,220 +9.8
Yukon 520 560 420 430 400 -7.0
Northwest Territories 210 230 220 260 250 -3.8
Nunavut 30 50 40 30 30 0.0
Men 261,810 266,130 232,770 235,580 245,400 +4.2
Women 157,910 159,560 147,910 145,530 149,880 +3.0
24 years old and under 10,540 10,470 8,130 7,930 7,630 -3.8
25 to 44 years old 154,680 156,900 142,730 144,000 149,160 +3.6
45 to 54 years old 120,920 119,340 103,330 98,730 99,610 +0.9
55 years old and over 133,580 138,980 126,490 130,450 138,880 +6.5
Canada 419,720 425,690 380,680 381,110 395,280 +3.7
  • Note: Includes all claims for which at least $1 of EI benefits was paid.
  • 1 Seasonal regular claimants are individuals who established 3 or more regular or fishing claims in the 5 fiscal years preceding the reference year, of which at least 2 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 8 weeks before and 8 weeks after the week in which the reference year claim was established.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.
Annex 2.9.2 – Seasonal regular claimants1: Average actual duration2 (number of weeks)
Category FY1415 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819p Change (%)
FY1718 to FY1819
Newfoundland and Labrador 26.6 26.7 34.5 33.1r 27.1 -18.1
Prince Edward Island 23.1 23.5r 23.9 23.8r 23.2 -2.3
Nova Scotia 22.7 23.6 22.9 22.6r 22.2 -1.5
New Brunswick 24.6 24.6 24.1r 23.3r 20.9 -10.3
Quebec 17.1 17.1 16.6r 15.7r 14.2 -9.5
Ontario 14.6 14.0 14.8 14.0r 13.2 -5.6
Manitoba 13.8 15.2r 16.1 15.8r 14.4 -8.9
Saskatchewan 16.2 16.6 24.7 22.7 18.8 -17.3
Alberta 12.9 14.2 21.8 22.7r 17.7 -21.9
British Columbia 15.0 15.0 17.3r 17.1r 14.6 -14.2
Yukon 21.3 19.9 19.4 20.5r 19.8 -3.8
Northwest Territories 23.7 24.1 24.5 21.4r 23.4 +9.3
Nunavut 37.3 26.7 38.0 30.3r 37.8 +24.8
Men 18.9 19.0 19.9 18.7r 16.7 -10.8
Women 16.3 16.1 17.2 16.5 14.7 -10.8
24 years old and under 17.7 18.1r 18.7 18.1r 16.4 -9.5
25 to 44 years old 16.9 17.0 17.5 16.7r 14.9 -10.7
45 to 54 years old 17.7 17.7 18.7 17.8r 15.8 -10.8
55 years old and over 19.2 19.1 20.7 19.3r 17.2 -10.7
Canada 17.9 17.9 18.9 17.9r 16.0 -10.7
  • Note: Percentage change is based on unrounded numbers. Includes all claims for which at least $1 of EI benefits was paid.
  • 1 Seasonal regular claimants are individuals who established 3 or more regular or fishing claims in the 5 fiscal years preceding the reference year, of which at least 2 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 8 weeks before and 8 weeks after the week in which the reference year claim was established.
  • 2 The reported duration estimates are based on completed claims that included those that are terminated and those that are dormant and remained inactive as of August the following fiscal year.
  • 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 2.9.3 – Seasonal regular claimants1: Average weekly benefit rate2
Category FY1415 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 Change (%)
FY1718 to FY1819
Newfoundland and Labrador 439 452 428 439 466 +6.3
Prince Edward Island 413 431 443 452 454 +0.4
Nova Scotia 427 433 440 450 455 +1.0
New Brunswick 426 440 453 465 474 +1.8
Quebec 447 456 466 475 486 +2.2
Ontario 456 466 478 486 498 +2.4
Manitoba 435 442 452 465 474 +2.0
Saskatchewan 451 465 457 487 490 +0.8
Alberta 478 488 485 505 515 +2.0
British Columbia 431 445 444 451 470 +4.0
Yukon 497 514 517 524 544 +3.7
Northwest Territories 513 517 515 536 539 +0.6
Nunavut 431 507 484 466 494 +5.9
Men 470 481 487 495 506 +2.1
Women 403 413 423 436 448 +2.7
24 years old and under 462 478 479 490 502 +2.5
25 to 44 years old 464 475 484 495 504 +1.9
45 to 54 years old 443 454 462 473 486 +2.7
55 years old and over 423 432 437 447 460 +2.8
Canada 445 455 462 473 484 +2.4
  • Note: Percentage change is based on unrounded numbers. Includes all claims for which at least $1 of EI benefits was paid.
  • 1 Seasonal regular claimants are individuals who established 3 or more regular or fishing claims in the 5 fiscal years preceding the reference year, of which at least 2 were established at the same time of year as their claim in the reference year. For the purposes of this annex, a 17-week window is used to determine whether a claim was established at the same time of year as their claim in the reference year. Specifically, a claim is considered to have been established at the same time of year if was established between 8 weeks before and 8 weeks after the week in which the reference year claim was established.
  • 2 Takes into account Family Supplement top-ups paid to seasonal regular claimants.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.
Annex 2.9.4 – Seasonal regular claimants1: Amount paid2 ($ million)
Category FY1415 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 Change (%)
FY1718 to FY1819
Newfoundland and Labrador 342.1 365.8 359.0 240.3 206.0 -14.3
Prince Edward Island 75.8 82.6 80.4 92.9 83.5 -10.1
Nova Scotia 222.4 238.1 230.3 259.4 238.8 -8.0
New Brunswick 330.4 352.2 343.6 363.1 319.8 -11.9
Quebec 1,082.2 1,126.7 1,041.2 1,128.0 963.9 -14.5
Ontario 571.9r 606.0 585.9 638.4 599.3 -6.1
Manitoba 63.3 70.9r 68.6r 76.5 78.0 +1.9
Saskatchewan 53.5 63.9 59.9 49.2 49.2 0.0
Alberta 78.4 99.9 111.7 97.8 96.6 -1.2
British Columbia 188.9 191.4 188.5 175.0 156.2 -10.8
Yukon 6.0 4.8 4.7 4.6 4.3 -7.6
Northwest Territories 2.6 2.8 2.6 2.9 3.4 +15.5
Nunavut 0.5 0.5 0.8 0.6 0.6 -1.4
Men 2,162.0r 2,311.1 2,214.8 2,176.0 1,964.5 -9.7
Women 856.0 894.5 862.4 952.9 834.9 -12.4
24 years old and under 80.4 87.3 76.4 71.9 61.5 -14.4
25 to 44 years old 1,089.1 1,157.1 1,108.0 1,147.8 1,030.4 -10.2
45 to 54 years old 859.2 884.9 826.8 808.3 696.3 -13.9
55 years old and over 989.3 1,076.3 1,066.0 1,100.9 1,011.2 -8.1
Canada 3,018.0r 3,205.6 3,077.2 3,128.9 2,799.4 -10.5
  • Note: Data may not add up to the total due to rounding. Percentage change is based on unrounded numbers. Includes all claims for which at least $1 of EI benefits was paid.
  • 1 Seasonal regular claimants are individuals who established 3 or more regular or fishing claims in the 5 fiscal years preceding the reference year, of which at least 2 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 8 weeks before and 8 weeks after the week in which the reference year claim was established.
  • 2 Takes into account Family Supplement top-ups paid to seasonal regular claimants.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.

Annex 2.10 – Fishing benefits

Annex 2.10.1 – Fishing benefits: New claims established
Category FY1415 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 Change (%)
FY1718 to FY1819
Newfoundland and Labrador 11,160 11,469 11,819 12,278 12,682 +3.3
Prince Edward Island 2,844 2,981 3,108 3,258 3,278 +0.6
Nova Scotia 5,185 5,327 5,448 5,633 5,701 +1.2
New Brunswick 2,791 2,977 3,066 3,310 3,203 -3.2
Quebec 1,390 1,409 1,425 1,412 1,408 -0.3
British Columbia 3,124 2,940 2,919 2,942 2,843 -3.4
Other provinces and territories 1,093 1,168 1,149 1,222 1,252 +2.5
Men 22,590 23,121 23,502 24,015 24,319 +1.3
Women 4,997 5,150 5,432 6,040 6,048 +0.1
24 years old and under 1,218 1,380 1,460 1,564 1,535 -1.9
25 to 44 years old 8,214 8,327 8,335 8,683 8,556 -1.5
45 to 54 years old 8,228 8,184 8,171 8,217 8,095 -1.5
55 years old and over 9,927 10,380 10,968 11,591 12,181 +5.1
Canada 27,587 28,271 28,934 30,055 30,367 +1.0
  • Note: Includes all claims for which at least $1 of EI fishing benefits was paid.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 100% sample of EI administrative data.
Annex 2.10.2 – Fishing benefits: Average actual duration (number of weeks)
Category FY1415 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 Change (%)
FY1718 to FY1819
Newfoundland and Labrador 20.7 20.7 21.2 19.5 19.1 -1.9
Prince Edward Island 20.3 19.7 19.7 19.1 18.8 -1.4
Nova Scotia 19.9 19.8 20.0 19.8 19.8 -0.1
New Brunswick 19.8 19.4 19.8 19.6 19.1 -2.5
Quebec 19.5 18.6 20.0 17.1 17.1 0.0
British Columbia 23.2 22.9 23.0 23.1 23.3 +0.9
Other provinces and territories 22.8 22.3 22.5 23.2 23.0 -0.6
Men 20.4 20.1 20.5 19.5 19.3 -1.2
Women 22.3 22.0 22.3 21.5 21.2 -1.3
24 years old and under 20.2 20.3 20.3 20.4 20.1 -1.6
25 to 44 years old 20.4 20.2 20.5 20.2 20.1 -0.6
45 to 54 years old 20.5 20.2 20.5 19.3 19.0 -1.9
55 years old and over 21.3 21.0 21.3 20.0 19.8 -1.2
Canada 20.7 20.5 20.8 19.9 19.7 -1.2
  • Note: Percentage change is based on unrounded numbers. Includes all claims for which at least $1 of EI fishing benefits was paid. Estimates on average actual duration are based on claims established.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 100% sample of EI administrative data.
Annex 2.10.3 – Fishing benefits: Average weekly benefit rate1 ($)
Category FY1415 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 Change (%)
FY1718 to FY1819
Newfoundland and Labrador 484 497 506 515 517 +0.4
Prince Edward Island 493 511 527 532 528 -0.7
Nova Scotia 498 506 519 521 521 +0.1
New Brunswick 499 511 519 521 529 +1.6
Quebec 504 513 525 532 538 +1.1
British Columbia 459 444 457 449 475 +5.8
Other provinces and territories 414 431 426 430r 444 +3.3
Men 489 497r 508r 513r 518 +0.9
Women 465 480 489 494 499 +1.2
24 years old and under 464 475 481 483 493 +2.2
25 to 44 years old 484 494 503 507 512 +1.0
45 to 54 years old 490 500 511 517 522 +1.0
55 years old and over 484 493 504 510 514 +0.8
Canada 484r 494 505 510 514 +1.0
  • Note: Percentage change is based on unrounded numbers. Includes all claims for which at least $1 of EI fishing benefits was paid.
  • 1 Takes into account Family Supplement top-ups paid to claimants with fishing benefits.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 100% sample of EI administrative data.
Annex 2.10.4 – Fishing benefits: Amount paid1 ($ million)
Category FY1415 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 Change (%)
FY1718 to FY1819
Newfoundland and Labrador 98.6 108.1 111.4 121.4 118.4 -2.5
Prince Edward Island 24.1 26.2 28.4 29.5 29.1 -1.3
Nova Scotia 49.9 53.0 57.2 59.8 59.9 +0.2
New Brunswick 26.6 29.3 31.1 34.7 34.1 -1.6
Quebec 12.8 12.5 12.0 11.2 12.0 +7.2
British Columbia 31.7 31.3 29.9 30.4 29.8 -2.1
Other provinces and territories 12.0 11.8 12.9 13.3 14.5 +8.9
Men 210.9 223.9 229.5 241.0 238.9 -0.9
Women 44.7 48.4 53.4 59.2 58.8 -0.6
24 years old and under 10.4 11.6 14.0 14.8 16.4 +10.8
25 to 44 years old 74.3 78.6 82.1 90.1 89.9 -0.2
45 to 54 years old 78.7 81.4 79.9 82.0 78.4 -4.4
55 years old and over 92.2 100.7 106.9 113.3 113.0 -0.2
Canada 255.6 272.3 282.9 300.2 297.7 -0.8
  • Note: Data may not add up to the total due to rounding. Percentage change is based on unrounded numbers. Includes all claims for which at least $1 of EI fishing benefits was paid.
  • 1 Takes into account Family Supplement top-ups paid to claimants with fishing benefits.
  • 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

Annex 2.11.1 – Special benefits1: New claims established
Category FY1415 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 Change (%)
FY1718 to FY1819
Newfoundland and Labrador 11,940 12,490 12,080 13,040 13,230 +1.5
Prince Edward Island 6,340 6,610 6,850 6,860 6,680 -2.6
Nova Scotia 21,600 23,830 24,110 25,890 26,430 +2.1
New Brunswick 24,850 26,980 28,480 33,000 33,590 +1.8
Quebec 107,060 112,690 120,900 133,050 136,230 +2.4
Ontario 183,350 192,110 198,760 204,730 207,380 +1.3
Manitoba 18,910 20,230 19,100 20,910 20,680 -1.1
Saskatchewan 14,740 16,230 15,380 16,420 17,310 +5.4
Alberta 58,090 62,330 58,820 58,960 62,920 +6.7
British Columbia 75,040 75,380 77,130 82,320 80,150 -2.6
Yukon 670 740 710 710 670 -5.6
Northwest Territories 600 720 640 710 750 +5.6
Nunavut 350 470 420 490 520 +6.1
Men 177,350 188,700 195,280 212,700 220,000 +3.4
Women 346,190 362,110 368,100 384,390 386,540 +0.6
24 years old and under 39,730 41,940 41,340 42,020 42,050 +0.1
25 to 44 years old 301,340 317,170 321,680 337,320 342,800 +1.6
45 to 54 years old 90,650 93,420 94,840 100,990 99,400 -1.6
55 years old and over 91,820 98,280 105,520 116,760 122,290 +4.7
Employees 522,810 550,250 562,660 596,310 605,930 +1.6
Self-employed persons 730 560 720 780 610 -21.8
Canada 523,540 550,810 563,380 597,090 606,540 +1.6
  • Note: Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI special benefits was paid.
  • 1 Includes maternity, parental, sickness, and compassionate care benefits. Excludes family caregiver benefits for adults and children due to incompatibility of administrative data sources.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.
Annex 2.11.2 – Special benefits1: Average weekly benefit rate2 ($)
Category FY1415 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 Change (%)
FY1718 to FY1819
Newfoundland and Labrador 408 422 436 437 450 +3.1
Prince Edward Island 397 407 424 429 438 +2.1
Nova Scotia 400 409 416 425 431 +1.5
New Brunswick 405 419 421 433 438 +1.0
Quebec 390 398 406 416 427 +2.6
Ontario 420 430 441 449 462 +2.7
Manitoba 413 424 432 432 443 +2.4
Saskatchewan 430 442 453 456 461 +1.1
Alberta 445 454 460 467 477 +2.0
British Columbia 411 422 434 443 454 +2.5
Yukon 463 475 494 503 511 +1.6
Northwest Territories 478 503 508 508 513 +0.9
Nunavut 458 472 482 487 499 +2.6
Men 444 454 462 470 481 +2.3
Women 398 408 416 423 432 +2.0
24 years old and under 330 343 346 353 375 +6.2
25 to 44 years old 431 441 450 457 466 +1.9
45 to 54 years old 409 423 430 441 452 +2.5
55 years old and over 396 403 414 423 434 +2.7
Employees 414 424 432 440 450 +2.3
Self-employed persons 315 329 337 331 329 -0.5
Canada 414 423 432 440 450 +2.3
  • Note: Percentage change is based on unrounded numbers. Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI special benefits was paid.
  • 1 Includes maternity, standard parental, sickness, and compassionate care benefits. Excludes family caregiver benefits for adults and children due to incompatibility of administrative data sources and extended parental benefits which are calculated at a lower benefit rate.
  • 2 Takes into account Family Supplement top-ups paid to claimants with special benefits.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based in a 10% sample of EI administrative data.
Annex 2.11.3 – Special benefits1: Amount paid2 ($ million)
Category FY1415 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 Change (%)
FY1718 to FY1819
Newfoundland and Labrador 98.0 101.3 106.6 110.8 106.5 -3.8
Prince Edward Island 39.7 39.5 41.2 43.3 42.3 -2.2
Nova Scotia 164.2 177.1 188.0 190.3 192.2 +1.0
New Brunswick 156.8 162.7 185.1 190.8 205.2 +7.6
Quebec 373.9 407.8 442.0 506.0r 528.1 +4.4
Ontario 2,179.2 2,281.4 2,379.7 2,486.9 2,500.2 +0.5
Manitoba 212.5 224.5 224.4 237.2 240.0 +1.2
Saskatchewan 188.2 208.4 218.8 226.7r 233.8 +3.1
Alberta 762.3 849.0 863.2 852.1r 847.8 -0.5
British Columbia 751.2 779.7 817.8 869.8 869.8 0.0
Yukon 7.6 7.2 8.5 8.9 8.8 -1.1
Northwest Territories 8.5 8.1 10.1 9.7 9.5 -1.8
Nunavut 5.0 5.7 4.8 7.2 8.0 +11.1
Unknown province* 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.4 +126.7
Men 834.0 909.2 1,001.3 1,077.6r 1,126.5 +4.5
Women 4,113.4 4,343.4 4,489.1 4,662.1r 4,666.0 +0.1
24 years old and under 339.6 357.1 348.5 353.0 347.1 -1.7
25 to 44 years old 3,854.9 4,076.6 4,240.3 4,391.2 4,404.7 +0.3
45 to 54 years old 383.0 405.4 438.5 475.1 485.3 +2.1
55 years old and over 370.0 413.5 463.2 520.3r 555.4 +6.8
Employees 4,939.8 5,244.7 5,482.8 5,729.8 5,783.3 +0.9
Self-employed persons 7.7 7.9 7.7 9.9 9.2 -6.4
Canada 4,947.5 5,252.5 5,490.5 5,739.7r 5,792.5 +0.9
  • Note: Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI special benefits was paid.
  • 1 Includes maternity, parental, sickness and compassionate care benefits, as well as family caregiver benefits for adults and children.
  • 2 Takes into account Family Supplement top-ups paid to claimants with special benefits.
  • r Revised
  • * For some claims, this information was not available in the data.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data on maternity, parental and sickness benefits are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data, whereas data on compassionate care benefits, and family caregiver benefits for adults and children are based on a 100% sample.

Annex 2.12 – Special benefits (by Employment Insurance economic region)

Annex 2.12.1 – Special benefits (by Employment Insurance economic region)1: New claims established
EI Economic region FY1415 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 Change (%)
FY1718 to FY1819
St. John's 4,590 4,440 4,570 5,080 4,660 -8.3
Newfoundland - Labrador 7,350 8,050 7,510 7,960 8,570 +7.7
Prince Edward Island2 3,310 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Charlottetown 760 1,830 2,130 1,990 1,940 -2.5
Prince Edward Island (excl. Charlottetown) 2,270 4,780 4,720 4,870 4,740 -2.7
Eastern Nova Scotia 6,800 7,290 7,600 8,500 8,180 -3.8
Western Nova Scotia 7,970 9,200 8,950 9,920 10,220 +3.0
Halifax 6,830 7,340 7,560 7,470 8,030 +7.5
Fredericton-Moncton 9,050 9,980 10,180 11,010 11,540 +4.8
Madawaska-Charlotte 4,000 4,120 4,130 4,680 4,780 +2.1
Restigouche-Albert 11,800 12,880 14,170 17,310 17,270 -0.2
Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine 3,530 3,480 3,980 4,750 4,240 -10.7
Québec 9,270 10,330 10,800 11,730 13,060 +11.3
Trois-Rivières 2,640 2,830 2,910 3,210 3,290 +2.5
South Central Quebec 2,690 2,700 2,990 3,190 3,210 +0.6
Sherbrooke 2,610 2,550 3,150 3,250 3,480 +7.1
Montérégie 7,350 8,420 8,650 9,470 9,700 +2.4
Montreal 33,100 35,590 38,450 42,850 44,090 +2.9
Central Quebec 21,040 21,830 24,180 25,780 26,910 +4.4
North Western Quebec 4,600 4,330 4,560 5,420 5,220 -3.7
Lower Saint Lawrence and North Shore 12,770 12,930 13,600 14,860 14,420 -3.0
Hull 3,380 3,280 3,380 3,640 4,150 +14.0
Chicoutimi-Jonquière 4,080 4,420 4,250 4,900 4,460 -9.0
Ottawa 13,270 13,860 14,310 14,140 13,850 -2.1
Eastern Ontario 7,520 8,250 8,210 8,750 9,030 +3.2
Kingston 2,120 2,110 2,130 2,130 2,220 +4.2
Central Ontario 16,790 18,820 18,920 19,350 19,780 +2.2
Oshawa 5,970 5,980 6,020 6,660 5,990 -10.1
Toronto 71,370 74,040 77,080 77,040 79,030 +2.6
Hamilton 10,300 10,620 11,100 11,320 11,570 +2.2
St. Catharines 5,530 6,410 6,470 6,650 7,020 +5.6
London 6,360 6,930 7,110 7,770 7,320 -5.8
Niagara 5,690 5,750 5,610 6,170 6,670 +8.1
Windsor 4,560 4,640 4,520 5,680 6,090 +7.2
Kitchener 7,430 7,280 7,900 8,470 8,590 +1.4
Huron 5,260 5,550 7,100 7,200 6,260 -13.1
South Central Ontario 6,880 7,370 7,800 8,690 8,640 -0.6
Sudbury 2,790 2,560 3,040 2,840 3,120 +9.9
Thunder Bay 2,100 1,950 1,980 2,080 2,180 +4.8
Northern Ontario 9,410 9,990 9,460 9,790 10,020 +2.3
Winnipeg 12,180 12,870 11,630 13,180 12,770 -3.1
Southern Manitoba 5,040 5,630 5,680 5,880 6,060 +3.1
Northern Manitoba 1,690 1,730 1,790 1,850 1,850 +0.0
Regina 3,570 3,890 3,910 4,200 4,180 -0.5
Saskatoon 4,120 4,500 4,450 4,660 4,980 +6.9
Southern Saskatchewan 4,010 4,150 3,830 4,170 4,540 +8.9
Northern Saskatchewan 3,040 3,690 3,190 3,390 3,610 +6.5
Calgary 19,550 20,220 19,240 20,700 20,270 -2.1
Edmonton 19,690 21,670 20,310 19,920 22,170 +11.3
Northern Alberta 4,080 4,950 4,710 4,120 4,680 +13.6
Southern Alberta 14,770 15,490 14,560 14,220 15,800 +11.1
Southern Interior British Columbia 11,680 12,160 12,250 12,700 12,840 +1.1
Abbotsford 4,730 4,360 5,240 5,370 4,980 -7.3
Vancouver 36,700 36,830 36,380 39,940 38,770 -2.9
Victoria 5,390 5,190 5,510 6,090 5,640 -7.4
Southern Coastal British Columbia 10,110 10,480 11,570 11,280 11,570 +2.6
Northern British Columbia 6,430 6,360 6,180 6,940 6,350 -8.5
Yukon2 440 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Whitehorse 180 590 570 590 550 -6.8
Yukon (excluding Whitehorse) 50 150 140 120 120 0.0
Northwest Territories2 380 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Yellowknife 120 390 370 360 410 +13.9
Northwest Territories (excl. Yellowknife) 100 330 270 350 340 -2.9
Nunavut2 210 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Iqaluit 60 170 110 170 160 -5.9
Nunavut (excl. Iqaluit) 80 300 310 320 360 +12.5
Canada 523,540 550,810 563,380 597,090 606,540 +1.6
  • Note: Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI special benefits was paid.
  • 1 Includes maternity, parental, sickness and compassionate care benefits. Excludes family caregiver benefits for adults and children due to incompatibility of administrative data sources.
  • 2 As of October 17, 2014, there is a total of 62 Employment Insurance (EI) economic regions, instead of 58 regions. The EI economic regions of Prince Edward Island, Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut were each divided into 2 EI economic regions, 1 consisting of the capital area and the remaining consisting of the non-capital area.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.
Annex 2.12.2 – Special benefits (by Employment Insurance economic region)1: Average weekly benefit rate2 ($)
EI Economic region FY1415 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 Change (%)
FY1718 to FY1819
St. John's 415 430 445 440 455 +3.5
Newfoundland - Labrador 403 417 430 435 448 +3.0
Prince Edward Island3 397 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Charlottetown 389 383 405 402 407 +1.3
Prince Edward Island (excl. Charlottetown) 399 416 432 440 450 +2.3
Eastern Nova Scotia 419 426 436 449 457 +1.7
Western Nova Scotia 381 391 395 402 405 +0.9
Halifax 401 414 421 429 439 +2.5
Fredericton-Moncton 403 415 414 422 429 +1.7
Madawaska-Charlotte 394 399 401 408 417 +2.1
Restigouche-Albert 410 428 433 448 450 +0.5
Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine 407 403 414 422 428 +1.3
Québec 385 397 408 419 433 +3.3
Trois-Rivières 382 385 389 408 414 +1.3
South Central Quebec 389 391 410 406 419 +3.3
Sherbrooke 390 381 400 404 426 +5.4
Montérégie 386 400 402 410 422 +2.9
Montreal 389 402 407 421 427 +1.4
Central Quebec 382 391 397 406 419 +3.2
North Western Quebec 388 392 401 413 436 +5.7
Lower Saint Lawrence and North Shore 402 404 410 417 435 +4.2
Hull 409 412 433 441 450 +2.2
Chicoutimi-Jonquière 404 405 414 423 425 +0.7
Ottawa 453 455 470 473 483 +2.1
Eastern Ontario 410 417 432 437 451 +3.3
Kingston 414 408 434 439 463 +5.5
Central Ontario 399 414 427 435 446 +2.5
Oshawa 435 440 449 463 469 +1.4
Toronto 426 438 446 456 467 +2.3
Hamilton 424 425 443 457 469 +2.4
St. Catharines 397 400 409 420 432 +3.0
London 422 421 432 442 460 +4.1
Niagara 404 428 431 446 452 +1.2
Windsor 418 430 419 434 459 +5.5
Kitchener 422 426 444 449 469 +4.6
Huron 394 412 422 435 449 +3.1
South Central Ontario 420 423 444 445 462 +3.8
Sudbury 407 432 437 433 462 +6.7
Thunder Bay 400 445 451 452 463 +2.4
Northern Ontario 406 420 431 441 456 +3.4
Winnipeg 416 427 437 432 443 +2.5
Southern Manitoba 407 412 419 432 440 +1.8
Northern Manitoba 409 445 439 437 453 +3.7
Regina 436 451 461 459 471 +2.7
Saskatoon 431 441 449 457 460 +0.5
Southern Saskatchewan 417 438 447 458 458 0.0
Northern Saskatchewan 437 437 454 451 456 +1.1
Calgary 449 459 465 472 477 +1.1
Edmonton 443 456 466 474 483 +1.9
Northern Alberta 464 472 484 478 494 +3.4
Southern Alberta 435 439 438 449 462 +3.0
Southern Interior British Columbia 403 422 430 438 443 +1.2
Abbotsford 374 378 394 398 411 +3.0
Vancouver 417 425 443 448 462 +3.1
Victoria 428 437 440 463 465 +0.3
Southern Coastal British Columbia 402 416 415 439 449 +2.2
Northern British Columbia 418 438 447 450 468 +4.1
Yukon3 465 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Whitehorse 453 474 496 507 508 +0.3
Yukon (excluding Whitehorse) 478 476 485 486 524 +7.9
Northwest Territories3 475 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Yellowknife 482 506 516 509 517 +1.6
Northwest Territories (excl. Yellowknife) 485 499 497 507 507 +0.1
Nunavut3 450 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Iqaluit 499 528 530 514 536 +4.3
Nunavut (excl. Iqaluit) 451 441 465 470 482 +2.4
Canada 414 423 432 440 450 +2.3
  • Note: Percentage change is based on unrounded numbers. Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI special benefits was paid.
  • 1 Includes maternity, standard parental, sickness and compassionate care benefits. Excludes family caregiver benefits for adults and children due to incompatibility of administrative data sources and extended parental benefits which are calculated at a lower benefit rate.
  • 2 Takes into account Family Supplement top-ups paid to claimants with special benefits.
  • 3 As of October 12, 2014, there is a total of 62 Employment Insurance (EI) economic regions, instead of 58 regions. The EI economic regions of Prince Edward Island, Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut were each divided into 2 EI economic regions, 1 consisting of the capital area and the remaining consisting of the non-capital area.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.
Annex 2.12.3 – Special benefits (by Employment Insurance economic region)1: Amount paid2 ($ million)
EI Economic region FY1415 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 Change (%)
FY1718 to FY1819
St. John's 44.6 43.3 47.2 48.8 46.5 -4.6
Newfoundland - Labrador 53.1 57.7 59.2 61.3 58.8 -4.1
Prince Edward Island3 33.4 4.3 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Charlottetown 2.3 12.1 16.4 15.6 16.0 +2.4
Prince Edward Island (excl. Charlottetown) 3.9 22.9 24.7 27.5 25.7 -6.6
Eastern Nova Scotia 37.9 43.6 47.2 47.6 48.0 +0.7
Western Nova Scotia 56.6 58.7 66.2 66.6 70.3 +5.5
Halifax 69.4 74.4 74.5 75.3 71.8 -4.6
Fredericton-Moncton 77.9 79.7 91.7 84.8 93.3 +9.9
Madawaska-Charlotte 23.6 23.2 24.1 26.0 27.8 +6.8
Restigouche-Albert 54.9 59.2 68.9 78.9 82.2 +4.1
Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine 11.7 12.4 14.5 16.3 16.6 +1.7
Québec 30.4 36.8 38.8 43.0 47.8 +11.3
Trois-Rivières 8.0 8.9 9.5 10.1 10.9 +8.5
South Central Quebec 9.9 9.9 10.4 11.1 11.3 +1.9
Sherbrooke 8.4 9.0 11.1 11.2 12.5 +11.6
Montérégie 26.2 31.4 32.5 36.5 37.2 +1.9
Montreal 120.0 133.3 146.7 170.2 173.9 +2.2
Central Quebec 71.7 75.6 82.1 96.0 98.8 +2.9
North Western Quebec 16.7 15.9 17.4 22.0 22.3 +1.6
Lower Saint Lawrence and North Shore 40.8 42.6 45.4 51.4 48.7 -5.3
Hull 14.8 13.8 15.4 16.8 19.6 +16.8
Chicoutimi-Jonquière 12.6 14.5 14.2 15.9 15.1 -4.9
Ottawa 182.1 187.2 190.0 192.2 187.3 -2.5
Eastern Ontario 72.3 78.0 82.4 85.4 92.1 +7.8
Kingston 23.4 21.9 24.2 23.4 23.6 +0.8
Central Ontario 175.7 181.9 191.5 207.3 203.1 -2.0
Oshawa 72.7 73.7 76.4 79.9 74.7 -6.6
Toronto 944.5 990.5 1028.4 1064.9 1051.2 -1.3
Hamilton 120.8 129.6 132.2 139.5 132.9 -4.7
St. Catharines 54.8 56.0 62.0 66.0 61.8 -6.3
London 74.0 81.6 81.1 85.9 87.8 +2.2
Niagara 53.1 62.7 60.7 64.9 71.0 +9.2
Windsor 45.8 48.7 45.6 48.1 57.5 +19.4
Kitchener 93.0 90.1 97.2 101.7 109.2 +7.4
Huron 47.0 49.1 60.6 66.6 62.7 -5.9
South Central Ontario 82.1 82.7 93.0 97.5 103.8 +6.4
Sudbury 26.1 24.5 29.5 28.8 29.1 +0.9
Thunder Bay 20.6 20.0 22.0 22.3 19.3 -13.2
Northern Ontario 82.9 92.8 90.5 95.2 95.0 -0.2
Winnipeg 133.3 147.1 141.3 150.2 147.8 -1.6
Southern Manitoba 57.4 57.9 61.5 62.9 67.6 +7.4
Northern Manitoba 21.3 18.9 20.6 22.3 21.7 -2.6
Regina 45.4 49.8 54.3 56.2 57.0 +1.5
Saskatoon 57.5 60.6 66.5 69.2 71.2 +2.9
Southern Saskatchewan 45.8 53.8 54.2 55.5 59.0 +6.4
Northern Saskatchewan 39.0 43.3 42.4 44.6 43.4 -2.6
Calgary 272.5 294.0 301.6 302.5 299.7 -0.9
Edmonton 254.5 284.5 297.3 288.0 289.9 +0.7
Northern Alberta 59.8 67.6 69.5 60.4 59.2 -2.0
Southern Alberta 172.5 198.9 191.4 195.2 189.6 -2.9
Southern Interior British Columbia 100.4 111.0 120.4 123.5 122.0 -1.2
Abbotsford 37.4 38.8 43.8 44.1 42.8 -2.9
Vancouver 406.3 418.7 430.5 455.7 459.8 +0.9
Victoria 56.4 57.7 61.4 63.9 61.0 -4.5
Southern Coastal British Columbia 86.5 92.4 95.8 106.8 106.9 0.0
Northern British Columbia 61.9 58.4 63.1 71.6 67.2 -6.2
Yukon3 7.0 0.9 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Whitehorse 0.6 5.1 7.6 8.0 7.1 -12.0
Yukon (excluding Whitehorse) 0.1 1.3 0.9 0.8 1.4 +88.2
Northwest Territories3 7.6 1.0 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Yellowknife 0.5 3.9 5.7 5.0 4.9 -1.6
Northwest Territories (excl. Yellowknife) 0.4 3.1 4.3 4.6 4.4 -5.2
Nunavut3 4.4 0.5 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Iqaluit 0.3 1.8 1.5 2.1 2.5 +20.1
Nunavut (excl. Iqaluit) 0.2 3.4 3.5 5.0 5.7 +13.0
Canada 4,928.7 5,228.8 5,464.6 5,700.8 5,709.0 +0.1
  • Note: Data may not add up to the total due to rounding. Percentage change is based on unrounded numbers. Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI special benefits was paid.
  • 1 Includes maternity, parental, sickness, and compassionate care benefits. Excludes family caregiver benefits for adults and children due to incompatibility of administrative data sources. Therefore, total amounts paid in EI special benefits do not match those in annex 2.11.3.
  • 2 Takes into account Family Supplement top-ups paid to claimants with special benefits.
  • 3 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 2 EI economic regions, 1 consisting of the capital area and the remaining consisting of the non-capital area. Amounts paid were registered in FY1516 in the 4 former EI economic regions in spite of the change in EI economic region boundaries because some claims established just prior to that change had continued to be paid in FY1516.
  • 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 – Firms and Employment Insurance regular and special benefits (by industry)
Industry Distribution of firms (#) 2017 Distribution of firms (%) 2017 Distribution of the firm’s workforce1 (#) 2017 Distribution of the firm’s workforce1 (%) 2017 EI regular claimant distribution2 (#) 2017 EI regular claimant distribution2 (%) 2017 EI special claimant distribution2 (#) 2017 EI special claimant distribution2 (%) 2017
Goods-producing industries 266,720 22.0 3,749,920 19.5 671,220 38.9 163,360 19.9
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 52,800 4.4 334,400 1.7 66,580 3.9 17,160 2.1
Mining, and oil and gas extraction 8,810 0.7 220,320 1.1 34,000 2.0 6,990 0.9
Utilities 850 0.1 117,730 0.6 5,990 0.3 2,720 0.3
Construction 154,830 12.8 1,308,790 6.8 380,890 22.1 58,120 7.1
Manufacturing 49,430 4.1 1,768,680 9.2 183,760 10.6 78,380 9.6
Services-producing industries 879,190 72.6 15,299,750 79.6 1,042,040 60.4 650,570 79.4
Wholesale trade 47,410 3.9 845,320 4.4 59,750 3.5 30,410 3.7
Retail trade 104,660 8.6 2,184,030 11.4 108,270 6.3 90,310 11.0
Transportation and warehousing 75,240 6.2 827,790 4.3 80,630 4.7 34,890 4.3
Finance and insurance 33,310 2.7 748,580 3.9 21,420 1.2 28,380 3.5
Professional, scientific and technical services 156,760 12.9 1,101,140 5.7 76,500 4.4 34,210 4.2
Real estate and rental and leasing 54,010 4.5 343,040 1.8 26,540 1.5 13,360 1.6
Business, building and other support services3 59,350 4.9 1,292,750 6.7 129,530 7.5 56,790 6.9
Educational services 14,580 1.2 1,403,940 7.3 178,600 10.3 51,030 6.2
Health care and social assistance 109,650 9.0 1,676,160 8.7 69,430 4.0 113,130 13.8
Information, culture and recreation4 32,540 2.7 688,430 3.6 54,750 3.2 20,260 2.5
Accommodation and food services 77,170 6.4 1,545,300 8.0 88,980 5.2 62,120 7.6
Other services (except public administration) 109,320 9.0 748,360 3.9 57,320 3.3 33,100 4.0
Public administration 5,210 0.4 1,894,920 9.9 90,340 5.2 82,600 10.1
Unclassified* 65,920 5.4 180,980 0.9 13,340 0.8 5,210 0.6
Canada 12,11,830 100.0 19,230,660 100.0 1,726,610 100.0 819,150 100.0
  • Note: Data may not add up to the total due to rounding.
  • 1 The number of workers in a firm is the number of individuals paid employment income by that firm, as indicated on a T4 form. The number of workers is adjusted so that each individual in the labour force is only counted once and individuals who work for more than 1 firm are taken into account. For example, if an employee earned $25,000 in firm 1 and $25,000 in firm 2, then he or she was recorded as 0.5 employees at the first firm and 0.5 employees at the second firm.
  • 2 These columns are based on the number of people receiving EI regular and/or special benefits in 2017.
  • 3 This industry category 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.
  • 4 This industry category comprises the industries with codes 51 (Information and cultural industries) and 71 (Arts, entertainment and recreation) from the North American Industry Classification System.
  • * For some claims, this information was not available in the data.
  • Sources: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 100% sample of EI data. Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) administrative data. CRA data are based on a 100% sample.

Annex 2.14 – Maternity benefits

Annex 2.14.1 – Maternity benefits1: New claims established
Category FY1415 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 Change (%)
FY1718 to FY1819
Newfoundland and Labrador 2,730 2,970 2,750 2,730 2,550 -6.6
Prince Edward Island 1,060 1,050 1,030  900  890 -1.1
Nova Scotia 5,430 5,680 5,000 5,060 5,410 +6.9
New Brunswick 4,230 4,410 4,130 4,180 4,350 +4.1
Quebec2  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a n/a
Ontario  82,350  84,190  83,770  83,920  83,500 -0.5
Manitoba 8,090 8,870 8,150 8,610 8,580 -0.3
Saskatchewan 7,780 8,330 7,760 8,330 8,340 +0.1
Alberta  31,070  31,860  30,580  29,470  29,360 -0.4
British Columbia  25,690  26,300  26,340  27,430  26,110 -4.8
Yukon  250  290  280  240  280 +16.7
Northwest Territories  260  360  320  300  380 +26.7
Nunavut  140  200  220  300  260 -13.3
24 years old and under 17,520 16,990 15,470 15,080 14,120 -6.4
25 to 29 years old 49,300 49,060 47,800 46,170 45,120 -2.3
30 to 34 years old 66,320 70,100 68,500 68,610 68,240 -0.5
35 to 39 years old 30,270 32,470 32,420 34,660 35,600 +2.7
40 years old and over 5,670 5,890 6,140 6,950 6,930 -0.3
Canada 169,080 174,510 170,330 171,470 170,010 -0.9
  • Note: Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI maternity benefits was paid.
  • 1 Figures also include maternity benefits for self-employed individuals.
  • 2 Since January 2006, Quebec has administered its own maternity benefits under the Quebec Parental Insurance Plan.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.
Annex 2.14.2 – Maternity benefits: Average actual duration (number of weeks)
Category FY1415 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819P Change (%)
FY1718 to FY1819
Newfoundland and Labrador 14.2 14.1 14.3 14.3 14.2 -1.0
Prince Edward Island 14.2 14.2 14.6 14.5 14.1 -2.6
Nova Scotia 14.6 14.5 14.7 14.7 14.6 -1.2
New Brunswick 14.6 14.7 14.7 14.6 14.5 -1.0
Quebec1 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ontario 14.6r 14.6r 14.6 14.7 14.6 -0.2
Manitoba 14.8 14.6 14.7 14.6 14.7 +0.8
Saskatchewan 14.7 14.7 14.7 14.7 14.7 +0.1
Alberta 14.6 14.6 14.6 14.7 14.6 -0.2
British Columbia 14.7 14.7 14.6 14.7 14.7 0.0
Yukon 14.4 14.5 14.4 15.0 14.3 -4.8
Northwest Territories 14.6 14.8 14.2 14.3 13.1 -8.3
Nunavut 14.8 14.0 14.5 14.3 14.8 +3.4
24 years old and under 14.6 14.7 14.6 14.6 14.6 -0.4
25 to 29 years old 14.7 14.7 14.6 14.6r 14.6 -0.2
30 to 34 years old 14.6 14.6 14.7 14.7 14.7 -0.2
35 to 39 years old 14.6 14.7 14.6 14.6 14.6 0.0
40 years old and over 14.5 14.5 14.6 14.6r 14.6 -0.6
Canada 14.6 14.6 14.6 14.7 14.6 -0.2
  • Note: Percentage change is based on unrounded numbers. Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI maternity benefits was paid. Based on completed claims which include those that are terminated and those that are dormant and remained inactive as of August of the following fiscal year.
  • 1 Since January 2006, Quebec has administered its own maternity benefits under the Quebec Parental Insurance Plan.
  • p Preliminary.
  • r Revised.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada. Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.
Annex 2.14.3 – Maternity benefits: Average weekly benefit rate1 ($)
Category FY1415 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 Change (%)
FY1718 to FY1819
Newfoundland and Labrador 430 424 450 438 470 +7.1
Prince Edward Island 421 432 436 446 441 -1.0
Nova Scotia 394 409 411 425 436 +2.5
New Brunswick 403 414 424 431 433 +0.4
Quebec2 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ontario 429 439 447r 457 470 +2.8
Manitoba 407 416 432 422 438 +3.8
Saskatchewan 427 439 455 452 461 +2.1
Alberta 441 449 462 467 475 +1.7
British Columbia 421 428 437 449 462 +2.8
Yukon 438 474 493 518 506 -2.3
Northwest Territories 492 495 499 499 503 +0.9
Nunavut 434 453 480 469 466 -0.6
24 years old and under 315 325 326 335 355 +5.9
25 to 29 years old 411 419 430 435 447 +2.6
30 to 34 years old 451 459 469 475 486 +2.3
35 to 39 years old 460 468 476 482 491 +1.8
40 years old and over 459 462 475 480 482 +0.5
Canada 427 436 447 454 465 +2.6
  • Note: Percentage change is based on unrounded numbers. Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI maternity benefits was paid.
  • 1 Takes into account Family Supplement top-ups paid to claimants with maternity benefits.
  • 2 Since January 2006, Quebec has administered its own maternity benefits under the Quebec Parental Insurance Plan.
  • r Revised.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.
Annex 2.14.4 – Maternity benefits: Amount paid1 ($ million)
Category FY1415 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 Change (%)
FY1718 to FY1819
Newfoundland and Labrador 17.6 17.7 18.5 17.8 17.5 -1.4
Prince Edward Island 6.9 6.5 6.2 6.5 5.9 -10.3
Nova Scotia 32.1 33.1 32.0 31.4 33.3 +6.0
New Brunswick 25.6 25.6 27.9 25.1 27.7 +10.7
Quebec2 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ontario 522.4 542.6 556.9 566.4 576.3 +1.7
Manitoba 49.5 53.1 51.5 55.4 55.5 +0.3
Saskatchewan 48.2 52.3 53.0 55.4 58.1 +5.0
Alberta 198.1 209.5 212.9 206.2 203.9 -1.1
British Columbia 159.7 165.2 172.6 179.9 179.5 -0.2
Yukon 1.5 1.9 2.0 1.9 2.1 +11.2
Northwest Territories 2.0 2.1 2.5 2.3 2.5 +10.4
Nunavut 0.8 1.3 1.3 2.1 1.8 -14.8
24 years old and under 80.3 81.9 77.4 76.1 75.6 -0.8
25 to 29 years old 297.2 302.6 308.1 297.1 299.1 +0.7
30 to 34 years old 440.9 466.0 480.6 484.5 485.2 +0.1
35 to 39 years old 207.4 219.7 229.3 245.5 255.2 +4.0
40 years old and over 38.6 40.6 41.9 47.1 49.0 +4.2
Canada 1,064.3 1,110.9 1,137.3 1,150.3 1,164.1 +1.2
  • Note: Data may not add up to the total due to rounding. Percentage change is based on unrounded numbers. Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI maternity benefits was paid.
  • 1 Takes into account Family Supplement top-ups paid to claimants with maternity benefits.
  • 2 Since January 2006, Quebec has administered its own maternity benefits under the Quebec Parental Insurance Plan.
  • 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 – Parental benefits (biological and adoptive)

Annex 2.15.1 – Parental benefits (biological and adoptive): New claims established
Category FY1415 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 Standard1 FY1718 Extended2 FY1718 Total FY1819 Standard1 FY1819 Extended2 FY1819 Total Change (%)
FY1718 to FY1819
(Total)
Newfoundland and Labrador 2,820 2,960 2,930 2,720 70 2,790 2,440 280 2,720 -2.5
Prince Edward Island 1,150 1,140 1,130 950 50 1,000 930 30 960 -4.0
Nova Scotia 6,110 6,470 5,970 5,620 210 5,830 5,430 760 6,190 +6.2
New Brunswick 4,720 4,940 4,580 4,550 160 4,710 4,500 460 4,960 +5.3
Quebec3 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ontario 94,920 96,390 98,370 92,770 5,110 97,880 80,900 18,720 99,620 +1.8
Manitoba 9,380 9,970 9,440 9,780 270 10,050 8,970 1,250 10,220 +1.7
Saskatchewan 8,470 9,140 8,720 9,030 260 9,290 8,610 870 9,480 +2.0
Alberta 33,640 34,830 33,480 31,760 1,370 33,130 29,370 4,470 33,840 +2.1
British Columbia 29,210 29,670 30,340 31,090 1,160 32,250 25,840 4,950 30,790 -4.5
Yukon 340 340 330 1,080c 40c 310 1,130c 120c 400 +29.0
Northwest Territories 350 480 390 1,080c 40c 430 1,130c 120c 490 +14.0
Nunavut 210 330 280 1,080c 40c 380 1,130c 120c 360 -5.3
Men 26,540 26,690 29,490 30,390 460 30,850 30,030 3,570 33,600 +8.9
Women 164,780 169,970 166,470 158,960 8,240 167,200 138,090 28,340 166,430 -0.5
24 years old and under 17,500 17,030 15,840 14,700 720 15,420 12,640 2,020 14,660 -4.9
25 to 29 years old 52,010 51,830 51,080 47,450 1,930 49,380 42,080 6,890 48,970 -0.8
30 to 34 years old 74,080 77,880 77,230 74,620 3,400 78,020 66,110 12,660 78,770 +1.0
35 to 39 years old 36,980 39,010 40,360 40,670 2,100 42,770 36,850 8,100 44,950 +5.1
40 years old and over 10,750 10,910 11,450 11,910 550 12,460 10,440 2,240 12,680 +1.8
Canada 191,320 196,660 195,960 189,350 8,700 198,050 168,120 31,910 200,030 +1.0
  • Note: Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI parental benefits was paid. Parental benefits that are shared between 2 parents are considered as 2 separate claims.
  • 1 Starting December 3, 2017, parents can choose between receiving standard or extended parental benefits. Standard parental benefits are equivalent to the parental benefits offered in previous fiscal years, that is, up to 35 weeks of parental benefits paid at 55% of the average weekly insurable earnings.
  • 2 Extended parental benefits offer up to 61 weeks of parental benefits paid at 33% of the average weekly insurable earnings.
  • 3 Since January 2006, Quebec has administered its own parental benefits under the Quebec Parental Insurance Plan.
  • 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 10% sample of EI administrative data.
Annex 2.15.2 – Parental benefits (biological or adoptive): Average actual duration (number of weeks)
Category FY1415 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 Standard only1 FY1819P Standard only1 Change (%)
FY1718 to FY1819
Newfoundland and Labrador 30.6 30.9 29.9 30.4 29.9 -1.7
Prince Edward Island 30.7 30.2 29.9 29.7 31.0 +4.4
Nova Scotia 29.4 28.7 29.5 29.4r 28.7 -2.2
New Brunswick 30.2 29.8 29.7 29.3 29.9 +1.8
Quebec2 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ontario 30.1r 30.2r 29.9r 30.0 30.0 0.0
Manitoba 30.5 30.5 30.3 29.7 29.8 +0.4
Saskatchewan 31.2 31.3 30.9 31.0 30.6 -1.4
Alberta 31.4 31.0 30.9 30.6 30.5 -0.6
British Columbia 30.5 30.5 30.0 29.7r 30.1 +1.2
Yukon 25.9 28.1 27.8 26.3r 27.4 +3.9
Northwest Territories 26.5 25.7 27.8 24.4 27.0 +10.9
Nunavut 28.6 24.0 27.3 25.1 30.8 +23.0
Men 16.5 16.6 16.1 16.3r 16.0 -1.8
Women 32.6 32.6 32.6 32.5 32.7 +0.6
24 years old and under 31.8 31.6 31.4 31.4r 31.2 -0.6
25 to 29 years old 31.2 31.4 31.2 31.0 31.3 +0.8
30 to 34 years old 30.6 30.5 30.3 30.2 30.3 +0.3
35 to 39 years old 29.4 29.4 29.2 29.0r 29.0 +0.1
40 years old and over 26.2 26.0 25.5 26.2r 25.7 -1.8
Canada 30.4 30.4 30.1 30.0 30.1 +0.1
  • Note: Percentage change is based on unrounded numbers. Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI parental benefits was paid. Based on completed claims which include those that are terminated and those that are dormant and remained inactive as of August the following fiscal year.
  • 1 Starting December 3, 2017, parents can choose between receiving standard or extended parental benefits. Standard parental benefits are equivalent to the parental benefits offered in previous fiscal years, that is, up to 35 weeks of parental benefits at 55% of the average weekly insurable earnings. Extended parental benefits offer up to 61 weeks of benefits at 33% of the average weekly insurable earnings. Given the low number of completed extended parental claims in FY1718 and FY1819, duration estimates for those claims are not reported.
  • 2 Since January 2006, Quebec has administered its own maternity benefits under the Quebec Parental Insurance Plan.
  • p Preliminary.
  • r Revised.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada. Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.
Annex 2.15.3 – Parental benefits (biological and adoptive): Average weekly benefit rate1 ($)
Category FY1415 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718
Standard2
FY1718
Extended3
FY1819
Standard2
FY1819
Extended3
Change (%)
FY1718 to FY1819
(Standard)
Change (%)
FY1718 to FY1819
(Extended)
Newfoundland and Labrador 433 441 460 448 289 478 311 +6,8 +7,8
Prince Edward Island 428 438 440 449 281 453 279 +0.8 -0.5
Nova Scotia 411 427 432 446 277 452 281 +1.4 +1.5
New Brunswick 418 425 434 442 261 442 280 +0.1 +7.0
Quebec4 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ontario 438 448 458 466 289 478 300 +2.6 +3.8
Manitoba 419 427 444 435 286 452 277 +4.0 -3.2
Saskatchewan 433 448 463 464 242 474 287 +2.3 +19.0
Alberta 448 457 468 475 291 483 296 +1.9 +1.8
British Columbia 434 440 450 462 280 473 294 +2.5 +5.0
Yukon 469 483 498 520 328c 523 298c +0.6 -8.9
Northwest Territories 498 503 513 502 328c 512 298c +1.8 -8.9
Nunavut 451 464 491 478 328c 493 298c +3.2 -8.9
Men 480 491 503 507 310 517 321 +2.0 +3.5
Women 430 439 449 455 285 466 294 +2.3 +3.2
24 years old and under 327 336 336 346 243 372 254 +7.3 +4.2
25 to 29 years old 417 426 438 443 267 454 285 +2.4 +6.7
30 to 34 years old 457 465 476 481 294 491 302 +2.2 +2.8
35 to 39 years old 468 475 484 490 298 499 306 +1.7 +2.7
40 years old and over 466 477 489 493 315 499 309 +1.1 -1.9
Canada 437 446 457 464 286 475 297 +2.4 +3.7
  • Note: Percentage change is based on unrounded numbers. Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI parental benefits was paid.
  • 1 Takes into account Family Supplement top-ups paid to claimants with parental benefits.
  • 2 Starting December 3, 2017, parents can choose between receiving standard or extended parental benefits. Standard parental benefits are equivalent to the parental benefits offered in previous fiscal years, that is, up to 35 weeks of parental benefits paid at 55% of the average weekly insurable earnings.
  • 3 Extended parental benefits offer up to 61 weeks of parental benefits paid at 33% of the average weekly insurable earnings.
  • 4 Since January 2006, Quebec has administered its own parental benefits under the Quebec Parental Insurance Plan.
  • c For confidentiality purposes, data for Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut have been combined.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.
Annex 2.15.4 – Parental benefits (biological and adoptive): Amount paid1 ($ million)
Category FY1415 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718
Standard2
FY1718
Extended3
FY1718
Total
FY1819
Standard2
FY1819
Extended3
FY1819
Total
Change (%)
FY1718 to FY1819
(Total)
Newfoundland and Labrador 41.3 39.9 42.0 42.6 0.0 42.6 36.7 1.7 38.4 -10.0
Prince Edward Island 15.7 15.4 14.4 15.0 0.0 15.1 13.8 0.5 14.3 -5.2
Nova Scotia 72.4 77.0 79.4 77.1 0.0 77.1 69.6 4.5 74.0 -4.0
New Brunswick 59.0 61.8 62.5 59.8 0.0 59.8 60.2 3.1 63.3 +5.8
Quebec4 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ontario 1,258.4 1,297.7 1,328.0 1,374.9 0.5 1,375.4 1,215.7 131.3 1,347.0 -2.1
Manitoba 120.3 125.0 126.1 130.9 0.0 131.0 124.6 6.9 131.6 +0.4
Saskatchewan 110.3 121.1 127.8 133.6 0.0 133.6 129.4 5.6 135.0 +1.0
Alberta 446.7 497.7 501.7 495.1 0.2 495.3 445.3 32.3 477.6 -3.6
British Columbia 382.3 395.9 409.5 433.3 0.1 433.4 401.3 30.2 431.5 -0.5
Yukon 4.9 3.4 4.2 5.0 0.0c 5.0 4.5 0.7c 4.7 -6.6
Northwest Territories 5.3 4.6 6.6 5.7 0.0c 5.7 5.3 0.7c 5.4 -6.0
Nunavut 3.4 3.9 2.8 4.1 0.0c 4.1 5.1 0.7c 5.5 +34.5
Men 205.1 213.5 233.7 251.8 0.6 252.4 242.4 15.1 257.4 +2.0
Women 2,314.9 2,430.0 2,471.4 2,525.4 0.4 2,525.7 2,269.1 201.5 2,470.6 -2.2
24 years old and under 183.0 191.9 177.8 176.0 0.1 176.1 157.9 11.8 169.7 -3.6
25 to 29 years old 683.1 705.8 707.4 698.4 0.2 698.6 640.1 44.7 684.9 -2.0
30 to 34 years old 1,010.3 1,080.1 1,116.0 1,154.2 0.4 1,154.6 1,027.4 89.3 1,116.7 -3.3
35 to 39 years old 514.1 530.6 565.6 595.2 0.2 595.4 547.9 55.5 603.3 +1.3
40 years old and over 129.5 135.1 138.3 153.4 0.1 153.5 138.2 15.3 153.4 0.0
Canada 2,520.1 2,643.5 2,705.1 2,777.1 1.0 2,778.1 2,511.5 216.6 2,728.0 -1.8
  • Note: Data may not add up to the total due to rounding. Percentage change is based on unrounded numbers. Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI parental benefits was paid.
  • 1 Takes into account Family Supplement top-ups paid to claimants with parental benefits.
  • 2 Starting December 3, 2017, parents can choose between receiving standard or extended parental benefits. Standard parental benefits are equivalent to the parental benefits offered in previous fiscal years, that is, up to 35 weeks of parental benefits paid at 55% of the average weekly insurable earnings.
  • 3 Extended parental benefits offer up to 61 weeks of parental benefits paid at 33% of the average weekly insurable earnings.
  • 4 Since January 2006, Quebec has administered its own parental benefits under the Quebec Parental Insurance Plan.
  • 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 10% sample of EI administrative data.

Annex 2.16 – Sickness benefits

Annex 2.16.1 – Sickness benefits: New claims established
Category FY1415 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 Change (%)
FY1718 to FY1819
Newfoundland and Labrador 9,930 10,170 10,140 11,070 11,500 +3.9
Prince Edward Island 5,520 5,780 6,000 6,100 5,960 -2.3
Nova Scotia 16,570 18,500 19,070 21,060 21,130 +0.3
New Brunswick 21,080 22,800 24,830 29,440 30,080 +2.2
Quebec 105,880 111,420 119,210 131,510 134,600 +2.3
Ontario 93,470 99,060 105,010 111,480 112,990 +1.4
Manitoba 9,990 10,590 9,970 11,250 11,030 -2.0
Saskatchewan 6,910 7,640 7,060 7,670 8,200 +6.9
Alberta 25,430 29,240 26,520 27,750 31,430 +13.3
British Columbia 49,580 49,490 50,170 53,710 53,190 -1.0
Yukon 330 430 420 450 300 -33.3
Northwest Territories 250 250 200 250 280 +12.0
Nunavut 130 110 100 130 150 +15.4
Men 149,630 160,580 163,870 179,810 184,820 +2.8
Women 195,440 204,900 214,830 232,060 236,020 +1.7
24 years old and under 25,410 27,730 28,710 29,990 30,250 +0.9
25 to 34 years old 72,060 77,030 80,220 88,670 90,000 +1.5
35 to 44 years old 69,800 74,860 76,310 83,000 85,520 +3.0
45 to 54 years old 87,430 89,420 90,600 96,350 94,980 -1.4
55 to 64 years old 76,270 80,310 84,940 93,830 98,340 +4.8
65 years old and over 14,100 16,130 17,920 20,030 21,750 +8.6
Canada 345,070 365,480 378,700 411,870 420,840 +2.2
  • Note: Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI sickness benefits was paid.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.
Annex 2.16.2 – Sickness benefits: Average actual duration (number of weeks)
Category FY1415 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819P Change (%)
FY1718 to FY1819
Newfoundland and Labrador 9.9 9.6 9.8 9.7 9.4 -2.6
Prince Edward Island 7.9 7.8 7.8 8.2 8.1 -1.7
Nova Scotia 9.5 9.0 9.3 9.0r 9.1 +0.6
New Brunswick 8.5 8.3 8.5 8.3 8.5 +2.4
Quebec 9.1 9.0 9.1 9.0 9.0 +0.3
Ontario 10.5 10.6 10.7 10.7 10.5 -1.5
Manitoba 10.5 10.2 10.6 10.1 10.1 -0.4
Saskatchewan 10.1 10.4 10.8 10.2r 10.1 -0.8
Alberta 10.8 10.7 10.8 10.5 10.5 -0.2
British Columbia 10.6 10.7 10.7 10.6 10.6 -0.3
Yukon 9.1 10.0 8.9 10.2 10.9 +7.6
Northwest Territories 10.5 9.9 10.3 11.1r 10.8 -2.1
Nunavut 11.2 13.3 10.1 14.7 11.6 -20.7
Men 9.5 9.5 9.6 9.5 9.4 -0.9
Women 10.1 10.1 10.2 10.1 10.1 -0.1
24 years old and under 9.1 8.8 8.9 9.0 8.8 -2.3
25 to 34 years old 9.2 9.1 9.1 9.1 9.2 +0.9
35 to 44 years old 9.8 9.7 9.9 9.7 9.7 +0.1
45 to 54 years old 10.1 10.0 10.2 10.1 10.0 -0.5
55 to 64 years old 10.4 10.4 10.5 10.3 10.1 -1.5
65 years old and over 11.0 10.9 10.8 10.8 10.8 -0.5
Canada 9.9 9.8 9.9 9.8 9.8 -0.5
  • Note: Percentage change is based on unrounded numbers. Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI sickness benefits was paid. Based on completed claims which include those that are terminated and those that are dormant and remained inactive as of August of the following fiscal year.
  • p Preliminary
  • r Revised
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.
Annex 2.16.3 – Sickness benefits: Average weekly benefit rate1 ($)
Category FY1415 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 Change (%)
FY1718 to FY1819
Newfoundland and Labrador 399 415 429 431 444 +3.2
Prince Edward Island 389 400 418 425 433 +2.0
Nova Scotia 391 400 408 417 424 +1.6
New Brunswick 400 416 417 430 435 +1.3
Quebec 390 398 405 416 427 +2.6
Ontario 397 408 420 430 446 +3.7
Manitoba 405 419 417 425 431 +1.5
Saskatchewan 417 428 438 442 445 +0.5
Alberta 436 448 446 454 464 +2.3
British Columbia 394 408 419 428 441 +3.1
Yukon 453 470 490 488 501 +2.5
Northwest Territories 449 502 517 497 518 +4.1
Nunavut 467 455 430 520 519 -0.2
Men 438 448 455 464 475 +2.4
Women 368 379 388 397 409 +3.0
24 years old and under 331 346 351 355 377 +6.2
25 to 34 years old 398 410 417 427 439 +2.7
35 to 44 years old 415 426 433 442 453 +2.4
45 to 54 years old 407 421 428 439 450 +2.5
55 to 64 years old 400 407 418 427 438 +2.5
65 years old and over 368 381 391 398 413 +3.8
Canada 398 409 417 426 438 +2.8
  • Note: Percentage change is based on unrounded numbers. Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI sickness benefits was paid.
  • 1 Takes into account Family Supplement top-ups paid to claimants with sickness benefits.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.
Annex 2.16.4 – Sickness benefits: Amount paid1 ($ million)
Category FY1415 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 Change (%)
FY1718 to FY1819
Newfoundland and Labrador 38.7 43.0 45.1 49.0 48.7 -0.7
Prince Edward Island 17.0 17.3 20.2 21.1 21.4 +1.5
Nova Scotia 58.9 65.8 74.0 79.0 81.4 +3.1
New Brunswick 71.6 74.3 92.7 103.7 111.2 +7.3
Quebec 367.9 400.0 428.8 490.2 507.0 +3.4
Ontario 386.1 424.3 461.8 502.3 519.7 +3.5
Manitoba 41.6 44.9 43.7 47.3 48.2 +1.9
Saskatchewan 28.9 33.6 35.4 34.6 36.4 +5.1
Alberta 113.0 136.1 138.2 138.3 150.3 +8.7
British Columbia 204.7 212.9 223.9 242.3 241.5 -0.3
Yukon 1.3 1.8 2.1 1.9 1.8 -6.3
Northwest Territories 1.1 1.3 0.9 1.5 1.4 -6.8
Nunavut 0.7 0.5 0.7 0.9 0.6 -33.0
Men 621.1 684.5 745.5 797.0 830.0 +4.1
Women 710.6 771.5 821.9 915.0 939.6 +2.7
24 years old and under 75.2 81.9 91.5 98.6 99.5 +0.9
25 to 34 years old 256.4 283.9 307.8 340.3 356.4 +4.7
35 to 44 years old 278.2 308.2 327.3 353.2 368.8 +4.4
45 to 54 years old 357.4 375.7 396.9 425.7 426.4 +0.2
55 to 64 years old 308.5 341.5 370.0 407.1 426.4 +4.7
65 years old and over 55.9 64.8 74.0 87.2 92.1 +5.6
Canada 1,331.7 1,456.0 1,567.4 1,712.0 1,769.6 +3.4
  • Note: Data may not add up to the totals due to rounding. Percentage change is based on unrounded numbers. Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI sickness benefits was paid.
  • 1 Takes into account Family Supplement top-ups paid to claimants with sickness benefits.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.

Annex 2.17 – Sickness benefits (by industry)

Annex 2.17.1 – Sickness benefits (by industry): Employment (totals in thousands)
Industry FY1415 Employment (000s) FY1415 Share (%) FY1819 Employment (000s) FY1819 Share (%)
Goods-producing industries 3,888.8 21.8 3,930.6 21.0
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting, mining and oil and gas extraction 670.6 3.8 620.4 3.3
Utilities 136.2 0.8 146.3 0.8
Construction 1,376.1 7.7 1,438.5 7.7
Manufacturing 1,705.9 9.6 1,725.4 9.2
Services-producing industries 13,940.9 78.2 14,816.5 79.0
Wholesale trade and retail trade 2,729.1 15.3 2,796.3 14.9
Transportation and warehousing 899.2 5.0 1,006.4 5.4
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 1,084.5 6.1 1,176.3 6.3
Professional, scientific and technical services 1,337.2 7.5 1,490.0 7.9
Business, building and other support services1 740.1 4.2 788.6 4.2
Educational services 1,253.7 7.0 1,338.4 7.1
Health care and social assistance 2,235.3 12.5 2,423.8 12.9
Information, culture and recreation2 754.3 4.2 779.8 4.2
Accommodation and food services 1,212.7 6.8 1,232.7 6.6
Other services (except public administration) 784.4 4.4 806.4 4.3
Public administration 910.3 5.1 977.9 5.2
Unclassified* n/a n/a n/a n/a
Canada 17,829.6 100.0 18,747.1 100.0
  • Note: Data may not add up to the total due to rounding.
  • 1 This industry category 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.
  • 2 This industry category comprises the industries with codes 51 (Information and cultural industries) and 71 (Arts, entertainment and recreation) from the North American Industry Classification System.
  • * For some claims, this information was not available in the data.
  • Source: Statistics Canada, Labour Force Survey, Table 14-10-0022-01.
Annex 2.17.2 – Sickness benefits (by industry): Number of claims (totals in thousands)
Industry FY1415 New claims (000s) FY1415 Share (%) FY1819 New claims (000s) FY1819 Share (%)
Goods-producing industries 88,630 25.7 113,690 27.0
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting, mining and oil and gas extraction 16,110 4.7 17,780 4.2
Utilities 490 0.1 560 0.1
Construction 33,820 9.8 42,290 10.0
Manufacturing 38,210 11.1 53,060 12.6
Services-producing industries 237,470 68.8 300,660 71.4
Wholesale trade and retail trade 54,770 15.9 68,730 16.3
Transportation and warehousing 17,470 5.1 22,750 5.4
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 10,420 3.0 13,120 3.1
Professional, scientific and technical services 9,520 2.8 11,960 2.8
Business, building and other support services1 26,820 7.8 30,700 7.3
Educational services 9,320 2.7 12,930 3.1
Health care and social assistance 40,870 11.8 54,430 12.9
Information, culture and recreation2 7,030 2.0 8,450 2.0
Accommodation and food services 25,140 7.3 31,560 7.5
Other services (except public administration) 14,070 4.1 18,130 4.3
Public administration 22,040 6.4 27,900 6.6
Unclassified* 18,970 5.5 6,490 1.5
Canada 345,070 100.0 420,840 100.0
  • Note: Data may not add up to the total due to rounding. Percentage share is based on unrounded numbers. Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI sickness benefits was paid.
  • 1 This industry category comprises the industries with codes 55 (Management of companies and enterprises) and 56 (Administrative and support, waste management and mediation services) from the North American Industry Classification System.
  • 2 This industry category comprises the industries with codes 51 (Information and cultural industries) and 71 (Arts, entertainment and recreation) from the North American Industry Classification System.
  • * For some claims, this information was not available in the data.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.
Annex 2.17.3 – Sickness benefits (by industry): Amount paid ($ million)
Industry FY1415 Amount paid ($) FY1415 Share (%) FY1819 Amount paid ($) FY1819 Share (%)
Goods-producing industries 362.0 27.2 503.7 28.5
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting, mining and oil and gas extraction 57.0 4.3 79.6 4.5
Utilities 2.7 0.2 3.1 0.2
Construction 146.2 11.0 199.2 11.3
Manufacturing 156.1 11.7 221.8 12.5
Services-producing industries 911.5 68.4 1,238.4 70.0
Wholesale trade and retail trade 189.3 14.2 258.3 14.6
Transportation and warehousing 77.9 5.9 107.7 6.1
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 42.9 3.2 59.6 3.4
Professional, scientific and technical services 37.3 2.8 54.0 3.1
Business, building and other support services1 105.1 7.9 127.6 7.2
Educational services 34.1 2.6 47.8 2.7
Health care and social assistance 164.2 12.3 234.3 13.2
Information, culture and recreation2 25.7 1.9 34.9 2.0
Accommodation and food services 80.9 6.1 107.0 6.0
Other services (except public administration) 52.1 3.9 72.3 4.1
Public administration 101.5 7.6 134.8 7.6
Unclassified* 58.2 4.4 27.5 1.6
Canada 1,331.7 100.0 1,769.6 100.0
  • Note: Data may not add up to the total due to rounding. Percentage share is based on unrounded numbers. Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI sickness benefits was paid.
  • 1 This industry category 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.
  • 2 This industry category comprises the industries with codes 51 (Information and cultural industries) and 71 (Arts, entertainment and recreation) from the North American Industry Classification System.
  • * For some claims, this information was not available in the data.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.

Annex 2.18 – Compassionate care benefits

Annex 2.18.1 – Compassionate care benefits: New claims established
Category FY1415 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 Change (%)
FY1718 to FY1819
Newfoundland and Labrador 76 92 106 129 92 -28.7
Prince Edward Island 33 51 55 66 40 -39.4
Nova Scotia 170 243 367 351 281 -19.9
New Brunswick 143 205 245 283 193 -31.8
Quebec 1,046 1,319 1,759 1,808 1,497 -17.2
Ontario 2,738 3,465 4,452 4,966 3,574 -28.0
Manitoba 229 297 391 397 346 -12.8
Saskatchewan 157 200 258 284 219 -22.9
Alberta 675 741 1,002 1,032 866 -16.1
British Columbia 948 1,238 1,523 1,658 1,243 -25.0
Yukon 29c 20c 35c 36c 34c -5.6
Northwest Territories 29c 20c 35c 36c 34c -5.6
Nunavut 29c 20c 35c 36c 34c -5.6
Men 1,833 2,260 2,812 3,120 2,436 -21.9
Women 4,411 5,611 7,381 7,890 5,949 -24.6
24 years old and under 118 138 176 167 116 -30.5
25 to 44 years old 2,099 2,450 3,259 3,494 2,723 -22.1
45 to 54 years old 2,172 2,758 3,461 3,641 2,681 -26.4
55 years old and over 1,855 2,525 3,297 3,708 2,865 -22.7
Canada 6,244 7,871 10,193 11,010 8,385 -23.8
  • Note: Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI compassionate care benefits was paid.
  • 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 2.18.2 – Compassionate care benefits: Average actual duration (number of weeks)
Category FY1415 FY15161 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819P Change (%)
FY1718 to FY1819
Newfoundland and Labrador 4.6 5.0 9.7 13.4 13.3 -0.7
Prince Edward Island 4.6 5.1 11.0 13.2r 12.1 -8.3
Nova Scotia 4.9 5.0 10.8 13.3r 11.4 -14.5
New Brunswick 4.6 4.5 10.3 13.3r 12.2 -8.3
Quebec 4.4 4.4 8.6 10.8 9.8 -9.3
Ontario 4.7 4.6 9.8 11.8 11.7 -1.3
Manitoba 4.7 4.8 10.2 11.9 11.4 -4.2
Saskatchewan 5.1 5.0 11.7 12.5 12.0 -4.2
Alberta 5.0 5.0 10.0 12.9 12.5 -2.9
British Columbia 4.8 4.7 10.3 12.4 11.7 -6.2
Yukon 4.8c 4.3c 11.1c 14.3c 10.8c -24.7
Northwest Territories 4.8c 4.3c 11.1c 14.3c 10.8c -24.7
Nunavut 4.8c 4.3c 11.1c 14.3c 10.8c -24.7
Men 4.8 4.7 9.7 12.1 11.8 -3.0
Women 4.7 4.6 9.9 11.9 11.3 -5.1
24 years old and under 4.8 4.8 9.8 11.0 10.3 -6.2
25 to 44 years old 4.6 4.6 9.5 11.3 11.0 -3.3
45 to 54 years old 4.6 4.6 9.5 11.9 11.2 -5.8
55 years old and over 4.9 4.8 10.5 12.8 12.2 -4.3
Canada 4.7 4.6 9.8 12.0 11.5 -4.5
  • Note: Percentage change is based on unrounded numbers. Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI compassionate care benefits was paid. Based on completed claims which include those that are terminated and those that are dormant and remained inactive as of August the following fiscal year.
  • 1 Starting January 3, 2016, compassionate care benefits were enhanced to allow claimants to collect up to 26 weeks of benefits, an increase from the maximum of 6 weeks previously available.
  • c For confidentiality purposes, data for Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut have been combined.
  • p Preliminary
  • r Revised.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 100% sample of EI administrative data.
Annex 2.18.3 – Compassionate care benefits: Average weekly benefit rate1 ($)
Category FY1415 FY15161 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 Change (%)
FY1718 to FY1819
Newfoundland and Labrador 410 421 433 448 458 +2.3
Prince Edward Island 405 411 417 450 440 -2.2
Nova Scotia 395 399 411 418 429 +2.8
New Brunswick 397 392 403 417 430 +3.0
Quebec 411 412 414 429 443 +3.3
Ontario 431 438 450 461 477 +3.4
Manitoba 415 425 448 454 459 +1.0
Saskatchewan 445 465 463 459 484 +5.3
Alberta 457 464 470 477 490 +2.6
British Columbia 427 439 453 459 474 +3.4
Yukon 493c 460c 498c 521c 496c -4.8
Northwest Territories 493c 460c 498c 521c 496c -4.8
Nunavut 493c 460c 498c 521c 496c -4.8
Men 461 468 478 488 498 +1.9
Women 414 420 431 441 456 +3.5
24 years old and under 361 364 380 386 414 +7.1
25 to 44 years old 440 448 457 466 478 +2.6
45 to 54 years old 432 439 454 464 477 +2.8
55 years old and over 412 417 423 436 453 +3.7
Canada 428 434 444 454 468 +3.1
  • Note: Percentage change is based on unrounded numbers. Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI compassionate care benefits was paid.
  • 1 Takes into account Family Supplement top-ups paid to claimants with compassionate care benefits.
  • c For confidentiality purposes, data for Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut have been combined.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 100% sample of EI administrative data.
Annex 2.18.4 – Compassionate care benefits: Amount paid1 ($ million)
Category FY1415 FY15161 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 Change (%)
FY1718 to FY1819
Newfoundland and Labrador 0.2 0.2 0.6 0.8 0.5 -34.6
Prince Edward Island 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.4 0.2 -36.9
Nova Scotia 0.3 0.6 2.1 2.0 1.4 -32.4
New Brunswick 0.3 0.5 1.4 1.5 1.1 -28.4
Quebec 1.9 2.8 7.7 8.5 6.5 -24.3
Ontario 5.5 8.0 23.0 27.3 20.0 -26.9
Manitoba 0.5 0.7 2.2 2.2 1.8 -16.7
Saskatchewan 0.4 0.5 1.7 1.8 1.4 -19.2
Alberta 1.5 2.0 6.1 6.7 5.7 -15.3
British Columbia 1.9 2.9 8.8 9.5 7.0 -26.4
Yukon 0.1c 0.1c 0.2c 0.3c 0.2c -19.8
Northwest Territories 0.1c 0.1c 0.2c 0.3c 0.2c -19.8
Nunavut 0.1c 0.1c 0.2c 0.3c 0.2c -19.8
Men 4.1 5.9 16.8 19.1 15.0 -21.8
Women 8.5 12.4 37.3 42.0 30.9 -26.4
24 years old and under 0.2 0.3 0.7 0.8 0.5 -38.8
25 to 44 years old 4.2 5.8 17.0 18.9 14.4 -23.5
45 to 54 years old 4.4 6.4 18.5 20.5 15.1 -26.4
55 years old and over 3.8 5.9 17.9 21.0 15.9 -24.3
Canada 12.5 18.3 54.1 61.1 45.8 -25.0
  • Note: Data may not add up to the total due to rounding. Percentage change is based on unrounded numbers. Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI compassionate care benefits was paid.
  • 1 Takes into account Family Supplement top-ups paid to claimants with compassionate care benefits.
  • 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 2.19 – Family caregiver benefit for adults

Annex 2.19.1 – Family caregiver benefit for adults1: New claims established
Category FY1718r FY1819
Newfoundland and Labrador 54 195
Prince Edward Island 17 65
Nova Scotia 67 290
New Brunswick 65 277
Quebec 508 1,772
Ontario 1,207 4,658
Manitoba 85 332
Saskatchewan 63 232
Alberta 229 899
British Columbia 344c 1,234
Territories 344c 27
Unknown* 28 125
Men 829 3,117
Women 1,842 6,989
24 years old and under 37 170
25 to 34 years old 260 1,066
35 to 44 years old 466 1,887
45 to 54 years old 837 3,201
55 to 64 years old 905 3,206
65 years old and over 166 576
Canada 2,671 10,106
  • Note: Includes claims for which at least $1 of benefits for family caregiver for adults was paid. Given the short period during which benefits for family caregivers for adults were offered in FY1718, few claims were made. Consequently, the data from FY1819 cannot be compared to the previous year’s data.
  • 1 The family caregiver benefits for adults have been available since December 3, 2017.
  • c For confidentiality purposes, data for Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut have been combined with British Columbia.
  • r Revised
  • * For some claims, this information was not available in the data.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 100% sample of EI administrative data from Service Canada’s Manual Pay System.
Annex 2.19.2 – Family caregiver benefit for adults1: Average actual duration2 (number of weeks)
Category FY1718 FY1819
Newfoundland and Labrador 11.4 11.0
Prince Edward Island n/a 10.9
Nova Scotia 9.3 11.1
New Brunswick 10.1 11.2
Quebec 9.0 11.4
Ontario 7.6 10.6
Manitoba 7.9 10.1
Saskatchewan 7.6 10.9
Alberta 8.1 11.0
British Columbia and Territories 8.4c 11.1c
Unknown* 3.7 5.0
Men 7.9 10.6
Women 8.0 10.8
24 years old and under 9.8 9.8
25 to 34 years old 7.5 10.2
35 to 44 years old 7.6 10.2
45 to 54 years old 7.7 10.7
55 to 64 years old 8.4 11.1
65 years old and over 8.9 12.0
Canada 8.0 10.7
  • Note: Includes claims for which at least $1 of benefits for family caregiver for adults was paid. Given the short period during which benefits for family caregivers for adults were offered in FY1718, few claims were made. Consequently, the data from FY1819 cannot be compared to the previous year’s data.
  • 1 The family caregiver benefits for adults have been available since December 3, 2017.
  • 2 Results on actual duration of benefits for family caregiver for adults have been estimated using all claims established over the fiscal year.
  • c For confidentiality purposes, data for Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut have been combined with British Columbia.
  • * For some claims, this information was not available in the data.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 100% sample of EI administrative data from Service Canada’s Manual Pay System.
Annex 2.19.3 – Family caregiver benefit for adults1: Average weekly benefit rate2
Category FY1718r FY1819
Newfoundland and Labrador 415 430
Prince Edward Island n/a 455
Nova Scotia 376 419
New Brunswick 401 414
Quebec 416 424
Ontario 455 459
Manitoba 443 443
Saskatchewan 487 467
Alberta 480 473
British Columbia and Territories 445c 452c
Men 491 490
Women 428 435
24 years old and under 428 395
25 to 34 years old 471 463
35 to 44 years old 470 463
45 to 54 years old 459 460
55 to 64 years old 418 444
65 years old and over 419 398
Canada 446 451
  • Note: Includes claims for which at least $1 of benefits for family caregiver for adults was paid. Given the short period during which benefits for family caregivers for adults were offered in FY1718, few claims were made. Consequently, the data from FY1819 cannot be compared to the previous year’s data.
  • 1 The family caregiver benefits for adults have been available since December 3, 2017.
  • 2 Takes into account Family Supplement top-ups paid to claimants with benefits for family caregiver for adults.
  • c For confidentiality purposes, data for Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut have been combined with British Columbia.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 100% sample of EI administrative data from Service Canada’s Manual Pay System.
Annex 2.19.4 – Family caregiver benefit for adults1: Amount paid2 ($ thousands)
Category FY1718r FY1819
Newfoundland and Labrador 146.9 966.6
Prince Edward Island 40.9 330.8
Nova Scotia 179.2 1,337.9
New Brunswick 206.5 1,230.1
Quebec 1,481.4 8,192.8
Ontario 3,521.0 22,423.6
Manitoba 244.2 1,513.7
Saskatchewan 186.5 1,190.2
Alberta 728.5 4,617.8
British Columbia and Territories 1,011.7c 6,214.3c
Unknown province* 40.7 326.8
Men 2,711.7 16,047.8
Women 5,094.0 32,296.9
24 years old and under 76.2 630.3
25 to 34 years old 784.4 4,938.7
35 to 44 years old 1,387.9 8,803.9
45 to 54 years old 2,459.9 15,657.8
55 to 64 years old 2,588.5 15,549.2
65 years old and over 508.9 2,764.8
Canada 7,805.8 48,344.6
  • Note: Includes claims for which at least $1 of benefits for family caregiver for adults was paid. Given the short period during which benefits for family caregivers for adults were offered in FY1718, few claims were made. Consequently, the data from FY1819 cannot be compared to the previous year’s data.
  • 1 The family caregiver benefits for adults have been available since December 3, 2017.
  • 2 Takes into account Family Supplement top-ups paid to claimants with benefits for family caregiver for adults.
  • c For confidentiality purposes, data for Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut have been combined with British Columbia.
  • * For some claims, this information was not available in the data.
  • r Revised.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 100% sample of EI administrative data from Service Canada’s Manual Pay System.

Annex 2.20 – Family caregiver benefit for children

Annex 2.20.1 – Family caregiver benefit for children1: New claims established
Category FY1415 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 Change (%)
FY1718 to FY1819
Newfoundland and Labrador 32 58 44 70r 55 -20.3
Prince Edward Island 10 26 22 18 30 +66.7
Nova Scotia 64 73 86 92r 104 +13.0
New Brunswick 77 74 92 94r 101 +6.3
Quebec 642 822 889 884r 1,050 +18.8
Ontario 1,010 1,329 1,570 1,941r 2,089 +7.6
Manitoba 92 129 158 182r 208 +13.7
Saskatchewan 77 142 153 195r 222 +12.1
Alberta 408 558 613 765r 852 +12.1
British Columbia 349 466 553 628r 708 +12.6
Yukon 5c 13c 16c 12c 18c +50.0
Northwest Territories 5c 13c 16c 12c 18c +50.0
Nunavut 5c 13c 16c 12c 18c +50.0
Province unknown* 80 50 42 40 38 -5.0
Men 567 751 818 1,008r 1,151 +14.2
Women 2,279 2,989 3,420 3,913r 4,324 +10.5
24 years old and under 180 216 225 257r 242 -5.8
25 to 44 years old 2,454 3,276 3,766 4,281r 4,683 +9.4
45 to 54 years old 194 226 227 341r 478 +40.2
55 years old and over 18 22 20 41r 71 +73.2
Canada 2,846 3,740 4,238 4,921r 5,475 +11.3
  • Note: Includes claims for which at least $1 of benefits for family caregiver for children was paid. All family caregiver benefits for children that are shared between 2 parents are considered as 2 separate claims.
  • 1 As of December 3, 2017, EI Parents of Critically Ill Children benefits have been renamed Family Caregiver Benefit for Children as part of the Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1. The benefits for Parents of Critically Ill Children became available in June 2013.
  • c For confidentiality purposes, data for Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut have been combined.
  • r Revised
  • * For some claims, this information was not available in the data.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 100% sample of EI administrative data from Service Canada’s Manual Pay System.
Annex 2.20.2 – Family caregiver benefit for children1: Average actual duration2 (number of weeks)
Category FY1415 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819P Change (%)
FY1718 to FY1819
Newfoundland and Labrador 21.4 17.8 17.1 20.6r 22.8 +10.4
Prince Edward Island 10.8 11.0 24.7 20.2 19.1 -5.3
Nova Scotia 19.6 20.6 20.5 20.0r 22.0 +10.0
New Brunswick 16.2 21.0 19.3 20.3 15.3 -24.6
Quebec 15.2 14.6 14.6 15.3 13.8 -9.7
Ontario 16.6 20.9 20.4 17.9r 19.1 +6.5
Manitoba 16.0 19.9 19.6 16.3r 17.1 +4.8
Saskatchewan 15.1 21.4 18.7 17.1r 20.6 +20.6
Alberta 16.5 21.1 20.9 19.4 19.8 +1.8
British Columbia 16.3 20.2 17.8 18.4r 17.8 -3.7
Yukon 19.6c 10.5c 25.0c 11.1c 16.8c +50.8c
Northwest Territories 19.6c 10.5c 25.0c 11.1c 16.8c +50.8c
Nunavut 19.6c 10.5c 25.0c 11.1c 16.8c +50.8c
Unknown province* 13.0 7.4 6.1 5.9 5.6 -4.9
Men 14.9 16.0 14.3 13.8 14.4 +4.2
Women 16.5 18.3 18.7 18.4 18.3 -0.7
24 years old and under 15.0 15.8 16.2 15.3r 16.4 +7.4
25 to 44 years old 15.8 17.2 16.8 16.3 16.6 +1.4
45 to 54 years old 22.1 21.5 21.7 20.1r 18.7 -7.0
55 years old and over 11.9 12.7 21.9 18.5r 20.5 +10.9
Canada 16.2 17.5 17.3 16.7 17.0 +1.3
  • Note: Percentage change is based on unrounded numbers. Includes claims for which at least $1 of benefits for family caregiver for children was paid.
  • 1 As of December 3, 2017, EI Parents of Critically Ill Children benefits have been renamed Family Caregiver Benefit for Children as part of the Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1. The benefits for Parents of Critically Ill Children became available in June 2013.
  • 2 Results on actual duration of benefits for family caregiver for children have been estimated using all claims established over the fiscal year.
  • c For confidentiality purposes, data for Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut have been combined.
  • p Preliminary
  • r Revised
  • * For some claims, this information was not available in the data.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 100% sample of EI administrative data from Service Canada’s Manual Pay System.
Annex 2.20.3 – Family caregiver benefit for children1: Average weekly benefit rate2 ($)
Category FY1415 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 Change (%)
FY1718 to FY1819
Newfoundland and Labrador 431 422 447 424 486 +14.6
Prince Edward Island 376 467 437 447 462 +3.3
Nova Scotia 396 403 441 416r 425 +2.1
New Brunswick 415 435 385 432 447 +3.6
Quebec 423 435 442 447 461 +3.2
Ontario 435 443 455 467 468 +0.3
Manitoba 432 431 435 479r 455 -4.9
Saskatchewan 452 477 442 439r 473 +7.7
Alberta 452 457 461 471r 479 +1.7
British Columbia 434 447 444 469 457 -2.6
Yukon 501c 442c 454c 532c 489c -8.1
Northwest Territories 501c 442c 454c 532c 489c -8.1
Nunavut 501c 442c 454c 532c 489c -8.1
Men 457 474 481 494 500 +1.2
Women 428 424 429 436r 446 +2.3
24 years old and under 346 376 370 381 392 +2.9
25 to 44 years old 441 445 451 461 468 +1.6
45 to 54 years old 431 435 440 466 461 -1.1
55 years old and over 409 418 458 423 462 +9.3
Canada 433 440 446 457 464 +1.6
  • Note: Percentage change is based on unrounded numbers. Includes claims for which at least $1 of benefits for family caregiver for children was paid.
  • 1 As of December 3, 2017, EI Parents of Critically Ill Children benefits have been renamed Family Caregiver Benefit for Children as part of the Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1. The benefits for Parents of Critically Ill Children became available in June 2013.
  • 2 Takes into account Family Supplement top-ups paid to claimants with benefits for family caregiver for children.
  • c For confidentiality purposes, data for Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut have been combined.
  • r Revised
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 100% sample of EI administrative data from Service Canada’s Manual Pay System.
Annex 2.20.4 – Family caregiver benefit for children1: Amount paid2 ($ thousands)
Category FY1415 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 Change (%)
FY1718 to FY1819
Newfoundland and Labrador 280.5 330.8 352.9 450.2 542.9 +20.6
Prince Edward Island 34.3 179.4 138.1 133.1 171.1 +28.5
Nova Scotia 501.4 492.8 550.1 522.9 757.5 +44.9
New Brunswick 427.6 525.2 519.6 520.0 654.7 +25.9
Quebec 4,069.5 4,945.1 5,515.1 5,761.5 6,480.2 +12.5
Ontario 6,792.5 8,895.9 10,004.5 12,006.6 14,828.9 +23.5
Manitoba 575.8 775.9 962.9 1,090.7 1,310.1 +20.1
Saskatchewan 456.9 878.6 926.0 1,142.3r 1,707.8 +49.5
Alberta 2,942.2 3,818.3 4,308.4 4,893.3r 5,691.4 +16.3
British Columbia 2,378.6 2,808.5 3,055.5 3,707.1 4,360.7 +17.6
Yukon 44.7c 62.7c 110.9c 63.8c 154.4c +142.0
Northwest Territories 44.7c 62.7c 110.9c 63.8c 154.4c +142.0
Nunavut 44.7c 62.7c 110.9c 63.8c 154.4c +142.0
Unknown* 363.9 84.5 111.5 113.8 96.9 -14.9
Men 3,739.8 5,231.0 5,265.7 6,332.8 8,090.5 +27.8
Women 15,128.1 18,566.7 21,289.6 24,072.4r 28,666.0 +19.1
24 years old and under 923.5 1,087.6 1,060.3 1,312.1 1,240.3 -5.5
25 to 44 years old 16,087.6 20,549.8 23,335.0 25,978.2 30,846.9 +18.8
45 to 54 years old 1,767.9 2,012.5 2,031.9 2,796.3 4,025.2 +43.9
55 years old and over 89.0 147.8 128.2 318.5 644.1 +102.2
Canada 18,867.9 23,797.7 26,555.4 30,405.2r 36,756.5 +20.9
  • Note: Data may not add up to the total due to rounding. Percentage change is based on unrounded numbers. Includes claims for which at least $1 of benefits for family caregiver for children was paid.
  • 1 As of December 3, 2017, EI Parents of Critically Ill Children benefits have been renamed Family Caregiver Benefit for Children as part of the Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1. The benefits for Parents of Critically Ill Children became available in June 2013.
  • 2 Takes into account Family Supplement top-ups paid to claimants with benefits for family caregiver for children.
  • c For confidentiality purposes, data for Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut have been combined.
  • r Revised
  • * For some claims, this information was not available in the data.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 100% sample of EI administrative data from Service Canada’s Manual Pay System.

Annex 2.21 – Work-Sharing benefits

Annex 2.21.1 – Work-Sharing benefits: New claims established
Category FY1415 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 Change (%)
FY1718 to FY1819
Newfoundland and Labrador 14 43 41 28c 0c -100.0
Prince Edward Island 82 12 10 28c 0c -100.0
Nova Scotia 20c 205 145 181 15 -91.7
New Brunswick 20c 42 16 22 11 -50.0
Quebec 3,580 4,451 2,737 941 1,001 +6.4
Ontario 2,255 2,849 2,017 1,737 1,339 -22.9
Manitoba 262 2,482 915 111 539 +385.6
Saskatchewan 742 1,035 577 85 212 +149.4
Alberta 631 7,939 4,872 403 600 +48.9
British Columbia 438 1,463 606 200 98 -51.0
Men 5,952 15,933 8,883 2,487 2,721 +9.4
Women 2,072 4,588 3,053 1,221 1,094 -10.4
24 years old and under 497 1,425 718 151 235 +55.6
25 to 44 years old 3,475 9,463 5,547 1,403 1,409 +0.4
45 to 54 years old 2,403 5,539 3,144 1,075 1,080 +0.5
55 years old and over 1,649 4,094 2,527 1,079 1,091 +1.1
Canada 8,024 20,521 11,936 3,708 3,815 +2.9
  • Note: Includes all claims for which at least $1 of EI Work-Sharing benefits was paid. During the years reported in this table, no Work-Sharing claims were established in the territories.
  • c For confidentiality purposes, data for some provinces in different years 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 2.21.2 – Work-Sharing benefits: Average actual duration (number of weeks)
Category FY1415 FY1516r FY1617r FY1718r FY1819p Change (%)
FY1718 to FY1819
Newfoundland and Labrador 11.3c,r 19.3 17.8 19.0c 24.5c +29.1
Prince Edward Island 11.3c,r 7.7 14.5 19.0c 24.5c +29.1
Nova Scotia 18.9c,r 14.0 15.4 19.9 15.2 -23.5
New Brunswick 9.3 13.8 16.2 17.0 +5.1
Quebec 15.1r 13.0 13.2 21.1 15.7 -25.5
Ontario 16.9r 15.5 14.4 15.9 13.2 -16.5
Manitoba 14.7r 11.6 17.0 23.5 14.5 -38.3
Saskatchewan 11.4r 18.9 17.3 24.5 20.6 -16.1
Alberta 10.5r 14.9 20.6 31.6 18.5 -41.7
British Columbia 12.9c,r 13.3 17.5 22.2 15.4 -30.7
Yukon 12.9c,r n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Men 15.3r 14.1 16.9 23.2 14.9 -35.7
Women 16.1r 15.3 19.4 25.4 16.9 -33.6
24 years old and under 13.1 12.0 16.3 22.1 12.8 -42.3
25 to 44 years old 15.1r 14.1 17.2 24.0 15.0 -37.3
45 to 54 years old 16.1r 14.9 17.6 24.6 15.6 -36.7
55 years old and over 16.4r 15.0 17.9 22.9 16.4 -28.6
Canada 15.6r 14.4 17.4 23.8 15.5 -35.1
  • Notes: Percentage change is based on unrounded numbers. Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI Work-Sharing benefits was paid. Based on completed claims which include those that are terminated and those that are dormant and remained inactive as of August the following year.
  • c For confidentiality purposes, data for some provinces and territories in different years have been combined.
  • r Revised.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 100% sample of EI administrative data.
Annex 2.21.3 – Work-Sharing benefits: Average weekly benefit rate1 ($)
Category FY1415 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 Change (%)
FY1718 to FY1819
Newfoundland and Labrador 135 168 187 148c 0c -100.0
Prince Edward Island 160 186 211 148c 0c -100.0
Nova Scotia 196c 136 137 113 183 +61.8
New Brunswick 196c 128 176 71 109 +54.3
Quebec 120 116 113 109 127 +15.8
Ontario 118 117 118 102 105 +3.2
Manitoba 135 119 101 113 110 -2.7
Saskatchewan 196 142 142 160 151 -5.4
Alberta 146 142 137 124 135 +9.0
British Columbia 121 150 114 118 167 +42.1
Men 135 136 131 115 129 +12.8
Women 112 115 107 99 99 +0.5
24 years old and under 122 133 120 102 120 +17.8
25 to 44 years old 132 133 125 113 124 +9.6
45 to 54 years old 130 128 126 106 119 +11.6
55 years old and over 125 129 124 108 118 +9.2
Canada 129 131 125 109 121 +10.4
  • Notes: Percentage change is based on unrounded numbers. Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI Work-Sharing benefits was paid. During the years reported in this table, no Work-Sharing claims were established in the territories.
  • 1 Takes into account Family Supplement top-ups paid to claimants with Work-Sharing benefits.
  • c For confidentiality purposes, data for some provinces in different years have been combined.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 100% sample of EI administrative data, except for the amount paid which is based on a 10% sample.
Annex 2.21.4 – Work-Sharing benefits: Amount paid1,2 ($ million)
Category FY1415 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718r FY1819 Change (%)
FY1718 to FY1819
Newfoundland and Labrador 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.2c 0.0c -97.8
Prince Edward Island 0.0r 0.1 0.0 0.2c 0.0c -97.8
Nova Scotia 0.3c 0.3 0.7 0.4 0.0 -91.2
New Brunswick 0.3c 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 -68.6
Quebec 7.7r 6.3r 6.7r 3.2 1.8 -41.6
Ontario 5.5r 5.4r 4.5r 2.8 1.5 -47.4
Manitoba 0.6r 3.0r 3.7r 0.6 0.5 -12.5
Saskatchewan 2.1r 2.4r 1.8r 0.9 0.5 -43.6
Alberta 0.3r 18.3r 25.3r 4.1 1.1 -73.2
British Columbia 0.9r 3.7r 2.3r 0.4 0.3 -23.2
Men 13.1r 31.2r 34.4r 9.2 4.3 -53.7
Women 4.3r 8.3 10.8r 3.3 1.5 -54.7
24 years old and under 0.7r 2.5r 2.7r 0.6 0.3 -54.7
25 to 44 years old 7.4r 18.3r 20.9r 5.1 2.1 -58.9
45 to 54 years old 5.5r 10.8r 12.3r 3.7 1.7 -55.6
55 years old and over 3.7r 8.0r 9.3r 3.1 1.7 -43.8
Canada 17.4r 39.6r 45.3r 12.5 5.7 -53.9
  • Notes: Data may not add up to the total due to rounding. Percentage change is based on unrounded numbers. Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI Work-Sharing benefits was paid. During the years reported in this table, no Work-Sharing claims were established in the territories.
  • 1 Takes into account Family Supplement top-ups paid to claimants with Work-Sharing benefits.
  • 2 In previous EI Monitoring and Assessment Reports, amounts paid for Work-Sharing benefits were based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data. Starting in FY1819, amounts paid are based on a 100% sample. Consequently, statistics reported for previous years have been revised.
  • c For confidentiality purposes, data for some provinces in different years have been combined.
  • r Revised.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 100% sample of EI administrative data.

Annex 2.22 – Work-Sharing benefits (by industry)

Annex 2.22.1 – Work-Sharing benefits (by industry): New claims established
Industry FY1415 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 Change (%)
FY1718 to FY1819
Goods-producing industries 5,365 15,612 9,315 3,031 3,461 +14.2
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 75 40 10 18c 13c -27.8
Mining and oil and gas extraction 67 514c 281 18c 13c -27.8
Utilities 0 514c 0 0 0 n/a
Construction 208 627 550 158 190 +20.3
Manufacturing 5,015 14,431 8,474 2,855 3,258 +14.1
Service-producing industries 2,462 4,869 2,439 633r 352 -44.4
Wholesale trade 849 2,026 1,017 180 63 -65.0
Retail trade 171 521 167 44 30 -31.8
Transportation and warehousing 71c 220c 78c 14c 20c +42.9
Finance and insurance 71c 220c 78c 14c 20c +42.9
Real estate and rental and leasing 25 131 203 283c 67c -76.3
Professional, scientific and technical services 889 1,069 543 283c 67c -76.3
Business, building and support services1 114 170 175 39 73 +87.2
Educational services 49 14 32c 24c 23c -4.2
Health care and social assistance 66 31 32c 24c 23c -4.2
Information, culture and recreation2 60 105 23 31 45 +45.2
Accommodation and food services 26 216 29 14c 28c +100.0
Other services (except public administration) 141 352 169 14c 28c +100.0
Public administration 198c 54c 185c 48c n/a3 n/a3
Unclassified4 198c 54c 185c 48c n/a3 n/a3
Canada 8,024 20,521 11,936 3,708 3,815 -89.6
  • Note: Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI Work-Sharing benefits was paid.
  • 1 This industry sector comprises the industries with codes 55 (Management of companies and enterprises) and 56 (Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services) from the North American Industry Classification System.
  • 2 This industry sector comprises the industries with codes 51 (Information and cultural industries) and 71 (Arts, entertainment and recreation) from the North American Industry Classification System.
  • 3 Data have been suppressed to ensure confidentiality.
  • 4 For some claims, this information was not available in the data.
  • c For confidentiality purposes, data for some industries in different years 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 2.22.2 – Work-Sharing benefits (by industry): Average actual duration (number of weeks)
Industry FY1415r FY1516r FY1617r FY1718r FY1819p Change (%)
FY1718 to FY1819
Goods-producing industries 15.1 13.4 16.5 21.5 14.6 -32.2
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 10.5 9.8 8.1 37.6c 27.5c -26.8
Mining and oil and gas extraction 16.5 17.2c 17.6 37.6c 27.5c -26.8
Utilities 0.0 17.2c 14.0 0.0 0.0 n/a
Construction 13.0 13.6 13.2 23.5 13.2 -43.9
Manufacturing 15.3 13.3 16.6 21.0 14.6 -30.4
Service-producing industries 17.0 16.8 20.8 31.6 21.2 -33.0
Wholesale trade 17.9 16.4 20.3 34.0 18.7 -45.1
Retail trade 18.8 14.2 21.4 25.4 16.3 -35.9
Transportation and warehousing 19.8c 24.0c 19.6c 32.2c 31.2c -3.2
Finance and insurance 19.8c 24.0c 19.6c 32.2c 31.2c -3.2
Real estate and rental and leasing 16.0c 14.4 19.2 28.1c 25.1c -10.5
Professional, scientific and technical services 16.0c 19.3 19.9 28.1c 25.1c -10.5
Business, building and support services1 16.3 13.4 22.9 24.5 12.2 -50.3
Educational services 15.8 18.3c 24.9c 25.4c 24.6c -3.0
Health care and social assistance 22.8 18.3c 24.9c 25.4c 24.6c -3.0
Information, culture and recreation2 20.8 18.3 26.9 55.2 24.2 -56.2
Accommodation and food services 15.3 14.0 25.6 36.7c 27.7c -24.7
Other services (except public administration) 13.8 12.7 22.9 36.7c 27.7c -24.7
Public administration 12.5c 12.8c 15.1c 14.9c n/a3 n/a3
Unclassified4 12.5c 12.8c 15.1c 14.9c n/a3 n/a3
Canada 15.6 14.4 17.4 23.8 15.5 -35.1
  • Note: Percentage change is based on unrounded numbers. Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI Work-Sharing benefits was paid. Based on completed claims which include those that are terminated and those that are dormant and remained inactive as of August the following fiscal year.
  • 1 This industry sector comprises the industries with codes 55 (Management of companies and enterprises) and 56 (Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services) from the North American Industry Classification System.
  • 2 This industry sector comprises the industries with codes 51 (Information and cultural industries) and 71 (Arts, entertainment and recreation) from the North American Industry Classification System.
  • 3 Data have been suppressed to ensure confidentiality.
  • 4 For some claims, this information was not available in the data.
  • c For confidentiality purposes, data for some industries in different years have been combined.
  • p Preliminary.
  • r Revised.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 100% sample of EI administrative data.
Annex 2.22.3 – Work-Sharing benefits (by industry): Average weekly benefit rate1 ($)
Industry FY1415 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 Change (%)
FY1718 to FY1819
Goods-producing industries