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, 2019 and ending March 31, 2020: Annex 2: Employment Insurance benefits 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, 2019 and ending March 31, 2020.

Abbreviations
ADR
Alternative Dispute Resolution
ASETS
Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy
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
CAWS
Citizen Access Workstation Services
CCAJ
Connecting Canadians with Available Jobs
CCDA
Canadian Council of Directors of Apprenticeship
CCIS
Call Centre Improvement Strategy
CEIC
Canada Employment Insurance Commission
CERB
Canada Emergency Response Benefit
COLS
Community Outreach and Liaison Service
CPI
Consumer Price Index
CPP
Canada Pension Plan
CRA
Canada Revenue Agency
CRF
Consolidated Revenue Fund
CX
Client Experience
EBSMs
Employment Benefits and Support Measures
ECC
Employment Contact Centre
EI
Employment Insurance
EICS
Employment Insurance Coverage Survey
EIR
Employment Insurance Regulations
EI SQR
Employment Insurance Service Quality Review
eROE
Electronic Record of Employment
ESDC
Employment and Social Development Canada
FLMM
Forum of Labour Market Ministers
FY
Fiscal Year
FY *
Fiscal Year excluding the month of March
G7
Group of Seven
GDP
Gross Domestic Product
HCCS
Hosted Contact Centre Solution
HRSDC
Human Resources and Social Development Canada
IQF
Individual Quality Feedback
IQP
Integrated Quality Platform
ISET
Indigenous Skills and Employment Training
IVR
Interactive Voice Response
LFS
Labour Force Survey
LMDA
Labour Market Development Agreements
LMI
Labour Market Information
LMP
Labour Market Partnerships
MAEST
Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training
MIE
Maximum Insurable Earnings
MSCA
My Service Canada Account
MTESS
Ministère du Travail, de l'Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale
NAICS
North American Industry Classification System
NESI
National Essential Skills Initiative
NIS
National Investigative Services
NOS
National Occupational Standards
NWS
National Workload System
OAS
Old Age Security
OECD
Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development
PAAR
Payment Accuracy Review
PPEs
Clients who are Premiums Paid Eligible
P/Ts
Provinces and Territories
PRAR
Processing Accuracy Review
PRP
Premium Reduction Program
QPIP
Quebec Parental Insurance Plan
R&I
Research and Innovation
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
SLAP
Softwood Lumber Action Plan
SME
Small and medium sized enterprises
SST
Social Security Tribunal
STDP
Short-term disability plan
SUB
Supplemental Unemployment Benefit
TRF
Targeting, Referral and Feedback
UV ratio
Unemployment-to-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 2 and annex 2 provide information on the following:

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

To avoid double counting, each claim established is counted only once. Thus, a claim that was established, for example, in November 2018 (in FY1819) and for which benefits paid to an EI claimant began in December 2018 (in FY1819) and ended in June 2019 (in FY1920) is included in the FY1819 statistics, but is not counted in the FY1920 statistics.

New claims established designate a different concept from new applications submitted to ESDC (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 as not all of the eligibility requirements are met.

It should be noted that the number of new claims established during a FY does not necessarily correspond to the number of new EI claimants because a claimant can have more than 1 EI 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 EI claims refers, in regard to these claims, to the average number of weeks of benefits per claim during which at least $1 in benefits was paid to an EI 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 was paid per claim by the number of claims that were completed based on the variable assessed. For example, 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 EI 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 EI 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, consult subsection 2.2.7 of chapter 2 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 EI claim have received. In other words, it is the value of EI benefits that were paid to EI 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 EI claimant who, for example, had a claim established in November 2018 (in FY1819) and received payment starting in December 2018 (in FY1819) and ending in June 2019 (in FY1920) are included in the FY statistics for FY1819 and FY1920. If this claimant received:

  • $200 per week for 17 weeks between December 2018 and March 2019, and
  • $200 per week for 12 weeks between April and June 2019

An amount of $3,400 will be allocated to FY1819 and $2,400 will be allocated to FY1920.

Long-Tenured workers

Long-Tenured workers are 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.

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 EI 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 EI benefits could be paid.

Dormant claims

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

Combined or mixed claims

A combined or mixed claim refers to an EI 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 EI 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 EI benefits).

Annex 2.2 – Employment Insurance maximum number of benefit weeks entitlement

Annex 2.2 – Employment Insurance maximum number of benefit weeks entitlement
Number
of hours of
insurable
employment
in qualifying
period
Regional
rate of
unemployment
of 6% or
less
Regional
rate of
unemployment
of more
than 6%
but not more
than 7%
Regional
rate of
unemployment
of more
than 7%
but not more
than 8%
Regional
rate of
unemployment
of more
than 8%
but not more
than 9%
Regional
rate of
unemployment
of more
than 9%
but not more
than 10%
Regional
rate of
unemployment
of more
than 10%
but not more
than 11%
Regional
rate of
unemployment
of more
than 11%
but not more
than 12%
Regional
rate of
unemployment
of more
than 12%
but not more
than 13%
Regional
rate of
unemployment
of more
than 13%
but not more
than 14%
Regional
rate of
unemployment
of more
than 14%
but not more
than 15%
Regional
rate of
unemployment
of more
than 15%
but not more
than 16%
Regional
rate of
unemployment
of more
than 16%
420 to 454 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 28 30 32
455 to 489 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 26 28 30 32
490 to 524 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 25 27 29 31 33
525 to 559 0 0 0 0 0 21 23 25 27 29 31 33
560 to 594 0 0 0 0 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34
595 to 629 0 0 0 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34
630 to 664 0 0 17 19 21 23 25 27 29 31 33 35
665 to 699 0 15 17 19 21 23 25 27 29 31 33 35
700 to 734 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36
735 to 769 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36
770 to 804 15 17 19 21 23 25 27 29 31 33 35 37
805 to 839 15 17 19 21 23 25 27 29 31 33 35 37
840 to 874 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38
875 to 909 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38
910 to 944 17 19 21 23 25 27 29 31 33 35 37 39
945 to 979 17 19 21 23 25 27 29 31 33 35 37 39
980 to 1,014 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40
1,015 to 1,049 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40
1,050 to 1,084 19 21 23 25 27 29 31 33 35 37 39 41
1,085 to 1,119 19 21 23 25 27 29 31 33 35 37 39 41
1,120 to 1,154 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42
1,155 to 1,189 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42
1,190 to 1,224 21 23 25 27 29 31 33 35 37 39 41 43
1,225 to 1,259 21 23 25 27 29 31 33 35 37 39 41 43
1,260 to 1,294 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44
1,295 to 1,329 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44
1,330 to 1,364 23 25 27 29 31 33 35 37 39 41 43 45
1,365 to 1,399 23 25 27 29 31 33 35 37 39 41 43 45
1,400 to 1,434 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 45
1,435 to 1,469 25 27 29 31 33 35 37 39 41 43 45 45
1,470 to 1,504 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 45 45
1,505 to 1,539 27 29 31 33 35 37 39 41 43 45 45 45
1,540 to 1,574 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 45 45 45
1,575 to 1,609 29 31 33 35 37 39 41 43 45 45 45 45
1,610 to 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 to 1,714 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 45 45 45 45 45
1,715 to 1,749 33 35 37 39 41 43 45 45 45 45 45 45
1,750 to 1,784 34 36 38 40 42 44 45 45 45 45 45 45
1,785 to 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 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920
Newfoundland and Labrador 85,910 74,000 81,090 86,070 81,790 -5.0
Prince Edward Island 22,140 22,540 22,720 22,480 21,770 -3.2
Nova Scotia 82,410 82,710 85,300 84,570 82,540 -2.4
New Brunswick 88,670 88,910 91,130 89,820 89,380 -0.5
Quebec 496,680 483,700 482,990 473,060 475,220 +0.5
Ontario 569,620 552,030 562,570 556,900 585,670 +5.2
Manitoba 64,660 59,250 61,440 64,020 64,780 +1.2
Saskatchewan 57,110 49,850 51,250 54,210 57,280 +5.7
Alberta 235,470 201,610 170,270 188,870 200,450 +6.1
British Columbia 216,790 197,770 200,820 198,240 210,060 +6.0
Yukon 2,410 2,300 2,200 2,310 2,300 -0.4
Northwest Territories 2,320 2,380 2,420 2,310 2,030 -12.1
Nunavut 1,230 1,290 1,340 1,470 1,210 -17.7
Men 1,075,810 984,150 974,660 988,250 1,018,710 +3.1
Women 849,610 834,190 840,880 836,080 855,770 +2.4
24 years old and under 194,270 178,010 172,810 170,480 171,760 +0.8
25 to 44 years old 933,430 883,950 876,270 882,780 914,700 +3.6
45 to 54 years old 402,020 370,360 363,410 352,640 352,040 -0.2
55 years old and over 395,700 386,020 403,050 418,430 435,980 +4.2
Canada 1,925,420 1,818,340 1,815,540 1,824,330 1,874,840 +2.7

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 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920
Newfoundland and Labrador 448 445 456 464 477 +2.8
Prince Edward Island 428 432 436 437 455 +4.3
Nova Scotia 425 426 431 437 453 +3.6
New Brunswick 424 426 431 440 454 +3.1
Quebec 428 433 443 454 471 +3.8
Ontario 441 451 459 473 486 +2.9
Manitoba 435 440 444 453 463 +2.3
Saskatchewan 466 465 468 477 487 +2.2
Alberta 486 485 488 499 508 +1.9
British Columbia 442 447 455 468 486 +3.8
Yukon 490 498 502 517 526 +1.9
Northwest Territories 505 510 519 520 527 +1.4
Nunavut 472 485 504 500 542 +8.5
Men 469 473 480 492 506 +3.0
Women 409 416 423 433 448 +3.4
24 years old and under 407 400 403 421 434 +3.0
25 to 44 years old 455 460 468 478 493 +3.2
45 to 54 years old 446 452 460 472 488 +3.4
55 years old and over 428 433 440 452 466 +3.0
Canada 443 447 454 465 480 +3.2

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.
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 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920
Newfoundland and Labrador 958.6 1,040.2 1,185.2 1,022.9 992.5 -4.0
Prince Edward Island 228.1 230.7 248.1 231.1 226.0 -2.2
Nova Scotia 833.0 841.3 892.2 845.1 851.3 +0.7
New Brunswick 904.0 919.0 954.0 869.6 925.1 +6.4
Quebec 3,649.7 3,430.7 3,558.2 3,106.0 3,210.3 +3.4
Ontario 5,478.3 5,443.2 5,657.7 5,240.4 5,680.5 +8.4
Manitoba 573.4 587.3 631.3 619.2 631.2 +1.9
Saskatchewan 572.7 671.5 700.9 624.7 639.3 +2.3
Alberta 2,362.3 3,158.3 2,655.3 2,171.0 2,266.4 +4.4
British Columbia 2,031.1 2,064.2 2,089.5 1,878.1 2,004.3 +6.7
Yukon 25.9 27.3 27.8 25.0 26.0 +3.7
Northwest Territories 28.8 29.9 30.9 31.1 29.7 -4.6
Nunavut 16.2 17.6 23.6 21.0 20.0 -4.3
Men 9,411.7 9,868.8 9,678.0 8,416.6 8,833.7 +5.0
Women 8,250.3 8,592.2 8,976.6 8,268.7 8,669.0 +4.8
24 years old and under 1,523.7 1,522.2 1,443.0 1,284.6 1,302.6 +1.4
25 to 44 years old 9,497.1 9,869.4 9,908.0 9,038.7 9,554.9 +5.7
45 to 54 years old 3,341.4 3,450.0 3,431.5 2,883.7 2,915.8 +1.1
55 years old and over 3,299.8 3,619.4 3,872.1 3,478.3 3,729.3 +7.2
Canada 17,662.0 18,461.0 18,654.7 16,685.3 17,502.7 +4.9

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 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920
St. John's 16,190 16,210 16,620 15,260 14,470 -5.2
Newfoundland - Labrador 69,720 57,790 64,470 70,810 67,320 -4.9
Prince Edward Island2 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Charlottetown2 5,470 5,860 5,570 5,680 4,850 -14.6
Prince Edward Island (excluding Charlottetown)2 16,670 16,680 17,150 16,800 16,920 +0.7
Eastern Nova Scotia 28,370 28,580 30,060 30,890 28,710 -7.1
Western Nova Scotia 35,120 34,740 35,660 33,640 34,130 +1.5
Halifax 18,920 19,390 19,580 20,040 19,700 -1.7
Fredericton-Moncton-Saint-John 28,070 27,670 28,250 28,170 27,810 -1.3
Madawaska-Charlotte 14,270 13,880 14,380 14,410 14,580 +1.2
Restigouche-Albert 46,330 47,360 48,500 47,240 46,990 -0.5
Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine 27,320 27,780 27,900 27,020 26,450 -2.1
Quebec 40,400 38,730 40,490 39,530 37,940 -4.0
Trois-Rivières 10,060 9,550 9,650 9,310 10,320 +10.8
South Central Quebec 9,190 9,950 8,780 8,870 10,430 +17.6
Sherbrooke 10,060 9,870 10,150 9,960 10,080 +1.2
Montérégie 33,220 32,400 31,710 30,950 33,540 +8.4
Montréal 179,760 174,100 174,490 170,940 172,740 +1.1
Central Quebec 87,800 86,170 86,950 85,820 85,120 -0.8
North Western Quebec 22,520 21,010 21,210 20,750 19,950 -3.9
Lower Saint Lawrence and North Shore 50,290 49,020 47,100 46,140 45,370 -1.7
Hull 13,320 12,980 12,630 12,700 12,270 -3.4
Chicoutimi-Jonquière 12,740 12,140 11,930 11,070 11,010 -0.5
Ottawa 34,370 33,210 32,610 32,410 33,950 +4.8
Eastern Ontario 27,780 26,630 26,410 25,490 23,600 -7.4
Kingston 5,110 5,520 5,140 5,570 6,580 +18.1
Central Ontario 61,340 60,350 59,150 58,130 61,510 +5.8
Oshawa 17,760 17,770 18,760 16,100 18,300 +13.7
Toronto 211,410 205,510 204,230 204,030 213,050 +4.4
Hamilton 29,400 29,650 29,240 29,040 31,550 +8.6
St. Catharines 20,760 20,330 20,380 20,090 21,490 +7.0
London 18,920 19,270 20,780 19,090 22,040 +15.5
Niagara 18,080 17,240 17,280 17,390 18,570 +6.8
Windsor 13,630 12,200 19,440 21,290 20,970 -1.5
Kitchener 20,340 20,980 21,820 21,540 23,130 +7.4
Huron 17,710 20,100 19,450 17,880 19,220 +7.5
South Central Ontario 19,210 19,310 21,680 20,780 23,430 +12.8
Sudbury 8,760 7,290 7,430 7,860 8,250 +5.0
Thunder Bay 6,540 6,000 6,370 5,900 6,240 +5.8
Northern Ontario 38,500 30,670 32,400 34,310 33,790 -1.5
Winnipeg 36,060 32,910 34,580 34,910 35,910 +2.9
Southern Manitoba 18,200 17,150 17,180 17,750 17,860 +0.6
Northern Manitoba 10,400 9,190 9,680 11,360 11,010 -3.1
Regina 9,830 10,260 10,470 10,310 10,580 +2.6
Saskatoon 14,780 13,940 13,430 13,990 15,840 +13.2
Southern Saskatchewan 15,310 12,210 12,750 13,820 14,320 +3.6
Northern Saskatchewan 17,190 13,440 14,600 16,090 16,540 +2.8
Calgary 74,310 63,390 55,710 57,720 61,950 +7.3
Edmonton 81,150 67,740 61,260 68,520 71,530 +4.4
Northern Alberta 20,620 22,770 13,900 16,540 16,690 +0.9
Southern Alberta 59,390 47,710 39,400 46,090 50,280 +9.1
Southern Interior British Columbia 43,030 36,590 36,700 40,710 42,500 +4.4
Abbotsford 10,790 11,090 10,750 9,760 10,390 +6.5
Vancouver 90,370 84,900 87,510 82,480 88,030 +6.7
Victoria 12,990 12,090 12,870 12,360 13,150 +6.4
Southern Coastal British Columbia 32,410 31,280 30,000 30,350 31,710 +4.5
Northern British Columbia 27,200 21,820 22,990 22,580 24,280 +7.5
Yukon2 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Whitehorse2 1,560 1,420 1,340 1,480 1,480 0.0
Yukon (excluding Whitehorse)2 850 880 860 830 820 -1.2
Northwest Territories2 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Yellowknife2 810 870 840 830 750 -9.6
Northwest Territories (excluding Yellowknife)2 1,510 1,510 1,580 1,480 1,280 -13.5
Nunavut2 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Iqaluit2 300 230 320 290 290 0.0
Nunavut (excluding Iqaluit)2 930 1,060 1,020 1,180 920 -22.0
Canada 1,925,420 1,818,340 1,815,540 1,824,330 1,874,480 +2.7

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, one consisting of the capital area and the remaining consisting of the non-capital area.
Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.

Annex 2.4.2 – Employment Insurance benefits by EI economic region: Average weekly benefit rate1,2 ($)
EI economic region FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920
St. John's 456 464 463 468 475 +1.6
Newfoundland - Labrador 447 440 454 463 477 +3.1
Prince Edward Island n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Charlottetown3 413 406 405 408 427 +4.7
Prince Edward Island (excluding Charlottetown)3 433 441 446 447 463 +3.8
Eastern Nova Scotia 439 440 446 449 467 +3.9
Western Nova Scotia 413 416 418 426 441 +3.6
Halifax 426 425 431 439 454 +3.5
Fredericton-Moncton-Saint-John 414 416 424 432 443 +2.5
Madawaska-Charlotte 411 411 420 425 436 +2.6
Restigouche-Albert 434 436 439 449 465 +3.7
Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine 437 443 451 460 478 +3.9
Quebec 435 441 454 467 482 +3.4
Trois-Rivières 415 419 436 441 467 +5.9
South Central Quebec 429 437 443 451 478 +5.8
Sherbrooke 418 430 435 452 474 +4.9
Montérégie 424 432 439 452 467 +3.4
Montréal 427 433 442 452 470 +4.0
Central Quebec 420 426 436 447 466 +4.3
North Western Quebec 433 438 446 464 473 +2.0
Lower Saint Lawrence and North Shore 433 435 445 456 470 +3.2
Hull 439 452 458 470 478 +1.6
Chicoutimi-Jonquière 423 427 437 448 465 +3.8
Ottawa 455 465 469 480 491 +2.3
Eastern Ontario 431 441 441 460 473 +2.7
Kingston 421 437 441 466 468 +0.5
Central Ontario 432 444 448 461 477 +3.5
Oshawa 452 466 476 486 492 +1.3
Toronto 445 455 465 478 491 +2.7
Hamilton 444 455 464 479 489 +2.1
St. Catharines 413 428 435 450 465 +3.5
London 427 439 451 463 484 +4.5
Niagara 438 444 456 468 484 +3.4
Windsor 437 433 468 485 500 +3.0
Kitchener 444 458 460 480 493 +2.8
Huron 435 441 450 467 478 +2.4
South Central Ontario 440 455 461 474 491 +3.5
Sudbury 453 453 456 481 497 +3.4
Thunder Bay 459 467 475 483 503 +4.1
Northern Ontario 445 442 451 469 482 +2.8
Winnipeg 436 448 448 456 469 +2.8
Southern Manitoba 434 432 441 449 463 +3.1
Northern Manitoba 435 428 438 448 446 -0.5
Regina 466 480 477 490 498 +1.7
Saskatoon 466 469 473 482 490 +1.5
Southern Saskatchewan 464 459 468 472 489 +3.5
Northern Saskatchewan 467 455 458 468 477 +1.9
Calgary 485 484 486 496 504 +1.7
Edmonton 489 492 496 505 515 +1.9
Northern Alberta 494 498 495 508 514 +1.3
Southern Alberta 479 472 476 490 502 +2.5
Southern Interior British Columbia 450 443 455 464 480 +3.6
Abbotsford 391 407 409 423 449 +6.2
Vancouver 435 451 456 471 489 +3.7
Victoria 450 453 463 478 494 +3.3
Southern Coastal British Columbia 444 443 452 465 482 +3.8
Northern British Columbia 467 459 467 482 499 +3.7
Yukon3 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Whitehorse3 485 504 503 517 527 +2.0
Yukon (excluding Whitehorse)3 498 487 501 517 525 +1.6
Northwest Territories3 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Yellowknife3 505 511 523 528 532 +0.8
Northwest Territories (excluding Yellowknife)3 506 509 517 516 524 +1.6
Nunavut3 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Iqaluit3 499 524 517 541 560 +3.5
Nunavut (excluding Iqaluit)3 463 477 500 489 537 +9.7
Canada 443 447 454 465 480 +3.2

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, one consisting of the capital area and the remaining consisting of the non-capital area.
Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.

Annex 2.4.3 – Employment Insurance benefits by EI economic region: Amount paid1 ($ million)
EI economic region FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920
St. John's 146.2 167.4 191.6 163.2 148.6 -8.9
Newfoundland - Labrador 812.4 872.7 993.6 859.7 843.9 -1.8
Prince Edward Island2 13.1 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Charlottetown2 46.9 52.3 50.1 47.0 44.8 -4.7
Prince Edward Island (excluding Charlottetown)2 168.1 178.4 198.0 184.0 181.2 -1.5
Eastern Nova Scotia 328.9 335.5 362.0 356.5 352.0 -1.2
Western Nova Scotia 321.4 322.3 337.6 307.3 307.1 -0.1
Halifax 182.6 183.5 192.5 181.3 192.2 +6.0
Fredericton-Moncton-Saint-John 257.6 263.4 259.3 246.4 259.8 +5.5
Madawaska-Charlotte 125.2 117.1 124.6 121.4 130.6 +7.5
Restigouche-Albert 521.2 538.5 570.1 501.8 534.8 +6.6
Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine 291.4 290.4 322.5 280.2 293.4 +4.7
Quebec 259.0 237.7 254.8 231.5 229.4 -0.9
Trois-Rivières 66.6 58.2 63.4 58.0 65.4 +12.8
South Central Quebec 57.0 53.5 51.9 46.7 54.6 +17.0
Sherbrooke 66.7 61.9 62.1 59.0 59.8 +1.4
Montérégie 218.8 207.6 210.1 184.1 197.6 +7.4
Montréal 1,331.2 1,273.9 1,288.5 1,114.3 1,132.9 +1.7
Central Quebec 585.3 533.1 596.1 519.9 542.0 +4.2
North Western Quebec 180.1 164.2 163.6 149.0 151.0 +1.3
Lower Saint Lawrence and North Shore 397.4 372.8 370.3 311.7 331.9 +6.5
Hull 95.1 91.9 91.4 80.4 80.9 +0.7
Chicoutimi-Jonquière 101.0 85.6 83.6 71.2 71.3 +0.2
Ottawa 352.9 341.9 344.7 328.2 346.7 +5.6
Eastern Ontario 238.4 229.5 231.2 222.2 220.9 -0.6
Kingston 46.0 48.1 47.7 47.2 59.3 +25.7
Central Ontario 503.2 505.7 541.4 495.8 538.4 +8.6
Oshawa 167.4 167.5 181.8 153.1 171.5 +12.0
Toronto 2,224.3 2,178.7 2,244.7 2,087.5 2,261.3 +8.3
Hamilton 275.6 275.9 289.9 270.8 297.9 +10.0
St. Catharines 163.1 168.8 174.3 154.1 176.5 +14.6
London 174.5 169.7 193.3 177.1 190.7 +7.7
Niagara 166.7 154.9 159.5 156.6 168.0 +7.3
Windsor 147.5 108.2 125.7 135.6 162.2 +19.6
Kitchener 194.7 199.1 210.4 206.8 222.2 +7.5
Huron 148.1 162.2 166.0 147.8 156.8 +6.1
South Central Ontario 169.4 177.3 189.2 189.7 209.0 +10.2
Sudbury 75.4 94.2 84.0 70.5 78.3 +11.1
Thunder Bay 55.9 55.3 57.3 51.6 54.6 +5.9
Northern Ontario 375.2 406.2 416.7 345.7 366.1 +5.9
Winnipeg 321.0 312.1 332.4 326.0 335.8 +3.0
Southern Manitoba 143.0 152.5 155.0 156.5 164.6 +5.2
Northern Manitoba 109.3 122.6 144.0 136.7 130.8 -4.3
Regina 93.7 106.6 118.0 109.0 110.8 +1.6
Saskatoon 144.1 177.0 187.0 160.2 165.9 +3.6
Southern Saskatchewan 142.8 169.9 170.9 147.2 154.3 +4.8
Northern Saskatchewan 192.2 217.9 225.0 208.2 208.3 0.0
Calgary 786.2 1,057.4 917.0 716.3 725.1 +1.2
Edmonton 781.3 1,037.9 922.1 785.2 791.7 +0.8
Northern Alberta 225.5 323.4 236.9 199.2 212.9 +6.9
Southern Alberta 569.3 739.5 579.3 470.3 536.7 +14.1
Southern Interior British Columbia 386.2 439.6 433.6 380.8 383.6 +0.7
Abbotsford 88.6 93.0 93.3 82.7 89.8 +8.5
Vancouver 866.0 830.6 867.7 810.7 873.5 +7.7
Victoria 124.0 119.8 119.5 112.9 124.4 +10.2
Southern Coastal British Columbia 297.7 279.6 281.9 258.3 285.4 +10.5
Northern British Columbia 268.6 301.6 293.4 232.7 247.6 +6.4
Yukon2 2.7 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Whitehorse2 14.3 18.4 19.0 15.9 17.3 +8.7
Yukon (excluding Whitehorse)2 9.0 8.9 8.8 9.1 8.6 -5.0
Northwest Territories2 3.6 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Yellowknife2 7.7 10.1 9.3 10.1 10.2 +0.8
Northwest Territories (excluding Yellowknife)2 17.5 19.8 21.5 21.1 19.5 -7.2
Nunavut2 1.3 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Iqualuit2 2.7 3.0 4.1 3.9 4.4 +13.0
Nunavut (excluding Iqaluit)2 12.1 14.6 19.5 17.1 15.7 -8.3
Canada 17,662.0 18,461.0 18,654.7 16,685.3 17,502.7 +4.9

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, one 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 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920
Newfoundland and Labrador 67,880 55,590 62,170 66,680 62,980 -5.5
Prince Edward Island 16,790 16,910 16,430 15,540 14,860 -4.4
Nova Scotia 62,020 62,610 63,880 61,800 62,100 +0.5
New Brunswick 72,030 70,120 70,610 68,320 68,720 +0.6
Quebec 422,200 405,460 399,080 384,500 400,460 +4.2
Ontario 390,830 366,810 373,130 363,620 393,950 +8.3
Manitoba 41,810 39,310 40,230 42,610 42,900 +0.7
Saskatchewan 39,580 34,090 35,190 37,570 40,800 +8.6
Alberta 167,800 141,140 112,400 127,090 140,540 +10.6
British Columbia 146,080 124,830 122,410 120,860 135,800 +12.4
Yukon 1,840 1,750 1,610 1,640 1,680 +2.4
Northwest Territories 1,550 1,740 1,760 1,580 1,520 -3.8
Nunavut 680 770 810 900 770 -14.4
Men 896,610 806,660 788,880 791,220 830,770 +5.0
Women 534,480 514,470 510,830 501,490 536,310 +6.9
24 years old and under 140,640 126,880 118,750 113,780 122,860 +8.0
25 to 44 years old 639,540 588,420 571,930 568,800 603,290 +6.1
45 to 54 years old 329,800 298,500 289,420 278,900 286,640 +2.8
55 years old and over 321,110 307,330 319,610 331,230 354,290 +7.0
Long-tenured workers1 380,460 329,290 310,270 294,820 340,900 +15.6
Occasional claimants1 742,840 706,150 699,370 700,580 738,600 +5.4
Frequent claimants1 307,790 285,690 290,070 297,310 287,580 -3.3
Canada 1,431,090 1,321,130 1,299,710 1,292,710 1,367,080 +5.8

Note: Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI regular benefits was paid.
1 Consult 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 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819r FY1920P Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920
Newfoundland and Labrador 26.0 31.8 32.7 28.6 27.0 -5.8
Prince Edward Island 23.3 23.3 23.1 22.3 22.2 -0.7
Nova Scotia 23.7 23.3 22.7 22.0 22.0 -0.1
New Brunswick 24.0 23.6 22.4 20.5 21.2 +3.7
Quebec 18.6 18.2 16.8 15.6 15.7 +0.9
Ontario 18.3 18.9 17.6 16.9 16.9 -0.3
Manitoba 17.9 19.3 19.3 18.6 18.6 +0.1
Saskatchewan 18.3 24.8 26.0 22.8 20.3 -10.7
Alberta 17.4 24.5 28.5 21.6 19.4 -10.1
British Columbia 18.4 20.3 19.9 17.9 17.0 -5.2
Yukon 21.6 21.0 21.7 20.0 19.2 -3.7
Northwest Territories 26.6 21.6 22.3 22.6 22.8 +1.0
Nunavut 27.0 31.2 32.8 28.1 28.0 -0.3
Men 19.6 20.9 20.5 18.8 18.4 -1.7
Women 18.9 20.3 19.8 18.0 17.4 -3.5
24 years old and under 17.6 18.7 17.7 16.6 16.1 -2.6
25 to 44 years old 18.5 19.6 19.3 17.4 17.1 -1.8
45 to 54 years old 19.8 21.4 20.9 19.0 18.4 -3.6
55 years old and over 21.1 22.9 22.5 20.5 20.0 -2.8
Long-tenured workers2 17.4 20.0 21.1 18.0 16.7 -7.2
Occasional claimants2 19.0 20.1 19.1 17.8 17.4 -2.2
Frequent claimants2 22.1 23.1 22.1 20.7 20.8 0.8
Canada 19.3 20.7 20.3 18.5 18.0 -2.4

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 are terminated and those that are dormant and remained inactive as of August the following fiscal year.
2 Consult 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 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920
Newfoundland and Labrador 444 434 447 456 468 +2.6
Prince Edward Island 419 419 426 433 446 +3.1
Nova Scotia 423 422 427 433 447 +3.3
New Brunswick 426 430 437 447 459 +2.9
Quebec 434 440 450 462 478 +3.5
Ontario 445 454 462 477 489 +2.5
Manitoba 438 441 449 456 462 +1.5
Saskatchewan 472 468 471 481 490 +1.9
Alberta 495 493 496 507 512 +1.0
British Columbia 449 451 459 472 488 +3.4
Yukon 494 501 500 519 528 +1.8
Northwest Territories 507 511 527 523 527 +0.7
Nunavut 469 486 514 502 550 +9.6
Men 470 474 481 493 507 +2.9
Women 406 412 419 432 444 +2.9
24 years old and under 419 412 416 433 445 +2.8
25 to 44 years old 458 462 470 481 495 +2.8
45 to 54 years old 449 454 463 475 490 +3.2
55 years old and over 431 435 442 455 468 +2.7
Long-tenured workers2 482 489 495 503 515 +2.5
Occasional claimants2 428 429 437 452 464 +2.7
Frequent claimants2 446 453 464 477 491 +3.1
Canada 446 449 457 469 483 +2.9

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 Consult 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 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920
Newfoundland and Labrador 749.5 822.2 953.6 799.2 759.2 -5.0
Prince Edward Island 162.6 161.2 175.5 160.3 155.5 -3.0
Nova Scotia 603.0 595.5 642.5 595.2 588.6 -1.1
New Brunswick 712.5 703.0 729.6 632.2 680.0 +7.6
Quebec 3,227.0 2,974.1 3,043.3 2,577.5 2,622.2 +1.7
Ontario 3,200.8 3,069.9 3,183.3 2,775.9 3,011.1 +8.5
Manitoba 338.3 352.1 386.2 371.1 370.7 -0.1
Saskatchewan 361.3 450.8 473.3 393.0 405.9 +3.3
Alberta 1,499.9 2,274.7 1,804.8 1,331.3 1,354.1 +1.7
British Columbia 1,219.0 1,217.0 1,193.0 988.5 1,068.7 +8.1
Yukon 18.7 18.8 18.9 16.5 17.0 +2.7
Northwest Territories 20.2 19.3 20.8 21.4 19.5 -8.7
Nunavut 9.4 11.5 15.8 11.7 12.2 +4.0
Men 8,253.4 8,612.3 8,359.3 7,072.5 7,348.8 +3.9
Women 3,868.8 4,057.8 4,281.2 3,601.3 3,715.6 +3.2
24 years old and under 1,153.7 1,158.1 1,076.1 922.7 939.3 +1.8
25 to 44 years old 5,345.2 5,548.9 5,449.7 4,585.2 4,783.1 +4.3
45 to 54 years old 2,844.6 2,921.7 2,876.7 2,335.9 2,342.4 +0.3
55 years old and over 2,778.8 3,041.3 3,238.0 2,830.0 2,999.6 +6.0
Long-tenured workers2 3,141.1 3,681.5 3,343.6 2,467.4 2,518.1 +2.1
Occasional claimants2 6,118.7 6,220.2 6,272.5 5,505.2 5,746.6 +4.4
Frequent claimants2 2,862.3 2,768.4 3,024.4 2,701.2 2,799.7 +3.6
Canada 12,122.2 12670.1 12,640.5 10,673.8 11,064.4 +3.7

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 Consult 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

FY1516

FY1617

FY1718

FY1819

FY1920

Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920

Goods-producing industries

565,610

484,720

502,080

505,200

523,350

+3.6

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting

57,360

51,910

53,760

52,440

51,240

-2.3

Mining and oil and gas extraction

38,250

24,430

21,340

24,980

24,130

-3.4

Utilities

4,230

3,980

4,150

4,150

4,870

+17.3

Construction

316,290

273,380

288,870

292,720

289,330

-1.2

Manufacturing

149,480

131,020

133,960

130,910

153,780

+17.5

Service-producing industries

821,740

762,630

764,150

764,220

801,070

+4.8

Wholesale trade

48,240

43,600

39,790

38,920

41,670

+7.1

Retail trade

83,500

76,300

79,090

69,330

76,100

+9.8

Transportation and warehousing

67,950

59,470

60,190

62,640

64,460

+2.9

Finance and insurance

15,500

14,080

15,020

12,630

12,480

-1.2

Real estate and rental and leasing

20,220

18,640

17,720

18,270

18,800

+2.9

Professional, scientific and technical services

61,630

54,190

52,690

50,950

55,220

+8.4

Business, building and support services1

100,250

88,740

86,380

88,130

85,720

-2.7

Educational services

156,100

153,460

157,110

163,030

170,300

+4.5

Health care and social assistance

47,610

45,740

46,590

45,870

50,050

+9.1

Information, culture and recreation2

41,320

38,030

39,080

40,250

39,900

-0.9

Accommodation and food services

63,840

60,630

63,840

63,280

72,130

+14.0

Other services (except public administration)

45,900

42,020

40,340

42,010

45,450

+8.2

Public administration

69,680

67,730

66,310

68,910

68,790

-0.2

Unclassified3

43,740

73,780

33,480

23,290

42,660

+83.2

Canada

1,431,090

1,321,130

1,299,710

1,292,710

1,367,080

+5.8

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 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920P Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920
Goods-producing industries 19.3 20.7 20.1 18.3r 17.9 -2.1
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 21.6 22.0 22.0 20.7r 20.7 -0.1
Mining and oil and gas extraction 20.8 23.9 26.9 21.4r 20.5 -4.3
Utilities 17.6 18.4 19.3 17.3r 15.3 -11.3
Construction 18.4 19.6 19.3 17.7r 17.3 -2.5
Manufacturing 20.0 21.9 19.8 18.2r 17.8 -1.9
Service-producing industries 19.3 20.5 20.2 18.5r 18.1 -2.5
Wholesale trade 22.7 23.7 23.9 22.0r 22.1 +0.6
Retail trade 21.9 22.8 22.8 21.4r 20.9 -2.3
Transportation and warehousing 18.9 20.9 20.1 18.4r 18.1 -1.9
Finance and insurance 23.3 24.3 24.3 23.9r 22.3 -6.6
Real estate and rental and leasing 22.0 22.9 24.0 21.1r 20.6 -2.8
Professional, scientific and technical services 20.9 22.7 22.4 19.7r 19.3 -2.2
Business, building and support services2 21.2 22.0 21.4 19.9r 19.8 -0.4
Educational services 11.9 12.4 12.5 11.8 11.1 -5.5
Health care and social assistance 21.0 22.3 21.4 19.9r 19.4 -2.1
Information, culture and recreation3 20.0 20.7 20.9 19.1r 19.3 +1.2
Accommodation and food services 22.1 22.7 22.6 20.9r 21.2 +1.1
Other services (except public administration) 20.9 22.4 22.4 20.1r 20.0 -0.6
Public administration 20.1 21.7 22.0 20.3r 19.7 -2.9
Unclassified4 19.7 22.8 22.9 21.1r 19.9 -5.6
Canada 19.3 20.7 20.3 18.5r 18.0 -2.4

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 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 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920
Goods-producing industries 480 485 493 503 519 +3.1
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 429 431 441 459 479 +4.4
Mining and oil and gas extraction 522 528 531 541 554 +2.4
Utilities 516 524 532 538 552 +2.5
Construction 498 505 512 521 536 +2.9
Manufacturing 448 453 464 474 494 +4.3
Service-producing industries 425 430 434 447 460 +2.8
Wholesale trade 440 447 449 462 477 +3.3
Retail trade 374 386 386 405 421 +3.9
Transportation and warehousing 425 417 420 431 449 +4.1
Finance and insurance 462 463 481 493 510 +3.4
Real estate and rental and leasing 432 440 449 469 480 +2.5
Professional, scientific and technical services 479 482 488 497 515 +3.8
Business, building and support services2 419 422 429 447 463 +3.5
Educational services 457 466 473 479 488 +1.9
Health care and social assistance 402 408 414 423 440 +4.1
Information, culture and recreation3 413 414 418 435 439 +0.8
Accommodation and food services 352 355 359 374 390 +4.1
Other services (except public administration) 416 418 422 439 449 +2.4
Public administration 446 451 460 468 479 +2.4
Unclassified4 419 423 427 440 457 +3.8
Canada 446 449 457 469 483 +2.9

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 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920
Goods-producing industries 5,337.1 5,397.7 5,343.6 4,473.4 4,590.7 +2.6
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 520.4 515.6 578.2 496.8 525.8 +5.8
Mining and oil and gas extraction 445.0 448.8 310.0 274.2 270.0 -1.6
Utilities 39.1 42.2 48.2 36.4 42.2 +15.9
Construction 2,934.7 3,001.5 3,113.4 2,640.3 2,592.1 -1.8
Manufacturing 1,397.9 1,389.6 1,293.7 1,025.7 1,160.7 +13.2
Service-producing industries 6,487.5 6,687.7 6,998.6 5,995.6 6,151.8 +2.6
Wholesale trade 497.1 515.1 492.3 402.6 425.2 +5.6
Retail trade 685.4 712.3 763.4 620.9 610.1 -1.7
Transportation and warehousing 520.5 556.8 533.3 466.0 499.1 +7.1
Finance and insurance 166.5 177.9 193.9 155.0 148.8 -4.0
Real estate and rental and leasing 191.8 208.1 207.3 175.4 174.8 -0.4
Professional, scientific and technical services 630.5 666.4 601.1 479.4 516.5 +7.7
Business, building and support services2 881.9 876.9 871.4 768.8 768.0 -0.1
Educational services 711.6 695.1 850.0 774.6 823.5 +6.3
Health care and social assistance 371.2 389.6 424.0 349.6 359.2 +2.8
Information, culture and recreation3 336.2 337.1 377.7 324.7 317.1 -2.3
Accommodation and food services 498.2 496.3 559.9 487.2 489.4 +0.5
Other services (except public administration) 399.4 424.4 421.5 371.7 376.7 +1.4
Public administration 597.3 631.5 702.7 619.7 643.4 +3.8
Unclassified4 297.6 584.7 298.4 204.8 321.8 +57.1
Canada 12,122.2 12,670.1 12,640.5 10,673.8 11,064.4 +3.7

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.
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 rate1 and hours of insurable employment from previous employment): New claims established
Category FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920
Regional unemployment rate: 6.0% and under 218,020 171,350 384,230 411,230 685,050 +66.6
Regional unemployment rate: 6.1% ~ 7.0% 363,660 363,170 425,580 479,030 284,170 -40.7
Regional unemployment rate: 7.1% ~ 8.0% 279,030 299,000 134,750 129,350 134,670 +4.1
Regional unemployment rate: 8.1% ~ 9.0% 216,290 169,290 110,860 40,770 34,970 -14.2
Regional unemployment rate: 9.1% ~ 10.0% 75,660 65,480 31,660 13,870 9,600 -30.8
Regional unemployment rate: 10.1% ~ 11.0% 50,430 35,420 7,990 36,950 28,700 -22.3
Regional unemployment rate: 11.1% ~ 12.0% 16,740 21,420 60,140 49,040 34,790 -29.1
Regional unemployment rate: 12.1% ~ 13.0% 43,880 35,300 13,420 4,070 23,840 +485.7
Regional unemployment rate: 13.1% ~ 14.0% 16,910 11,350 28,240 6,980 47,370 +578.7
Regional unemployment rate: 14.1% ~ 15.0% 23,650 38,190 24,020 17,860 9,010 -49.6
Regional unemployment rate: 15.1% ~ 16.0% 31,980 25,370 10,270 24,980 14,470 -42.1
Regional unemployment rate: 16.1% or greater 94,840 85,790 68,550 78,580 60,440 -23.1
Hours of insurable employment from previous employment: 420 to 559 16,070 20,010 18,660 18,220 17,250 -5.3
Hours of insurable employment from previous employment: 560 to 699 51,100 56,330 47,490 41,930 35,380 -15.6
Hours of insurable employment from previous employment: 700 to 839 91,000 102,770 104,810 102,040 102,240 +0.2
Hours of insurable employment from previous employment: 840 to 979 116,610 113,880 110,790 110,600 111,140 +0.5
Hours of insurable employment from previous employment: 980 to 1,119 132,800 119,850 114,140 117,460 118,120 +0.6
Hours of insurable employment from previous employment: 1,120 to 1,259 131,700 122,760 120,710 122,190 125,460 +2.7
Hours of insurable employment from previous employment: 1,260 to 1,399 126,290 113,860 114,510 114,270 119,750 +4.8
Hours of insurable employment from previous employment: 1,400 to 1,539 134,580 125,170 125,090 129,220 134,370 +4.0
Hours of insurable employment from previous employment: 1,540 to 1,679 115,230 103,540 105,730 106,130 113,360 +6.8
Hours of insurable employment from previous employment: 1,680 to 1,819 119,890 103,900 106,150 107,350 118,180 +10.1
Hours of insurable employment from previous employment: 1,820 or more 395,820 339,060 331,630 323,300 371,830 +15.0
Canada 1,431,090 1,321,130 1,299,710 1,292,710 1,367,080 +5.8

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 2.7.2 – Regular benefits (by regional unemployment rate and hours of insurable employment from previous employment): Average actual duration1,2 (number of weeks)
Category FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920P Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920
Regional unemployment rate: 6.0% and under 17.2 19.0 14.8 15.6r 14.9 -4.2
Regional unemployment rate: 6.1% ~ 7.0% 15.9 18.9 17.5 15.7r 17.7 +12.6
Regional unemployment rate: 7.1% ~ 8.0% 19.2 18.9 19.9 19.4r 18.3 -5.8
Regional unemployment rate: 8.1% ~ 9.0% 19.4 19.7 23.4 22.5r 19.7 -12.2
Regional unemployment rate: 9.1% ~ 10.0% 19.2 21.0 22.7 23.3r 20.7 -11.3
Regional unemployment rate: 10.1% ~ 11.0% 21.3 22.9 22.5 20.5r 22.5 +9.4
Regional unemployment rate: 11.1% ~ 12.0% 23.8 24.9 25.8 23.3r 23.0 -1.6
Regional unemployment rate: 12.1% ~ 13.0% 19.8 24.2 30.2 28.4r 19.9 -30.0
Regional unemployment rate: 13.1% ~ 14.0% 19.7 24.0 22.5 23.7r 20.9 -11.9
Regional unemployment rate: 14.1% ~ 15.0% 27.9 26.1 25.9 25.9 25.9 0.0
Regional unemployment rate: 15.1% ~ 16.0% 26.6 28.6 26.8 25.8r 26.9 +4.2
Regional unemployment rate: 16.1% or greater 26.4 32.0 33.1 29.8r 27.8 -6.7
Hours of insurable employment from previous employment: 420 to 559 26.6 28.3 28.6 26.2r 26.5 +1.1
Hours of insurable employment from previous employment: 560 to 699 20.8 21.6 22.2 20.7r 21.9 +6.1
Hours of insurable employment from previous employment: 700 to 839 18.5 19.2 18.7 16.8r 16.7 -0.9
Hours of insurable employment from previous employment: 840 to 979 19.2 20.4 19.7 17.9r 17.8 -0.6
Hours of insurable employment from previous employment: 980 to 1,119 19.0 20.2 19.7 18.3r 18.1 -0.9
Hours of insurable employment from previous employment: 1,120 to 1,259 18.4 19.6 19.3 17.8r 17.5 -1.5
Hours of insurable employment from previous employment: 1,260 to 1,399 17.8 19.2 18.5 17.5r 17.2 -1.9
Hours of insurable employment from previous employment: 1,400 to 1,539 16.8 17.8 17.2 16.0r 15.6 -2.3
Hours of insurable employment from previous employment: 1,540 to 1,679 18.3 19.4 18.9 17.5r 17.0 -2.9
Hours of insurable employment from previous employment: 1,680 to 1,819 19.6 21.2 20.4 18.4r 18.1 -1.7
Hours of insurable employment from previous employment: 1,820 or more 21.1 22.8 22.7 20.4r 19.4 -5.1
Canada 19.3 20.7 20.3 18.5r 18.0 -2.4

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 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 2.7.3 – Regular benefits (by regional unemployment rate and hours of insurable employment from previous employment): Average weekly benefit rate1,2 ($)
Category FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920
Regional unemployment rate: 6.0% and under 452 454 459 471 482 +2.3
Regional unemployment rate: 6.1% ~ 7.0% 456 453 454 472 483 +2.3
Regional unemployment rate: 7.1% ~ 8.0% 439 446 468 466 501 +7.5
Regional unemployment rate: 8.1% ~ 9.0% 443 451 460 476 470 -1.4
Regional unemployment rate: 9.1% ~ 10.0% 427 443 462 491 486 -0.9
Regional unemployment rate: 10.1% ~ 11.0% 447 466 462 474 500 +5.5
Regional unemployment rate: 11.1% ~ 12.0% 481 449 456 459 478 +4.1
Regional unemployment rate: 12.1% ~ 13.0% 448 478 461 472 468 -0.9
Regional unemployment rate: 13.1% ~ 14.0% 442 432 448 457 468 +2.3
Regional unemployment rate: 14.1% ~ 15.0% 431 429 436 443 480 +8.4
Regional unemployment rate: 15.1% ~ 16.0% 433 443 442 456 462 +1.4
Regional unemployment rate: 16.1% or greater 444 433 445 455 466 +2.5
Hours of insurable employment from previous employment: 420 to 559 340 334 333 342 357 +4.2
Hours of insurable employment from previous employment: 560 to 699 369 365 370 382 396 +3.6
Hours of insurable employment from previous employment: 700 to 839 379 380 377 388 396 +2.2
Hours of insurable employment from previous employment: 840 to 979 397 402 405 421 425 +1.0
Hours of insurable employment from previous employment: 980 to 1,119 411 417 424 441 448 +1.7
Hours of insurable employment from previous employment: 1,120 to 1,259 427 436 445 457 465 +1.8
Hours of insurable employment from previous employment: 1,260 to 1,399 446 451 462 473 487 +2.9
Hours of insurable employment from previous employment: 1,400 to 1,539 462 472 481 493 503 +2.2
Hours of insurable employment from previous employment: 1,540 to 1,679 463 472 482 493 504 +2.3
Hours of insurable employment from previous employment: 1,680 to 1,819 471 478 488 498 512 +2.8
Hours of insurable employment from previous employment: 1,820 or more 491 499 505 516 529 +2.5
Canada 446 449 457 469 483 +2.9

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 2.7.4 – Regular benefits (by regional unemployment rate and hours of insurable employment from previous employment): Amount paid1,2 ($ million)
Category FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920
Regional unemployment rate: 6.0% and under 4,089.6 1,381.8 2,329.3 2,931.4 4,285.2 +46.2
Regional unemployment rate: 6.1% ~ 7.0% 2,836.0 3,092.1 3,453.9 3,341.8 2,707.0 -19.0
Regional unemployment rate: 7.1% ~ 8.0% 1,572.8 2,511.9 1,751.9 1,135.3 1,181.7 +4.1
Regional unemployment rate: 8.1% ~ 9.0% 727.7 2,022.7 1,367.9 599.1 270.0 -54.9
Regional unemployment rate: 9.1% ~ 10.0% 526.8 539.5 527.8 186.0 129.8 -30.2
Regional unemployment rate: 10.1% ~ 11.0% 194.9 337.2 275.9 287.9 307.8 +6.9
Regional unemployment rate: 11.1% ~ 12.0% 294.4 282.4 522.9 590.9 412.7 -30.2
Regional unemployment rate: 12.1% ~ 13.0% 60.8 460.1 350.0 54.3 202.5 +273.3
Regional unemployment rate: 13.1% ~ 14.0% 235.3 165.6 275.9 118.5 394.0 +232.3
Regional unemployment rate: 14.1% ~ 15.0% 378.3 345.7 364.1 232.6 111.3 -52.1
Regional unemployment rate: 15.1% ~ 16.0% 459.2 295.1 205.9 207.4 262.3 +26.5
Regional unemployment rate: 16.1% or greater 746.2 1,235.9 1,215.2 988.7 800.1 -19.1
Hours of insurable employment from previous employment: 420 to 559 144.0 175.8 207.5 169.7 169.0 -0.5
Hours of insurable employment from previous employment: 560 to 699 380.7 437.8 460.8 351.5 328.5 -6.6
Hours of insurable employment from previous employment: 700 to 839 625.3 720.0 812.3 679.4 686.6 +1.1
Hours of insurable employment from previous employment: 840 to 979 879.3 917.6 946.5 823.6 841.4 +2.2
Hours of insurable employment from previous employment: 980 to 1,119 1,001.5 1,002.1 1,015.7 900.8 929.9 +3.2
Hours of insurable employment from previous employment: 1,120 to 1,259 985.0 1,001.8 1,065.4 927.8 960.9 +3.6
Hours of insurable employment from previous employment: 1,260 to 1,399 931.2 950.8 999.5 875.9 923.1 +5.4
Hours of insurable employment from previous employment: 1,400 to 1,539 976.4 996.0 1,037.2 932.5 973.1 +4.3
Hours of insurable employment from previous employment: 1,540 to 1,679 932.8 958.5 973.3 830.0 877.8 +5.8
Hours of insurable employment from previous employment: 1,680 to 1,819 1,075.4 1,107.4 1,076.9 915.2 971.6 +6.2
Hours of insurable employment from previous employment: 1,820 or more 4,190.5 4,401.8 4,045.4 3,267.2 3,402.6 +4.1
Canada 12,122.2 12,670.1 12,640.5 10,673.8 11,064.4 +3.7

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 2.8 – Regular benefits (by Employment Insurance economic region)

Annex 2.8.1 – Regular benefits (by Employment Insurance economic region): New claims established
EI economic region FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920
St. John’s 12,290 12,510 12,900 11,510 11,070 -3.8
Newfoundland – Labrador 55,590 43,080 49,270 55,170 51,910 -5.9
Charlottetown1 4,070 4,420 3,820 3,730 3,410 -8.6
Prince Edward Island (excluding Charlottetown)1 12,720 12,490 12,610 11,810 11,450 -3.0
Eastern Nova Scotia 22,420 22,580 23,760 24,190 22,610 -6.5
Western Nova Scotia 27,000 26,950 27,020 24,810 26,000 +4.8
Halifax 12,600 13,080 13,100 12,800 13,490 +5.4
Fredericton-Moncton-Saint-John 20,920 19,800 20,180 19,270 19,540 +1.4
Madawaska-Charlotte 11,240 10,700 10,940 10,840 11,060 +2.0
Restigouche- Albert 39,870 39,620 39,490 38,210 38,120 -0.2
Gaspésie-Île-de-la Madeleine 24,740 24,990 25,180 24,030 23,740 -1.2
Québec 33,750 31,470 32,950 30,760 31,440 +2.2
Trois-Rivières 8,430 7,930 7,820 7,550 8,560 +13.4
South Central Quebec 7,480 7,900 6,820 6,820 8,560 +25.5
Sherbrooke 8,230 7,990 8,000 7,690 8,290 +7.8
Montérégie 27,030 26,160 24,880 24,240 27,820 +14.8
Montreal 152,860 146,390 144,110 138,980 145,090 +4.4
Central Quebec 73,830 70,970 71,440 68,910 71,350 +3.5
North Western Quebec 19,850 17,960 17,730 17,610 17,150 -2.6
Lower Saint Lawrence and North Shore 44,610 43,010 40,660 39,620 39,520 -0.3
Hull 10,660 10,430 9,890 9,420 9,710 +3.1
Chicoutimi-Jonquière 10,730 10,260 9,600 8,870 9,230 +4.1
Ottawa 21,210 19,470 19,340 19,130 19,290 +0.8
Eastern Ontario 20,220 18,910 18,670 17,530 16,420 -6.3
Kingston 3,120 3,530 3,110 3,530 4,280 +21.2
Central Ontario 44,200 42,800 41,030 39,720 43,440 +9.4
Oshawa 12,280 12,270 12,690 10,470 12,460 +19.0
Toronto 141,370 132,690 131,950 129,050 139,560 +8.1
Hamilton 19,400 19,210 18,630 18,330 19,990 +9.1
St. Catharines 15,240 14,710 14,310 14,030 15,560 +10.9
London 12,300 12,710 13,770 11,870 14,680 +23.7
Niagara 12,760 12,160 11,600 11,150 12,850 +15.2
Windsor 9,340 8,360 14,490 16,180 16,550 +2.3
Kitchener 13,340 13,360 13,570 13,240 14,710 +11.1
Huron 12,940 13,970 13,360 12,560 13,380 +6.5
South Central Ontario 11,890 11,480 13,110 12,130 14,840 +22.3
Sudbury 6,550 4,560 4,990 5,180 5,710 +10.2
Thunder Bay 4,990 4,250 4,460 4,130 4,240 +2.7
Northern Ontario 29,680 22,370 24,050 25,390 25,990 +2.4
Winnipeg 22,270 21,380 21,920 22,750 23,040 +1.3
Southern Manitoba 11,550 10,960 11,180 11,140 11,390 +2.2
Northern Manitoba 7,990 6,970 7,130 8,720 8,470 -2.9
Regina 5,700 6,270 6,330 6,460 6,570 +1.7
Saskatoon 9,730 9,210 8,640 9,080 10,760 +18.5
Southern Saskatchewan 10,590 8,320 8,710 9,380 10,210 +8.8
Northern Saskatchewan 13,560 10,290 11,510 12,650 13,260 +4.8
Calgary 52,480 43,150 35,620 37,950 42,350 +11.6
Edmonton 57,060 47,150 42,230 47,140 51,080 +8.4
Northern Alberta 16,090 18,750 9,880 12,220 12,590 +3.0
Southern Alberta 42,170 32,090 24,670 29,780 34,520 +15.9
Southern Interior British Columbia 32,740 25,790 25,520 29,410 31,230 +6.2
Abbotsford 7,390 7,160 6,690 5,830 6,290 +7.9
Vancouver 54,580 49,110 47,730 43,640 51,220 +17.4
Victoria 7,920 6,650 6,710 6,480 7,390 +14.0
Southern Coastal British Columbia 22,350 20,390 19,220 19,010 21,490 +13.0
Northern British Columbia 21,100 15,730 16,540 16,490 18,180 +10.2
Whitehorse1 1,070 950 820 920 930 +1.1
Yukon (excluding Whitehorse)1 770 800 790 720 750 +4.2
Yellowknife1 410 510 520 430 470 +9.3
Northwest Territories (excluding Yellowknife)1 1,140 1,230 1,240 1,150 1,050 -8.7
Iqualuit1 110 110 170 130 140 +7.7
Nunavut (excluding Iqaluit)1 570 660 640 770 630 -18.2
Canada 1,431,090 1,321,130 1,299,710 1,292,710 1,367,080 +5.8

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, one consisting of the capital area and the remaining consisting of the non-capital area.
Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.

Annex 2.8.2 – Regular benefits (by Employment Insurance economic region): Average actual duration1 (number of weeks)
EI economic region FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920P Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920
St. John’s 18.7 19.2 20.9 20.8r 20.2 -2.5
Newfoundland – Labrador 27.6 35.4 35.7 30.4r 28.4 -6.4
Prince Edward Island2 25.3 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Charlottetown2 19.6 19.4 19.1 17.5r 18.2 +4.1
Prince Edward Island (excluding Charlottetown)2 23.9 24.7 24.5 23.7r 23.4 -1.2
Eastern Nova Scotia 27.4 26.8 26.4 26.1r 26.6 +2.0
Western Nova Scotia 23.0 22.0 21.4 20.1r 19.5 -3.1
Halifax 18.9 19.8 19.0 18.5r 18.4 -0.5
Fredericton-Moncton-Saint-John 20.4 19.9 18.7 17.5r 17.9 +2.2
Madawaska-Charlotte 21.4 20.6 19.1 18.7r 19.9 +6.6
Restigouche- Albert 26.5 26.4 25.1 22.5r 23.3 +3.8
Gaspésie-Île-de-la Madeleine 26.0 25.4 25.2 23.8r 24.5 +2.9
Québec 15.9 15.3 14.2 13.5r 13.4 -0.3
Trois-Rivières 17.4 16.2 15.4 15.0r 14.6 -2.3
South Central Quebec 14.8 13.8 13.0 12.8r 12.3 -4.1
Sherbrooke 17.1 16.2 14.4 14.3r 13.0 -8.8
Montérégie 16.9 16.4 15.4 14.2r 13.9 -2.0
Montreal 19.0 18.9 17.0 15.7r 15.5 -1.4
Central Quebec 17.4 16.5 15.7 14.6r 15.0 +2.6
North Western Quebec 20.1 18.8 17.4 16.5r 16.5 +0.1
Lower Saint Lawrence and North Shore 19.3 19.1 17.3 15.4r 16.5 +7.5
Hull 18.0 17.4 16.2 14.3r 14.8 +3.3
Chicoutimi-Jonquière 19.2 18.1 16.8 14.8r 14.9 +0.7
Ottawa 17.1 17.4 16.3 15.7r 15.4 -1.6
Eastern Ontario 17.8 18.4 16.9 16.4r 16.2 -1.3
Kingston 18.1 17.2 15.8 16.0r 16.0 +0.3
Central Ontario 16.9 17.5 16.7 16.2r 16.3 +0.5
Oshawa 15.5 17.6 15.6 15.3r 15.5 +1.7
Toronto 19.6 19.1 18.1 17.2r 17.7 +2.6
Hamilton 16.9 16.4 16.3 15.6r 16.0 +2.8
St. Catharines 17.5 17.4 16.7 15.9r 16.3 +2.1
London 18.2 16.5 16.6 16.0r 15.9 -0.6
Niagara 18.2 18.3 16.9 16.3r 17.0 +3.9
Windsor 16.6 19.2 11.1 14.2r 13.6 -4.5
Kitchener 17.0 16.7 15.8 15.9r 16.4 +3.0
Huron 17.1 17.1 15.6 15.7r 15.1 -3.9
South Central Ontario 16.2 16.4 14.2 15.1r 15.3 +1.7
Sudbury 17.3 25.0 24.6 18.0r 16.5 -8.3
Thunder Bay 16.0 15.9 15.6 16.1r 15.6 -3.0
Northern Ontario 21.7 28.7 28.1 23.4r 21.4 -8.5
Winnipeg 16.9 17.0 16.6 16.1r 16.3 +1.5
Southern Manitoba 15.8 16.7 16.4 16.1r 16.8 +4.6
Northern Manitoba 24.4 30.5 31.7 28.2r 26.5 -5.7
Regina 14.9 16.4 16.8 16.0r 16.6 +4.2
Saskatoon 16.0 22.6 24.5 20.5r 17.8 -13.1
Southern Saskatchewan 16.4 24.0 25.9 21.0r 18.4 -12.7
Northern Saskatchewan 23.2 31.6 33.2 28.4r 25.7 -9.8
Calgary 17.5 26.4 29.8 23.0r 20.0 -13.2
Edmonton 16.8 24.0 26.3 20.5r 18.7 -8.9
Northern Alberta 19.8 21.7 31.7 24.3r 22.5 -7.1
Southern Alberta 17.3 24.4 28.6 20.5r 18.5 -9.6
Southern Interior British Columbia 18.4 24.2 24.8 20.5r 17.5 -14.3
Abbotsford 17.3 16.9 16.9 15.8r 15.4 -2.1
Vancouver 17.7 17.4 16.9 16.2r 16.2 +0.2
Victoria 17.3 18.1 15.9 15.2r 15.9 +4.5
Southern Coastal British Columbia 19.1 18.9 17.6 16.2r 16.8 +3.7
Northern British Columbia 20.6 26.3 24.7 21.7r 19.3 -10.8
Yukon2 29.6 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Whitehorse2 16.7 21.9 23.2 19.4r 17.8 -8.6
Yukon (excluding Whitehorse)2 20.4 19.9 19.8 20.7r 21.2 +2.2
Northwest Territories2 35.0 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Yellowknife2 17.6 14.7 16.2 18.0 18.6 +2.9
Northwest Territories (excluding Yellowknife)2 25.0 24.6 24.5 24.5 24.5 +0.1
Nunavut2 34.7 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Iqualuit2 17.6 16.8 22.6 20.1r 22.0 +9.7
Nunavut (excluding Iqaluit)2 25.5 34.3 34.9 29.7r 29.1 -2.0
Canada 19.3 20.7 20.3 18.5r 18.0 -2.4

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 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, one 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 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920
St. John’s 460 468 466 470 477 +1.4
Newfoundland – Labrador 440 424 442 453 466 +2.9
Charlottetown2 416 399 406 418 423 +1.3
Prince Edward Island (excluding Charlottetown)2 421 426 432 438 453 +3.6
Eastern Nova Scotia 434 433 440 443 459 +3.7
Western Nova Scotia 411 411 414 423 434 +2.5
Halifax 428 424 429 432 452 +4.7
Fredericton-Moncton-Saint-John 418 422 432 442 453 +2.4
Madawaska-Charlotte 413 413 424 430 440 +2.2
Restigouche- Albert 433 438 443 453 468 +3.4
Gaspésie-Île-de-la Madeleine 437 442 451 460 478 +3.8
Québec 445 452 467 481 493 +2.6
Trois-Rivières 424 429 446 454 476 +4.9
South Central Quebec 441 444 458 465 484 +4.2
Sherbrooke 426 440 447 463 483 +4.3
Montérégie 430 439 448 464 477 +2.8
Montreal 432 438 448 459 477 +3.9
Central Quebec 427 434 445 456 473 +3.8
North Western Quebec 440 447 453 470 480 +2.1
Lower Saint Lawrence and North Shore 439 441 452 462 476 +3.0
Hull 445 457 463 477 485 +1.7
Chicoutimi-Jonquière 432 434 446 458 473 +3.4
Ottawa 453 460 464 476 485 +1.8
Eastern Ontario 435 443 440 462 476 +2.8
Kingston 429 438 443 466 468 +0.5
Central Ontario 437 449 452 465 481 +3.3
Oshawa 456 472 483 493 497 +0.8
Toronto 447 458 467 482 493 +2.3
Hamilton 452 460 468 483 494 +2.4
St. Catharines 417 434 440 456 471 +3.1
London 427 441 455 464 484 +4.2
Niagara 439 447 457 473 486 +2.7
Windsor 440 440 481 496 506 +2.1
Kitchener 452 463 464 483 495 +2.6
Huron 445 451 458 474 483 +1.8
South Central Ontario 445 460 468 481 496 +3.0
Sudbury 457 458 466 489 504 +3.0
Thunder Bay 463 476 485 494 514 +4.1
Northern Ontario 452 444 455 472 483 +2.3
Winnipeg 441 451 456 461 472 +2.4
Southern Manitoba 438 435 443 451 461 +2.1
Northern Manitoba 431 421 435 448 439 -1.9
Regina 473 490 487 501 506 +1.0
Saskatoon 474 476 478 491 495 +0.9
Southern Saskatchewan 469 461 472 474 489 +3.1
Northern Saskatchewan 472 453 457 468 479 +2.3
Calgary 493 490 493 502 506 +0.8
Edmonton 499 500 505 514 519 +1.0
Northern Alberta 499 500 498 511 515 +0.9
Southern Alberta 490 481 485 499 507 +1.7
Southern Interior British Columbia 459 448 463 471 485 +3.0
Abbotsford 383 398 395 416 440 +5.8
Vancouver 438 453 460 473 488 +3.2
Victoria 454 459 461 486 494 +1.6
Southern Coastal British Columbia 457 456 459 470 490 +4.3
Northern British Columbia 474 461 474 487 504 +3.4
Whitehorse2 491 510 496 521 530 +1.8
Yukon (excluding Whitehorse)2 499 491 504 516 525 +1.7
Yellowknife2 506 508 533 537 538 +0.1
Northwest Territories (excluding Yellowknife)2 507 513 525 518 522 +0.7
Iqualuit2 496 526 523 546 563 +3.1
Nunavut (excluding Iqaluit)2 464 480 512 494 547 +10.6
Canada 446 449 457 469 483 +2.9

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, one consisting of the capital area and the remaining consisting of the non-capital area.
Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.

Annex 2.8.4 – Regular benefits (by Employment Insurance economic region): Amount paid1 ($ million)
EI economic region FY15162 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920
St. John’s 98.6 116.3 139.1 112.8 100.5 -10.9
Newfoundland – Labrador 650.9 705.9 814.5 686.4 658.7 -4.0
Prince Edward Island2 8.5 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Charlottetown2 33.4 34.1 32.3 29.2 29.0 -0.5
Prince Edward Island (excluding Charlottetown)2 120.6 127.1 143.2 131.2 126.4 -3.6
Eastern Nova Scotia 256.1 257.9 283.4 276.5 272.4 -1.5
Western Nova Scotia 241.1 231.8 244.9 212.1 208.5 -1.7
Halifax 105.8 105.8 114.2 106.5 107.7 +1.1
Fredericton-Moncton-Saint-John 176.3 170.1 172.9 151.5 160.0 +5.6
Madawaska-Charlotte 96.5 87.9 93.0 88.5 97.8 +10.5
Restigouche- Albert 439.7 445.0 463.6 392.1 422.1 +7.7
Gaspésie-Île-de-la Madeleine 266.8 264.2 295.6 252.0 265.2 +5.2
Québec 222.0 198.3 211.6 183.7 181.2 -1.3
Trois-Rivières 57.5 48.6 53.3 47.0 50.0 +6.3
South Central Quebec 47.0 42.7 40.7 35.4 39.4 +11.5
Sherbrooke 57.4 50.6 50.5 46.3 46.5 +0.4
Montérégie 186.3 174.3 173.2 146.6 153.9 +5.0
Montreal 1,195.6 1,124.4 1,116.9 939.7 935.2 -0.5
Central Quebec 508.2 449.4 499.2 420.7 431.8 +2.6
North Western Quebec 164.2 146.7 141.6 126.7 128.0 +1.0
Lower Saint Lawrence and North Shore 354.2 327.0 318.4 262.6 272.7 +3.8
Hull 81.2 76.5 74.7 60.8 63.0 +3.6
Chicoutimi-Jonquière 86.5 71.4 67.6 56.0 55.2 -1.4
Ottawa 165.8 151.8 152.4 140.9 138.8 -1.5
Eastern Ontario 160.2 146.6 145.7 130.1 125.8 -3.3
Kingston 24.1 23.9 24.2 23.6 32.7 +38.7
Central Ontario 320.9 313.5 333.7 292.5 316.9 +8.4
Oshawa 93.6 91.1 101.9 78.4 88.3 +12.7
Toronto 1,230.7 1,148.5 1,177.8 1,035.5 1,131.2 +9.2
Hamilton 145.9 143.5 150.2 137.9 138.0 +0.1
St. Catharines 106.7 106.7 108.2 92.2 103.5 +12.3
London 92.6 88.3 107.3 89.3 94.6 +5.9
Niagara 103.8 93.9 94.4 85.4 94.5 +10.7
Windsor 98.6 62.5 77.6 78.2 103.1 +31.8
Kitchener 104.5 101.6 108.2 97.4 115.0 +18.0
Huron 98.6 101.2 99.3 85.1 88.3 +3.7
South Central Ontario 86.7 84.1 91.6 85.8 99.5 +15.9
Sudbury 50.9 64.6 55.2 41.4 47.0 +13.6
Thunder Bay 36.0 33.4 35.1 32.3 31.6 -2.0
Northern Ontario 281.4 314.4 320.6 250.0 262.2 +4.9
Winnipeg 171.9 169.3 182.0 177.9 179.3 +0.8
Southern Manitoba 82.9 88.6 91.2 88.1 91.9 +4.3
Northern Manitoba 83.6 94.2 113.0 105.1 99.5 -5.4
Regina 43.8 52.3 61.8 52.0 54.2 +4.2
Saskatoon 82.1 109.4 117.1 89.0 93.0 +4.5
Southern Saskatchewan 87.9 115.4 115.4 88.0 96.0 +9.0
Northern Saskatchewan 147.5 173.7 179.1 164.0 162.7 -0.8
Calgary 486.3 747.9 613.1 415.8 413.3 -0.6
Edmonton 489.2 730.6 632.7 495.0 471.0 -4.9
Northern Alberta 157.5 253.3 176.4 139.9 146.8 +5.0
Southern Alberta 366.9 542.9 382.6 280.6 322.9 +15.1
Southern Interior British Columbia 273.0 318.5 310.0 258.7 254.2 -1.8
Abbotsford 49.3 48.7 48.9 39.4 41.5 +5.2
Vancouver 436.5 391.0 403.4 342.3 379.1 +10.7
Victoria 64.6 56.4 53.8 49.9 56.4 +12.9
Southern Coastal British Columbia 193.8 173.2 165.0 140.6 164.6 +17.0
Northern British Columbia 201.8 229.2 211.9 157.6 173.1 +9.8
Yukon2 1.8 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Whitehorse2 9.2 10.8 10.9 8.9 9.2 +3.9
Yukon (excluding Whitehorse)2 7.7 8.0 8.0 7.6 7.8 +1.3
Northwest Territories2 2.6 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Yellowknife2 3.8 4.3 4.3 5.2 5.1 -0.6
Northwest Territories (excluding Yellowknife)2 13.8 15.0 16.4 16.2 14.4 -11.3
Nunavut2 0.7 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Iqualuit2 0.7 1.3 2.0 1.3 1.5 +14.6
Nunavut (excluding Iqaluit)2 8.0 10.2 13.8 10.4 10.6 +2.7
Canada 12,122.2 12,670.1 12,640.5 10,673.8 11,064.4 +3.7

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, one 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 established2
Category FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920
Newfoundland and Labrador 32,470 17,130 14,630 21,170 28,100 +32.7
Prince Edward Island 8,590 8,430 8,340 8,120 7,710 -5.0
Nova Scotia 24,970 24,630 25,340 24,640 24,710 +0.3
New Brunswick 34,910 33,620 33,890 33,650 32,990 -2.0
Quebec 159,380 156,020 157,360 153,030 150,240 -1.8
Ontario 98,420 92,340 96,070 99,060 102,940 +3.9
Manitoba 11,090 9,970 10,320 11,720 12,360 +5.5
Saskatchewan 8,240 4,800 3,790 6,010 8,480 +41.1
Alberta 15,280 8,650 7,690 11,980 17,760 +48.2
British Columbia 31,500 24,410 22,960 25,220 27,390 +8.6
Yukon 560 420 430 400 420 +5.0
Northwest Territories 230 220 260 250 220 -12.0
Nunavut 50 40 30 30 50 +66.7
Men 266,130 232,770 235,580 245,400 255,940 +4.3
Women 159,560 147,910 145,530 149,880 157,430 +5.0
24 years old and under 10,470 8,130 7,930 7,630 7,960 +4.3
25 to 44 years old 156,900 142,730 144,000 149,160 153,940 +3.2
45 to 54 years old 119,340 103,330 98,730 99,610 103,210 +3.6
55 years old and over 138,980 126,490 130,450 138,880 148,260 +6.8
Canada 425,690 380,680 381,110 395,280 413,370 +4.6

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.
2 In previous Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Reports, this annex dealt with all seasonal claimants, not only seasonal regular claimants. By definition, all those receiving fishing benefits were considered seasonal claimants, and their statistics were therefore included in this annex. For the FY1920 Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Report, for consistency and simplicity, this annex deals only with seasonal regular claimants, and data on individuals receiving fishing benefits are shown separately in annex 2.10.
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 duration (number of weeks)
Category FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920P Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920
Newfoundland and Labrador 26.7 34.5 33.1 27.5r 27.3 -0.8
Prince Edward Island 23.5 23.9 23.8 23.3r 24.2 +3.6
Nova Scotia 23.6 22.9 22.6 22.4r 22.5 +0.3
New Brunswick 24.6 24.1 23.3 21.0r 22.4 +6.3
Quebec 17.1 16.6 15.7 14.4r 15.0 +3.8
Ontario 14.0 14.8 14.0 13.3r 13.7 +2.7
Manitoba 15.2 16.1 15.8 14.6r 15.7 +7.3
Saskatchewan 16.6 24.7 22.7 19.1r 17.8 -6.8
Alberta 14.2 21.8 22.7 18.0r 16.4 -8.6
British Columbia 15.0 17.3 17.1 14.9r 14.4 -2.9
Yukon 19.9 19.4 20.5 20.0r 20.6 +2.9
Northwest Territories 24.1 24.5 21.4 23.3r 21.9 -6.3
Nunavut 26.7 38.0 30.3 37.8 15.8 -58.1
Men 19.0 19.9 18.7 17.0r 17.7 +4.2
Women 16.1 17.2 16.5 14.8r 15.0 +1.1
24 years old and under 18.1 18.7 18.1 16.8r 17.1 +1.5
25 to 44 years old 17.0 17.5 16.7 15.1r 15.6 +3.2
45 to 54 years old 17.7 18.7 17.8 16.0r 16.2 +1.1
55 years old and over 19.1 20.7 19.3 17.4r 18.1 +3.9
Canada 17.9 18.9 17.9 16.2r 16.7 +3.1

Note: Percentage change is based on unrounded numbers. Includes all claims for which at least $1 of EI benefits was paid. Includes all claims for which at least $1 of EI regular 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 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.
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 rate2,3
Category FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920
Newfoundland and Labrador 452 428 439 466 487 +4.4
Prince Edward Island 431 443 452 454 470 +3.7
Nova Scotia 433 440 450 455 470 +3.4
New Brunswick 440 453 465 474 487 +2.9
Quebec 456 466 475 486 502 +3.2
Ontario 466 478 486 498 511 +2.6
Manitoba 442 452 465 474 480 +1.1
Saskatchewan 465 457 487 490 501 +2.2
Alberta 488 485 505 515 524 +1.7
British Columbia 445 444 451 470 485 +3.2
Yukon 514 517 524 544 547 +0.7
Northwest Territories 517 515 536 539 560 +3.8
Nunavut 507 484 466 494 510 +3.3
Men 481 487 495 506 521 +3.0
Women 413 423 436 448 462 +3.1
24 years old and under 478 479 490 502 513 +2.1
25 to 44 years old 475 484 495 504 519 +2.9
45 to 54 years old 454 462 473 486 501 +3.1
55 years old and over 432 437 447 460 476 +3.4
Canada 455 462 473 484 499 +3.0

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 In previous Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Reports, this annex dealt with all seasonal claimants, not only seasonal regular claimants. By definition, all those receiving fishing benefits were considered seasonal claimants, and their statistics were therefore included in this annex. For the FY1920 Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Report, for consistency and simplicity, this annex deals only with seasonal regular claimants, and data on individuals receiving fishing benefits are shown separately in annex 2.10.
3 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 paid2,3 ($ million)
Category FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920
Newfoundland and Labrador 365.8 359.0 240.3 206.0 308.2 +49.6
Prince Edward Island 82.6 80.4 92.9 83.5 83.4 -0.2
Nova Scotia 238.1 230.3 259.4 238.8 247.4 +3.6
New Brunswick 352.2 343.6 363.1 319.8 340.5 +6.5
Quebec 1,126.7 1,041.2 1,128.0 963.9 995.7 +3.3
Ontario 606.0 585.9 638.4 599.3 646.9 +8.0
Manitoba 70.9r 68.6r 76.5 78.0 88.0 +12.9
Saskatchewan 63.9 59.9 49.2 49.2 67.6 +37.4
Alberta 99.9 111.7 97.8 96.6 134.8 +39.5
British Columbia 191.4 188.5 175.0 156.2 175.2 +12.2
Yukon 4.8 4.7 4.6 4.3 4.5 +4.8
Northwest Territories 2.8 2.6 2.9 3.4 2.6 -21.5
Nunavut 0.5 0.8 0.6 0.6 0.4 -32.4
Men 2,311.1 2,214.8 2,176.0 1,964.5 2,173.4 +10.6
Women 894.5 862.4 952.9 834.9 921.7 +10.4
24 years old and under 87.3 76.4 71.9 61.5 64.9 +5.6
25 to 44 years old 1,157.1 1,108.0 1,147.8 1,030.4 1,121.2 +8.8
45 to 54 years old 884.9 826.8 808.3 696.3 745.5 +7.1
55 years old and over 1,076.3 1,066.0 1,100.9 1,011.2 1,163.5 +15.1
Canada 3,205.6 3,077.2 3,128.9 2,799.4 3,095.1 +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 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 In previous Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Reports, this annex dealt with all seasonal claimants, not only seasonal regular claimants. By definition, all those receiving fishing benefits were considered seasonal claimants, and their statistics were therefore included in this annex. For the FY1920 Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Report, for consistency and simplicity, this annex deals only with seasonal regular claimants, and data on individuals receiving fishing benefits are shown separately in annex 2.10.
3 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 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920
Newfoundland and Labrador 11,469 11,819 12,278 12,682 13,041 +2.8
Prince Edward Island 2,981 3,108 3,258 3,278 3,236 -1.3
Nova Scotia 5,327 5,448 5,633 5,701 5,750 +0.9
New Brunswick 2,977 3,066 3,310 3,203 3,244 +1.3
Quebec 1,409 1,425 1,412 1,408 1,372 -2.6
British Columbia 2,940 2,919 2,942 2,843 2,424 -14.7
Other provinces and territories 1,168 1,149 1,222 1,252 1,318 +5.3%
Men 23,121 23,502 24,015 24,319 24,203 -0.5
Women 5,150 5,432 6,040 6,048 6,182 +2.2
24 years old and under 1,380 1,460 1,564 1,535 1,593 3.8
25 to 44 years old 8,327 8,335 8,683 8,556 8,428 -1.5
45 to 54 years old 8,184 8,171 8,217 8,095 7,901 -2.4
55 years old and over 10,380 10,968 11,591 12,181 12,463 +2.3
Canada 28,271 28,934 30,055 30,367 30,385 +0.1

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 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920
Newfoundland and Labrador 20.7 21.2 19.5 19.1 21.1 +10.5
Prince Edward Island 19.7 19.7 19.1 18.8 19.9 +5.9
Nova Scotia 19.8 20.0 19.8 19.8 20.1 +1.5
New Brunswick 19.4 19.8 19.6 19.1 20.2 +5.8
Quebec 18.6 20.0 17.1 17.1 18.7 +9.4
British Columbia 22.9 23.0 23.1 23.3 23.3 0.0
Other provinces and territories 22.3 22.5 23.2 23.0 23.2 +0.9
Men 20.1 20.5 19.5 19.3 20.5 +6.2
Women 22.0 22.3 21.5 21.2 22.2 +4.7
24 years old and under 20.3 20.3 20.4 20.1 20.8 +3.5
25 to 44 years old 20.2 20.5 20.2 20.1 21.1 +5.0
45 to 54 years old 20.2 20.5 19.3 19.0 20.4 +7.4
55 years old and over 21.0 21.3 20.0 19.8 20.9 +5.6
Canada 20.5 20.8 19.9 19.7 20.8 +5.6

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 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920
Newfoundland and Labrador 497 506 515 517 533 +3.0
Prince Edward Island 511 527 532 528 545 +3.3
Nova Scotia 506 519 521 521 538 +3.2
New Brunswick 511 519 521 529 546 +3.2
Quebec 513 525 532 538 551 +2.5
British Columbia 444 457 449 475 466 -1.9
Other provinces and territories 431 426 430 444 447 +0.5
Men 497 508 513 518 532 +2.6
Women 480 489 494 499 515 +3.2
24 years old and under 475 481 483 493 511 +3.6
25 to 44 years old 494 503 507 512 526 +2.7
45 to 54 years old 500 511 517 522 536 +2.7
55 years old and over 493 504 510 514 527 +2.7
Canada 494 505 510 514 528 +2.7

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 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 Change (% ) FY1819 to
FY1920
Newfoundland and Labrador 108.1 111.4 121.4 118.4 126.5 +6.8
Prince Edward Island 26.2 28.4 29.5 29.1 30.0 +3.0
Nova Scotia 53.0 57.2 59.8 59.9 59.2 -1.2
New Brunswick 29.3 31.1 34.7 34.1 36.5 +7.0
Quebec 12.5 12.0 11.2 12.0 11.6 -2.7
British Columbia 31.3 29.9 30.4 29.8 26.1 -12.3
Other provinces and territories 11.8 12.9 13.3 14.5 13.2 -8.7
Men 223.9 229.5 241.0 238.9 242.9 +1.7
Women 48.4 53.4 59.2 58.8 60.2 +2.3
24 years old and under 11.6 14.0 14.8 16.4 16.9 +2.8
25 to 44 years old 78.6 82.1 90.1 89.9 88.5 -1.5
45 to 54 years old 81.4 79.9 82.0 78.4 75.3 -4.0
55 years old and over 100.7 106.9 113.3 113.0 122.4 +8.4
Canada 272.3 282.9 300.2 297.7 303.1 +1.8

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 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920
Newfoundland and Labrador 12,490 12,080 13,040 13,230 12,940 -2.2
Prince Edward Island 6,610 6,850 6,860 6,680 6,950 +4.0
Nova Scotia 23,830 24,110 25,890 26,430 27,090 +2.5
New Brunswick 26,980 28,480 33,000 33,590 33,970 +1.1
Quebec 112,690 120,900 133,050 136,230 135,310 -0.7
Ontario 192,110 198,760 204,730 207,380 214,170 +3.3
Manitoba 20,230 19,100 20,910 20,680 21,340 +3.2
Saskatchewan 16,230 15,380 16,420 17,310 17,070 -1.4
Alberta 62,330 58,820 58,960 62,920 66,100 +5.1
British Columbia 75,380 77,130 82,320 80,150 82,590 +3.0
Yukon 740 710 710 670 770 +14.9
Northwest Territories 720 640 710 750 580 -22.7
Nunavut 470 420 490 520 390 -25.0
Men 188,700 195,280 212,700 220,000 237,370 +7.9
Women 362,110 368,100 384,390 386,540 381,900 -1.2
24 years old and under 41,940 41,340 42,020 42,050 40,890 -2.8
25 to 44 years old 317,170 321,680 337,320 342,800 358,740 +4.6
45 to 54 years old 93,420 94,840 100,990 99,400 95,000 -4.4
55 years old and over 98,280 105,520 116,760 122,290 124,640 +1.9
Employees 550,250 562,660 596,310 605,930 618,400 +2.1
Self-employed persons 560 720 780 610 870 +42.6
Canada 550,810 563,380 597,090 606,540 619,270 +2.1

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 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920
Newfoundland and Labrador 422 436 437 450 462 +2.6
Prince Edward Island 407 424 429 438 456 +4.1
Nova Scotia 409 416 425 431 449 +3.9
New Brunswick 419 421 433 438 459 +4.7
Quebec 398 406 416 427 445 +4.4
Ontario 430 441 449 462 477 +3.4
Manitoba 424 432 432 443 459 +3.7
Saskatchewan 442 453 456 461 477 +3.4
Alberta 454 460 467 477 495 +3.9
British Columbia 422 434 443 454 477 +5.0
Yukon 475 494 503 511 519 +1.7
Northwest Territories 503 508 508 513 526 +2.7
Nunavut 472 482 487 499 538 +7.7
Men 454 462 470 481 500 +3.8
Women 408 416 423 432 448 +3.8
24 years old and under 343 346 353 375 389 +3.8
25 to 44 years old 441 450 457 466 485 +4.1
45 to 54 years old 423 430 441 452 470 +4.1
55 years old and over 403 414 423 434 449 +3.4
Employees 424 432 440 450 468 +4.0
Self-employed persons 329 337 331 329 356 +8.1
Canada 423 432 440 450 468 +4.0

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 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920
Newfoundland and Labrador 101.3 106.6 110.8 106.6r 107.1 +0.5
Prince Edward Island 39.5 41.2 43.3 42.3 40.8 -3.7
Nova Scotia 177.1 188.0 190.3 192.3r 204.2 +6.2
New Brunswick 162.7 185.1 190.8 205.2 209.3 +2.0
Quebec 407.8 442.0 506.0 528.2r 574.5 +8.8
Ontario 2,281.4 2,379.7 2,487.0r 2,502.0r 2,678.5 +7.1
Manitoba 224.6r 224.4 237.2 239.9r 249.5 +4.0
Saskatchewan 208.5r 218.8 226.7 233.9r 232.6 -0.6
Alberta 848.9r 863.2 852.1 848.6r 914.9 +7.8
British Columbia 779.7 817.9r 869.8 870.3r 913.2 +4.9
Territories 21.0 23.5 25.7 26.5 25.5 -3.6
Unknown* 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.4 n/a n/a
Men 909.2 1,001.3 1,077.6 1,127.2r 1,236.3 +9.7
Women 4,343.4 4,489.1 4,662.2r 4,669.0r 4,913.8 +5.2
24 years old and under 357.1 348.5 353.0 347.1 346.1 -0.3
25 to 44 years old 4,076.6 4,240.3 4,391.3r 4,407.5r 4,694.4 +6.5
45 to 54 years old 405.4 438.5 475.1 485.9r 498.5 +2.6
55 years old and over 413.5 463.2 520.3 555.7r 611.2 +10.0
Employees 5,244.7 5,482.7r 5,729.9r 5,787.0r 6,140.1 +6.1
Self-employed persons 7.9 7.7 9.9 9.2 10.0 +8.8
Canada 5,252.5 5,490.5 5,739.8r 5,796.2r 6,150.1 +6.1

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 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920
St. John's 4,440 4,570 5,080 4,660 4,620 -0.9
Newfoundland - Labrador 8,050 7,510 7,960 8,570 8,230 -2.9
Prince Edward Island2 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Charlottetown 1,830 2,130 1,990 1,940 1,670 -13.9
Prince Edward Island (excluding Charlottetown) 4,780 4,720 4,870 4,740 5,280 +11.4
Eastern Nova Scotia 7,290 7,600 8,500 8,180 8,880 +8.6
Western Nova Scotia 9,200 8,950 9,920 10,220 10,180 -0.4
Halifax 7,340 7,560 7,470 8,030 8,030 0.0
Fredericton-Moncton 9,980 10,180 11,010 11,540 11,260 -2.4
Madawaska-Charlotte 4,120 4,130 4,680 4,780 4,710 -1.5
Restigouche-Albert 12,880 14,170 17,310 17,270 18,000 +4.2
Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine 3,480 3,980 4,750 4,240 4,570 +7.8
Québec 10,330 10,800 11,730 13,060 11,580 -11.3
Trois-Rivières 2,830 2,910 3,210 3,290 3,810 +15.8
South Central Quebec 2,700 2,990 3,190 3,210 3,590 +11.8
Sherbrooke 2,550 3,150 3,250 3,480 3,190 -8.3
Montérégie 8,420 8,650 9,470 9,700 10,140 +4.5
Montreal 35,590 38,450 42,850 44,090 44,330 +0.5
Central Quebec 21,830 24,180 25,780 26,910 26,130 -2.9
North Western Quebec 4,330 4,560 5,420 5,220 4,880 -6.5
Lower Saint Lawrence and North Shore 12,930 13,600 14,860 14,420 15,260 +5.8
Hull 3,280 3,380 3,640 4,150 3,470 -16.4
Chicoutimi-Jonquière 4,420 4,250 4,900 4,460 4,360 -2.2
Ottawa 13,860 14,310 14,140 13,850 15,280 +10.3
Eastern Ontario 8,250 8,210 8,750 9,030 8,460 -6.3
Kingston 2,110 2,130 2,130 2,220 2,610 +17.6
Central Ontario 18,820 18,920 19,350 19,780 20,680 +4.6
Oshawa 5,980 6,020 6,660 5,990 6,800 +13.5
Toronto 74,040 77,080 77,040 79,030 79,040 0.0
Hamilton 10,620 11,100 11,320 11,570 13,230 +14.3
St. Catharines 6,410 6,470 6,650 7,020 7,300 +4.0
London 6,930 7,110 7,770 7,320 8,200 +12.0
Niagara 5,750 5,610 6,170 6,670 6,490 -2.7
Windsor 4,640 4,520 5,680 6,090 5,610 -7.9
Kitchener 7,280 7,900 8,470 8,590 9,140 +6.4
Huron 5,550 7,100 7,200 6,260 7,420 +18.5
South Central Ontario 7,370 7,800 8,690 8,640 8,970 +3.8
Sudbury 2,560 3,040 2,840 3,120 3,050 -2.2
Thunder Bay 1,950 1,980 2,080 2,180 2,150 -1.4
Northern Ontario 9,990 9,460 9,790 10,020 9,740 -2.8
Winnipeg 12,870 11,630 13,180 12,770 13,490 +5.6
Southern Manitoba 5,630 5,680 5,880 6,060 5,870 -3.1
Northern Manitoba 1,730 1,790 1,850 1,850 1,980 +7.0
Regina 3,890 3,910 4,200 4,180 4,270 +2.2
Saskatoon 4,500 4,450 4,660 4,980 5,300 +6.4
Southern Saskatchewan 4,150 3,830 4,170 4,540 3,980 -12.3
Northern Saskatchewan 3,690 3,190 3,390 3,610 3,520 -2.5
Calgary 20,220 19,240 20,700 20,270 21,740 +7.3
Edmonton 21,670 20,310 19,920 22,170 23,090 +4.1
Northern Alberta 4,950 4,710 4,120 4,680 4,790 +2.4
Southern Alberta 15,490 14,560 14,220 15,800 16,480 +4.3
Southern Interior British Columbia 12,160 12,250 12,700 12,840 13,960 +8.7
Abbotsford 4,360 5,240 5,370 4,980 5,030 +1.0
Vancouver 36,830 36,380 39,940 38,770 39,460 +1.8
Victoria 5,190 5,510 6,090 5,640 6,070 +7.6
Southern Coastal British Columbia 10,480 11,570 11,280 11,570 11,380 -1.6
Northern British Columbia 6,360 6,180 6,940 6,350 6,690 +5.4
Yukon2 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Whitehorse 590 570 590 550 610 +10.9
Yukon (excluding Whitehorse) 150 140 120 120 160 +33.3
Northwest Territories2 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Yellowknife 390 370 360 410 290 -29.3
Northwest Territories (excluding Yellowknife) 330 270 350 340 290 -14.7
Nunavut2 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Iqaluit 170 110 170 160 170 +6.3
Nunavut (excluding Iqaluit) 300 310 320 360 220 -38.9
Canada 550,810 563,380 597,090 606,540 619,270 +2.1

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, one consisting of the capital area and the remaining consisting of the non-capital area.
Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.

Annex 2.12.2 – Special benefits (by Employment Insurance economic region)1: Average weekly benefit rate2 ($)
EI economic region FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920
St. John's 430 445 440 455 462 +1.4
Newfoundland - Labrador 417 430 435 448 463 +3.3
Prince Edward Island3 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Charlottetown 383 405 402 407 431 +5.9
Prince Edward Island (excluding Charlottetown) 416 432 440 450 463 +2.9
Eastern Nova Scotia 426 436 449 457 470 +2.9
Western Nova Scotia 391 395 402 405 423 +4.4
Halifax 414 421 429 439 457 +4.1
Fredericton-Moncton 415 414 422 429 444 +3.5
Madawaska-Charlotte 399 401 408 417 437 +4.9
Restigouche-Albert 428 433 448 450 473 +5.2
Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine 403 414 422 428 454 +6.2
Québec 397 408 419 433 453 +4.6
Trois-Rivières 385 389 408 414 452 +9.1
South Central Quebec 391 410 406 419 457 +8.9
Sherbrooke 381 400 404 426 441 +3.4
Montérégie 400 402 410 422 439 +4.2
Montreal 402 407 421 427 445 +4.4
Central Quebec 391 397 406 419 439 +4.8
North Western Quebec 392 401 413 436 442 +1.2
Lower Saint Lawrence and North Shore 404 410 417 435 448 +3.0
Hull 412 433 440r 450 451 +0.3
Chicoutimi-Jonquière 405 414 423 425 448 +5.4
Ottawa 455 470 473 483 497 +3.0
Eastern Ontario 417 432 437 451 466 +3.2
Kingston 408 434 439 463 461 -0.4
Central Ontario 414 427 435 446 462 +3.6
Oshawa 440 449 463 469 479 +2.1
Toronto 438 446 456 467 483 +3.5
Hamilton 425 443 457 468r 477 +1.8
St. Catharines 400 409 420 432 451 +4.2
London 421 432 442 460 480 +4.2
Niagara 428 431 446 452 472 +4.6
Windsor 430 419 434 458r 479 +4.5
Kitchener 426 444 449 469 482 +2.6
Huron 412 422 435 449 467 +4.0
South Central Ontario 423 444 445 462 479 +3.7
Sudbury 432 437 433 462 475 +2.8
Thunder Bay 445 451 452 463 475 +2.7
Northern Ontario 420 431 440r 455r 477 +4.7
Winnipeg 427 437 432 443 459 +3.6
Southern Manitoba 412 419 432 440 459 +4.4
Northern Manitoba 445 439 437 453 461 +1.7
Regina 451 461 459 471 482 +2.4
Saskatoon 441 449 457 460 472 +2.6
Southern Saskatchewan 438 447 458 458 484 +5.7
Northern Saskatchewan 437 454 451 456 471 +3.4
Calgary 459 465 472 477 495 +3.8
Edmonton 456 466 474 483 502 +4.1
Northern Alberta 472 484 478 494 504 +1.8
Southern Alberta 439 438 449 462 483 +4.5
Southern Interior British Columbia 422 430 438 443 466 +5.3
Abbotsford 378 394 398 411 445 +8.5
Vancouver 425 443 448 462 486 +5.2
Victoria 437 440 463 465 489 +5.1
Southern Coastal British Columbia 416 415 439 449 463 +3.1
Northern British Columbia 438 447 450 468 485 +3.7
Yukon3 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Whitehorse 474 496 507 508 515 +1.3
Yukon (excluding Whitehorse) 476 485 486 524 537 +2.4
Northwest Territories3 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Yellowknife 506 516 509 517 520 +0.5
Northwest Territories (excluding Yellowknife) 499 497 507 507 534 +5.2
Nunavut3 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Iqaluit 528 530 514 536 557 +3.9
Nunavut (excluding Iqaluit) 441 465 470 482 522 +8.3
Canada 423 432 440 450 468 +4.0

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, one 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 2.12.3 – Special benefits (by Employment Insurance economic region)1: Amount paid2 ($ million)
EI economic region FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920
St. John's 43.3 47.2 48.8 46.5 43.3 -6.9
Newfoundland - Labrador 57.7 59.2 61.3 58.8 62.3 +6.0
Prince Edward Island3 4.3 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Charlottetown 12.1 16.4 15.6 16.0 14.1 -12.2
Prince Edward Island (excl. Charlottetown) 22.9 24.7 27.5 25.7 26.3 +2.6
Eastern Nova Scotia 43.6 47.2 47.6 48.0 47.9 -0.2
Western Nova Scotia 58.7 66.2 66.6 70.3 72.1 +2.7
Halifax 74.4 74.5 75.3 71.8 80.9 +12.7
Fredericton-Moncton 79.7 91.7 84.8 93.3 96.9 +3.9
Madawaska-Charlotte 23.2 24.1 26.0 27.8 27.6 -0.9
Restigouche-Albert 59.2 68.9 78.9 82.2 82.4 +0.3
Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine 12.4 14.5 16.3 16.6 16.5 -0.4
Québec 36.8 38.8 43.0 47.8 47.2 -1.3
Trois-Rivières 8.9 9.5 10.1 10.9 15.2 +39.4
South Central Quebec 9.9 10.4 11.1 11.3 14.8 +30.9
Sherbrooke 9.0 11.1 11.2 12.5 12.8 +2.8
Montérégie 31.4 32.5 36.5 37.2 43.0 +15.6
Montreal 133.3 146.7 170.2 173.9 191.5 +10.1
Central Quebec 75.6 82.1 96.0 98.8 105.8 +7.1
North Western Quebec 15.9 17.4 22.0 22.3 22.6 +1.0
Lower Saint Lawrence and North Shore 42.6 45.4 51.4 48.7 58.1 +19.4
Hull 13.8 15.4 16.8 19.6 17.6 -10.2
Chicoutimi-Jonquière 14.5 14.2 15.9 15.1 15.9 +4.9
Ottawa 187.2 190.0 192.2 187.3 206.3 +10.2
Eastern Ontario 78.0 82.4 85.4 92.1 94.2 +2.3
Kingston 21.9 24.2 23.4 23.6 26.4 +11.6
Central Ontario 181.9 191.5 207.3 203.1 219.1 +7.9
Oshawa 73.7 76.4 79.9 74.7 82.2 +10.1
Toronto 990.5 1,028.4 1,064.9 1,051.2 1,114.0 +6.0
Hamilton 129.6 132.2 139.5 132.9 157.2 +18.3
St. Catharines 56.0 62.0 66.0 61.8 71.6 +15.8
London 81.6 81.1 85.9 87.8 94.8 +7.9
Niagara 62.7 60.7 64.9 71.0 72.7 +2.5
Windsor 48.7 45.6 48.1 57.5 57.7 +0.3
Kitchener 90.1 97.2 101.7 109.2 105.6 -3.2
Huron 49.1 60.6 66.6 62.7 67.9 +8.4
South Central Ontario 82.7 93.0 97.5 103.8 107.7 +3.7
Sudbury 24.5 29.5 28.8 29.1 31.0 +6.7
Thunder Bay 20.0 22.0 22.3 19.3 22.1 +14.5
Northern Ontario 92.8 90.5 95.2 95.0 102.6 +7.9
Winnipeg 147.1 141.3 150.2 147.8 154.2 +4.3
Southern Manitoba 57.9 61.5 62.9 67.6 70.0 +3.5
Northern Manitoba 18.9 20.6 22.3 21.7 21.5 -0.8
Regina 49.8 54.3 56.2 57.0 56.0 -1.8
Saskatoon 60.6 66.5 69.2 71.2 72.3 +1.6
Southern Saskatchewan 53.8 54.2 55.5 59.0 57.3 -2.9
Northern Saskatchewan 43.3 42.4 44.6 43.4 44.0 +1.5
Calgary 294.0 301.6 302.5 299.7 308.0 +2.8
Edmonton 284.5 297.3 288.0 289.9 317.6 +9.6
Northern Alberta 67.6 69.5 60.4 59.2 65.1 +9.9
Southern Alberta 198.9 191.4 195.2 189.6 211.7 +11.6
Southern Interior British Columbia 111.0 120.4 123.5 122.0 127.5 +4.5
Abbotsford 38.8 43.8 44.1 42.8 47.3 +10.5
Vancouver 418.7 430.5 455.7 459.8 482.6 +5.0
Victoria 57.7 61.4 63.9 61.0 65.7 +7.6
Southern Coastal British Columbia 92.4 95.8 106.8 106.9 110.5 +3.5
Northern British Columbia 58.4 63.1 71.6 67.2 65.2 -3.0
Yukon3 0.9 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Whitehorse 5.1 7.6 8.0 7.1 7.9 +12.0
Yukon (excluding Whitehorse) 1.3 0.9 0.8 1.4 0.9 -38.4
Northwest Territories3 1.0 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Yellowknife 3.9 5.7 5.0 4.9 5.0 +2.1
Northwest Territories (excl. Yellowknife) 3.1 4.3 4.6 4.4 4.8 +9.5
Nunavut3 0.5 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Iqaluit 1.8 1.5 2.1 2.5 2.7 +10.1
Nunavut (excluding Iqaluit) 3.4 3.5 5.0 5.7 4.0 -28.8
Canada 5,228.8 5,464.6 5,700.8 5,709.0 6,050.0 +6.0

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 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, one 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)

Annex 2.13.1 – Firms and Employment Insurance regular and special benefits (by industry)
Industry Number of firms
2018
Distribution of firm (%)
2018
Firm’s workforce1
2018
Distribution of the firm’s workforce (%)
2018
Number of EI regular claimants2
2018
Distribution of EI regular claimants (%)
2018
Number of EI special claimants2
2018
Distribution of EI Special Claimants
(%)
2018
Goods-producing industries 261,680 21.3% 3,794,920 19.3% 622,170 38.6% 171,040 20.5%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 52,180 4.2% 340,050 1.7% 62,210 3.9% 17,960 2.2%
Mining, and oil and gas extraction 8,470 0.7% 225,790 1.1% 30,110 1.9% 7,260 0.9%
Utilities 820 0.1% 119,090 0.6% 5,600 0.3% 2,780 0.3%
Construction 151,660 12.3% 1,305,820 6.7% 358,480 22.2% 60,970 7.3%
Manufacturing 48,550 3.9% 1,804,170 9.2% 165,760 10.3% 82,070 9.9%
Services-producing industries 862,740 70.2% 15,514,560 79.0% 969,270 60.2% 653,820 78.5%
Wholesale trade 46,050 3.7% 859,410 4.4% 53,060 3.3% 30,900 3.7%
Retail trade 101,850 8.3% 2,199,250 11.2% 100,370 6.2% 90,010 10.8%
Transportation and warehousing 74,190 6.0% 865,560 4.4% 73,790 4.6% 35,910 4.3%
Finance and insurance 32,030 2.6% 741,530 3.8% 19,460 1.2% 27,640 3.3%
Professional, scientific and technical services 52,100 4.2% 345,230 1.8% 23,930 1.5% 13,510 1.6%
Real estate and rental and leasing 153,780 12.5% 1,135,870 5.8% 65,080 4.0% 34,460 4.1%
Business, building and other support services3 57,690 4.7% 1,295,090 6.6% 116,670 7.2% 55,300 6.6%
Educational services 14,390 1.2% 1,431,390 7.3% 179,890 11.2% 51,060 6.1%
Health care and social assistance 110,660 9.0% 1,713,470 8.7% 63,670 4.0% 115,030 13.8%
Information, culture and recreation4 32,030 2.6% 683,940 3.5% 50,860 3.2% 20,230 2.4%
Accommodation and food services 74,860 6.1% 1,539,110 7.8% 81,370 5.0% 60,940 7.3%
Other services (except public administration) 107,910 8.8% 759,840 3.9% 53,880 3.3% 33,760 4.1%
Public administration 5,210 0.4% 1,944,880 9.9% 87,260 5.4% 85,080 10.2%
Unclassified* 105,160 8.6% 325,550 1.7% 19,850 1.2% 8,170 1.0%
Canada 1,229,580 100.0% 19,635,030 100.0% 1,611,290 100.0% 833,020 100.0%

Note: Data may not add up to the total due to rounding. Percentage share is based on unrounded numbers.
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 one 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 2018.
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 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920
Newfoundland and Labrador 2,970 2,750 2,730 2,550 2,210 -13.3
Prince Edward Island 1,050 1,030 900 890 830 -6.7
Nova Scotia 5,680 5,000 5,060 5,410 4,640 -14.2
New Brunswick 4,410 4,130 4,180 4,350 3,830 -12.0
Quebec2 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ontario 84,190 83,770 83,920 83,500 84,930 +1.7
Manitoba 8,870 8,150 8,610 8,580 8,280 -3.5
Saskatchewan 8,330 7,760 8,330 8,340 7,970 -4.4
Alberta 31,860 30,580 29,470 29,360 29,580 +0.7
British Columbia 26,300 26,340 27,430 26,110 24,790 -5.1
Yukon 290 280 240 280 210 -25.0
Northwest Territories 360 320 300 380 250 -34.2
Nunavut 200 220 300 260 170 -34.6
24 years old and under 16,990 15,470 15,080 14,120 12,370 -12.4
25 to 29 years old 49,060 47,800 46,170 45,120 43,560 -3.5
30 to 34 years old 70,100 68,500 68,610 68,240 69,010 +1.1
35 to 39 years old 32,470 32,420 34,660 35,600 35,710 +0.3
40 years old and over 5,890 6,140 6,950 6,930 7,040 +1.6
Canada 174,510 170,330 171,470 170,010 167,690 -1.4

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 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819r FY1920P Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920
Newfoundland and Labrador 14.1 14.3 14.3 14.2 14.6 +3.0
Prince Edward Island 14.2 14.6 14.5 14.1 14.8 +4.9
Nova Scotia 14.5 14.7 14.7 14.6 14.5 -0.4
New Brunswick 14.7 14.7 14.6 14.5 14.5 +0.2
Quebec1 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ontario 14.6 14.6 14.7 14.6 14.7 +0.1
Manitoba 14.6 14.7 14.6 14.7 14.7 -0.1
Saskatchewan 14.7 14.7 14.7 14.7 14.7 -0.4
Alberta 14.6 14.6 14.7 14.6 14.7 +0.4
British Columbia 14.7 14.6 14.7 14.7 14.8 +0.6
Yukon 14.5 14.4 15.0 14.3 14.8 +4.1
Northwest Territories 14.8 14.2 14.3 13.1 14.3 +9.2
Nunavut 14.0 14.5 14.3 14.8 14.8 +0.3
24 years old and under 14.7 14.6 14.6 14.6 14.6 +0.4
25 to 29 years old 14.7 14.6 14.6 14.6 14.7 +0.4
30 to 34 years old 14.6 14.7 14.7 14.7 14.7 +0.3
35 to 39 years old 14.7 14.6 14.6 14.6 14.7 +0.2
40 years old and over 14.5 14.6 14.6 14.5r 14.4 -0.7
Canada 14.6 14.6 14.7 14.6 14.7 +0.3

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 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920
Newfoundland and Labrador 424 450 438 470 476 +1.5
Prince Edward Island 432 436 446 441 511 +15.7
Nova Scotia 409 411 425 436 461 +5.7
New Brunswick 414 424 431 433 434 +0.4
Quebec2 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ontario 439 447 457 470 484 +3.0
Manitoba 416 432 422 438 453 +3.4
Saskatchewan 439 455 452 461 476 +3.2
Alberta 449 462 467 475 494 +4.1
British Columbia 428 437 449 462 482 +4.4
Yukon 474 493 518 506 516 +2.0
Northwest Territories 495 499 499 503 525 +4.4
Nunavut 453 480 469 466 541 +16.2
24 years old and under 325 326 335 355 366 +3.0
25 to 29 years old 419 430 435 447 462 +3.4
30 to 34 years old 459 469 475 486 502 +3.3
35 to 39 years old 468 476 482 491 505 +3.0
40 years old and over 462 475 480 482 501 +3.9
Canada 436 447 454 465 482 +3.6

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.
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 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920
Newfoundland and Labrador 17.7 18.5 17.8 17.5 16.6 -5.1
Prince Edward Island 6.5 6.2 6.5 5.9 5.8 -0.7
Nova Scotia 33.1 32.0 31.4 33.3 34.1 +2.4
New Brunswick 25.6 27.9 25.1 27.7 26.2 -5.7
Quebec2 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ontario 542.6 556.9 566.4 576.3 607.0 +5.3
Manitoba 53.1 51.5 55.4 55.5 55.5 -0.1
Saskatchewan 52.3 53.0 55.4 58.1 55.9 -3.9
Alberta 209.5 212.9 206.2 203.9 218.4 +7.1
British Columbia 165.2 172.6 179.9 179.5 183.5 +2.2
Yukon 1.9 2.0 1.9 2.1 1.7 -16.3
Northwest Territories 2.1 2.5 2.3 2.5 2.1 -16.4
Nunavut 1.3 1.3 2.1 1.8 1.3 -25.5
24 years old and under 81.9 77.4 76.1 75.6 68.5 -9.3
25 to 29 years old 302.6 308.1 297.1 299.1 307.3 +2.7
30 to 34 years old 466.0 480.6 484.5 485.2 512.2 +5.6
35 to 39 years old 219.7 229.3 245.5 255.2 268.7 +5.3
40 years old and over 40.6 41.9 47.1 49.0 51.3 +4.7
Canada 1,110.9 1,137.3 1,150.3 1,164.1 1,208.1 +3.8

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 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 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920
Parental standard1 196,660 195,960 189,350 168,120 174,980 +4.1
Parental extended2 n/a n/a 8,700 31,910 37,770 +18.4
Newfoundland and Labrador 2,960 2,930 2,790 2,720 2,360 -13.2
Prince Edward Island 1,140 1,130 1,000 960 1,000 +4.2
Nova Scotia 6,470 5,970 5,830 6,190 5,990 -3.2
New Brunswick 4,940 4,580 4,710 4,960 5,010 +1.0
Quebec3 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ontario 96,390 98,370 97,880 99,620 109,200 +9.6
Manitoba 9,970 9,440 10,050 10,220 10,600 +3.7
Saskatchewan 9,140 8,720 9,290 9,480 9,720 +2.5
Alberta 34,830 33,480 33,130 33,840 35,290 +4.3
British Columbia 29,670 30,340 32,250 30,790 32,710 +6.2
Yukon 340 330 310 400 320 -20.0
Northwest Territories 480 390 430 490 300 -38.8
Nunavut 330 280 380 360 250 -30.6
Men 26,690 29,490 30,850 33,600 47,390 +41.0
Women 169,970 166,470 167,200 166,430 165,360 -0.6
24 years old and under 17,030 15,840 15,420 14,660 13,200 -10.0
25 to 29 years old 51,830 51,080 49,380 48,970 49,780 +1.7
30 to 34 years old 77,880 77,230 78,020 78,770 85,300 +8.3
35 to 39 years old 39,010 40,360 42,770 44,950 49,560 +10.3
40 years old and over 10,910 11,450 12,460 12,680 14,910 +17.6
Canada 196,660 195,960 198,050 200,030 212,750 +6.4

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.
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 and adoptive): Amount paid1 ($ million)
Category FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920
Parental standard2 2,643.5 2,705.1 2,777.1 2,511.5 2,416.0 -3.8
Parental extended3 n/a n/a 1.1r 219.2r 505.7 +130.7
Newfoundland and Labrador 39.9 42.0 42.6 38.4 37.8 -1.5
Prince Edward Island 15.4 14.4 15.1 14.3 13.2 -7.8
Nova Scotia 77.0 79.4 77.1 74.1r 80.5 +8.7
New Brunswick 61.8 62.5 59.8 63.3 66.1 +4.5
Quebec4 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ontario 1,297.7 1,328.0 1,375.5r 1,348.3r 1,468.8 +8.9
Manitoba 125.0 126.1 131.0 131.6 139.9 +6.3
Saskatchewan 121.1 127.8 133.6 135.0 133.7 -1.0
Alberta 497.7 501.7 495.3 478.1r 517.5 +8.2
British Columbia 395.9 409.5 433.4 431.9r 449.5 +4.1
Yukon 3.4 4.2 5.0 4.7 4.9 +5.9
Northwest Territories 4.6 6.6 5.7 5.4 5.7 +5.5
Nunavut 3.9 2.8 4.1 5.8r 4.7 -28.7
Men 213.5 233.7 252.4 257.8r 315.5 +22.4
Women 2,430.0 2,471.4 2,525.8r 2,472.9r 2,606.2 +5.4
24 years old and under 191.9 177.8 176.1 169.7 170.2 +0.3
25 to 29 years old 705.8 707.4 698.6 684.9 710.6 +3.8
30 to 34 years old 1,080.1 1,116.0 1,154.6 1,117.3r 1,200.3 +7.4
35 to 39 years old 530.6 565.6 595.5r 604.7r 670.1 +10.8
40 years old and over 135.1 138.3 153.5 154.1r 170.4 +10.6
Canada 2,643.5 2,705.1 2,778.2r 2,730.7r 2,921.7 +7.0

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 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.
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 standard benefits1 (biological and adoptive): New claims established
Category FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920
Newfoundland and Labrador 2,960 2,930 2,720 2,440 2,070 -15.2
Prince Edward Island 1,140 1,130 950 930 830 -10.8
Nova Scotia 6,470 5,970 5,620 5,430 5,410 -0.4
New Brunswick 4,940 4,580 4,550 4,500 4,420 -1.8
Quebec3 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ontario 96,390 98,370 92,770 80,900 86,810 +7.3
Manitoba 9,970 9,440 9,780 8,970 9,180 +2.3
Saskatchewan 9,140 8,720 9,030 8,610 8,480 -1.5
Alberta 34,830 33,480 31,760 29,370 30,680 +4.5
British Columbia 29,670 30,340 31,090 25,840 26,420 +2.2
Yukon 340 330 310 340 260 -23.5
Northwest Territories 480 390 430 460 250 -45.7
Nunavut 330 280 340 330 170 -48.5
Men 26,690 29,490 30,390 30,030 39,970 +33.1
Women 169,970 166,470 158,960 138,090 135,010 -2.2
24 years old and under 17,030 15,840 14,700 12,640 11,440 -9.5
25 to 29 years old 51,830 51,080 47,450 42,080 41,700 -0.9
30 to 34 years old 77,880 77,230 74,620 66,110 69,520 +5.2
35 to 39 years old 39,010 40,360 40,670 36,850 40,160 +9.0
40 years old and over 10,910 11,450 11,910 10,440 12,160 +16.5
Canada 196,660 195,960 189,350 168,120 174,980 +4.1

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. 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.
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 standard benefits1 (biological or adoptive): Average actual duration (number of weeks)
Category FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY18193,r FY19203, P Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920
Newfoundland and Labrador 30.9 29.9 30.4 30.4r 29.8 -1.8
Prince Edward Island 30.2 29.9 29.7 30.2r 27.6 -8.6
Nova Scotia 28.7 29.5 29.4 29.3r 27.8 -5.0
New Brunswick 29.8 29.7 29.3 30.0r 28.5 -4.9
Quebec2 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ontario 30.2 29.9 30.0 29.8r 28.4 -4.4
Manitoba 30.5 30.3 29.7 29.9r 28.6 -4.5
Saskatchewan 31.3 30.9 31.0 30.4r 29.4 -3.5
Alberta 31.0 30.9 30.6 30.8r 29.7 -3.6
British Columbia 30.5 30.0 29.7 30.1 28.5 -5.5
Yukon 28.1 27.8 26.3 28.6r 26.4 -7.6
Northwest Territories 25.7 27.8 24.4 27.2r 27.3 +0.5
Nunavut 24.0 27.3 25.1 27.3r 27.3 -0.1
Men 16.6 16.1 16.3 16.1r 13.7 -0.2
Women 32.6 32.6 32.5 32.7 32.6 -14.7
24 years old and under 31.6 31.4 31.4 31.3r 30.8 -1.6
25 to 29 years old 31.4 31.2 31.0 31.1r 30.2 -2.8
30 to 34 years old 30.5 30.3 30.2 30.3 28.8 -4.8
35 to 39 years old 29.4 29.2 29.0 29.0 27.4 -5.6
40 years old and over 26.0 25.5 26.2 25.8r 24.2 -6.2
Canada 30.4 30.1 30.0 30.0r 28.7 -4.4

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.
2 Since January 2006, Quebec has administered its own maternity benefits under the Quebec Parental Insurance Plan.
3 Starting with this report, figures on the duration of parental claims are based on a 100% sample of EI administrative data (for FY1920 and revised FY1819). This new methodology is necessary in order to eventually report on how parental benefits are actually shared between parents. Figures from previous Monitoring and Assessment Reports are still based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data (FY1516 to FY1718).
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 for FY1516 to FY1718, and on a 100% sample for FY1819 and FY1920.

Annex 2.15.5 – Parental standard benefits1 (biological and adoptive): Average weekly benefit rate2 ($)
Category FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920
Newfoundland and Labrador 441 460 448 478 490 +2.5
Prince Edward Island 438 440 449 453 522 +15.3
Nova Scotia 427 432 446 452 482 +6.5
New Brunswick 425 434 442 442 457 +3.5
Quebec3 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ontario 448 458 466 478 496 +3.7
Manitoba 427 444 435 452 474 +5.0
Saskatchewan 448 463 464 474 489 +3.1
Alberta 457 468 475 483 505 +4.5
British Columbia 440 450 462 473 495 +4.7
Yukon 483 498 520 523 530 +1.5
Northwest Territories 503 513 502 512 544 +6.4
Nunavut 464 491 478 493 532 +8.0
Men 491 503 507 517 536 +3.6
Women 439 449 455 466 483 +3.6
24 years old and under 336 336 346 372 382 +2.9
25 to 29 years old 426 438 443 454 473 +4.1
30 to 34 years old 465 476 481 491 511 +4.0
35 to 39 years old 475 484 490 499 515 +3.2
40 years old and over 477 489 493 499 520 +4.2
Canada 446 457 464 475 495 +4.2

Note: Percentage change is based on unrounded numbers. Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI parental benefits was paid.
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. Extended parental benefits offer up to 61 weeks of parental benefits paid at 33% of the average weekly insurable earnings.
2 Takes into account Family Supplement top-ups paid to claimants with parental benefits.
3 Since January 2006, Quebec has administered its own parental 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 2.15.6 – Parental standard benefits1 (biological and adoptive): Amount paid2 ($ million)
Category FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920
Newfoundland and Labrador 39.9 42.0 42.6 36.7 33.6 -8.4
Prince Edward Island 15.4 14.4 15.0 13.8 12.2 -11.8
Nova Scotia 77.0 79.4 77.1 69.6 71.0 +2.1
New Brunswick 61.8 62.5 59.8 60.2 58.9 -2.2
Quebec3 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ontario 1,297.7 1,328.0 1,374.9 1,215.7 1,171.8 -3.6
Manitoba 125.0 126.1 130.9 124.6 122.1 -2.0
Saskatchewan 121.1 127.8 133.6 129.4 118.9 -8.1
Alberta 497.7 501.7 495.1 445.3 445.2 0.0
British Columbia 395.9 409.5 433.3 401.3 369.6 -7.9
Yukon 3.4 4.2 5.0 4.5 4.1 -7.6
Northwest Territories 4.6 6.6 5.7 5.3 5.2 -1.6
Nunavut 3.9 2.8 4.1 5.1 3.4 -34.6
Men 213.5 233.7 251.8 242.4 274.4 +13.2
Women 2,430.0 2,471.4 2,525.4 2,269.1 2,141.6 -5.6
24 years old and under 191.9 177.8 176.0 157.9 146.1 -7.5
25 to 29 years old 705.8 707.4 698.4 640.1 602.8 -5.8
30 to 34 years old 1,080.1 1,116.0 1,154.2 1,027.4 992.7 -3.4
35 to 39 years old 530.6 565.6 595.2 547.9 537.8 -1.8
40 years old and over 135.1 138.3 153.4 138.2 136.7 -1.1
Canada 2,643.5 2,705.1 2,777.1 2,511.5 2,416.0 -3.8

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 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. Extended parental benefits offer up to 61 weeks of parental benefits paid at 33% of the average weekly insurable earnings.
2 Takes into account Family Supplement top-ups paid to claimants with parental benefits.
3 Since January 2006, Quebec has administered its own parental 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 2.15.7 – Parental extended benefits1 (biological and adoptive): New claims established
Category FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920
Newfoundland and Labrador 70 280 290 +3.6
Prince Edward Island 50 30 170 +466.7
Nova Scotia 210 760 580 -23.7
New Brunswick 160 460 590 +28.3
Quebec2 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ontario 5,110 18,720 22,390 +19.6
Manitoba 270 1,250 1,420 +13.6
Saskatchewan 260 870 1,240 +42.5
Alberta 1,370 4,470 4,610 +3.1
British Columbia 1,160 4,950 6,290 +27.1
Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut 40c 120c 190c +58.3
Men 460 3,570 7,420 +107.8
Women 8,240 28,340 30,350 +7.1
24 years old and under 720 2,020 1,760 -12.9
25 to 29 years old 1,930 6,890 8,080 +17.3
30 to 34 years old 3,400 12,660 15,780 +24.6
35 to 39 years old 2,100 8,100 9,400 +16.0
40 years old and over 550 2,240 2,750 +22.8
Canada 8,700 31,910 37,770 +18.4

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. Extended parental benefits offer up to 61 weeks of parental benefits paid at 33% of the average weekly insurable earnings.
2 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 2.15.8 – Parental extended benefits1 (biological and adoptive): Average actual duration2 (number of weeks)
Category FY1920P
Newfoundland and Labrador 51.3
Prince Edward Island 45.1
Nova Scotia 44.7
New Brunswick 46.0
Quebec3 n/a
Ontario 46.9
Manitoba 45.0
Saskatchewan 47.3
Alberta 49.8
British Columbia 46.3
Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut 38.8c
Men 16.6
Women 55.1
24 years old and under 52.4
25 to 29 years old 51.0
30 to 34 years old 47.4
35 to 39 years old 44.6
40 years old and over 38.6
Canada 47.1

Note: 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.
2 Given the low number of completed extended parental claims in FY1718 and FY1819, duration estimates for those claims are not reported.
3 Since January 2006, Quebec has administered its own maternity benefits under the Quebec Parental Insurance Plan.
p Preliminary.
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 2.15.9 – Parental extended benefits1 (biological and adoptive): Average weekly benefit rate2 ($)
Category FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920
Newfoundland and Labrador 289 311 302 -2.9
Prince Edward Island 281 279 324 +15.9
Nova Scotia 277 281 293 +4.4
New Brunswick 261 280 286 +2.3
Quebec3 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ontario 289 300 3.9 +2.8
Manitoba 286 277 296 +6.8
Saskatchewan 242 287 297 +3.4
Alberta 291 296 306 +3.4
British Columbia 280 294 306 +4.3
Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut 328c 298c 337c +12.9
Men 310 321 331 +3.2
Women 285 294 301 +2.4
24 years old and under 243 254 264 +4.1
25 to 29 years old 267 285 292 +2.4
30 to 34 years old 294 302 311 +3.1
35 to 39 years old 298 306 317 +3.4
40 years old and over 315 309 319 +3.0
Canada 286 297 307 +3.4

Note: Percentage change is based on unrounded numbers. Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI parental benefits was paid.
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. Extended parental benefits offer up to 61 weeks of parental benefits paid at 33% of the average weekly insurable earnings.
2 Takes into account Family Supplement top-ups paid to claimants with parental benefits.
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 2.15.10 – Parental extended benefits1 (biological and adoptive): Amount paid2 ($ million)
Category FY1718 FY1819r FY1920 Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920
Newfoundland and Labrador 0.01 1.7 4.2 +147.7
Prince Edward Island 0.02 0.5 1.0 +109.2
Nova Scotia 0.01 4.5 9.5 +111.2
New Brunswick 0.00 3.1 7.2 +134.8
Quebec3 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ontario 0.60 132.6 297.0 +124.0
Manitoba 0.04 6.9 17.8 +156.7
Saskatchewan 0.02 5.6 14.9 +163.9
Alberta 0.21 32.8 72.2 +120.4
British Columbia 0.14 30.6 79.9 +161.1
Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut 0.02c 0.9c 2.1c +120.0
Men 0.65 15.4 41.1 +166.7
Women 0.43 203.8 464.6 +128.0
24 years old and under 0.11 11.8 24.2 +105.2
25 to 29 years old 0.18 44.8 107.8 +140.8
30 to 34 years old 0.41 89.9 207.6 +131.0
35 to 39 years old 0.26 56.8 132.3 +132.9
40 years old and over 0.12 15.9 33.8 +112.1
Canada 1.08 219.2r 505,7 +130.7

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 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. Extended parental benefits offer up to 61 weeks of parental benefits paid at 33% of the average weekly insurable earnings.
2 Takes into account Family Supplement top-ups paid to claimants with parental benefits.
3 Since January 2006, Quebec has administered its own parental benefits under the Quebec Parental Insurance Plan.
r Revised.
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 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920
Newfoundland and Labrador 10,170 10,140 11,070 11,500 11,340 -1.4
Prince Edward Island 5,780 6,000 6,100 5,960 6,120 +2.7
Nova Scotia 18,500 19,070 21,060 21,130 21,910 +3.7
New Brunswick 22,800 24,830 29,440 30,080 30,080 +0.0
Quebec 111,420 119,210 131,510 134,600 134,070 -0.4
Ontario 99,060 105,010 111,480 112,990 111,200 -1.6
Manitoba 10,590 9,970 11,250 11,030 11,380 +3.2
Saskatchewan 7,640 7,060 7,670 8,200 7,890 -3.8
Alberta 29,240 26,520 27,750 31,430 32,930 +4.8
British Columbia 49,490 50,170 53,710 53,190 53,390 +0.4
Yukon 430 420 450 300 440 +46.7
Northwest Territories 250 200 250 280 250 -10.7
Nunavut 110 100 130 150 140 -6.7
Men 160,580 163,870 179,810 184,820 189,250 +2.4
Women 204,900 214,830 232,060 236,020 231,890 -1.7
24 years old and under 27,730 28,710 29,990 30,250 30,010 -0.8
25 to 34 years old 77,030 80,220 88,670 90,000 91,570 +1.7
35 to 44 years old 74,860 76,310 83,000 85,520 86,210 +0.8
45 to 54 years old 89,420 90,600 96,350 94,980 90,670 -4.5
55 to 64 years old 80,310 84,940 93,830 98,340 99,220 +0.9
65 years old and over 16,130 17,920 20,030 21,750 23,460 +7.9
Canada 365,480 378,700 411,870 420,840 421,140 +0.1

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 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819r FY1920P Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920
Newfoundland and Labrador 9.6 9.8 9.7 9.5r 9.3 -1.8
Prince Edward Island 7.8 7.8 8.2 8.1 7.8 -3.4
Nova Scotia 9.0 9.3 9.0 9.1 9.4 +3.0
New Brunswick 8.3 8.5 8.3 8.5 8.6 +1.0
Quebec 9.0 9.1 9.0 9.1r 9.4 +4.0
Ontario 10.6 10.7 10.7 10.6r 10.7 +1.3
Manitoba 10.2 10.6 10.1 10.1 10.2 +1.0
Saskatchewan 10.4 10.8 10.2 10.2r 10.4 +2.5
Alberta 10.7 10.8 10.5 10.5 10.6 +0.7
British Columbia 10.7 10.7 10.6 10.6 10.7 +0.9
Yukon 10.0 8.9 10.2 11.3r 9.4 -16.2
Northwest Territories 9.9 10.3 11.1 10.8 11.0 +1.7
Nunavut 13.3 10.1 14.7 11.6 10.2 -12.0
Men 9.5 9.6 9.5 9.4 9.6 +1.7
Women 10.1 10.2 10.1 10.1 10.3 +2.1
24 years old and under 8.8 8.9 9.0 8.8 9.2 +3.9
25 to 34 years old 9.1 9.1 9.1 9.2 9.3 +1.0
35 to 44 years old 9.7 9.9 9.7 9.8r 9.9 +1.5
45 to 54 years old 10.0 10.2 10.1 10.1r 10.3 +1.8
55 to 64 years old 10.4 10.5 10.3 10.2r 10.4 +2.9
65 years old and over 10.9 10.8 10.8 10.9r 10.9 +0.3
Canada 9.8 9.9 9.8 9.8 10.0 +1.9

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 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920
Newfoundland and Labrador 415 429 431 444 457 +3.0
Prince Edward Island 400 418 425 433 449 +3.7
Nova Scotia 400 408 417 424 440 +3.8
New Brunswick 416 417 430 435 456 +4.8
Quebec 398 405 416 427 445 +4.4
Ontario 408 420 430 446 460 +3.2
Manitoba 419 417 425 431 441 +2.3
Saskatchewan 428 438 442 445 460 +3.5
Alberta 448 446 454 464 482 +3.8
British Columbia 408 419 428 441 464 +5.2
Yukon 470 490 488 501 512 +2.2
Northwest Territories 502 517 497 518 533 +3.0
Nunavut 455 430 520 519 544 +4.9
Men 448 455 464 475 492 +3.6
Women 379 388 397 409 426 +4.1
24 years old and under 346 351 355 377 391 +3.8
25 to 34 years old 410 417 427 439 458 +4.4
35 to 44 years old 426 433 442 453 472 +4.3
45 to 54 years old 421 428 439 450 468 +4.1
55 to 64 years old 407 418 427 438 453 +3.5
65 years old and over 381 391 398 413 429 +3.7
Canada 409 417 426 438 456 +4.0

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 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920
Newfoundland and Labrador 43.0 45.1 49.0 48.7 50.9 +4.6
Prince Edward Island 17.3 20.2 21.1 21.4 21.1 -1.6
Nova Scotia 65.8 74.0 79.0 81.4 85.7 +5.3
New Brunswick 74.3 92.7 103.7 111.2 114.0 +2.5
Quebec 400.0 428.8 490.2 507.0 553.4 +9.2
Ontario 424.3 461.8 502.3 519.7 545.8 +5.0
Manitoba 44.9 43.7 47.3 48.2 49.3 +2.3
Saskatchewan 33.6 35.4 34.6 36.4 39.3 +7.9
Alberta 136.1 138.2 138.3 150.3 162.9 +8.3
British Columbia 212.9 223.9 242.3 241.5 261.4 +8.2
Yukon 1.8 2.1 1.9 1.8 2.1 +17.5
Northwest Territories 1.3 0.9 1.5 1.4 1.8 +30.3
Nunavut 0.5 0.7 0.9 0.6 1.2 +100.2
Men 684.5 745.5 797.0 830.0 880.6 +6.1
Women 771.5 821.9 915.0 939.6 1,008.2 +7.3
24 years old and under 81.9 91.5 98.6 99.5 104.8 +5.3
25 to 34 years old 283.9 307.8 340.3 356.4 379.2 +6.4
35 to 44 years old 308.2 327.3 353.2 368.8 396.3 +7.4
45 to 54 years old 375.7 396.9 425.7 426.4 436.2 +2.3
55 to 64 years old 341.5 370.0 407.1 426.4 463.1 +8.6
65 years old and over 64.8 74.0 87.2 92.1 109.2 +18.6
Canada 1,456.0 1,567.4 1,712.0 1,769.6 1,888.8 +6.7

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 FY1516
Employment (000s)
FY1516
Share (%)
FY1920
Employment (000s)
FY1920
Share (%)
Goods-producing industries 3,855.2 21.6 3,971.3 20.9
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting, mining and oil and gas extraction 644.5 3.6 617.6 3.3
Utilities 135.9 0.8 138.8 0.7
Construction 1,364.3 7.7 1,478.1 7.8
Manufacturing 1,710.5 9.6 1,736.9 9.2
Services-producing industries 13,963.0 78.4 14,994.6 79.1
Wholesale trade and retail trade 2,709.6 15.2 2,823.3 14.9
Transportation and warehousing 912.6 5.1 1,033.8 5.5
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 1,092.4 6.1 1,216.1 6.4
Professional, scientific and technical services 1,367.8 7.7 1,544.5 8.1
Business, building and other support services1 755.2 4.2 755.9 4.0
Educational services 1,261.7 7.1 1,359.0 7.2
Health care and social assistance 2,288.1 12.8 2,503.3 13.2
Information, culture and recreation2 741.5 4.2 759.2 4.0
Accommodation and food services 1,179.4 6.6 1,189.5 6.3
Other services (except public administration) 756.6 4.2 805.9 4.2
Public administration 898.1 5.0 1,004.0 5.3
Unclassified* n/a n/a n/a n/a
Canada 17,813.2 100.0 18,965.9 100.0

Note: Data may not add up to the total due to rounding. Percentage share is based on unrounded numbers.
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): New claims established
Industry FY1516
New claims
FY1516
Share (%)
FY1920
New claims
FY1920
Share (%)
Goods-producing industries 97,880 26.8 117,450 27.9
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting, mining and oil and gas extraction 17,520 4.8 16,980 4.0
Utilities 300 0.1 720 0.2
Construction 37,380 10.2 45,550 10.8
Manufacturing 42,680 11.7 54,200 12.9
Services-producing industries 258,550 70.7 291,610 69.2
Wholesale trade and retail trade 60,340 16.5 67,000 15.9
Transportation and warehousing 19,310 5.3 21,850 5.2
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 10,820 3.0 12,000 2.8
Professional, scientific and technical services 10,260 2.8 12,540 3.0
Business, building and other support services1 28,260 7.7 27,510 6.5
Educational services 11,130 3.0 13,070 3.1
Health care and social assistance 42,450 11.6 52,690 12.5
Information, culture and recreation2 7,200 2.0 8,600 2.0
Accommodation and food services 27,280 7.5 29,870 7.1
Other services (except public administration) 16,340 4.5 17,970 4.3
Public administration 25,160 6.9 28,510 6.8
Unclassified* 9,050 2.5 12,080 2.9
Canada 365,480 100.0 421,140 100.0

Note: Data may not add up to the total due to rounding. 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 FY1516
Amount paid ($)
FY1516
Share (%)
FY1920
Amount paid ($)
FY1920
Share (%)
Goods-producing industries 414.3 28.5 527.9 28.0
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting, mining and oil and gas extraction 65.1 4.5 82.9 4.4
Utilities 1.8 0.1 3.1 0.2
Construction 172.3 11.8 205.1 10.9
Manufacturing 175.1 12.0 236.8 12.5
Services-producing industries 1,013.5 69.6 1,314.6 69.6
Wholesale trade and retail trade 214.0 14.7 275.5 14.6
Transportation and warehousing 88.0 6.0 114.3 6.1
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 46.9 3.2 59.0 3.1
Professional, scientific and technical services 42.5 2.9 58.3 3.1
Business, building and other support services1 111.3 7.6 129.0 6.8
Educational services 39.1 2.7 55.3 2.9
Health care and social assistance 176.3 12.1 246.9 13.1
Information, culture and recreation2 27.7 1.9 35.2 1.9
Accommodation and food services 85.3 5.9 113.3 6.0
Other services (except public administration) 62.3 4.3 77.7 4.1
Public administration 120.2 8.3 150.1 7.9
Unclassified* 28.2 1.9 46.3 2.5
Canada 1,456.0 100.0 1,888.8 100.0

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 case benefits

Annex 2.18.1 – Compassionate care benefits: New claims established
Category FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920
Newfoundland and Labrador 92 106 129 92 95 +3.3
Prince Edward Island 51 55 66 40 29 -27.5
Nova Scotia 243 367 351 281 273 -2.8
New Brunswick 205 245 283 193 173 -10.4
Quebec 1,319 1,759 1,808 1,497 1,305 -12.8
Ontario 3,465 4,452 4,966 3,574 3,223 -9.8
Manitoba 297 391 397 346 301 -13.0
Saskatchewan 200 258 284 219 175 -20.1
Alberta 741 1,002 1,032 866 776 -10.4
British Columbia 1,238 1,523 1,658 1,243 1,205 -3.1
Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut 20c 35c 36c 34c 26c -23.5
Men 2,260 2,812 3,120 2,436 2,239 -8.1
Women 5,611 7,381 7,890 5,949 5,342 -10.2
24 years old and under 138 176 167 116 136 +17.2
25 to 44 years old 2,450 3,259 3,494 2,723 2,446 -10.2
45 to 54 years old 2,758 3,461 3,641 2,681 2,409 -10.1
55 years old and over 2,525 3,297 3,708 2,865 2,590 -9.6
Canada 7,871 10,193 11,010 8,385 7,581 -9.6

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 FY15161 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819r FY1920P Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920
Newfoundland and Labrador 5.0 9.7 13.4 13.3 11.8 -11.4
Prince Edward Island 5.1 11.0 13.2 12.1 10.7 -11.2
Nova Scotia 5.0 10.8 13.3 11.4 10.9 -3.8
New Brunswick 4.5 10.3 13.3 12.2 12.7 +4.4
Quebec 4.4 8.6 10.8 9.8 9.1 -7.5
Ontario 4.6 9.8 11.8 11.6r 11.1 -4.6
Manitoba 4.8 10.2 11.9 11.5r 10.9 -4.5
Saskatchewan 5.0 11.7 12.5 11.9r 12.1 +1.7
Alberta 5.0 10.0 12.9 12.6r 12.7 +0.8
British Columbia 4.7 10.3 12.4 11.7 11.5 -1.4
Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut 4.3c 11.1c 14.3c 10.7c,r 12.6c +17.6
Men 4.7 9.7 12.1 11.8 11.3 -3.7
Women 4.6 9.9 11.9 11.3 10.9 -3.6
24 years old and under 4.8 9.8 11.0 10.2r 11.8 +15.3
25 to 44 years old 4.6 9.5 11.3 11.0 10.5 -4.6
45 to 54 years old 4.6 9.5 11.9 11.2 10.8 -3.7
55 years old and over 4.8 10.5 12.8 12.2 11.8 -3.5
Canada 4.6 9.8 12.0 11.4r 11.0 -3.7

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 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920
Newfoundland and Labrador 421 433 448 458 458 0.0
Prince Edward Island 411 417 450 440 418 -5.1
Nova Scotia 399 411 418 429 443 +3.1
New Brunswick 392 403 417 430 440 +2.5
Quebec 412 414 429 443 463 +4.7
Ontario 438 450 461 477 491 +2.9
Manitoba 425 448 454 459 471 +2.7
Saskatchewan 465 463 459 484 487 +0.8
Alberta 464 470 477 490 499 +1.9
British Columbia 439 453 459 474 484 +2.0
Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut 460c 498c 521c 496c 525 +5.9
Men 468 478 488 498 512 +2.8
Women 420 431 441 456 469 +2.8
24 years old and under 364 380 386 414 416 +0.5
25 to 44 years old 448 457 466 478 494 +3.4
45 to 54 years old 439 454 464 477 490 +2.7
55 years old and over 417 423 436 453 465 +2.8
Canada 434 444 454 468 482 +2.8

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 ($ thousands)
Category FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920
Newfoundland and Labrador 220.3 609.2 786.5 514.0 472.6 -8.1
Prince Edward Island 122.4 346.0 393.8 248.5 163.3 -34.3
Nova Scotia 551.0 2,081.8 2,036.0 1,377.0 1,320.2 -4.1
New Brunswick 451.6 1,449.3 1,531.0 1,096.1 959.4 -12.5
Quebec 2,828.6 7,660.5 8,549.1 6,468.3 5,547.0 -14.2
Ontario 7,955.7 22,998.8 27,343.8 19,988.7 17,170.7 -14.1
Manitoba 723.5 2,158.5 2,219.0 1,847.3 1,494.5 -19.1
Saskatchewan 506.5 1,671.4 1,768.2 1,429.5 1,024.6 -28.3
Alberta 1,986.2 6,148.5 6,693.1 5,671.1 4,806.3 -15.2
British Columbia 2,916.4 8,791.6 9,503.6 6,993.7 6,486.3 -7.3
Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut 62.0c 217.8c 250.4c 200.9c 128.4c -36.1
Men 5,887.2 16,843.7 19,117.2 14,950.6 13,009.4 -13.0
Women 12,437.1 37,289.8 41,957.3 30,884.4 26,563.8 -14.0
24 years old and under 250.9 728.8 773.1 473.1 578.9 +22.4
25 to 44 years old 5,780.8 16,998.1 18,878.8 14,449.2 12,339.1 -14.6
45 to 54 years old 6,432.0 18,475.2 20,466.0 15,055.4 12,560.7 -16.6
55 years old and over 5,860.6 17,931.3 20,956.6 15,857.3 14,094.5 -11.1
Canada 18,324.3 54,133.4 61,074.5 45,835.0 39,573.2 -13.7

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 FY1718 FY1819r FY1920 Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920
Newfoundland and Labrador 54 216r 184 -14.8
Prince Edward Island 17 77r 87 +13.0
Nova Scotia 67 330r 322 -2.4
New Brunswick 65 303r 282 -6.9
Quebec 508 2,031r 1,934 -4.8
Ontario 1,207 5,168r 5,419C2 +4.9
Manitoba 85 370r 407 +10.0
Saskatchewan 63 254r 304 +19.7
Alberta 229 1,062r 1,031 -2.9
British Columbia 344C1 1,399r 1,575 +12.6
Territories 344C1 31r 47 +51.6
Unknown* 28 124r n/a n/a
Men 829 3,593r 3,725 +3.7
Women 1,842 7,772r 7,867 +1.2
24 years old and under 37 180r 229 +27.2
25 to 34 years old 260 1,180r 1,292 +9.5
35 to 44 years old 466 2,106r 2,128 +1.0
45 to 54 years old 837 3,584r 3,521 -1.8
55 to 64 years old 905 3,636r 3,682 +1.3
65 years old and over 166 679r 740 +9.0
Canada 2,671 11,365r 11,592 +2.0

Note: Includes claims for which at least $1 of benefits for family caregiver for adults was paid.
1 The family caregiver benefits for adults have been available since December 3, 2017.
C1 For confidentiality purposes, data for the territories have been combined with British Columbia.
C2 For confidentiality purposes, claims for which the region was unknown have been combined with Ontario.
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.

Annex 2.19.2 – Family caregiver benefit for adults1: Average actual duration (number of weeks)
Category FY1718 FY1819 FY1920P Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920
Newfoundland and Labrador 11.4 11.0 10.8 -1.8
Prince Edward Island n/a 10.9 11.3 +3.7
Nova Scotia 9.3 11.1 11.3 +1.2
New Brunswick 10.1 11.2 10.9 -2.6
Quebec 9.0 11.4 10.7 -6.8
Ontario 7.6 10.6 10.4C2 -1.9
Manitoba 7.9 10.1 10.8 +6.7
Saskatchewan 7.6 10.9 11.0 +1.5
Alberta 8.1 11.0 10.9 -0.3
British Columbia 8.4C1 11.1 10.7 -3.6
Territories 8.4C1 11.8 11.2 -5.4
Unknown* 3.7 5.0 n/a n/a
Men 7.9 10.6 10.4 -2.2
Women 8.0 10.8 10.7 -1.0
24 years old and under 9.8 9.8 10.6 +8.2
25 to 34 years old 7.5 10.2 9.9 -2.3
35 to 44 years old 7.6 10.2 10.0 -2.3
45 to 54 years old 7.7 10.7 10.4 -2.7
55 to 64 years old 8.4 11.1 11.1 -0.3
65 years old and over 8.9 12.0 11.9 -0.8
Canada 8.0 10.7 10.6 -1.4

Note: Percentage change is based on unrounded numbers. Includes claims for which at least $1 of benefits for family caregiver for adults was paid.
1 The family caregiver benefits for adults have been available since December 3, 2017.
C1 For confidentiality purposes, data for the territories have been combined with British Columbia.
C2 For confidentiality purposes, claims for which the region was unknown have been combined with Ontario.
p Preliminary.
* 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.

Annex 2.19.3 – Family caregiver benefit for adults1: Average weekly benefit rate2
Category FY1718 FY1819r FY1920 Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920
Newfoundland and Labrador 415 431r 417 -3.4
Prince Edward Island n/a 434r 424 -2.3
Nova Scotia 376 401r 412 +2.7
New Brunswick 401 400r 423 +5.8
Quebec 416 408r 417 +2.3
Ontario 455 444r 456C2 +2.8
Manitoba 443 431r 449 +4.1
Saskatchewan 487 462r 463 +0.2
Alberta 480 463r 475 +2.5
British Columbia 445C1 435r 457 +5.0
Territories 445C1 520r 531 +2.2
Unknown* not available 450r n/a n/a
Men 491 477r 488 +2.2
Women 428 417r 431 +3.2
24 years old and under 428 372r 384 +3.0
25 to 34 years old 471 448r 466 +4.1
35 to 44 years old 470 451r 467 +3.7
45 to 54 years old 459 445r 455 +2.4
55 to 64 years old 418 426r 440 +3.3
65 years old and over 419 395r 405 +2.6
Canada 446 436r 449 +3.0

Note: Percentage change is based on unrounded numbers. Includes claims for which at least $1 of benefits for family caregiver for adults was paid.
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.
C1 For confidentiality purposes, data for the territories have been combined with British Columbia.
C2 For confidentiality purposes, claims for which the region was unknown have been combined with Ontario.
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.

Annex 2.19.4 – Family caregiver benefit for adults1: Amount paid2 ($ thousands)
Category FY1718 FY1819r FY1920 Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920
Newfoundland and Labrador 146.9 991.6r 783.7 -21.0
Prince Edward Island 40.9 333.9r 421.7 +26.3
Nova Scotia 179.2 1,350.8r 1,588.1 +17.6
New Brunswick 206.5 1,229.4r 1,310.7 +6.6
Quebec 1,481.4 8,302.1r 8,801.9 +6.0
Ontario 3,539.4r 22,753.2r 25,654.8C2 +12.8
Manitoba 244.2 1,511.9r 1,979.0 +30.9
Saskatchewan 186.5 1,177.9r 1,586.7 +34.7
Alberta 728.5 4,820.0r 5,599.0 +16.2
British Columbia 1,011.7C1 6,122.6r 7,647.9 +24.9
Territories 1,011.7C1 163.2r 295.8 +81.2
Unknown* 40.7 325.1r n/a n/a
Men 2,711.7 16,344.9r 19,098.4 +16.8
Women 5,094.0 32,737.1r 36,570.9 +11.7
24 years old and under 76.2 647.1r 740.2 +14.4
25 to 34 years old 784.4 5,013.7r 5,831.3 +16.3
35 to 44 years old 1,387.9 8,939.4r 10,236.5 +14.5
45 to 54 years old 2,459.9 15,901.3r 17,264.8 +8.6
55 to 64 years old 2,588.5 15,775.8r 18,022.9 +14.2
65 years old and over 508.9 2,804.7r 3,573.7 +27.4
Canada 7,805.8 49,082.0r 55,669.3 +13.4

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 adults was paid.
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.
C1 For confidentiality purposes, data for the territories have been combined with British Columbia.
C2 For confidentiality purposes, claims for which the region was unknown have been combined with Ontario.
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.

Annex 2.20 – Family caregiver benefits for children

Annex 2.20.1 – Family caregiver benefits for children1: New claims established
Category FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819r FY1920 Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920
Newfoundland and Labrador 58 44 70 63r 72 +14.3
Prince Edward Island 26 22 18 33r 25 -24.2
Nova Scotia 73 86 92 103r 140 +35.9
New Brunswick 74 92 94 107r 104 -2.8
Quebec 822 889 884 1,124r 1,054 -6.2
Ontario 1,329 1,570 1,941 2,164r 2,056C2 -5.0
Manitoba 129 158 182 212r 195 -8.0
Saskatchewan 142 153 195 233r 180 -22.7
Alberta 558 613 765 888r 798 -10.1
British Columbia 466 553 628 737r 759 +3.0
Territories 13C1 16C1 12C1 20C1,r 20C1 0.0
Unknown* 50 42 40 38 n/a n/a
Men 751 818 1,008 1,224r 1,201 -1.9
Women 2,989 3,420 3,913 4,498r 4,202 -6.6
24 years old and under 216 225 257 253r 226 -10.7
25 to 44 years old 3,276 3,766 4,282r 4,886r 4,546 -7.0
45 to 54 years old 226 227 341 505r 551 +9.1
55 years old and over 22 20 41 78r 80 +2.6
Canada 3,740 4,238 4,921 5,722r 5,403 -5.6

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.
C1 For confidentiality purposes, data for Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut have been combined.
C2 For confidentiality purposes, claims for which the region was unknown have been combined with Ontario.
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.

Annex 2.20.2 – Family caregiver benefits for children1: Average actual duration (number of weeks)
Category FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920P Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920
Newfoundland and Labrador 17.8 17.1 20.6 22.8 19.3 -15.1
Prince Edward Island 11.0 24.7 20.2 19.1 12.0 -37.1
Nova Scotia 20.6 20.5 20.0 22.0 16.1 -26.8
New Brunswick 21.0 19.3 20.3 15.3 17.8 +16.3
Quebec 14.6 14.6 15.3 13.8 13.9 +1.2
Ontario 20.9 20.4 17.9 19.1 16.1C2 -15.4
Manitoba 19.9 19.6 16.3 17.1 14.4 -15.6
Saskatchewan 21.4 18.7 17.1 20.6 16.6 -19.4
Alberta 21.1 20.9 19.4 19.8 15.5 -21.4
British Columbia 20.2 17.8 18.4 17.8 15.5 -13.0
Territories 10.5C1 25.0C1 11.1C1 16.8C1 17.2C1 +2.3
Unknown* 7.4 6.1 5.9 5.6 n/a n/a
Men 16.0 14.3 13.8 14.4 14.0 -2.8
Women 18.3 18.7 18.4 18.3 15.9 -13.2
24 years old and under 15.8 16.2 15.3 16.4 13.9 -15.5
25 to 44 years old 17.2 16.8 16.3 16.6 14.9 -10.1
45 to 54 years old 21.5 21.7 20.1 18.7 18.2 -2.4
55 years old and over 12.7 21.9 18.5 20.5 21.8 +6.2
Canada 17.5 17.3 16.7 17.0 15.4 -9.4

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.
C1 For confidentiality purposes, data for Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut have been combined.
C2 For confidentiality purposes, claims for which the region was unknown have been combined with Ontario.
p Preliminary.
* 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.

Annex 2.20.3 – Family caregiver benefits for children1: Average weekly benefit rate2 ($)
Category FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819r FY1920 Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920
Newfoundland and Labrador 422 447 424 458r 452 -1.1
Prince Edward Island 467 437 447 465r 387 -16.7
Nova Scotia 403 441 416 430r 429 -0.1
New Brunswick 435 385 432 443r 429 -3.0
Quebec 435 442 447 448r 457 +2.0
Ontario 443 455 467 460r 467C2 +1.5
Manitoba 431 435 479 442r 443 +0.2
Saskatchewan 477 442 439 463r 449 -3.0
Alberta 457 461 471 470r 480 +2.1
British Columbia 447 444 469 439r 459 +4.6
Territories 442C1 454C1 532C1 472r,C1 499C1 +5.7
Unknown n/a n/a n/a 468r n/a n/a
Men 474 481 494 491r 500 +1.7
Women 424 429 436 446 452 +1.4
24 years old and under 376 370 381 369r 382 +3.5
25 to 44 years old 445 451 461 460r 467 +1.5
45 to 54 years old 435 440 466 457r 462 +1.0
55 years old and over 418 458 423 449r 435 -3.1
Canada 440 446 457 455r 462 +1.5

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.
2 Takes into account Family Supplement top-ups paid to claimants with benefits for family caregiver for children.
C1 For confidentiality purposes, data for Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut have been combined.
C2 For confidentiality purposes, claims for which the region was unknown have been combined with Ontario.
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 2.20.4 – Family caregiver benefit for children1: Amount paid2 ($ thousands)
Category FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819r FY1920 Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920
Newfoundland and Labrador 330.8 352.9 450.2 550.9r 554.1 +0.6
Prince Edward Island 179.4 138.1 133.1 190.6r 115.0 -39.7
Nova Scotia 492.8 550.1 522.9 741.4r 990.4 +33.6
New Brunswick 525.2 519.6 520.0 648.8r 708.3 +9.2
Quebec 4,945.1 5,515.1 5,761.5 6,510.0r 6,724.9 +3.3
Ontario 8,895.9 10,004.5 12,006.6 14,893.3r 14,104.3C2 -5.3
Manitoba 775.9 962.9 1,090.7 1,306.3r 1,393.5 +6.7
Saskatchewan 878.6 926.0 1,142.3 1,719.2r 1,031.4 -40.0
Alberta 3,818.3 4,308.4 4,893.3 5,766.2r 5,715.7 -0.9
British Columbia 2,808.5 3,055.5 3,707.1 4,327.6r 4,820.7 +11.4
Territories 62.7C1 110.9C1 63.8C1 157.3C1,r 120.8C1 -23.2
Unknown* 84.5 111.5 113.8 96.9 n/a n/a
Men 5,231.0 5,265.7 6,332.8 8,124.1r 8,036.3 -1.1
Women 18,566.7 21,289.6 24,072.4 28,784.2r 28,242.7 -1.9
24 years old and under 1,087.6 1,060.3 1,312.1 1,242.9r 1,168.8 -6.0
25 to 44 years old 20,549.8 23,335.0 25,978.2 30,968.7r 30,061.8 -2.9
45 to 54 years old 2,012.5 2,031.9 2,796.3 4,032.3r 4,395.3 +9.0
55 years old and over 147.8 128.2 318.5 664.5r 653.2 -1.7
Canada 23,797.7 26,555.4 30,405.2 36,908.3r 36,279.1 -1.7

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.
2 Takes into account Family Supplement top-ups paid to claimants with benefits for family caregiver for children.
C1 For confidentiality purposes, data for Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut have been combined.
C2 For confidentiality purposes, claims for which the region was unknown have been combined with Ontario.
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.

Annex 2.21 – Work-Sharing benefits

Annex 2.21.1 – Work-Sharing benefits: New claims established
Category FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920
Newfoundland and Labrador 43 41 28c 0 40 n/a
Prince Edward Island 12 10 28c 0 7 n/a
Nova Scotia 205 145 181 15 70 366.7
New Brunswick 42 16 22 11 70 536.4
Quebec 4,451 2,737 941 1,001 2,385 138.3
Ontario 2,849 2,017 1,737 1,339 3,969 196.4
Manitoba 2,482 915 111 539 1,729 220.8
Saskatchewan 1,035 577 85 212 642 202.8
Alberta 7,939 4,872 403 600 1,089 81.5
British Columbia 1,463 606 200 98 1,045 966.3
Men 15,933 8,883 2,487 2,721 8,528 213.4
Women 4,588 3,053 1,221 1,094 2,518 130.2
24 years old and under 1,425 718 151 235 748 218.3
25 to 44 years old 9,463 5,547 1,403 1,409 4,644 229.6
45 to 54 years old 5,539 3,144 1,075 1,080 2,809 160.1
55 years old and over 4,094 2,527 1,079 1,091 2,845 160.8
Canada 20,521 11,936 3,708 3,815 11,046 189.5

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 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920P Change (% ) FY1819 to
FY1920
Newfoundland and Labrador 19.3 17.8 19.0c 27.9 12.7 -54.5
Prince Edward Island 7.7 14.5 19.0c 3.0 n/a -100.0
Nova Scotia 14.0 15.4 19.9 15.2 19 +25.0
New Brunswick 9.3 13.8 16.2 17.0 11.2 -34.1
Quebec 13.0 13.2 21.1 15.8r 16.8 +6.3
Ontario 15.5 14.4 15.9 13.4r 13.7 +2.2
Manitoba 11.6 17.0 23.5 14.5 12.2 -15.9
Saskatchewan 18.9 17.3 24.5 20.9r 19 -9.1
Alberta 14.9 20.6 31.6 18.5 13.2 -28.6
British Columbia 13.3 17.5 22.2 15.3r 14.9 -2.6
Men 14.1 16.9 23.2 15.0r 14.1 -6.0
Women 15.3 19.4 25.4 17.0r 16.1 -5.3
24 years old and under 12.0 16.3 22.1 12.7r 13.6 +7.1
25 to 44 years old 14.1 17.2 24.0 15.1r 14 -7.3
45 to 54 years old 14.9 17.6 24.6 15.7r 15.3 -2.5
55 years old and over 15.0 17.9 22.9 16.5r 15.4 -6.7
Canada 14.4 17.4 23.8 15.5 14.7 -5.2

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 rate1,2 ($)
Category FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 Change (% ) FY1819 to
FY1920
Newfoundland and Labrador 168 187 148c 0 258 n/a
Prince Edward Island 186 211 148c 0 90 n/a
Nova Scotia 136 137 113 183 132 -27.9
New Brunswick 128 176 71 109 114 +4.6
Quebec 116 113 109 127 136 +7.1
Ontario 117 118 102 105 127 +21.0
Manitoba 119 101 113 110 149 +35.5
Saskatchewan 142 142 160 151 152 +0.7
Alberta 142 137 124 135 159 +17.8
British Columbia 150 114 118 167 142 -15.0
Men 136 131 115 129 143 +10.9
Women 115 107 99 99 124 +25.3
24 years old and under 133 120 102 120 134 +11.7
25 to 44 years old 133 125 113 124 139 +12.1
45 to 54 years old 128 126 106 119 140 +17.6
55 years old and over 129 124 108 118 138 +16.9
Canada 131 125 109 121 139 +14.9

Notes: Percentage change is based on unrounded numbers. Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI Work-Sharing benefits was paid.
1 Takes into account Family Supplement top-ups paid to claimants with Work-Sharing benefits.
2 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, except for the amount paid which is based on a 10% sample.


Annex 2.21.4 – Work-Sharing benefits: Amount paid1,2,3 ($ million)
Category FY1516 FY1617 FY1718r FY1819 FY1920 Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920
Newfoundland and Labrador 0.1 0.2 0.2c 0.0 0.1 1891.8
Prince Edward Island 0.1 0.0 0.2c 0.0 n/a n/a
Nova Scotia 0.3 0.7 0.4 0.0 0.1 109.0
New Brunswick 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 43.5
Quebec 6.3r 6.7r 3.2 1.8 4.2 126.1
Ontario 5.4r 4.5r 2.8 1.5 5.4 263.0
Manitoba 3.0r 3.7r 0.6 0.5 2.7 458.3
Saskatchewan 2.4r 1.8r 0.9 0.5 1.7 224.9
Alberta 18.3r 25.3r 4.1 1.1 1.4 30.7
British Columbia 3.7r 2.3r 0.4 0.3 1.0 251.7
Men 31.2r 34.4r 9.2 4.3 12.8 201.1
Women 8.3 10.8r 3.3 1.5 3.7 147.9
24 years old and under 2.5r 2.7r 0.6 0.3 1.0 288.1
25 to 44 years old 18.3r 20.9r 5.1 2.1 6.3 201.4
45 to 54 years old 10.8r 12.3r 3.7 1.7 4.5 169.9
55 years old and over 8.0r 9.3r 3.1 1.7 4.7 171.9
Canada 39.6r 45.3r 12.5 5.7 16.5 187.3

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.
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.
3 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.
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 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920
Goods-producing industries 15,612 9,315 3,031 3,461 9,347 170.1
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 40 10 18c 13c 107c n/a
Mining and oil and gas extraction 514c 281 18c 13c 107c n/a
Utilities 514c 0 0 0 107c n/a
Construction 627 550 158 190 215 13.2
Manufacturing 14,431 8,474 2,855 3,258 9,025 177.0
Service-producing industries 4,869 2,439 633r 352 1,642 366.5
Wholesale trade 2,026 1,017 180 63 581 822.2
Retail trade 521 167 44 30 130 333.3
Transportation and warehousing 220c 78c 14c 20c 98c 390.0
Finance and insurance
Real estate and rental and leasing 131 203 283c 67c 65 n/a
Professional, scientific and technical services 1,069 543 283c 67c 311 n/a
Business, building and support services1 170 175 39 73 175 139.7
Educational services 14 32c 24c 23c 53c 130.4
Health care and social assistance 31 32c 24c 23c 53c 130.4
Information, culture and recreation2 105 23 31 45 96 113.3
Accommodation and food services 216 29 14c 28c 43 n/a
Other services (except public administration) 352 169 14c 28c 90c n/a
Public administration 54c 185c 48c n/a3 90c n/a
Unclassified4 54c 185c 48c n/a3 57 n/a3
Canada 20,521 11,936 3,708 3,815 11,046 189.5

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 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718r FY1819r FY1920P Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920
Goods-producing industries 13.4 16.5 21.5 14.6 14.6 0.0
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 9.8 8.1 37.6c 27.5c 9.2 -198.9
Mining and oil and gas extraction 17.2c 17.6 37.6c 27.5c 9.2 -198.9
Utilities 17.2c 14.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 n/a
Construction 13.6 13.2 23.5 13.3r 15.6 +17.3
Manufacturing 13.3 16.6 21.0 14.7r 14.7 0.0
Service-producing industries 16.8 20.8 31.6 21.3r 14.9 -30.0
Wholesale trade 16.4 20.3 34.0 18.6r 12.6 -47.6
Retail trade 14.2 21.4 25.4 16.7r 15.0 -10.2
Transportation and warehousing 24.0c 19.6c 32.2c 31.3cr 15.2 -51.4
Finance and insurance 24.0c 19.6c 32.2c 31.3cr 15.2 -51.4
Real estate and rental and leasing 14.4 19.2 28.1c 25.0r 17.0 -32.0
Professional, scientific and technical services 19.3 19.9 28.1c 25.0r 17.0 -32.0
Business, building and support services1 13.4 22.9 24.5 12.5r 9.7 -22.4
Educational services 18.3c 24.9c 25.4c 24.7r 17.4 -29.5
Health care and social assistance 18.3c 24.9c 25.4c 24.7r 17.4 -29.5
Information, culture and recreation2 18.3 26.9 55.2 24.3r 20.3 -16.5
Accommodation and food services 14.0 25.6 36.7c 27.8c,r 11.9 n/a
Other services (except public administration) 12.7 22.9 36.7c 27.8c,r 16.7 n/a
Public administration 12.8c 15.1c 14.9c n/a3 16.7 n/a
Unclassified4 12.8c 15.1c 14.9c n/a3 14.0 n/a
Canada 14.4 17.4 23.8 15.5 14.7 -5.2

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 FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920
Goods-producing industries 132 124 106 119 138 +16.0
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 142 116 110c 180c 208c +15.5
Mining and oil and gas extraction 152c 126 110c 180c 208c +15.5
Utilities 152c 0 0 0 0 0.0
Construction 153 148 112 130 173 +33.1
Manufacturing 130 122 106 119 136 +14.3
Service-producing industries 129 129 123 133 143 +7.5
Wholesale trade 109 111 113 145 138 -4.8
Retail trade 115 130 119 106 139 +31.1
Transportation and warehousing 136c,r 158c 157c 91c 125c +37.4
Finance and insurance 136c,r 158c 157c 91c 125c +37.4
Real estate and rental and leasing 125 132 131c 140c 156 +11.4
Professional, scientific and technical services 138 145 131c 140c 156 +11.4
Business, building and support services2 140 139 100 156 146 -6.4
Educational services 126c 124c 128c 145c 158 +9.0
Health care and social assistance 126c 124c 128c 145c 158 +9.0
Information, culture and recreation3 179 152 136 118 145 +22.9
Accommodation and food services 211 125 108c 111c 111 n/a
Other services (except public administration) 158 151 108c 111c 143 n/a
Public administration 148c 130c 125c n/a4 143 n/a
Unclassified5 148c 130c 125c n/a4 211 n/a
Canada 131 125 109 121 139 +14.9

Note: Percentage change is based on unrounded numbers. Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI Work-Sharing benefits was paid.
1 Takes into account Family Supplement top-ups paid to claimants with Work-Sharing 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 Data have been suppressed to ensure confidentiality.
5 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.
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 2.22.4 – Work-Sharing benefits (by industry): Amount paid1,2 ($ million)
Industry FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920
Goods-producing industries 28.1r 32.2r 9.1r 4.9 14.9 204.5
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 0.1 0.0 0.2c,r 0.0c 0.2c 1789.4
Mining and oil and gas extraction 1.4c,r 1.3 0.2c,r 0.0c 0.2c 1789.4
Utilities 1.4c,r 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Construction 1.0r 2.0r 0.8r 0.3 0.5 64.9
Manufacturing 25.7r 28.9r 8.0r 4.6 14.3 209.8
Service-producing industries 12.3r 13.9r 3.4 0.8 1.6 84.2
Wholesale trade 4.1r 4.2r 1.1 0.2 0.5 151.4
Retail trade 0.8 1.3r 0.2r 0.1 0.1 87.8
Transportation and warehousing 0.5c,r 0.6c,r 0.1c,r 0.0c 0.1c 35.5
Finance and insurance 0.5c,r 0.6c,r 0.1c,r 0.0c 0.1c 35.5
Real estate and rental and leasing 0.2r 0.8r 1.3c,r 0.2c 0.5c 128.3
Professional, scientific and technical services 2.9r 2.7r 1.3c,r 0.2c 0.5c 128.3
Business, building and support services3 0.4r 0.8 0.2r 0.1 0.1 59.0
Educational services 0.1c 0.1c 0.1c 0.0c $0.1c 48.5
Health care and social assistance 0.1c 0.1c 0.1c 0.0c $0.1c 48.5
Information, culture and recreation4 0.5 0.4 0.2r 0.1 0.1 -37.7
Accommodation and food services 1.1r 0.5r 0.3c,r 0.1c 0.0 n/a
Other services (except public administration) 0.9r 1.4 0.3c,r 0.1c 0.1 n/a
Public administration 0.0c 0.4c,r 0.1c n/a5 0.1 n/a
Unclassified6 0.0c 0.4c,r 0.1c n/a5 0.0 n/a
Canada 39.6r 45.3r 12.5r 5.7 16.5 187.3

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 Work-Sharing benefits was paid.
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.
3 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.
4 This industry sector comprises the industries with codes 51 (Information and cultural industries) and 71 (Arts, s and recreation) from the North American Industry Classification System.
5 Data have been suppressed to ensure confidentiality.
6 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.
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 2.23 – Family Supplement

Annex 2.23.1 – Family Supplement: New claims established1
Category FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920
Newfoundland and Labrador 2,490 2,500 2,530 2,320 1,970 -15.1
Prince Edward Island 990 1,020 930 780 770 -1.3
Nova Scotia 4,600 4,440 4,170 4,400 3,970 -9.8
New Brunswick 4,100 4,100 3,960 3,890 3,500 -10.0
Quebec 17,470 18,200 17,580 16,900 15,640 -7.5
Ontario 27,680 26,330 25,740 23,470 20,580 -12.3
Manitoba 4,390 4,070 4,010 3,880 3,790 -2.3
Saskatchewan 2,660 3,050 3,110 3,270 3,130 -4.3
Alberta 6,380 6,700 5,790 6,110 6,360 +4.1
British Columbia 9,030 8,780 7,980 7,710 6,130 -20.5
Yukon 20 40 50 20 70c -58.8
Northwest Territories 20 90 50 60 70c -58.8
Nunavut 80 90 50 90 70c -58.8
Men 16,540 16,480 15,900 14,930 12,650 -15.3
Women 63,370 62,930 60,050 57,970 53,260 -8.1
24 years old and under 10,420 9,820 9,580 9,010 7,430 -17.5
25 to 44 years old 57,080 57,040 54,100 52,600 48,470 -7.9
45 to 54 years old 10,840 10,980 10,580 9,880 8,500 -14.0
55 years old and over 1,570 1,570 1,690 1,410 1,510 +7.1
Canada 79,910 79,410 75,950 72,900 65,910 -9.6

Note: Includes claims for which at least $1 in Family Supplement was paid.
1 Excludes Family caregiver benefits for adults and children due to the incompatibility of administrative data sources.
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 2.23.2 – Family Supplement: Percentage of new claims established which included Family Supplement1 (%)
Category FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920
Newfoundland and Labrador 2.9 3.4 3.1 2.7 2.4
Prince Edward Island 4.5 4.5 4.1 3.5 3.5
Nova Scotia 5.6 5.4 4.9 5.2 4.8
New Brunswick 4.6 4.6 4.3 4.3 3.9
Quebec 3.5 3.8 3.6 3.6 3.3
Ontario 4.9 4.8 4.6 4.2 3.5
Manitoba 6.8 6.9 6.5 6.1 5.9
Saskatchewan 4.7 6.1 6.1 6.0 5.5
Alberta 2.7 3.3 3.4 3.2 3.2
British Columbia 4.2 4.4 4.0 3.9 2.9
Yukon 0.8 1.7 2.3 0.9 0.4
Northwest Territories 0.9 3.8 2.1 2.6 2.0
Nunavut 6.5 7.0 3.7 6.1 1.7
Men 1.5 1.7 1.6 1.5 1.2
Women 7.5 7.5 7.1 6.9 6.2
24 years old and under 5.4 5.5 5.5 5.3 4.3
25 to 44 years old 6.1 6.5 6.2 6.0 5.3
45 to 54 years old 2.7 3.0 2.9 2.8 2.4
55 years old and over 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3
Canada 4.2 4.4 4.2 4.0 3.5

Note: Includes claims for which at least $1 in Family Supplement 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 2.23.3 – Family Supplement: Average weekly Family Supplement1 ($)
Category FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920
Newfoundland and Labrador 42 39 44 44r 43 -1.4
Prince Edward Island 43 41 43r 39r 34 -12.4
Nova Scotia 43 45 42 44 45 +2.0
New Brunswick 39 41 40 43 41 -4.5
Quebec 43 42 42 43 44 +3.9
Ontario 40 43 45 43 43 +0.6
Manitoba 49 55 55 54 56 +3.4
Saskatchewan 44r 49 54r 51 50 -1.5
Alberta 41 44r 43 44 45 +2.5
British Columbia 39 43 40 42 41 -2.0
Yukon 60 30 25 44 38c -15.0
Northwest Territories 15 35 52 44 38c -15.0
Nunavut 61 44 39 44 38c -15.0
Men 47 47 48 49 48 -3.5
Women 40 43 44 43 44 +2.5
24 years old and under 34 38 37 38 39 +2.3
25 to 44 years old 44 47 47 47 47 +0.3
45 to 54 years old 37 36 38 37 38 +3.7
55 years old and over 36 34 36 33 32 -1.2
Canada 41 44 44 44 45 +1.1

Note: Percentage change is based on unrounded numbers. Includes claims for which at least $1 in Family Supplement was paid.
1 Excludes Family caregiver benefits for adults and children due to the incompatibility of administrative data sources.
C For confidentiality purposes, data for Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut have been combined.
r Revised data.
Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.

Annex 2.23.4 – Family Supplement: Average weekly benefit rate1,2 ($)
Category FY1516 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 Change (%)
FY1819 to
FY1920
Newfoundland and Labrador 332 341 347 339 360 +6.0
Prince Edward Island 340 343 350 357 361 +1.1
Nova Scotia 329 324 331 342 352 +2.9
New Brunswick 338 340 353 353 362 +2.5
Quebec 353 360 363 376 390 +3.7
Ontario 336 341 350 368 372 +1.2
Manitoba 349 369 358 374 371 -0.7
Saskatchewan 359 359 361 378 382 +1.1
Alberta 357 366 374 383 395 +3.1
British Columbia 338 349 354 369 380 +2.9
Yukon 461 480 418 365 451c +23.4
Northwest Territories 500 432 359 365 451c +23.4
Nunavut 385 344 431 365 451c +23.4
Men 393 397 404 416 427 +2.8
Women 330 337 343 356 366 +2.6
24 years old and under 297 299 312 324 332 +2.2
25 to 44 years old 350 358 363 375 384 +2.4
45 to 54 years old 345 349 353 373 383 +2.5
55 years old and over 363 355 377 376 373