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, 2020 and ending March 31, 2021: 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, 2020 and ending March 31, 2021.

Abbreviations
AD
Appeal Division
ADR
Alternative Dispute Resolution
ASETS
Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy
B/C Ratio
Benefits-to-Contributions ratio
BDM
Benefits Delivery Modernization
CAWS
Client Access Workstation Services
CCDA
Canadian Council of Directors of Apprenticeship
CCIS
Corporate Client Information Service
CEIC
Canada Employment Insurance Commission
CERB
Canada Emergency Response Benefit
CESB
Canada Emergency Student Benefit
CEWB
Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy
COLS
Community Outreach and Liaison Service
CPP
Canada Pension Plan
CRA
Canada Revenue Agency
CRB
Canada Recovery Benefit
CRCB
Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit
CRF
Consolidated Revenue Fund
CRSB
Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit
CSO
Citizen Service Officer
CX
Client Experience
EBSM
Employment Benefits and Support Measures
ECC
Employer Contact Centre
EI
Employment Insurance
EI ERB
Employment Insurance Emergency Response Benefit
EICS
Employment Insurance Coverage Survey
eROE
Electronic Record of Employment
ESDC
Employment and Social Development Canada
eSIN
Electronic Social Insurance Number
FY
Fiscal Year
G7
Group of Seven
GDP
Gross Domestic Product
GIS
Guaranteed Income Supplements
HCCS
Hosted Contact Centre Solution
IQF
Individual Quality Feedback
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
MIE
Maximum Insurable Earnings
MSCA
My Service Canada Account
NAICS
North American Industry Classification System
NESI
National Essential Skills Initiative
NIS
National Investigative Services
NOM
National Operating Model
OAS
Old Age Security
PAAR
Payment Accuracy Review
PPE
Premium-paid eligible individuals
PRAR
Processing Accuracy Review
PRP
Premium Reduction Program
PTs
Provinces and Territories
QPIP
Quebec Parental Insurance Plan
R&I
Research and Innovation
ROE
Record of Employment
RPA
Robotics Process Automation
SAT
Secure Automated Transfer
SCC
Service Canada Centre
SDP
Service Delivery Partner
SEPH
Survey of Employment, Payrolls and Hours
SIN
Social Insurance Number
SIR
Social Insurance Registry
SST
Social Security Tribunal
STDP
Short-term disability plan
SUB
Supplemental Unemployment Benefit
TRF
Targeting, Referral and Feedback
TTY
Teletypewriter
UV
Unemployment-to-vacancy
VBW
Variable Best Weeks
VER
Variable Entrance Requirement
VRI
Video Remote Interpretation
WCAG
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
WWC
Working While on Claim

Annex 2.1 – Employment Insurance benefits – Concepts and definitions

Chapter II and annex 2 provide information on the numbers of new claims established, the average actual duration, the average weekly benefit rate, the amount paid in benefits, employment insurance claimant categories (long-tenured workers, occasional claimants, frequent claimants), seasonal regular claimants and claim status (active, open, completed, terminated, dormant and combined). These concepts are defined below.

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

To avoid double counting, each claim established is counted only once. Thus, a claim that was established, for example, in November 2019 (that is, in FY1920) and for which benefits paid to an Employment Insurance claimant began in December 2019 (that is, in FY1920) and ended in June 2020 (that is, in FY2021) is included in the FY1920 statistics, but is not counted in the FY2021 statistics.

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

It should be noted that the number of new claims established during a fiscal year does not necessarily correspond to the number of new Employment Insurance claimants because a claimant can have more than 1 Employment Insurance claim established annually.

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

The average actual duration of Employment Insurance claims refers, in regard to these claims, to the average number of weeks of benefits per claim during which at least 1 dollar in benefits was paid to an Employment Insurance claimant.

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

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

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

The average weekly benefit rate, or level of EI benefits, refers to the rate of weekly benefits payable on average for an Employment Insurance claim.

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

The Family Supplement is always included in the calculation of the average weekly benefit rate, unless otherwise specified.

The average weekly benefit rate is not necessarily equal to the amount of benefits actually paid on average per claim established. The amount paid may be less than the benefit rate, especially if the weekly benefits are reduced because the claimant worked while on claim (for more information, consult subsection 2.2.7 of Chapter II relating to the Working While on Claim provision).

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

The amount paid is always reported on a cash basis, meaning that they are reported in the year in which they were paid regardless of when the claim was established. Thus, the amount paid in benefits to an Employment Insurance claimant who, for example, had a claim established in November 2019 (that is, in FY1920) and received payment starting in December 2019 (that is, in FY1920) and ending in June 2020 (that is, in FY2021) are included in the fiscal year statistics for FY19 20and FY2021. If this claimant received $200 per week for 17 weeks between December 2019 and March 2020, and $200 per week for 12 weeks between April and June 2020, an amount of $3,400 will be allocated to FY1920 and $2,400 will be allocated to FY2021.

Long-Tenured workers are Employment Insurance (EI) claimants who have paid at least 30% of the maximum annual EI premiums in 7 of the past 10 years and who, over the last 5 years, have collected EI regular or fishing benefits for 35 weeks or less.

Frequent claimants are EI claimants who have had 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 are EI claimants who do not meet the requirements for either long-tenured workers or frequent 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 are claims for which benefits are still being paid during the reference period.

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

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

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

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

A combined or mixed claim refers to an Employment Insurance claim for which the claimant receives more than 1 type of benefit during the claimant’s benefit period. The 8 types of benefits available under the Employment Insurance program as stipulated in Chapter II and annex 2 are: regular benefits, fishing benefits, maternity benefits, parental benefits, sickness benefits, compassionate care benefits, family caregiver benefit for adults, family caregiver benefit for children and Work-Sharing benefits. Regular and fishing benefits can never be combined in the same claim.

A claim for which a claimant receives both regular benefits and maternity benefits during its benefit period is treated as 2 separate claims in cases where information on regular benefits or maternity benefits is reported separately (as in the case of annexes 2.5 and 2.13, which report data on the 2 types of benefits separately; in this example, each of the 2 annexes would add 1 claim to its totals). Conversely, if aggregated information is presented, the claim is considered a single claim (as in the case of annex 2.3, which presents data on all Employment Insurance benefits).

Annex 2.2 – Employment Insurance maximum number of benefit weeks entitlement

Applied under Employment Insurance original rules, however temporary measures were in effect in FY20211,2

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%
420-454 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 28 30 32
455-489 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 26 28 30 32
490-524 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 25 27 29 31 33
525-559 0 0 0 0 0 21 23 25 27 29 31 33
560-594 0 0 0 0 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34
595-629 0 0 0 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34
630-664 0 0 17 19 21 23 25 27 29 31 33 35
665-699 0 15 17 19 21 23 25 27 29 31 33 35
700-734 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36
735-769 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36
770-804 15 17 19 21 23 25 27 29 31 33 35 37
805-839 15 17 19 21 23 25 27 29 31 33 35 37
840-874 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38
875-909 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38
910-944 17 19 21 23 25 27 29 31 33 35 37 39
945-979 17 19 21 23 25 27 29 31 33 35 37 39
980-1,014 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40
1,015-1,049 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40
1,050-1,084 19 21 23 25 27 29 31 33 35 37 39 41
1,085-1,119 19 21 23 25 27 29 31 33 35 37 39 41
1,120-1,154 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42
1,155-1,189 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42
1,190-1,224 21 23 25 27 29 31 33 35 37 39 41 43
1,225-1,259 21 23 25 27 29 31 33 35 37 39 41 43
1,260-1,294 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44
1,295-1,329 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44
1,330-1,364 23 25 27 29 31 33 35 37 39 41 43 45
1,365-1,399 23 25 27 29 31 33 35 37 39 41 43 45
1,400-1,434 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 45
1,435-1,469 25 27 29 31 33 35 37 39 41 43 45 45
1,470-1,504 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 45 45
1,505-1,539 27 29 31 33 35 37 39 41 43 45 45 45
1,540-1,574 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 45 45 45
1,575-1,609 29 31 33 35 37 39 41 43 45 45 45 45
1,610-1,644 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 45 45 45 45
1,645-1,679 31 33 35 37 39 41 43 45 45 45 45 45
1,680-1,714 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 45 45 45 45 45
1,715-1,749 33 35 37 39 41 43 45 45 45 45 45 45
1,750-1,784 34 36 38 40 42 44 45 45 45 45 45 45
1,785-1,819 35 37 39 41 43 45 45 45 45 45 45 45
1,820+ 36 38 40 42 44 45 45 45 45 45 45 45
  • 1 Under the temporary measures introduced to facilitate access to EI benefits in response to the economic disruptions due to COVID-19, a minimum unemployment rate of 13.1% was in effect in all EI economic regions for claims established between September 27, 2020 and September 25, 2021. This set a uniform eligibility requirement of 420 hours of insurable employment and a minimum of 26 weeks of EI regular benefits.
  • 2 Under Bill C-24 in March 2021, the maximum entitlement for EI regular benefits was increased temporarily to 50 weeks for claims established between September 27, 2020 and September 25, 2021.
  • Source: Employment Insurance Act, Schedule I.

Annex 2.3 Employment Insurance benefits

Annex 2.3.1 – Employment Insurance benefits: New claims established1
Category FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 First half of FY20212 Second half of FY20213 Total of FY2021
Newfoundland and Labrador 74,000 81,090 86,070 81,790 6,450 93,660 100,110
Prince Edward Island 22,540 22,720 22,480 21,770 1,700 23,490 25,190
Nova Scotia 82,710 85,300 84,570 82,540 7,530 95,530 103,060
New Brunswick 88,910 91,130 89,820 89,380 4,800 105,870 110,670
Quebec 483,700 482,990 473,060 475,220 17,760 731,550 749,310
Ontario 552,030 562,570 556,900 585,670 78,180 989,710 1,067,890
Manitoba 59,250 61,440 64,020 64,780 10,700 91,410 102,110
Saskatchewan 49,850 51,250 54,210 57,280 6,160 71,340 77,500
Alberta 201,610 170,270 188,870 200,450 25,900 338,520 364,420
British Columbia 197,770 200,820 198,240 210,060 25,620 314,770 340,390
Yukon 2,300 2,200 2,310 2,300 260 2,950 3,210
Northwest Territories 2,380 2,420 2,310 2,030 270 2,590 2,860
Nunavut 1,290 1,340 1,470 1,210 300 1,670 1,970
Men 984,150 974,660 988,250 1,018,710 78,350 1,527,190 1,605,540
Women 834,190 840,880 836,080 855,770 107,280 1,335,870 1,443,150
24 years old and under 178,010 172,810 170,480 171,760 9,280 431,680 440,960
25 to 44 years old 883,950 876,270 882,780 914,700 129,980 1,252,340 1,382,320
45 to 54 years old 370,360 363,410 352,640 352,040 23,750 500,800 524,550
55 years old and over 386,020 403,050 418,430 435,980 22,620 678,240 700,860
Canada 1,818,340 1,815,540 1,824,330 1,874,840 185,630 2,863,060 3,048,690
  • Note: Includes all claims for which at least $1 of EI benefits was paid.
  • 1 FY1617 to FY1920 exclude family caregiver benefits for adults and children due to the incompatibility of administrative data sources. Starting in FY2021, data on family caregiver benefits for adults and children are included.
  • 2 Claims for regular or sickness benefits could not be established during the first half of FY2021 due to the implementation of the Canada Emergency Response Benefits (CERB).
  • 3 EI temporary measures affecting the eligibility for benefits were in effect during this period. Consult section 2.0 of chapter 2 for details.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.
Annex 2.3.2 – Employment Insurance benefits: Amount paid1 ($ million)
Category FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 FY2021
Newfoundland and Labrador 1,040.2 1,185.2 1,022.9 992.5 1,274.8
Prince Edward Island 230.7 248.1 231.1 226.0 293.8
Nova Scotia 841.3 892.2 845.1 851.3 1,187.6
New Brunswick 919.0 954.0 869.6 925.1 1,248.4
Quebec 3,430.7 3,558.2 3,106.0 3,210.3 6,547.8
Ontario 5,443.2 5,657.7 5,240.4 5,680.5 11,347.0
Manitoba 587.3 631.3 619.2 631.2 1,082.2
Saskatchewan 671.5 700.9 624.7 639.3 952.5
Alberta 3,158.3 2,655.3 2,171.0 2,266.4 4,304.4
British Columbia 2,064.2 2,089.5 1,878.1 2,004.3 3,734.2
Yukon 27.3 27.8 25.0 26.0 39.5
Northwest Territories 29.9 30.9 31.1 29.7 37.0
Nunavut 17.6 23.6 21.0 20.0 25.7
Men 9,868.8 9,678.0 8,416.6 8,833.7 16,252.2
Women 8,592.2 8,976.6 8,268.7 8,669.0 15,822.8
24 years old and under 1,522.2 1,443.0 1,284.6 1,302.6 3,601.1
25 to 44 years old 9,869.4 9,908.0 9,038.7 9,554.9 15,819.2
45 to 54 years old 3,450.0 3,431.5 2,883.7 2,915.8 5,272.4
55 years old and over 3,619.4 3,872.1 3,478.3 3,729.3 7,382.4
Canada 18,461.0 18,654.7 16,685.3 17,502.7 32,075.0
  • Note: Data may not add up to the total due to rounding. Includes all claims for which at least $1 of EI benefits was paid.
  • 1 FY1617 to FY1920 exclude family caregiver benefits for adults and children due to the incompatibility of administrative data sources. Starting in FY2021, data on family caregiver benefits for adults and children are included.
  • 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 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 First half of FY20212 Second half of FY20213 Total FY2021
St. John's 16,210 16,620 15,260 14,470 1,180 23,050 24,230
Newfoundland - Labrador 57,790 64,470 70,810 67,320 5,270 70,610 75,880
Charlottetown 5,860 5,570 5,680 4,850 390 8,210 8,600
Prince Edward Island (excluding Charlottetown) 16,680 17,150 16,800 16,920 1,310 15,280 16,590
Eastern Nova Scotia 28,580 30,060 30,890 28,710 1,840 28,380 30,220
Western Nova Scotia 34,740 35,660 33,640 34,130 3,220 37,750 40,970
Halifax 19,390 19,580 20,040 19,700 2,470 29,400 31,870
Fredericton-Moncton-Saint-John 27,670 28,250 28,170 27,810 2,340 39,420 41,760
Madawaska-Charlotte 13,880 14,380 14,410 14,580 670 16,600 17,270
Restigouche-Albert 47,360 48,500 47,240 46,990 1,790 49,850 51,640
Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine 27,780 27,900 27,020 26,450 530 26,190 26,720
Quebec 38,730 40,490 39,530 37,940 1,670 66,060 67,730
Trois-Rivières 9,550 9,650 9,310 10,320 210 15,720 15,930
South Central Quebec 9,950 8,780 8,870 10,430 590 15,630 16,220
Sherbrooke 9,870 10,150 9,960 10,080 520 16,770 17,290
Montérégie 32,400 31,710 30,950 33,540 1,760 54,070 55,830
Montréal 174,100 174,490 170,940 172,740 8,650 315,850 324,500
Central Quebec 86,170 86,950 85,820 85,120 2,340 106,910 109,250
North Western Quebec 21,010 21,210 20,750 19,950 200 24,460 24,660
Lower Saint Lawrence and North Shore 49,020 47,100 46,140 45,370 770 53,560 54,330
Hull 12,980 12,630 12,700 12,270 200 21,240 21,440
Chicoutimi-Jonquière 12,140 11,930 11,070 11,010 320 15,090 15,410
Ottawa 33,210 32,610 32,410 33,950 5,690 59,840 65,530
Eastern Ontario 26,630 26,410 25,490 23,600 2,530 30,190 32,720
Kingston 5,520 5,140 5,570 6,580 860 10,190 11,050
Central Ontario 60,350 59,150 58,130 61,510 6,770 92,470 99,240
Oshawa 17,770 18,760 16,100 18,300 2,380 29,100 31,480
Toronto 205,510 204,230 204,030 213,050 34,040 421,180 455,220
Hamilton 29,650 29,240 29,040 31,550 4,570 54,380 58,950
St. Catharines 20,330 20,380 20,090 21,490 2,240 42,520 44,760
London 19,270 20,780 19,090 22,040 2,640 37,860 40,500
Niagara 17,240 17,280 17,390 18,570 1,720 22,030 23,750
Windsor 12,200 19,440 21,290 20,970 1,570 33,660 35,230
Kitchener 20,980 21,820 21,540 23,130 3,940 36,600 40,540
Huron 20,100 19,450 17,880 19,220 1,740 23,730 25,470
South Central Ontario 19,310 21,680 20,780 23,430 3,740 34,060 37,800
Sudbury 7,290 7,430 7,860 8,250 1,050 13,290 14,340
Thunder Bay 6,000 6,370 5,900 6,240 570 9,590 10,160
Northern Ontario 30,670 32,400 34,310 33,790 2,130 39,020 41,150
Winnipeg 32,910 34,580 34,910 35,910 6,730 59,710 66,440
Southern Manitoba 17,150 17,180 17,750 17,860 3,160 20,910 24,070
Northern Manitoba 9,190 9,680 11,360 11,010 810 10,790 11,600
Regina 10,260 10,470 10,310 10,580 1,960 15,090 17,050
Saskatoon 13,940 13,430 13,990 15,840 1,980 19,880 21,860
Southern Saskatchewan 12,210 12,750 13,820 14,320 1,250 16,670 17,920
Northern Saskatchewan 13,440 14,600 16,090 16,540 970 19,700 20,670
Calgary 63,390 55,710 57,720 61,950 9,530 115,300 124,830
Edmonton 67,740 61,260 68,520 71,530 9,710 117,240 126,950
Northern Alberta 22,770 13,900 16,540 16,690 1,170 22,910 24,080
Southern Alberta 47,710 39,400 46,090 50,280 5,490 83,070 88,560
Southern Interior British Columbia 36,590 36,700 40,710 42,500 3,620 56,880 60,500
Abbotsford 11,090 10,750 9,760 10,390 1,050 13,500 14,550
Vancouver 84,900 87,510 82,480 88,030 15,020 153,220 168,240
Victoria 12,090 12,870 12,360 13,150 1,770 20,370 22,140
Southern Coastal British Columbia 31,280 30,000 30,350 31,710 2,450 42,950 45,400
Northern British Columbia 21,820 22,990 22,580 24,280 1,710 27,850 29,560
Whitehorse 1,420 1,340 1,480 1,480 190 1,950 2,140
Yukon (excluding Whitehorse) 880 860 830 820 70 1,000 1,070
Yellowknife 870 840 830 750 90 960 1,050
Northwest Territories (excluding Yellowknife) 1,510 1,580 1,480 1,280 180 1,630 1,810
Iqaluit 230 320 290 290 80 270 350
Nunavut (excluding Iqaluit) 1,060 1,020 1,180 920 220 1,400 1,620
Canada 1,818,340 1,815,540 1,824,330 1,874,480 185,630 2,863,060 3,048,690
  • Note: Includes all claims for which at least $1 of EI benefits was paid.
  • 1 FY1617 to FY1920 exclude family caregiver benefits for adults and children due to the incompatibility of administrative data sources. Starting in FY2021, data on family caregiver benefits for adults and children are included.
  • 2 Claims for regular or sickness benefits could not be established during the first half of FY2021 due to the implementation of the Canada Emergency Response Benefits (CERB).
  • 3 EI temporary measures affecting the eligibility for benefits were in effect during this period. Consult section 2.0 of chapter 2 for details.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.
Annex 2.4.2 – Employment Insurance benefits by EI economic region: Amount paid1 ($ million)
EI economic region FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 FY2021
St. John's 167.4 191.6 163.2 148.6 246.8
Newfoundland - Labrador 872.7 993.6 859.7 843.9 1,028.1
Charlottetown 52.3 50.1 47.0 44.8 79.5
Prince Edward Island (excluding Charlottetown) 178.4 198.0 184.0 181.2 214.4
Eastern Nova Scotia 335.5 362.0 356.5 352.0 402.6
Western Nova Scotia 322.3 337.6 307.3 307.1 445.7
Halifax 183.5 192.5 181.3 192.2 339.4
Fredericton-Moncton-Saint-John 263.4 259.3 246.4 259.8 421.1
Madawaska-Charlotte 117.1 124.6 121.4 130.6 171.8
Restigouche-Albert 538.5 570.1 501.8 534.8 655.5
Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine 290.4 322.5 280.2 293.4 339.3
Quebec 237.7 254.8 231.5 229.4 537.5
Trois-Rivières 58.2 63.4 58.0 65.4 132.4
South Central Quebec 53.5 51.9 46.7 54.6 113.6
Sherbrooke 61.9 62.1 59.0 59.8 126.5
Montérégie 207.6 210.1 184.1 197.6 433.6
Montréal 1,273.9 1,288.5 1,114.3 1,132.9 2,891.9
Central Quebec 533.1 596.1 519.9 542.0 938.4
North Western Quebec 164.2 163.6 149.0 151.0 220.6
Lower Saint Lawrence and North Shore 372.8 370.3 311.7 331.9 497.6
Hull 91.9 91.4 80.4 80.9 192.4
Chicoutimi-Jonquière 85.6 83.6 71.2 71.3 123.9
Ottawa 341.9 344.7 328.2 346.7 687.7
Eastern Ontario 229.5 231.2 222.2 220.9 333.3
Kingston 48.1 47.7 47.2 59.3 112.8
Central Ontario 505.7 541.4 495.8 538.4 991.7
Oshawa 167.5 181.8 153.1 171.5 346.2
Toronto 2,178.7 2,244.7 2,087.5 2,261.3 5,115.9
Hamilton 275.9 289.9 270.8 297.9 594.0
St. Catharines 168.8 174.3 154.1 176.5 460.5
London 169.7 193.3 177.1 190.7 377.8
Niagara 154.9 159.5 156.6 168.0 248.0
Windsor 108.2 125.7 135.6 162.2 356.1
Kitchener 199.1 210.4 206.8 222.2 410.8
Huron 162.2 166.0 147.8 156.8 249.0
South Central Ontario 177.3 189.2 189.7 209.0 358.8
Sudbury 94.2 84.0 70.5 78.3 136.8
Thunder Bay 55.3 57.3 51.6 54.6 101.1
Northern Ontario 406.2 416.7 345.7 366.1 466.4
Winnipeg 312.1 332.4 326.0 335.8 674.4
Southern Manitoba 152.5 155.0 156.5 164.6 249.5
Northern Manitoba 122.6 144.0 136.7 130.8 158.3
Regina 106.6 118.0 109.0 110.8 198.3
Saskatoon 177.0 187.0 160.2 165.9 259.2
Southern Saskatchewan 169.9 170.9 147.2 154.3 221.1
Northern Saskatchewan 217.9 225.0 208.2 208.3 273.9
Calgary 1,057.4 917.0 716.3 725.1 1,470.8
Edmonton 1,037.9 922.1 785.2 791.7 1,512.8
Northern Alberta 323.4 236.9 199.2 212.9 313.3
Southern Alberta 739.5 579.3 470.3 536.7 1,007.5
Southern Interior British Columbia 439.6 433.6 380.8 383.6 624.7
Abbotsford 93.0 93.3 82.7 89.8 152.4
Vancouver 830.6 867.7 810.7 873.5 1,899.7
Victoria 119.8 119.5 112.9 124.4 233.0
Southern Coastal British Columbia 279.6 281.9 258.3 285.4 484.5
Northern British Columbia 301.6 293.4 232.7 247.6 339.9
Whitehorse 18.4 19.0 15.9 17.3 25.3
Yukon (excluding Whitehorse) 8.9 8.8 9.1 8.6 14.2
Yellowknife 10.1 9.3 10.1 10.2 12.9
Northwest Territories (excluding Yellowknife) 19.8 21.5 21.1 19.5 24.2
Iqualuit 3.0 4.1 3.9 4.4 5.3
Nunavut (excluding Iqaluit) 14.6 19.5 17.1 15.7 20.4
Canada 18,461.0 18,654.7 16,685.3 17,502.7 32,075.0
  • Note: Data may not add up to the total due to rounding. Includes all claims for which at least $1 of EI benefits was paid.
  • 1 FY1617 to FY1920 exclude family caregiver benefits for adults and children due to the incompatibility of administrative data sources. Starting in FY2021, data on family caregiver benefits for adults and children are included.
  • 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 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 Second half of FY20211,2
Newfoundland and Labrador 55,590 62,170 66,680 62,980 81,400
Prince Edward Island 16,910 16,430 15,540 14,860 18,820
Nova Scotia 62,610 63,880 61,800 62,100 81,630
New Brunswick 70,120 70,610 68,320 68,720 91,520
Quebec 405,460 399,080 384,500 400,460 653,980
Ontario 366,810 373,130 363,620 393,950 848,920
Manitoba 39,310 40,230 42,610 42,900 76,120
Saskatchewan 34,090 35,190 37,570 40,800 60,370
Alberta 141,140 112,400 127,090 140,540 296,840
British Columbia 124,830 122,410 120,860 135,800 257,310
Yukon 1,750 1,610 1,640 1,680 2,440
Northwest Territories 1,740 1,760 1,580 1,520 2,200
Nunavut 770 810 900 770 1,310
Men 806,660 788,880 791,220 830,770 1,371,140
Women 514,470 510,830 501,490 536,310 1,101,720
24 years old and under 126,880 118,750 113,780 122,860 381,160
25 to 44 years old 588,420 571,930 568,800 603,290 1,042,340
45 to 54 years old 298,500 289,420 278,900 286,640 445,220
55 years old and over 307,330 319,610 331,230 354,290 604,140
Long-tenured workers3 329,290 310,270 294,820 340,900 671,790
Occasional claimants3 706,150 699,370 700,580 738,600 1,511,990
Frequent claimants3 285,690 290,070 297,310 287,580 289,080
Canada 1,321,130 1,299,710 1,292,710 1,367,080 2,472,860
  • Note: Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI regular benefits was paid.
  • 1 Claims for EI regular benefits could not be established during the first half of FY2021 due to the implementation of the Canada Emergency Response Benefits (CERB).
  • 2 EI temporary measures affecting the eligibility for EI regular benefits were in effect during this period. Consult section 2.0 of chapter 2 for details.
  • 3 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 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920r Claims established before March 15, 2020P Claims established in the second half of FY20212,P
Newfoundland and Labrador 31.8 32.7 28.6 27.1 30.0 7.6
Prince Edward Island 23.3 23.1 22.3 22.2 24.6 9.0
Nova Scotia 23.3 22.7 22.0 22.1 24.8 9.6
New Brunswick 23.6 22.4 20.5 21.3 24.0 8.9
Quebec 18.2 16.8 15.6 15.8 18.1 7.5
Ontario 18.9 17.6 16.9 17.0 20.2 8.9
Manitoba 19.3 19.3 18.6 18.8 21.6 9.4
Saskatchewan 24.8 26.0 22.8 20.5 23.6 10.3
Alberta 24.5 28.5 21.6 19.6 23.5 9.4
British Columbia 20.3 19.9 17.9 17.2 20.4 9.5
Yukon 21.0 21.7 20.0 19.6 20.6 10.3
Northwest Territories 21.6 22.3 22.6 22.9 26.7 11.3
Nunavut 31.2 32.8 28.1 28.0 33.6 8.4
Men 20.9 20.5 18.8 18.6 21.2 8.7
Women 20.3 19.8 18.0 17.5 20.9 8.6
24 years old and under 18.7 17.7 16.6 16.3 18.9 8.1
25 to 44 years old 19.6 19.3 17.4 17.3 20.3 8.6
45 to 54 years old 21.4 20.9 19.0 18.5 21.4 8.8
55 years old and over 22.9 22.5 20.5 20.1 22.8 8.9
Long-tenured workers3 20.0 21.1 18.0 16.8 19.7 7.9
Occasional claimants3 20.1 19.1 17.8 17.6 20.6 8.8
Frequent claimants3 23.1 22.1 20.7 20.9 23.7 11.2
Canada 20.7 20.3 18.5 18.2 21.1 8.6
  • Note: Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI regular benefits was paid.
  • 1 The reported duration estimates are based on completed claims that are terminated and those that are dormant and remained inactive as of August the following fiscal year.
  • 2 EI temporary measures affecting the maximum number of entitlement weeks of EI regular benefits were in effect during this period. Consult section 2.0 and 2.2.4 of chapter 2 for details.
  • 3 Consult annex-2.1 for definitions related to EI claimant categories.
  • r Revised.
  • p Preliminary.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.
Annex 2.5.3 – Regular benefits: Average weekly benefit rate1 ($)
Category FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 Second half of FY20212
Newfoundland and Labrador 434 447 456 468 536
Prince Edward Island 419 426 433 446 528
Nova Scotia 422 427 433 447 530
New Brunswick 430 437 447 459 530
Quebec 440 450 462 478 534
Ontario 454 462 477 489 532
Manitoba 441 449 456 462 529
Saskatchewan 468 471 481 490 540
Alberta 493 496 507 512 542
British Columbia 451 459 472 488 535
Yukon 501 500 519 528 549
Northwest Territories 511 527 523 527 557
Nunavut 486 514 502 550 550
Men 474 481 493 507 544
Women 412 419 432 444 522
24 years old and under 412 416 433 445 514
25 to 44 years old 462 470 481 495 539
45 to 54 years old 454 463 475 490 541
55 years old and over 435 442 455 468 534
Long-tenured workers3 489 495 503 515 547
Occasional claimants3 429 437 452 464 526
Frequent claimants3 453 464 477 491 547
Canada 449 457 469 483 534
  • Note: Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI regular benefits was paid.
  • 1 Takes into account Family Supplement top-ups paid to claimants with regular benefits.
  • 2 EI temporary measures affecting the weekly benefit rate were in effect during this period. Consult section 2.0 of chapter 2 for details.
  • 3 Consult annex-2.1 for definitions related to EI claimant categories.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.
Annex 2.5.4 – Regular benefits: Amount paid1 ($ million)
Category FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 FY2021
Newfoundland and Labrador 822.2 953.6 799.2 759.2 1,029.1
Prince Edward Island 161.2 175.5 160.3 155.5 211.6
Nova Scotia 595.5 642.5 595.2 588.6 905.1
New Brunswick 703.0 729.6 632.2 680.0 989.9
Quebec 2,974.1 3,043.3 2,577.5 2,622.2 5,906.0
Ontario 3,069.9 3,183.3 2,775.9 3,011.1 8,352.1
Manitoba 352.1 386.2 371.1 370.7 785.2
Saskatchewan 450.8 473.3 393.0 405.9 700.7
Alberta 2,274.7 1,804.8 1,331.3 1,354.1 3,304.1
British Columbia 1,217.0 1,193.0 988.5 1,068.7 2,675.9
Yukon 18.8 18.9 16.5 17.0 27.6
Northwest Territories 19.3 20.8 21.4 19.5 26.4
Nunavut 11.5 15.8 11.7 12.2 16.4
Men 8,612.3 8,359.3 7,072.5 7,348.8 14,578.4
Women 4,057.8 4,281.2 3,601.3 3,715.6 10,351.7
24 years old and under 1,158.1 1,076.1 922.7 939.3 3,157.6
25 to 44 years old 5,548.9 5,449.7 4,585.2 4,783.1 10,578.0
45 to 54 years old 2,921.7 2,876.7 2,335.9 2,342.4 4,660.7
55 years old and over 3,041.3 3,238.0 2,830.0 2,999.6 6,533.9
Long-tenured workers2 3,681.5 3,343.6 2,467.4 2,518.1 6,533.0
Occasional claimants2 6,220.2 6,272.5 5,505.2 5,746.6 14,933.4
Frequent claimants2 2,768.4 3,024.4 2,701.2 2,799.7 3,463.6
Canada 12670.1 12,640.5 10,673.8 11,064.4 24,930.1
  • Note: Totals may not add up due to rounding. 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 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 Second half of FY20211,2
Goods-producing industries 484,720 502,080 505,200 523,350 667,470
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 51,910 53,760 52,440 51,240 59,370
Mining and oil and gas extraction 24,430 21,340 24,980 24,130 33,730
Utilities 3,980 4,150 4,150 4,870 3,980
Construction 273,380 288,870 292,720 289,330 350,210
Manufacturing 131,020 133,960 130,910 153,780 220,180
Service-producing industries 762,630 764,150 764,220 801,070 1,671,510
Wholesale trade 43,600 39,790 38,920 41,670 83,080
Retail trade 76,300 79,090 69,330 76,100 286,270
Transportation and warehousing 59,470 60,190 62,640 64,460 114,250
Finance and insurance 14,080 15,020 12,630 12,480 22,230
Real estate and rental and leasing 18,640 17,720 18,270 18,800 39,840
Professional, scientific and technical services 54,190 52,690 50,950 55,220 87,120
Business, building and support services3 88,740 86,380 88,130 85,720 170,190
Educational services 153,460 157,110 163,030 170,300 120,670
Health care and social assistance 45,740 46,590 45,870 50,050 105,120
Information, culture and recreation4 38,030 39,080 40,250 39,900 110,510
Accommodation and food services 60,630 63,840 63,280 72,130 317,070
Other services (except public administration) 42,020 40,340 42,010 45,450 116,740
Public administration 67,730 66,310 68,910 68,790 98,420
Unclassified5 73,780 33,480 23,290 42,660 133,880
Canada 1,321,130 1,299,710 1,292,710 1,367,080 2,472,860
  • Note: Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI regular benefits was paid.
  • 1 Claims for EI regular benefits could not be established during the first half of FY2021 due to the implementation of the Canada Emergency Response Benefits (CERB).
  • 2 EI temporary measures affecting the eligibility for EI regular benefits were in effect during this period. Consult section 2.0 of chapter 2 for details.
  • 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, entertainment and recreation) from the North American Industry Classification System.
  • 5 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 FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920r Claims established before March 15, 2020P Claims established in the second half of FY20212,P
Goods-producing industries 20.7 20.1 18.3 18.1 20.4 8.0
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 22.0 22.0 20.7 20.8 23.5 11.1
Mining and oil and gas extraction 23.9 26.9 21.4 20.6 23.9 9.4
Utilities 18.4 19.3 17.3 15.5 21.1 6.8
Construction 19.6 19.3 17.7 17.4 19.8 7.6
Manufacturing 21.9 19.8 18.2 18.0 19.9 7.8
Service-producing industries 20.5 20.2 18.5 18.2 21.5 8.9
Wholesale trade 23.7 23.9 22.0 22.2 24.5 9.2
Retail trade 22.8 22.8 21.4 21.1 22.2 7.1
Transportation and warehousing 20.9 20.1 18.4 18.3 21.5 9.2
Finance and insurance 24.3 24.3 23.9 22.4 26.4 10.0
Real estate and rental and leasing 22.9 24.0 21.1 20.7 23.6 9.3
Professional, scientific and technical services 22.7 22.4 19.7 19.4 23.4 9.6
Business, building and support services3 22.0 21.4 19.9 20.0 22.1 9.8
Educational services 12.4 12.5 11.8 11.1 14.8 8.6
Health care and social assistance 22.3 21.4 19.9 19.5 21.4 7.8
Information, culture and recreation4 20.7 20.9 19.1 19.5 22.2 10.4
Accommodation and food services 22.7 22.6 20.9 21.4 23.0 10.0
Other services (except public administration) 22.4 22.4 20.1 20.2 22.2 8.3
Public administration 21.7 22.0 20.3 19.8 23.3 9.8
Unclassified5 22.8 22.9 21.1 20.1 23.1 9.2
Canada 20.7 20.3 18.5 18.2 21.1 8.6
  • Note: Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI regular benefits was paid.
  • 1 The reported duration estimates are based on completed claims that are terminated and those that are dormant and remained inactive as of August the following fiscal year.
  • 2 EI temporary measures affecting the maximum number of entitlement weeks of EI regular benefits were in effect during this period. Consult section 2.0 and 2.2.4 of chapter 2 for details.
  • 3 This industry sector comprises the industries with codes 55 (Management of companies and enterprises) and 56 (Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services) from the North American Industry Classification System.
  • 4 This industry sector comprises the industries with codes 51 (Information and cultural industries) and 71 (Arts, entertainment and recreation) from the North American Industry Classification System.
  • 5 For some claims, this information was not available in the data.
  • r Revised.
  • p Preliminary.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.
Annex 2.6.3 – Regular benefits (by industry): Average weekly benefit rate1 ($)
Industry FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 Second half of FY20212
Goods-producing industries 485 493 503 519 555
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 431 441 459 479 542
Mining and oil and gas extraction 528 531 541 554 571
Utilities 524 532 538 552 567
Construction 505 512 521 536 562
Manufacturing 453 464 474 494 544
Service-producing industries 430 434 447 460 527
Wholesale trade 447 449 462 477 536
Retail trade 386 386 405 421 518
Transportation and warehousing 417 420 431 449 537
Finance and insurance 463 481 493 510 542
Real estate and rental and leasing 440 449 469 480 535
Professional, scientific and technical services 482 488 497 515 549
Business, building and support services3 422 429 447 463 531
Educational services 466 473 479 488 533
Health care and social assistance 408 414 423 440 524
Information, culture and recreation4 414 418 435 439 525
Accommodation and food services 355 359 374 390 513
Other services (except public administration) 418 422 439 449 525
Public administration 451 460 468 479 537
Unclassified5 423 427 440 457 527
Canada 449 457 469 483 534
  • Note: Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI regular benefits was paid.
  • 1 Takes into account Family Supplement top-ups paid to claimants with regular benefits.
  • 2 EI temporary measures affecting the weekly benefit rate were in effect during this period. Consult section 2.0 of chapter 2 for details.
  • 3 This industry sector comprises the industries with codes 55 (Management of companies and enterprises) and 56 (Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services) from the North American Industry Classification System.
  • 4 This industry sector comprises the industries with codes 51 (Information and cultural industries) and 71 (Arts, entertainment and recreation) from the North American Industry Classification System.
  • 5 For some claims, this information was not available in the data.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.
Annex 2.6.4 – Regular benefits (by industry): Amount paid1 ($ million)
Industry FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 FY2021
Goods-producing industries 5,397.7 5,343.6 4,473.4 4,590.7 7,138.4
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 515.6 578.2 496.8 525.8 689.3
Mining and oil and gas extraction 448.8 310.0 274.2 270.0 430.8
Utilities 42.2 48.2 36.4 42.2 46.8
Construction 3,001.5 3,113.4 2,640.3 2,592.1 3,691.3
Manufacturing 1,389.6 1,293.7 1,025.7 1,160.7 2,280.1
Service-producing industries 6,687.7 6,998.6 5,995.6 6,151.8 16,428.9
Wholesale trade 515.1 492.3 402.6 425.2 937.8
Retail trade 712.3 763.4 620.9 610.1 2,405.4
Transportation and warehousing 556.8 533.3 466.0 499.1 1,131.8
Finance and insurance 177.9 193.9 155.0 148.8 258.8
Real estate and rental and leasing 208.1 207.3 175.4 174.8 445.6
Professional, scientific and technical services 666.4 601.1 479.4 516.5 996.0
Business, building and support services2 876.9 871.4 768.8 768.0 1,845.5
Educational services 695.1 850.0 774.6 823.5 793.5
Health care and social assistance 389.6 424.0 349.6 359.2 978.2
Information, culture and recreation3 337.1 377.7 324.7 317.1 1,156.8
Accommodation and food services 496.3 559.9 487.2 489.4 3,383.5
Other services (except public administration) 424.4 421.5 371.7 376.7 1,126.7
Public administration 631.5 702.7 619.7 643.4 969.2
Unclassified4 584.7 298.4 204.8 321.8 1,362.9
Canada 12,670.1 12,640.5 10,673.8 11,064.4 24,930.1
  • Note: Totals may not add up due to rounding. 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 Employment Insurance economic region)

Annex 2.7.1 – Regular benefits (by Employment Insurance economic region): New claims established
EI economic region FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 Second half of FY20211,2
St. John’s 12,510 12,900 11,510 11,070 20,320
Newfoundland – Labrador 43,080 49,270 55,170 51,910 61,080
Charlottetown 4,420 3,820 3,730 3,410 6,670
Prince Edward Island (excluding Charlottetown) 12,490 12,610 11,810 11,450 12,150
Eastern Nova Scotia 22,580 23,760 24,190 22,610 24,760
Western Nova Scotia 26,950 27,020 24,810 26,000 32,160
Halifax 13,080 13,100 12,800 13,490 24,710
Fredericton-Moncton-Saint-John 19,800 20,180 19,270 19,540 33,220
Madawaska-Charlotte 10,700 10,940 10,840 11,060 14,090
Restigouche- Albert 39,620 39,490 38,210 38,120 44,210
Gaspésie-Île-de-la Madeleine 24,990 25,180 24,030 23,740 23,980
Québec 31,470 32,950 30,760 31,440 58,860
Trois-Rivières 7,930 7,820 7,550 8,560 13,820
South Central Quebec 7,900 6,820 6,820 8,560 13,190
Sherbrooke 7,990 8,000 7,690 8,290 14,730
Montérégie 26,160 24,880 24,240 27,820 47,530
Montreal 146,390 144,110 138,980 145,090 285,330
Central Quebec 70,970 71,440 68,910 71,350 94,470
North Western Quebec 17,960 17,730 17,610 17,150 21,950
Lower Saint Lawrence and North Shore 43,010 40,660 39,620 39,520 47,950
Hull 10,430 9,890 9,420 9,710 18,950
Chicoutimi-Jonquière 10,260 9,600 8,870 9,230 13,220
Ottawa 19,470 19,340 19,130 19,290 50,390
Eastern Ontario 18,910 18,670 17,530 16,420 24,930
Kingston 3,530 3,110 3,530 4,280 8,690
Central Ontario 42,800 41,030 39,720 43,440 78,060
Oshawa 12,270 12,690 10,470 12,460 24,710
Toronto 132,690 131,950 129,050 139,560 368,300
Hamilton 19,210 18,630 18,330 19,990 45,520
St. Catharines 14,710 14,310 14,030 15,560 37,690
London 12,710 13,770 11,870 14,680 32,370
Niagara 12,160 11,600 11,150 12,850 18,040
Windsor 8,360 14,490 16,180 16,550 29,740
Kitchener 13,360 13,570 13,240 14,710 30,750
Huron 13,970 13,360 12,560 13,380 19,730
South Central Ontario 11,480 13,110 12,130 14,840 27,280
Sudbury 4,560 4,990 5,180 5,710 11,060
Thunder Bay 4,250 4,460 4,130 4,240 8,270
Northern Ontario 22,370 24,050 25,390 25,990 33,390
Winnipeg 21,380 21,920 22,750 23,040 50,200
Southern Manitoba 10,960 11,180 11,140 11,390 16,420
Northern Manitoba 6,970 7,130 8,720 8,470 9,500
Regina 6,270 6,330 6,460 6,570 12,710
Saskatoon 9,210 8,640 9,080 10,760 16,530
Southern Saskatchewan 8,320 8,710 9,380 10,210 14,030
Northern Saskatchewan 10,290 11,510 12,650 13,260 17,100
Calgary 43,150 35,620 37,950 42,350 101,330
Edmonton 47,150 42,230 47,140 51,080 103,540
Northern Alberta 18,750 9,880 12,220 12,590 20,300
Southern Alberta 32,090 24,670 29,780 34,520 71,670
Southern Interior British Columbia 25,790 25,520 29,410 31,230 48,000
Abbotsford 7,160 6,690 5,830 6,290 9,950
Vancouver 49,110 47,730 43,640 51,220 125,580
Victoria 6,650 6,710 6,480 7,390 15,900
Southern Coastal British Columbia 20,390 19,220 19,010 21,490 34,170
Northern British Columbia 15,730 16,540 16,490 18,180 23,710
Whitehorse 950 820 920 930 1,470
Yukon (excluding Whitehorse) 800 790 720 750 970
Yellowknife3 510 520 430 470 720
Northwest Territories (excluding Yellowknife) 1,230 1,240 1,150 1,050 1,480
Iqualuit 110 170 130 140 170
Nunavut (excluding Iqaluit) 660 640 770 630 1,140
Canada 1,321,130 1,299,710 1,292,710 1,367,080 2,472,860
  • Note: Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI regular benefits was paid.
  • 1 Claims for EI regular benefits could not be established during the first half of FY2021 due to the implementation of the Canada Emergency Response Benefits (CERB).
  • 2 EI temporary measures affecting the eligibility for EI regular benefits were in effect during this period. Consult section 2.0 of chapter 2 for details.
  • 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 Employment Insurance economic region): Average actual duration1 (number of weeks)
EI economic region FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920r Claims established before March 15, 2020P Claims established in the second half of FY20212,P
St. John’s 19.2 20.9 20.8 20.4 21.7 7.2
Newfoundland – Labrador 35.4 35.7 30.4 28.5 31.4 7.9
Charlottetown 19.4 19.1 17.5 18.3 21.0 8.2
Prince Edward Island (excluding Charlottetown) 24.7 24.5 23.7 23.4 25.5 9.7
Eastern Nova Scotia 26.8 26.4 26.1 26.7 28.5 9.9
Western Nova Scotia 22.0 21.4 20.1 19.6 22.9 9.4
Halifax 19.8 19.0 18.5 18.6 20.9 9.6
Fredericton-Moncton-Saint-John 19.9 18.7 17.5 17.9 20.7 8.6
Madawaska-Charlotte 20.6 19.1 18.7 20.0 21.8 9.3
Restigouche- Albert 26.4 25.1 22.5 23.4 26.1 9.4
Gaspésie-Île-de-la Madeleine 25.4 25.2 23.8 24.5 27.0 8.2
Québec 15.3 14.2 13.5 13.5 16.4 7.5
Trois-Rivières 16.2 15.4 15.0 14.7 17.1 7.1
South Central Quebec 13.8 13.0 12.8 12.5 13.9 6.5
Sherbrooke 16.2 14.4 14.3 13.1 15.9 6.6
Montérégie 16.4 15.4 14.2 14.0 16.2 7.0
Montreal 18.9 17.0 15.7 15.6 18.2 7.6
Central Quebec 16.5 15.7 14.6 15.1 17.0 7.3
North Western Quebec 18.8 17.4 16.5 16.6 18.3 7.2
Lower Saint Lawrence and North Shore 19.1 17.3 15.4 16.6 18.4 7.4
Hull 17.4 16.2 14.3 14.9 17.5 8.9
Chicoutimi-Jonquière 18.1 16.8 14.8 15.1 17.0 7.2
Ottawa 17.4 16.3 15.7 15.5 19.6 9.0
Eastern Ontario 18.4 16.9 16.4 16.3 18.6 8.5
Kingston 17.2 15.8 16.0 16.2 20.9 8.5
Central Ontario 17.5 16.7 16.2 16.4 19.7 8.5
Oshawa 17.6 15.6 15.3 15.6 21.1 8.6
Toronto 19.1 18.1 17.2 17.8 20.9 9.5
Hamilton 16.4 16.3 15.6 16.2 19.5 9.0
St. Catharines 17.4 16.7 15.9 16.4 19.8 9.0
London 16.5 16.6 16.0 16.0 18.1 8.1
Niagara 18.3 16.9 16.3 17.1 19.7 8.3
Windsor 19.2 11.1 14.2 13.7 17.8 8.5
Kitchener 16.7 15.8 15.9 16.5 19.6 8.4
Huron 17.1 15.6 15.7 15.1 18.0 7.7
South Central Ontario 16.4 14.2 15.1 15.4 17.5 8.2
Sudbury 25.0 24.6 18.0 16.7 20.4 8.7
Thunder Bay 15.9 15.6 16.1 15.8 19.2 8.3
Northern Ontario 28.7 28.1 23.4 21.5 24.5 8.6
Winnipeg 17.0 16.6 16.1 16.5 19.5 9.4
Southern Manitoba 16.7 16.4 16.1 17.0 19.9 9.3
Northern Manitoba 30.5 31.7 28.2 26.6 29.0 9.9
Regina 16.4 16.8 16.0 16.8 20.0 10.2
Saskatoon 22.6 24.5 20.5 18.0 19.6 10.3
Southern Saskatchewan 24.0 25.9 21.0 18.5 21.9 10.2
Northern Saskatchewan 31.6 33.2 28.4 25.7 29.0 10.5
Calgary 26.4 29.8 23.0 20.1 23.8 9.8
Edmonton 24.0 26.3 20.5 19.0 22.9 9.2
Northern Alberta 21.7 31.7 24.3 22.7 26.3 9.1
Southern Alberta 24.4 28.6 20.5 18.7 23.0 9.4
Southern Interior British Columbia 24.2 24.8 20.5 17.8 20.3 10.2
Abbotsford 16.9 16.9 15.8 15.7 18.0 9.2
Vancouver 17.4 16.9 16.2 16.5 20.2 9.3
Victoria 18.1 15.9 15.2 16.0 19.6 9.3
Southern Coastal British Columbia 18.9 17.6 16.2 16.9 20.1 9.3
Northern British Columbia 26.3 24.7 21.7 19.4 22.7 8.7
Whitehorse 21.9 23.2 19.4 18.1 19.5 9.1
Yukon (excluding Whitehorse) 19.9 19.8 20.7 21.4 22.0 13.8
Yellowknife 14.7 16.2 18.0 18.9 21.2 11.5
Northwest Territories (excluding Yellowknife) 24.6 24.5 24.5 24.5 28.5 11.1
Iqualuit 16.8 22.6 20.1 22.0 24.3 5.0
Nunavut (excluding Iqaluit) 34.3 34.9 29.7 29.1 35.5 8.8
Canada 20.7 20.3 18.5 18.2 21.1 8.6
  • Note: Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI regular benefits was paid.
  • 1 The reported duration estimates are based on completed claims that are terminated and those that are dormant and remained inactive as of August the following fiscal year.
  • 2 EI temporary measures affecting the maximum number of entitlement weeks of EI regular benefits were in effect during this period. Consult section 2.0 and 2.2.4 of chapter 2 for details.
  • r Revised.
  • p Preliminary.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.
Annex 2.7.3 – Regular benefits (by Employment Insurance economic region): Average weekly benefit rate1 ($)
EI economic region FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 Second half of FY20212
St. John’s 468 466 470 477 535
Newfoundland – Labrador 424 442 453 466 536
Charlottetown 399 406 418 423 520
Prince Edward Island (excluding Charlottetown) 426 432 438 453 532
Eastern Nova Scotia 433 440 443 459 536
Western Nova Scotia 411 414 423 434 529
Halifax 424 429 432 452 526
Fredericton-Moncton-Saint-John 422 432 442 453 527
Madawaska-Charlotte 413 424 430 440 528
Restigouche- Albert 438 443 453 468 534
Gaspésie-Île-de-la Madeleine 442 451 460 478 539
Québec 452 467 481 493 535
Trois-Rivières 429 446 454 476 531
South Central Quebec 444 458 465 484 539
Sherbrooke 440 447 463 483 534
Montérégie 439 448 464 477 536
Montreal 438 448 459 477 532
Central Quebec 434 445 456 473 534
North Western Quebec 447 453 470 480 538
Lower Saint Lawrence and North Shore 441 452 462 476 538
Hull 457 463 477 485 535
Chicoutimi-Jonquière 434 446 458 473 532
Ottawa 460 464 476 485 528
Eastern Ontario 443 440 462 476 533
Kingston 438 443 466 468 528
Central Ontario 449 452 465 481 532
Oshawa 472 483 493 497 533
Toronto 458 467 482 493 531
Hamilton 460 468 483 494 533
St. Catharines 434 440 456 471 528
London 441 455 464 484 530
Niagara 447 457 473 486 536
Windsor 440 481 496 506 537
Kitchener 463 464 483 495 531
Huron 451 458 474 483 537
South Central Ontario 460 468 481 496 537
Sudbury 458 466 489 504 536
Thunder Bay 476 485 494 514 536
Northern Ontario 444 455 472 483 536
Winnipeg 451 456 461 472 527
Southern Manitoba 435 443 451 461 531
Northern Manitoba 421 435 448 439 534
Regina 490 487 501 506 538
Saskatoon 476 478 491 495 535
Southern Saskatchewan 461 472 474 489 545
Northern Saskatchewan 453 457 468 479 542
Calgary 490 493 502 506 539
Edmonton 500 505 514 519 544
Northern Alberta 500 498 511 515 550
Southern Alberta 481 485 499 507 543
Southern Interior British Columbia 448 463 471 485 537
Abbotsford 398 395 416 440 528
Vancouver 453 460 473 488 532
Victoria 459 461 486 494 534
Southern Coastal British Columbia 456 459 470 490 535
Northern British Columbia 461 474 487 504 547
Whitehorse 510 496 521 530 552
Yukon (excluding Whitehorse) 491 504 516 525 545
Yellowknife 508 533 537 538 557
Northwest Territories (excluding Yellowknife) 513 525 518 522 557
Iqualuit 526 523 546 563 557
Nunavut (excluding Iqaluit) 480 512 494 547 549
Canada 449 457 469 483 534
  • Note: Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI regular benefits was paid.
  • 1 Takes into account Family Supplement top-ups paid to claimants with regular benefits.
  • 2 EI temporary measures affecting the weekly benefit rate were in effect during this period. Consult section 2.0 of chapter 2 for details.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.
Annex 2.7.4 – Regular benefits (by Employment Insurance economic region): Amount paid1 ($ million)
EI economic region FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 FY2021
St. John’s 116.3 139.1 112.8 100.5 191.5
Newfoundland – Labrador 705.9 814.5 686.4 658.7 837.7
Charlottetown 34.1 32.3 29.2 29.0 58.7
Prince Edward Island (excluding Charlottetown) 127.1 143.2 131.2 126.4 152.9
Eastern Nova Scotia 257.9 283.4 276.5 272.4 322.9
Western Nova Scotia 231.8 244.9 212.1 208.5 335.4
Halifax 105.8 114.2 106.5 107.7 246.8
Fredericton-Moncton-
Saint-John
170.1 172.9 151.5 160.0 315.9
Madawaska-Charlotte 87.9 93.0 88.5 97.8 136.5
Restigouche- Albert 445.0 463.6 392.1 422.1 537.5
Gaspésie-Île-de-la Madeleine 264.2 295.6 252.0 265.2 308.7
Québec 198.3 211.6 183.7 181.2 477.9
Trois-Rivières 48.6 53.3 47.0 50.0 116.4
South Central Quebec 42.7 40.7 35.4 39.4 94.5
Sherbrooke 50.6 50.5 46.3 46.5 110.2
Montérégie 174.3 173.2 146.6 153.9 384.0
Montreal 1,124.4 1,116.9 939.7 935.2 2,661.7
Central Quebec 449.4 499.2 420.7 431.8 830.3
North Western Quebec 146.7 141.6 126.7 128.0 199.5
Lower Saint Lawrence and North Shore 327.0 318.4 262.6 272.7 441.4
Hull 76.5 74.7 60.8 63.0 174.7
Chicoutimi-Jonquière 71.4 67.6 56.0 55.2 106.7
Ottawa 151.8 152.4 140.9 138.8 465.7
Eastern Ontario 146.6 145.7 130.1 125.8 232.6
Kingston 23.9 24.2 23.6 32.7 76.8
Central Ontario 313.5 333.7 292.5 316.9 724.0
Oshawa 91.1 101.9 78.4 88.3 252.2
Toronto 1,148.5 1,177.8 1,035.5 1,131.2 3,842.6
Hamilton 143.5 150.2 137.9 138.0 419.8
St. Catharines 106.7 108.2 92.2 103.5 376.9
London 88.3 107.3 89.3 94.6 275.0
Niagara 93.9 94.4 85.4 94.5 173.7
Windsor 62.5 77.6 78.2 103.1 287.5
Kitchener 101.6 108.2 97.4 115.0 274.8
Huron 101.2 99.3 85.1 88.3 175.7
South Central Ontario 84.1 91.6 85.8 99.5 233.3
Sudbury 64.6 55.2 41.4 47.0 98.4
Thunder Bay 33.4 35.1 32.3 31.6 75.5
Northern Ontario 314.4 320.6 250.0 262.2 367.6
Winnipeg 169.3 182.0 177.9 179.3 493.0
Southern Manitoba 88.6 91.2 88.1 91.9 164.3
Northern Manitoba 94.2 113.0 105.1 99.5 127.8
Regina 52.3 61.8 52.0 54.2 134.4
Saskatoon 109.4 117.1 89.0 93.0 181.8
Southern Saskatchewan 115.4 115.4 88.0 96.0 160.0
Northern Saskatchewan 173.7 179.1 164.0 162.7 224.6
Calgary 747.9 613.1 415.8 413.3 1,114.3
Edmonton 730.6 632.7 495.0 471.0 1,165.6
Northern Alberta 253.3 176.4 139.9 146.8 244.7
Southern Alberta 542.9 382.6 280.6 322.9 779.6
Southern Interior British Columbia 318.5 310.0 258.7 254.2 481.0
Abbotsford 48.7 48.9 39.4 41.5 98.3
Vancouver 391.0 403.4 342.3 379.1 1,332.5
Victoria 56.4 53.8 49.9 56.4 160.7
Southern Coastal British Columbia 173.2 165.0 140.6 164.6 346.9
Northern British Columbia 229.2 211.9 157.6 173.1 256.7
Whitehorse 10.8 10.9 8.9 9.2 15.8
Yukon (excluding Whitehorse) 8.0 8.0 7.6 7.8 11.8
Yellowknife 4.3 4.3 5.2 5.1 7.6
Northwest Territories (excluding Yellowknife) 15.0 16.4 16.2 14.4 18.8
Iqualuit 1.3 2.0 1.3 1.5 2.0
Nunavut (excluding Iqaluit) 10.2 13.8 10.4 10.6 14.5
Canada 12,670.1 12,640.5 10,673.8 11,064.4 24,930.1
  • Note: Totals may not add up due to rounding. Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI regular benefits was paid.
  • 1 Takes into account Family Supplement top-ups paid to claimants with regular benefits. Includes benefits paid for training purposes under section 25 of the Employment Insurance Act.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.

Annex 2.8 - Seasonal regular claimants

Annex 2.8.1 – Seasonal regular claimants1: New claims established
Category FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 Second half of FY20212,3
Newfoundland and Labrador 17,130 14,630 21,170 28,100 24,750
Prince Edward Island 8,430 8,340 8,120 7,710 6,210
Nova Scotia 24,630 25,340 24,640 24,710 17,190
New Brunswick 33,620 33,890 33,650 32,990 26,070
Quebec 156,020 157,360 153,030 150,240 114,120
Ontario 92,340 96,070 99,060 102,940 60,960
Manitoba 9,970 10,320 11,720 12,360 7,290
Saskatchewan 4,800 3,790 6,010 8,480 7,430
Alberta 8,650 7,690 11,980 17,760 15,870
British Columbia 24,410 22,960 25,220 27,390 16,170
Yukon 420 430 400 420 420
Northwest Territories 220 260 250 220 230
Nunavut 40 30 30 50 40
Men 232,770 235,580 245,400 255,940 230,780
Women 147,910 145,530 149,880 157,430 65,970
24 years old and under 8,130 7,930 7,630 7,960 7,590
25 to 44 years old 142,730 144,000 149,160 153,940 118,510
45 to 54 years old 103,330 98,730 99,610 103,210 63,800
55 years old and over 126,490 130,450 138,880 148,260 106,850
Canada 380,680 381,110 395,280 413,370 296,750
  • 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 Claims for EI regular benefits could not be established during the first half of FY2021 due to the implementation of the Canada Emergency Response Benefits (CERB).
  • 3 EI temporary measures affecting the eligibility for EI regular benefits were in effect during this period. Consult section 2.0 of chapter 2 for details.
  • 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 – Seasonal regular claimants1: Average actual duration (number of weeks)
Category FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920r Claims established before March 15, 2020P Claims established in the second half of FY20212,P
Newfoundland and Labrador 34.5 33.1 27.5 27.4 31.2 9.4
Prince Edward Island 23.9 23.8 23.3 24.2 26.2 10.3
Nova Scotia 22.9 22.6 22.4 22.6 25.9 9.2
New Brunswick 24.1 23.3 21.0 22.4 25.2 10.7
Quebec 16.6 15.7 14.4 15.0 18.0 8.1
Ontario 14.8 14.0 13.3 13.8 17.4 9.4
Manitoba 16.1 15.8 14.6 15.8 18.9 10.6
Saskatchewan 24.7 22.7 19.1 17.9 21.8 11.3
Alberta 21.8 22.7 18.0 16.7 20.8 10.1
British Columbia 17.3 17.1 14.9 14.6 17.0 11.6
Yukon 19.4 20.5 20.0 21.7 20.8 14.4
Northwest Territories 24.5 21.4 23.3 21.9 23.5 6.5
Nunavut 38.0 30.3 37.8 15.8 27.5 6.0
Men 19.9 18.7 17.0 17.9 20.7 9.0
Women 17.2 16.5 14.8 15.0 20.0 11.0
24 years old and under 18.7 18.1 16.8 17.3 20.8 9.5
25 to 44 years old 17.5 16.7 15.1 15.7 19.3 8.7
45 to 54 years old 18.7 17.8 16.0 16.3 20.1 9.2
55 years old and over 20.7 19.3 17.4 18.2 22.0 10.6
Canada 18.9 17.9 16.2 16.8 20.5 9.3
  • Note: 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.
  • 2 EI temporary measures affecting the maximum number of entitlement weeks of EI regular benefits were in effect during this period. Consult section 2.0 and 2.2.4 of chapter 2 for details.
  • p Preliminary.
  • r Revised.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.
Annex 2.8.3 – Seasonal regular claimants1: Average weekly benefit rate2
Category FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 Second half of FY20213
Newfoundland and Labrador 428 439 466 487 547
Prince Edward Island 443 452 454 470 536
Nova Scotia 440 450 455 470 543
New Brunswick 453 465 474 487 543
Quebec 466 475 486 502 554
Ontario 478 486 498 511 558
Manitoba 452 465 474 480 553
Saskatchewan 457 487 490 501 558
Alberta 485 505 515 524 567
British Columbia 444 451 470 485 549
Yukon 517 524 544 547 561
Northwest Territories 515 536 539 560 569
Nunavut 484 466 494 510 555
Men 487 495 506 521 559
Women 423 436 448 462 530
24 years old and under 479 490 502 513 551
25 to 44 years old 484 495 504 519 559
45 to 54 years old 462 473 486 501 555
55 years old and over 437 447 460 476 544
Canada 462 473 484 499 553
  • Note: Includes all claims for which at least $1 of EI benefits was paid.
  • 1 Seasonal regular claimants are individuals who established 3 or more regular or fishing claims in the 5 fiscal years preceding the reference year, of which at least 2 were established at the same time of year as their claim in the reference year. For the purposes of this annex, a 17-week window is used to determine whether a claim was established at the same time of year as their claim in the reference year. Specifically, a claim is considered to have been established at the same time of year if was established between 8 weeks before and 8 weeks after the week in which the reference year claim was established.
  • 2 Takes into account Family Supplement top-ups paid to seasonal regular claimants.
  • 3 EI temporary measures affecting the weekly benefit rate were in effect during this period. Consult section 2.0 of chapter 2 for details.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.
Annex 2.8.4 – Seasonal regular claimants1: Amount paid2 ($ million)
Category FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 FY2021
Newfoundland and Labrador 359.0 240.3 206.0 308.2 404.7
Prince Edward Island 80.4 92.9 83.5 83.4 90.4
Nova Scotia 230.3 259.4 238.8 247.4 244.7
New Brunswick 343.6 363.1 319.8 340.5 366.0
Quebec 1,041.2 1,128.0 963.9 995.7 1,206.4
Ontario 585.9 638.4 599.3 646.9 668.3
Manitoba 68.6r 76.5 78.0 88.0 96.9
Saskatchewan 59.9 49.2 49.2 67.6 97.0
Alberta 111.7 97.8 96.6 134.8 216.3
British Columbia 188.5 175.0 156.2 175.2 200.3
Yukon 4.7 4.6 4.3 4.5 5.5
Northwest Territories 2.6 2.9 3.4 2.6 3.9
Nunavut 0.8 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.4
Men 2,214.8 2,176.0 1,964.5 2,173.4 2,758.7
Women 862.4 952.9 834.9 921.7 842.1
24 years old and under 76.4 71.9 61.5 64.9 95.7
25 to 44 years old 1,108.0 1,147.8 1,030.4 1,121.2 1,360.0
45 to 54 years old 826.8 808.3 696.3 745.5 785.1
55 years old and over 1,066.0 1,100.9 1,011.2 1,163.5 1,360.0
Canada 3,077.2 3,128.9 2,799.4 3,095.1 3,600.7
  • Note: Data may not add up to the total due to rounding. Includes all claims for which at least $1 of EI benefits was paid.
  • 1 Seasonal regular claimants are individuals who established 3 or more regular or fishing claims in the 5 fiscal years preceding the reference year, of which at least 2 were established at the same time of year as their claim in the reference year. For the purposes of this annex, a 17-week window is used to determine whether a claim was established at the same time of year as their claim in the reference year. Specifically, a claim is considered to have been established at the same time of year if was established between 8 weeks before and 8 weeks after the week in which the reference year claim was established.
  • 2 Takes into account Family Supplement top-ups paid to seasonal regular claimants.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.

Annex 2.9 – Fishing benefits

Annex 2.9.1 – Fishing benefits: New claims established
Category FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 First half of FY2021 Second half of FY20211 Total FY2021
Newfoundland and Labrador 11,819 12,278 12,682 13,041 4,693 7,373 12,066
Prince Edward Island 3,108 3,258 3,278 3,236 1,149 1,996 3,145
Nova Scotia 5,448 5,633 5,701 5,750 2,659 2,710 5,369
New Brunswick 3,066 3,310 3,203 3,244 1,204 1,817 3,021
Quebec 1,425 1,412 1,408 1,372 525 764 1,289
British Columbia 2,919 2,942 2,843 2,424 250 2,184 2,434
Other provinces and territories 1,149 1,222 1,252 1,318 443 521 964
Men 23,502 24,015 24,319 24,203 8,958 13,650 22,608
Women 5,432 6,040 6,048 6,182 1,965 3,715 5,680
24 years old and under 1,460 1,564 1,535 1,593 544 797 1,341
25 to 44 years old 8,335 8,683 8,556 8,428 2,869 4,625 7,494
45 to 54 years old 8,171 8,217 8,095 7,901 3,007 4,224 7,231
55 years old and over 10,968 11,591 12,181 12,463 4,503 7,719 12,222
Canada 28,934 30,055 30,367 30,385 10,923 17,365 28,288
  • Note: Includes all claims for which at least $1 of EI fishing benefits was paid.
  • 1 EI temporary measures affecting the eligibility for benefits were in effect during this period. Consult section 2.4 of chapter 2 for details.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 100% sample of EI administrative data.
Annex 2.9.2 – Fishing benefits: Average actual duration (number of weeks)
Category FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 FY2021 Change (%) FY1920 to FY2021
Newfoundland and Labrador 21.2 19.5 19.1 21.1 19.9 -5.6
Prince Edward Island 19.7 19.1 18.8 19.9 19.7 -1.2
Nova Scotia 20.0 19.8 19.8 20.1 20.4 +1.2
New Brunswick 19.8 19.6 19.1 20.2 19.8 -1.7
Quebec 20.0 17.1 17.1 18.7 18.6 -0.6
British Columbia 23.0 23.1 23.3 23.3 23.3 +0.2
Other provinces and territories 22.5 23.2 23.0 23.2 23.6 +1.9
Men 20.5 19.5 19.3 20.5 20.0 -2.4
Women 22.3 21.5 21.2 22.2 21.6 -2.7
24 years old and under 20.3 20.4 20.1 20.8 19.9 -4.1
25 to 44 years old 20.5 20.2 20.1 21.1 20.5 -2.8
45 to 54 years old 20.5 19.3 19.0 20.4 19.8 -2.8
55 years old and over 21.3 20.0 19.8 20.9 20.5 -2.0
Canada 20.8 19.9 19.7 20.8 20.3 -2.5
  • Note: Percentage change is based on unrounded numbers. Includes all claims for which at least $1 of EI fishing benefits was paid. Estimates on average actual duration are based on claims established.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 100% sample of EI administrative data.
Annex 2.9.3 – Fishing benefits: Average weekly benefit rate1 ($)
Category FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 First half of FY2021 Second half of FY20212 Total FY2021
Newfoundland and Labrador 506 515 517 533 511 561 542
Prince Edward Island 527 532 528 545 563 570 567
Nova Scotia 519 521 521 538 558 567 562
New Brunswick 519 521 529 546 552 573 565
Quebec 525 532 538 551 565 570 568
British Columbia 457 449 475 466 482 567 558
Other provinces and territories 426 430 444 446 441 548 499
Men 508 513 518 532 537 567 555
Women 489 494 499 515 506 559 541
24 years old and under 481 483 493 511 517 557 541
25 to 44 years old 503 507 512 526 534 565 553
45 to 54 years old 511 517 522 536 540 567 556
55 years old and over 504 510 514 527 527 565 551
Canada 505 510 514 528 532 565 552
  • Note: Includes all claims for which at least $1 of EI fishing benefits was paid.
  • 1 Takes into account Family Supplement top-ups paid to claimants with fishing benefits.
  • 2 EI temporary measures affecting the weekly benefit rate were in effect during this period. Consult section 2.0 of chapter 2 for details.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 100% sample of EI administrative data.
Annex 2.9.4 – Fishing benefits: Amount paid1 ($ million)
Category FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 FY2021
Newfoundland and Labrador 111.4 121.4 118.4 126.5 133.7
Prince Edward Island 28.4 29.5 29.1 30.0 36.1
Nova Scotia 57.2 59.8 59.9 59.2 63.4
New Brunswick 31.1 34.7 34.1 36.5 38.6
Quebec 12.0 11.2 12.0 11.6 13.0
British Columbia 29.9 30.4 29.8 26.1 26.8
Other provinces and territories 12.9 13.3 14.5 13.2 12.1
Men 229.5 241.0 238.9 242.9 260.2
Women 53.4 59.2 58.8 60.2 63.4
24 years old and under 14.0 14.8 16.4 16.9 15.5
25 to 44 years old 82.1 90.1 89.9 88.5 92.8
45 to 54 years old 79.9 82.0 78.4 75.3 77.2
55 years old and over 106.9 113.3 113.0 122.4 138.1
Canada 282.9 300.2 297.7 303.1 323.6
  • Note: Data may not add up to the total due to rounding. 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 2.10 – Special benefits

Annex 2.10.1 – Special benefits1: New claims established
Category FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 First half of FY20212 Second half of FY20213 Total of FY2021
Newfoundland and Labrador 12,080 13,040 13,230 12,940 1,380 11,740 13,120
Prince Edward Island 6,850 6,860 6,680 6,950 620 5,430 6,050
Nova Scotia 24,110 25,890 26,430 27,090 3,630 21,350 24,980
New Brunswick 28,480 33,000 33,590 33,970 2,600 27,450 30,050
Quebec 120,900 133,050 136,230 135,310 3,260 136,270 139,530
Ontario 198,760 204,730 207,380 214,170 55,700 187,830 243,530
Manitoba 19,100 20,910 20,680 21,340 5,980 18,210 24,190
Saskatchewan 15,380 16,420 17,310 17,070 4,630 13,630 18,260
Alberta 58,820 58,960 62,920 66,100 16,620 59,990 76,610
British Columbia 77,130 82,320 80,150 82,590 17,710 74,960 92,670
Yukon 710 710 670 770 230 650 880
Northwest Territories 640 710 750 580 260 460 720
Nunavut 420 490 520 390 240 430 670
Men 195,280 212,700 220,000 237,370 29,540 224,940 254,480
Women 368,100 384,390 386,540 381,900 83,320 333,460 416,780
24 years old and under 41,340 42,020 42,050 40,890 5,480 54,870 60,350
25 to 44 years old 321,680 337,320 342,800 358,740 99,100 282,480 381,580
45 to 54 years old 94,840 100,990 99,400 95,000 4,490 93,080 97,570
55 years old and over 105,520 116,760 122,290 124,640 3,790 127,970 131,760
Employees 562,660 596,310 605,930 618,400 112,540 557,880 670,420
Self-employed persons 720 780 610 870 320 520 840
Canada 563,380 597,090 606,540 619,270 112,860 558,400 671,260
  • Note: Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI special benefits was paid.
  • 1 FY1617 to FY1920 include maternity, parental, sickness, and compassionate care benefits, but exclude family caregiver benefits for adults and children due to the incompatibility of administrative data sources during those fiscal years. Starting in FY2021, data on family caregiver benefits for adults and children are included, which could affect comparisons with previous years.
  • 2 Claims for sickness benefits could not be established during the first half of FY2021 due to the implementation of the Canada Emergency Response Benefits (CERB).
  • 3 EI temporary measures affecting the eligibility for benefits were in effect during this period. Consult section 2.0 of chapter 2 for details.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.
Annex 2.10.2 – Special benefits1: Average weekly benefit rate2 ($)
Category FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 First half of FY2021 Second half of FY20213 Total of FY2021
Newfoundland and Labrador 436 437 450 462 506 533 530
Prince Edward Island 424 429 438 456 508 538 535
Nova Scotia 416 425 431 449 500 535 530
New Brunswick 421 433 438 459 496 534 531
Quebec 406 416 427 445 495 533 532
Ontario 441 449 462 477 522 542 538
Manitoba 432 432 443 459 493 535 525
Saskatchewan 453 456 461 477 513 542 535
Alberta 460 467 477 495 527 545 541
British Columbia 434 443 454 477 519 542 538
Yukon 494 503 511 519 550 564 562
Northwest Territories 508 508 513 526 555 569 564
Nunavut 482 487 499 538 513 565 547
Men 462 470 481 500 549 548 548
Women 416 423 432 448 507 532 528
24 years old and under 346 353 375 389 417 516 508
25 to 44 years old 450 457 466 485 525 545 540
45 to 54 years old 430 441 452 470 513 540 539
55 years old and over 414 423 434 449 497 534 533
Employees 432 440 450 468 518 539 536
Self-employed persons 337 331 329 356 418 525 485
Canada 432 440 450 468 518 539 536
  • Note: Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI special benefits was paid.
  • 1 Excludes extended parental benefits which are calculated at a lower benefit rate. FY1617 to FY1920 include maternity, parental, sickness, and compassionate care benefits, but exclude family caregiver benefits for adults and children due to the incompatibility of administrative data sources during those fiscal years. Starting in FY2021, data on family caregiver benefits for adults and children are included, which could affect comparisons with previous years.
  • 2 Takes into account Family Supplement top-ups paid to claimants with special benefits.
  • 3 EI temporary measures affecting the weekly benefit rate were in effect during this period. Consult section 2.0 of chapter 2 for details.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based in a 10% sample of EI administrative data.
Annex 2.10.3 – Special benefits1: Amount paid2 ($ million)
Category FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 FY2021
Newfoundland and Labrador 106.6 110.8 106.6 107.1 111.5
Prince Edward Island 41.2 43.3 42.3 40.8 46.0
Nova Scotia 188.0 190.3 192.3 204.2 216.3
New Brunswick 185.1 190.8 205.2 209.3 217.7
Quebec 442.0 506.0 528.2 574.5 592.8
Ontario 2,379.7 2,487.0 2,502.0 2,678.5 2,931.7
Manitoba 224.4 237.2 239.9 249.5 279.2
Saskatchewan 218.8 226.7 233.9 232.6 245.8
Alberta 863.2 852.1 848.6 914.9 971.0
British Columbia 817.9 869.8 870.3 913.2 1,013.1
Territories 23.5 25.7 26.5 25.5 30.7
Unknown* 0.1 0.2 0.4 n/a n/a
Men 1,001.3 1,077.6 1,127.2 1,236.3 1,296.0
Women 4,489.1 4,662.2 4,669.0 4,913.8 5,359.7
24 years old and under 348.5 353.0 347.1 346.1 422.4
25 to 44 years old 4,240.3 4,391.3 4,407.5 4,694.4 5,081.1
45 to 54 years old 438.5 475.1 485.9 498.5 487.8
55 years old and over 463.2 520.3 555.7 611.2 664.5
Employees 5,482.7 5,729.9 5,787.0 6,140.1 6,643.1
Self-employed persons 7.7 9.9 9.2 10.0 12.6
Canada 5,490.5 5,739.8 5,796.2 6,150.1 6,655.7
  • 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.
  • * 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 2.11 - Special benefits (by Employment Insurance economic region)

Annex 2.11.1 – Special benefits (by Employment Insurance economic region)1: New claims established
EI economic region FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 First half of FY20212 Second half of FY20213 Total FY2021
St. John's 4,570 5,080 4,660 4,620 690 4,490 5,180
Newfoundland - Labrador 7,510 7,960 8,570 8,230 690 7,250 7,940
Charlottetown 2,130 1,990 1,940 1,670 340 1,860 2,200
Prince Edward Island (excl. Charlottetown) 4,720 4,870 4,740 5,280 280 3,570 3,850
Eastern Nova Scotia 7,600 8,500 8,180 8,880 740 6,100 6,840
Western Nova Scotia 8,950 9,920 10,220 10,180 1,250 8,520 9,770
Halifax 7,560 7,470 8,030 8,030 1,640 6,730 8,370
Fredericton-Moncton-Saint-John 10,180 11,010 11,540 11,260 1,420 10,280 11,700
Madawaska-Charlotte 4,130 4,680 4,780 4,710 280 3,970 4,250
Restigouche-Albert 14,170 17,310 17,270 18,000 900 13,200 14,100
Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine 3,980 4,750 4,240 4,570 30 3,730 3,760
Québec 10,800 11,730 13,060 11,580 250 12,960 13,210
Trois-Rivières 2,910 3,210 3,290 3,810 70 3,610 3,680
South Central Quebec 2,990 3,190 3,210 3,590 100 4,600 4,700
Sherbrooke 3,150 3,250 3,480 3,190 110 3,520 3,630
Montérégie 8,650 9,470 9,700 10,140 280 11,120 11,400
Montreal 38,450 42,850 44,090 44,330 1,460 48,290 49,750
Central Quebec 24,180 25,780 26,910 26,130 640 23,430 24,070
North Western Quebec 4,560 5,420 5,220 4,880 40 4,640 4,680
Lower Saint Lawrence and North Shore 13,600 14,860 14,420 15,260 190 12,860 13,050
Hull 3,380 3,640 4,150 3,470 60 3,460 3,520
Chicoutimi-Jonquière 4,250 4,900 4,460 4,360 30 4,050 4,080
Ottawa 14,310 14,140 13,850 15,280 4,780 11,720 16,500
Eastern Ontario 8,210 8,750 9,030 8,460 1,800 7,170 8,970
Kingston 2,130 2,130 2,220 2,610 810 1,960 2,770
Central Ontario 18,920 19,350 19,780 20,680 4,960 18,410 23,370
Oshawa 6,020 6,660 5,990 6,800 1,800 5,920 7,720
Toronto 77,080 77,040 79,030 79,040 23,000 72,190 95,190
Hamilton 11,100 11,320 11,570 13,230 3,260 11,190 14,450
St. Catharines 6,470 6,650 7,020 7,300 1,500 6,960 8,460
London 7,110 7,770 7,320 8,200 1,860 7,150 9,010
Niagara 5,610 6,170 6,670 6,490 1,290 5,150 6,440
Windsor 4,520 5,680 6,090 5,610 1,150 6,150 7,300
Kitchener 7,900 8,470 8,590 9,140 2,690 7,720 10,410
Huron 7,100 7,200 6,260 7,420 1,250 5,580 6,830
South Central Ontario 7,800 8,690 8,640 8,970 2,530 7,930 10,460
Sudbury 3,040 2,840 3,120 3,050 720 3,190 3,910
Thunder Bay 1,980 2,080 2,180 2,150 490 1,910 2,400
Northern Ontario 9,460 9,790 10,020 9,740 1,810 7,530 9,340
Winnipeg 11,630 13,180 12,770 13,490 3,770 11,720 15,490
Southern Manitoba 5,680 5,880 6,060 5,870 1,710 5,090 6,800
Northern Manitoba 1,790 1,850 1,850 1,980 500 1,400 1,900
Regina 3,910 4,200 4,180 4,270 1,290 3,190 4,480
Saskatoon 4,450 4,660 4,980 5,300 1,540 4,120 5,660
Southern Saskatchewan 3,830 4,170 4,540 3,980 960 3,380 4,340
Northern Saskatchewan 3,190 3,390 3,610 3,520 840 2,940 3,780
Calgary 19,240 20,700 20,270 21,740 6,150 19,640 25,790
Edmonton 20,310 19,920 22,170 23,090 5,840 20,910 26,750
Northern Alberta 4,710 4,120 4,680 4,790 1,000 4,060 5,060
Southern Alberta 14,560 14,220 15,800 16,480 3,630 15,380 19,010
Southern Interior British Columbia 12,250 12,700 12,840 13,960 2,420 12,520 14,940
Abbotsford 5,240 5,370 4,980 5,030 720 4,740 5,460
Vancouver 36,380 39,940 38,770 39,460 10,130 35,550 45,680
Victoria 5,510 6,090 5,640 6,070 1,230 5,280 6,510
Southern Coastal British Columbia 11,570 11,280 11,570 11,380 1,930 11,310 13,240
Northern British Columbia 6,180 6,940 6,350 6,690 1,280 5,560 6,840
Whitehorse 570 590 550 610 180 580 760
Yukon (excluding Whitehorse) 140 120 120 160 50 70 120
Yellowknife 370 360 410 290 90 270 360
Northwest Territories (excl. Yellowknife) 270 350 340 290 170 190 360
Iqaluit 110 170 160 170 80 110 190
Nunavut (excl. Iqaluit) 310 320 360 220 160 320 480
Canada 563,380 597,090 606,540 619,270 112,860 558,400 671,260
  • Note: Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI special benefits was paid.
  • 1 FY1617 to FY1920 include maternity, parental, sickness, and compassionate care benefits, but exclude family caregiver benefits for adults and children due to the incompatibility of administrative data sources during those fiscal years. Starting in FY2021, data on family caregiver benefits for adults and children are included, which could affect comparisons with previous years.
  • 2 Claims for sickness benefits could not be established during the first half of FY2021 due to the implementation of the Canada Emergency Response Benefits (CERB).
  • 3 EI temporary measures affecting the eligibility for benefits were in effect during this period. Consult section 2.0 of chapter 2 for details.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.
Annex 2.11.2 – Special benefits (by Employment Insurance economic region)1: Average weekly benefit rate2 ($)
EI economic region FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 First half of FY2021 Second half of FY20213 Total FY2021
St. John's 445 440 455 462 515 532 530
Newfoundland - Labrador 430 435 448 463 498 533 530
Charlottetown 405 402 407 431 507 533 530
Prince Edward Island (excl. Charlottetown) 432 440 450 463 510 541 538
Eastern Nova Scotia 436 449 457 470 524 539 537
Western Nova Scotia 395 402 405 423 487 530 525
Halifax 421 429 439 457 500 536 530
Fredericton-Moncton-Saint-John 414 422 429 444 487 532 527
Madawaska-Charlotte 401 408 417 437 505 529 528
Restigouche-Albert 433 448 450 473 508 537 535
Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine 414 422 428 454 459 532 532
Québec 408 419 433 453 504 534 534
Trois-Rivières 389 408 414 452 556 528 528
South Central Quebec 410 406 419 457 513 532 532
Sherbrooke 400 404 426 441 447 531 529
Montérégie 402 410 422 439 505 535 534
Montreal 407 420r 427 445 499 532 531
Central Quebec 397 406 419 439 483 531 530
North Western Quebec 401 413 436 442 428 531 530
Lower Saint Lawrence and North Shore 410 417 435 448 472 535 534
Hull 433 440 450 451 509 536 535
Chicoutimi-Jonquière 414 423 425 448 533 534 534
Ottawa 470 473 483 497 541 545 544
Eastern Ontario 432 437 451 466 521 538 535
Kingston 434 439 463 461 519 533 530
Central Ontario 427 435 446 462 508 539 533
Oshawa 449 463 469 479 521 542 537
Toronto 446 456 467 483 525 543 539
Hamilton 443 457 468 477 537 544 543
St. Catharines 409 420 432 451 509 536 532
London 432 442 460 480 515 541 536
Niagara 431 446 452 472 513 541 535
Windsor 419 434 458 479 505 540 535
Kitchener 444 449 469 482 531 541 539
Huron 422 435 449 467 487 542 533
South Central Ontario 444 445 462 479 519 544 538
Sudbury 437 433 462 475 526 544 542
Thunder Bay 451 452 462r 475 502 543 535
Northern Ontario 431 440 455 477 519 541 537
Winnipeg 437 432 443 459 499 533 525
Southern Manitoba 419 432 440 459 480 538 524
Northern Manitoba 439 437 453 461 489 535 523
Regina 461 459 471 482 520 548 540
Saskatoon 449 457 460 472 520 539 534
Southern Saskatchewan 447 458 458 484 494 541 531
Northern Saskatchewan 454 451 456 471 512 540 534
Calgary 465 472 477 495 531 543 541
Edmonton 466 474 483 502 532 546 543
Northern Alberta 484 478 494 504 535 552 549
Southern Alberta 438 449 462 483 512 543 537
Southern Interior British Columbia 430 438 443 466 506 542 537
Abbotsford 394 398 411 445 487 536 530
Vancouver 443 448 462 486 524 543 540
Victoria 440 463 465 489 535 543 542
Southern Coastal British Columbia 415 439 449 463 505 540 535
Northern British Columbia 447 450 468 485 533 547 545
Whitehorse 496 507 508 515 546 564 561
Yukon (excluding Whitehorse) 485 486 524 537 573 568 569
Yellowknife 516 509 517 520 540 573 566
Northwest Territories (excl. Yellowknife) 497 507 507 534 562 563 562
Iqaluit 530 514 536 557 526 572 552
Nunavut (excl. Iqaluit) 465 470 482 522 507 563 545
Canada 432 440 450 468 518 539 536
  • Note: Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI special benefits was paid.
  • 1 Excludes extended parental benefits which are calculated at a lower benefit rate. FY1617 to FY1920 include maternity, parental, sickness, and compassionate care benefits, but exclude family caregiver benefits for adults and children due to the incompatibility of administrative data sources during those fiscal years. Starting in FY2021, data on family caregiver benefits for adults and children are included, which could affect comparisons with previous years.
  • 2 Takes into account Family Supplement top-ups paid to claimants with special benefits.
  • 3 EI temporary measures affecting the weekly benefit rate were in effect during this period. Consult section 2.0 of chapter 2 for details.
  • r Revised.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.
Annex 2.11.3 – Special benefits (by Employment Insurance economic region)1: Amount paid2 ($ million)
EI economic region FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 FY2021
St. John's 47.2 48.8 46.5 43.3 50.0
Newfoundland - Labrador 59.2 61.3 58.8 62.3 60.8
Charlottetown 16.4 15.6 16.0 14.1 18.0
Prince Edward Island (excl. Charlottetown) 24.7 27.5 25.7 26.3 27.8
Eastern Nova Scotia 47.2 47.6 48.0 47.9 48.2
Western Nova Scotia 66.2 66.6 70.3 72.1 80.2
Halifax 74.5 75.3 71.8 80.9 87.7
Fredericton-Moncton-Saint-John 91.7 84.8 93.3 96.9 101.3
Madawaska-Charlotte 24.1 26.0 27.8 27.6 29.4
Restigouche-Albert 68.9 78.9 82.2 82.4 86.5
Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine 14.5 16.3 16.6 16.5 17.9
Québec 38.8 43.0 47.8 47.2 56.4
Trois-Rivières 9.5 10.1 10.9 15.2 15.7
South Central Quebec 10.4 11.1 11.3 14.8 18.1
Sherbrooke 11.1 11.2 12.5 12.8 15.3
Montérégie 32.5 36.5 37.2 43.0 46.9
Montreal 146.7 170.2 173.9 191.5 209.7
Central Quebec 82.1 96.0 98.8 105.8 103.5
North Western Quebec 17.4 22.0 22.3 22.6 21.0
Lower Saint Lawrence and North Shore 45.4 51.4 48.7 58.1 54.8
Hull 15.4 16.8 19.6 17.6 17.4
Chicoutimi-Jonquière 14.2 15.9 15.1 15.9 16.6
Ottawa 190.0 192.2 187.3 206.3 219.9
Eastern Ontario 82.4 85.4 92.1 94.2 98.6
Kingston 24.2 23.4 23.6 26.4 35.7
Central Ontario 191.5 207.3 203.1 219.1 263.1
Oshawa 76.4 79.9 74.7 82.2 92.3
Toronto 1,028.4 1,064.9 1,051.2 1,114.0 1,230.5
Hamilton 132.2 139.5 132.9 157.2 171.1
St. Catharines 62.0 66.0 61.8 71.6 81.4
London 81.1 85.9 87.8 94.8 101.3
Niagara 60.7 64.9 71.0 72.7 72.5
Windsor 45.6 48.1 57.5 57.7 67.4
Kitchener 97.2 101.7 109.2 105.6 132.7
Huron 60.6 66.6 62.7 67.9 72.2
South Central Ontario 93.0 97.5 103.8 107.7 123.1
Sudbury 29.5 28.8 29.1 31.0 38.0
Thunder Bay 22.0 22.3 19.3 22.1 25.0
Northern Ontario 90.5 95.2 95.0 102.6 97.4
Winnipeg 141.3 150.2 147.8 154.2 175.2
Southern Manitoba 61.5 62.9 67.6 70.0 80.1
Northern Manitoba 20.6 22.3 21.7 21.5 23.0
Regina 54.3 56.2 57.0 56.0 61.5
Saskatoon 66.5 69.2 71.2 72.3 75.9
Southern Saskatchewan 54.2 55.5 59.0 57.3 59.5
Northern Saskatchewan 42.4 44.6 43.4 44.0 47.6
Calgary 301.6 302.5 299.7 308.0 345.6
Edmonton 297.3 288.0 289.9 317.6 333.5
Northern Alberta 69.5 60.4 59.2 65.1 68.1
Southern Alberta 191.4 195.2 189.6 211.7 221.1
Southern Interior British Columbia 120.4 123.5 122.0 127.5 141.1
Abbotsford 43.8 44.1 42.8 47.3 52.8
Vancouver 430.5 455.7 459.8 482.6 548.4
Victoria 61.4 63.9 61.0 65.7 69.0
Southern Coastal British Columbia 95.8 106.8 106.9 110.5 125.7
Northern British Columbia 63.1 71.6 67.2 65.2 74.7
Whitehorse 7.6 8.0 7.1 7.9 9.5
Yukon (excluding Whitehorse) 0.9 0.8 1.4 0.9 2.4
Yellowknife 5.7 5.0 4.9 5.0 5.3
Northwest Territories (excl. Yellowknife) 4.3 4.6 4.4 4.8 5.2
Iqaluit 1.5 2.1 2.5 2.7 3.1
Nunavut (excl. Iqaluit) 3.5 5.0 5.7 4.0 5.2
Canada 5,464.6 5,700.8 5,709.0 6,050.0 6,638.6
  • Note: Data may not add up to the total due to rounding. Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI special benefits was paid.
  • 1 FY1617 to FY1920 include maternity, parental, sickness, and compassionate care benefits, but exclude family caregiver benefits for adults and children due to the incompatibility of administrative data sources during those fiscal years. Starting in FY2021, data on family caregiver benefits for adults and children from a 10% sample are included, which could affect comparisons with previous years. However, total amounts paid in EI special benefits by EI economic region do not match those in annex 2.10.3.
  • 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 on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.

Annex 2.12 – Firms and Employment Insurance regular and special benefits (by industry)

Annex 2.12.1 – Firms and Employment Insurance regular and special benefits (by industry)
Industry Number of firms 2019 Distribution of firm (%) 2019 Firm’s workforce1 2019 Distribution of the firm’s workforce (%) 2019 Number of EI regular claimants2 2019 Distribution of EI regular claimants (%) 2019 Number of EI special claimants2 2019 Distribution of EI Special Claimants (%) 2019
Goods-producing industries 255,590 20.4% 3,790,080 19.1% 620,790 39.2% 179,340 20.6%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 50,900 4.1% 342,230 1.7% 60,540 3.8% 17,700 2.0%
Mining, and oil and gas extraction 8,050 0.6% 215,320 1.1% 29,620 1.9% 7,670 0.9%
Utilities 780 0.1% 117,680 0.6% 5,580 0.4% 2,950 0.3%
Construction 148,050 11.8% 1,304,750 6.6% 351,370 22.2% 63,600 7.3%
Manufacturing 47,810 3.8% 1,810,100 9.1% 173,680 11.0% 87,420 10.1%
Services-producing industries 849,840 67.7% 15,594,630 78.8% 942,310 59.5% 680,870 78.3%
Wholesale trade 44,770 3.6% 861,420 4.4% 51,830 3.3% 32,490 3.7%
Retail trade 99,790 7.9% 2,250,570 11.4% 90,440 5.7% 92,240 10.6%
Transportation and warehousing 74,700 5.9% 882,390 4.5% 74,920 4.7% 38,430 4.4%
Finance and insurance 30,820 2.5% 749,990 3.8% 17,540 1.1% 29,050 3.3%
Professional, scientific and technical services 50,450 4.0% 349,860 1.8% 23,500 1.5% 14,490 1.7%
Real estate and rental and leasing 151,890 12.1% 1,178,660 6.0% 67,990 4.3% 37,640 4.3%
Business, building and other support services3 56,180 4.5% 1,212,470 6.1% 110,930 7.0% 54,750 6.3%
Educational services 14,300 1.1% 1,452,020 7.3% 182,690 11.5% 53,580 6.2%
Health care and social assistance 111,020 8.8% 1,747,890 8.8% 60,750 3.8% 120,670 13.9%
Information, culture and recreation4 31,340 2.5% 683,190 3.5% 48,030 3.0% 20,650 2.4%
Accommodation and food services 73,430 5.8% 1,509,630 7.6% 75,830 4.8% 60,570 7.0%
Other services (except public administration) 106,010 8.4% 753,710 3.8% 51,780 3.3% 35,350 4.1%
Public administration 5,160 0.4% 1,962,840 9.9% 86,090 5.4% 90,980 10.5%
Unclassified* 150,170 12.0% 407,890 2.1% 21,660 1.4% 9,160 1.1%
Canada 1,255,600 100.0% 19,792,600 100.0% 1,584,760 100.0% 869,380 100.0%
  • 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 1 firm are taken into account. For example, if an employee earned $25,000 in firm 1 and $25,000 in firm 2, then he or she was recorded as 0.5 employees at the first firm and 0.5 employees at the second firm.
  • 2 These columns are based on the number of people receiving EI regular and/or special benefits in 2019.
  • 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 2.13 – Maternity benefits

Annex 2.13.1 – Maternity benefits1: New claims established
Category FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 First half of FY2021 Second half of FY20213 Total FY2021
Newfoundland and Labrador 2,750 2,730 2,550 2,210 1,030 1,490 2,520
Prince Edward Island 1,030 900 890 830 460 640 1,100
Nova Scotia 5,000 5,060 5,410 4,640 2,060 2,980 5,040
New Brunswick 4,130 4,180 4,350 3,830 1,650 2,430 4,080
Quebec2 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ontario 83,770 83,920 83,500 84,930 37,560 44,700 82,260
Manitoba 8,150 8,610 8,580 8,280 3,930 4,670 8,600
Saskatchewan 7,760 8,330 8,340 7,970 3,350 4,330 7,680
Alberta 30,580 29,470 29,360 29,580 12,090 16,100 28,190
British Columbia 26,340 27,430 26,110 24,790 11,700 14,700 26,400
Yukon 280 240 280 210 160 180 340
Northwest Territories 320 300 380 250 200 230 430
Nunavut 220 300 260 170 140 130 270
24 years old and under 15,470 15,080 14,120 12,370 4,410 8,320 12,730
25 to 29 years old 47,800 46,170 45,120 43,560 18,350 25,010 43,360
30 to 34 years old 68,500 68,610 68,240 69,010 31,480 36,280 67,760
35 to 39 years old 32,420 34,660 35,600 35,710 16,820 19,260 36,080
40 years old and over 6,140 6,950 6,930 7,040 3,270 3,710 6,980
Canada 170,330 171,470 170,010 167,690 74,330 92,580 166,910
  • 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.
  • 3 EI temporary measures affecting the eligibility for benefits were in effect during this period. Consult section 2.0 of chapter 2 for details.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.
Annex 2.13.2 – Maternity benefits: Average actual duration (number of weeks)
Category FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920r FY2021P Change (%) FY1920 to FY2021
Newfoundland and Labrador 14.3 14.3 14.2 14.5 14.5 -0.1
Prince Edward Island 14.6 14.5 14.1 14.4 14.5 +0.4
Nova Scotia 14.7 14.7 14.6 14.6 14.7 +0.2
New Brunswick 14.7 14.6 14.5 14.5 14.6 +0.5
Quebec1 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ontario 14.6 14.7 14.6 14.7 14.7 0.0
Manitoba 14.7 14.6 14.7 14.7 14.7 +0.1
Saskatchewan 14.7 14.7 14.7 14.7 14.7 +0.2
Alberta 14.6 14.7 14.6 14.6 14.7 +0.1
British Columbia 14.6 14.7 14.7 14.7 14.7 -0.3
Yukon 14.4 15.0 14.3 14.6 14.6 -0.2
Northwest Territories 14.2 14.3 13.1 14.4 14.5 +0.7
Nunavut 14.5 14.3 14.8 14.5 14.2 -2.1
24 years old and under 14.6 14.6 14.6 14.6 14.6 -0.1
25 to 29 years old 14.6 14.6 14.6 14.7 14.7 0.0
30 to 34 years old 14.7 14.7 14.7 14.7 14.7 0.0
35 to 39 years old 14.6 14.6 14.6 14.7 14.7 +0.1
40 years old and over 14.6 14.6 14.5r 14.6 14.6 +0.1
Canada 14.6 14.7 14.6 14.7 14.7 0.0
  • Note: Percentage change is based on unrounded numbers. Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI maternity benefits was paid. Based on completed claims which include those that are terminated and those that are dormant and remained inactive as of August of the following fiscal year.
  • 1 Since January 2006, Quebec has administered its own maternity benefits under the Quebec Parental Insurance Plan.
  • P Preliminary.
  • r Revised.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada. Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data for FY1617 to FY1819 are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data, whereas data for FY1920 and FY2021 are based on a 100% sample.
Annex 2.13.3 – Maternity benefits: Average weekly benefit rate1 ($)
Category FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 First half of FY2021 Second half of FY20213 Total FY2021
Newfoundland and Labrador 450 438 470 476 495 545 524
Prince Edward Island 436 446 441 511 496 545 524
Nova Scotia 411 425 436 461 478 540 514
New Brunswick 424 431 433 434 485 538 517
Quebec2 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ontario 447 457 470 484 515 553 535
Manitoba 432 422 438 453 474 542 511
Saskatchewan 455 452 461 476 499 550 528
Alberta 462 467 475 494 519 552 538
British Columbia 437 449 462 482 510 552 533
Yukon 493 518 506 516 539 573 557
Northwest Territories 499 499 503 525 556 574 566
Nunavut 480 469 466 541 508 571 538
24 years old and under 326 335 355 366 405 520 480
25 to 29 years old 430 435 447 462 489 543 520
30 to 34 years old 469 475 486 502 525 558 543
35 to 39 years old 476 482 491 505 530 560 546
40 years old and over 475 480 482 501 522 556 540
Canada 447 454 465 482 510 551 533
  • Note: Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI maternity benefits was paid.
  • 1 Takes into account Family Supplement top-ups paid to claimants with maternity benefits.
  • 2 Since January 2006, Quebec has administered its own maternity benefits under the Quebec Parental Insurance Plan.
  • 3 EI temporary measures affecting the weekly benefit rate were in effect during this period. Consult section 2.0 of chapter 2 for details.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.
Annex 2.13.4 – Maternity benefits: Amount paid1 ($ million)
Category FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 FY2021
Newfoundland and Labrador 18.5 17.8 17.5 16.6 17.2
Prince Edward Island 6.2 6.5 5.9 5.8 8.2
Nova Scotia 32.0 31.4 33.3 34.1 36.8
New Brunswick 27.9 25.1 27.7 26.2 30.3
Quebec2 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ontario 556.9 566.4 576.3 607.0 657.4
Manitoba 51.5 55.4 55.5 55.5 66.6
Saskatchewan 53.0 55.4 58.1 55.9 59.7
Alberta 212.9 206.2 203.9 218.4 227.9
British Columbia 172.6 179.9 179.5 183.5 212.6
Yukon 2.0 1.9 2.1 1.7 2.9
Northwest Territories 2.5 2.3 2.5 2.1 3.0
Nunavut 1.3 2.1 1.8 1.3 2.0
24 years old and under 77.4 76.1 75.6 68.5 83.3
25 to 29 years old 308.1 297.1 299.1 307.3 337.8
30 to 34 years old 480.6 484.5 485.2 512.2 552.7
35 to 39 years old 229.3 245.5 255.2 268.7 294.2
40 years old and over 41.9 47.1 49.0 51.3 56.7
Canada 1,137.3 1,150.3 1,164.1 1,208.1 1,324.7
  • Note: Data may not add up to the total due to rounding. 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 – Parental benefits (biological and adoptive)

Annex 2.14.1 – Parental benefits (biological and adoptive): New claims established
Category FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 First half of FY2021 Second half of FY20213 Total FY2021
Parental standard1 195,960 189,350 168,120 174,980 80,290 94,040 174,330
Parental extended1 n/a 8,700 31,910 37,770 17,670 21,100 38,770
Newfoundland and Labrador 2,930 2,790 2,720 2,360 1,140 1,590 2,730
Prince Edward Island 1,130 1,000 960 1,000 530 800 1,330
Nova Scotia 5,970 5,830 6,190 5,990 3,060 3,670 6,730
New Brunswick 4,580 4,710 4,960 5,010 2,110 3,100 5,210
Quebec2 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ontario 98,370 97,880 99,620 109,200 50,060 56,450 106,510
Manitoba 9,440 10,050 10,220 10,600 5,260 5,790 11,050
Saskatchewan 8,720 9,290 9,480 9,720 4,230 5,220 9,450
Alberta 33,480 33,130 33,840 35,290 14,980 19,120 34,100
British Columbia 30,340 32,250 30,790 32,710 15,910 18,710 34,620
Yukon 330 310 400 320 220 220 440
Northwest Territories 390 430 490 300 250 250 500
Nunavut 280 380 360 250 210 220 430
Men 29,490 30,850 33,600 47,390 23,370 26,730 50,100
Women 166,470 167,200 166,430 165,360 74,590 88,410 163,000
24 years old and under 15,840 15,420 14,660 13,200 4,830 8,440 13,270
25 to 29 years old 51,080 49,380 48,970 49,780 21,580 28,180 49,760
30 to 34 years old 77,230 78,020 78,770 85,300 40,180 44,560 84,740
35 to 39 years old 40,360 42,770 44,950 49,560 24,520 26,480 51,000
40 years old and over 11,450 12,460 12,680 14,910 6,850 7,480 14,330
Canada 195,960 198,050 200,030 212,750 97,960 115,140 213,100
  • Note: Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI parental benefits was paid. Parental benefits that are shared between 2 parents are considered as 2 separate claims.
  • 1 Starting December 3, 2017, parents can choose between receiving standard or extended parental benefits.
  • 2 Since January 2006, Quebec has administered its own parental benefits under the Quebec Parental Insurance Plan.
  • 3 EI temporary measures affecting the eligibility for benefits were in effect during this period. Consult section 2.0 of chapter 2 for details.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.
Annex 2.14.2 – Parental benefits (biological and adoptive): Amount paid1 ($ million)
Category FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 FY2021
Parental standard2 2,705.1 2,777.1 2,511.5 2,416.0 2,612.5
Parental extended2 n/a 1.1 219.2 505.7 565.3
Newfoundland and Labrador 42.0 42.6 38.4 37.8 39.3
Prince Edward Island 14.4 15.1 14.3 13.2 16.0
Nova Scotia 79.4 77.1 74.1 80.5 89.0
New Brunswick 62.5 59.8 63.3 66.1 69.2
Quebec3 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ontario 1,328.0 1,375.5 1,348.3 1,468.8 1,603.6
Manitoba 126.1 131.0 131.6 139.9 150.3
Saskatchewan 127.8 133.6 135.0 133.7 145.2
Alberta 501.7 495.3 478.1 517.5 551.8
British Columbia 409.5 433.4 431.9 449.5 496.2
Yukon 4.2 5.0 4.7 4.9 5.9
Northwest Territories 6.6 5.7 5.4 5.7 6.0
Nunavut 2.8 4.1 5.8 4.7 5.3
Men 233.7 252.4 257.8 315.5 359.2
Women 2,471.4 2,525.8 2,472.9 2,606.2 2,818.6
24 years old and under 177.8 176.1 169.7 170.2 171.8
25 to 29 years old 707.4 698.6 684.9 710.6 756.1
30 to 34 years old 1,116.0 1,154.6 1,117.3 1,200.3 1,319.4
35 to 39 years old 565.6 595.5 604.7 670.1 740.7
40 years old and over 138.3 153.5 154.1 170.4 189.8
Canada 2,705.1 2,778.2 2,730.7 2,921.7 3,177.8
  • Note: Data may not add up to the total due to rounding. 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.
  • 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 2.14.3 – Parental standard benefits1 (biological and adoptive): New claims established
Category FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 First half of FY2021 Second half of FY20213 Total FY2021
Newfoundland and Labrador 2,930 2,720 2,440 2,070 990 1,390 2,380
Prince Edward Island 1,130 950 930 830 430 740 1,170
Nova Scotia 5,970 5,620 5,430 5,410 2,560 3,010 5,570
New Brunswick 4,580 4,550 4,500 4,420 1,800 2,620 4,420
Quebec2 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ontario 98,370 92,770 80,900 86,810 39,500 44,720 84,220
Manitoba 9,440 9,780 8,970 9,180 4,550 4,830 9,380
Saskatchewan 8,720 9,030 8,610 8,480 3,710 4,510 8,220
Alberta 33,480 31,760 29,370 30,680 13,150 16,360 29,510
British Columbia 30,340 31,090 25,840 26,420 13,090 15,320 28,410
Yukon 330 310 340 260 120 170 290
Northwest Territories 390 430 460 250 200 190 390
Nunavut 280 340 330 170 190 180 370
Men 29,490 30,390 30,030 39,970 19,380 22,570 41,950
Women 166,470 158,960 138,090 135,010 60,910 71,470 132,380
24 years old and under 15,840 14,700 12,640 11,440 3,980 6,820 10,800
25 to 29 years old 51,080 47,450 42,080 41,700 18,230 23,440 41,670
30 to 34 years old 77,230 74,620 66,110 69,520 33,010 36,450 69,460
35 to 39 years old 40,360 40,670 36,850 40,160 19,850 21,220 41,070
40 years old and over 11,450 11,910 10,440 12,160 5,220 6,110 11,330
Canada 195,960 189,350 168,120 174,980 80,290 94,040 174,330
  • 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.
  • 2 Since January 2006, Quebec has administered its own parental benefits under the Quebec Parental Insurance Plan.
  • 3 EI temporary measures affecting the eligibility for benefits were in effect during this period. Consult section 2.0 of chapter 2 for details.
  • 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 – Parental standard benefits1 (biological or adoptive): Average actual duration (number of weeks)
Category FY1617 FY1718 FY18193 FY19203,r FY20213,P
Newfoundland and Labrador 29.9 30.4 30.4 29.9r 29.2
Prince Edward Island 29.9 29.7 30.2 27.8r 27.0
Nova Scotia 29.5 29.4 29.3 27.9r 27.2
New Brunswick 29.7 29.3 30.0 28.6r 27.0
Quebec2 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ontario 29.9 30.0 29.8 28.5r 27.5
Manitoba 30.3 29.7 29.9 28.6 27.5
Saskatchewan 30.9 31.0 30.4 29.4 28.5
Alberta 30.9 30.6 30.8 29.7 29.2
British Columbia 30.0 29.7 30.1 28.6r 26.9
Yukon 27.8 26.3 28.6 26.4 26.7
Northwest Territories 27.8 24.4 27.2 28.0r 26.7
Nunavut 27.3 25.1 27.3 26.6r 26.2
Men 16.1 16.3 16.1 13.8r 12.2
Women 32.6 32.5 32.7 32.6 32.8
24 years old and under 31.4 31.4 31.3 30.8 30.5
25 to 29 years old 31.2 31.0 31.1 30.3r 29.5
30 to 34 years old 30.3 30.2 30.3 28.9r 27.7
35 to 39 years old 29.2 29.0 29.0 27.4 26.4
40 years old and over 25.5 26.2 25.8 24.1r 23.2
Canada 30.1 30.0 30.0 28.8r 27.7
  • Note: Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI parental benefits was paid. Based on completed claims which include those that are terminated and those that are dormant and remained inactive as of August the following fiscal year.
  • 1 Starting December 3, 2017, parents can choose between receiving standard or extended parental benefits. Starting March 17, 2019 parents who share parental benefits could receive an additional 5 weeks of parental standard benefits or 8 weeks of extended parental benefits.
  • 2 Since January 2006, Quebec has administered its own maternity benefits under the Quebec Parental Insurance Plan.
  • 3 Results for FY1617 and FY1718 are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data, while results for FY1819, FY1920 and FY2021 are based on a 100% sample of EI data. This change in methodology is necessary to report on how parental benefits are actually shared between parents.
  • P Preliminary.
  • r Revised.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada. Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data for FY1617 and FY1718, and on a 100% sample for FY1819 to FY2021.
Annex 2.14.5 – Parental standard benefits1 (biological and adoptive): Average weekly benefit rate2 ($)
Category FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 First half of FY2021 Second half of FY20214 Total FY2021
Newfoundland and Labrador 460 448 478 490 514 551 536
Prince Edward Island 440 449 453 522 507 551 535
Nova Scotia 432 446 452 482 499 548 526
New Brunswick 434 442 442 457 497 544 525
Quebec3 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ontario 458 466 478 496 525 557 542
Manitoba 444 435 452 474 493 548 521
Saskatchewan 463 464 474 489 515 556 538
Alberta 468 475 483 505 529 559 546
British Columbia 450 462 473 495 522 558 541
Yukon 498 520 523 530 549 571 562
Northwest Territories 513 502 512 544 555 581 567
Nunavut 491 478 493 532 508 564 535
Men 503 507 517 536 557 570 564
Women 449 455 466 483 510 552 533
24 years old and under 336 346 372 382 417 525 485
25 to 29 years old 438 443 454 473 497 547 525
30 to 34 years old 476 481 491 511 533 562 548
35 to 39 years old 484 490 499 515 541 564 553
40 years old and over 489 493 499 520 538 563 552
Canada 457 464 475 495 521 556 540
  • Note: Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI parental benefits was paid.
  • 1 Starting December 3, 2017, parents can choose between receiving standard or extended parental benefits.
  • 2 Takes into account Family Supplement top-ups paid to claimants with parental benefits.
  • 3 Since January 2006, Quebec has administered its own parental benefits under the Quebec Parental Insurance Plan.
  • 4 EI temporary measures affecting the weekly benefit rate were in effect during this period. Consult section 2.0 of chapter 2 for details.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.
Annex 2.14.6 – Parental standard benefits1 (biological and adoptive): Amount paid2 ($ million)
Category FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 FY2021
Newfoundland and Labrador 42.0 42.6 36.7 33.6 34.4
Prince Edward Island 14.4 15.0 13.8 12.2 13.7
Nova Scotia 79.4 77.1 69.6 71.0 78.1
New Brunswick 62.5 59.8 60.2 58.9 60.5
Quebec3 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ontario 1,328.0 1,374.9 1,215.7 1,171.8 1,271.8
Manitoba 126.1 130.9 124.6 122.1 130.5
Saskatchewan 127.8 133.6 129.4 118.9 128.0
Alberta 501.7 495.1 445.3 445.2 479.0
British Columbia 409.5 433.3 401.3 369.6 402.6
Yukon 4.2 5.0 4.5 4.1 4.5
Northwest Territories 6.6 5.7 5.3 5.2 5.0
Nunavut 2.8 4.1 5.1 3.4 4.4
Men 233.7 251.8 242.4 274.4 312.7
Women 2,471.4 2,525.4 2,269.1 2,141.6 2,299.9
24 years old and under 177.8 176.0 157.9 146.1 145.3
25 to 29 years old 707.4 698.4 640.1 602.8 635.2
30 to 34 years old 1,116.0 1,154.2 1,027.4 992.7 1,077.5
35 to 39 years old 565.6 595.2 547.9 537.8 600.7
40 years old and over 138.3 153.4 138.2 136.7 153.8
Canada 2,705.1 2,777.1 2,511.5 2,416.0 2,612.5
  • Note: Data may not add up to the total due to rounding. 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.
  • 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 2.14.7 – Parental extended benefits1 (biological and adoptive): New claims established
Category FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 First half of FY2021 Second half of FY20213 Total FY2021
Newfoundland and Labrador 70 280 290 150 200 350
Prince Edward Island 50 30 170 100 60 160
Nova Scotia 210 760 580 500 660 1,160
New Brunswick 160 460 590 310 480 790
Quebec2 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ontario 5,110 18,720 22,390 10,560 11,730 22,290
Manitoba 270 1,250 1,420 710 960 1,670
Saskatchewan 260 870 1,240 520 710 1,230
Alberta 1,370 4,470 4,610 1,830 2,760 4,590
British Columbia 1,160 4,950 6,290 2,820 3,390 6,210
Yukon 40c 120c 190c 170c 150c 320c
Northwest Territories 40c 120c 190c 170c 150c 320c
Nunavut 40c 120c 190c 170c 150c 320c
Men 460 3,570 7,420 3,990 4,160 8,150
Women 8,240 28,340 30,350 13,680 16,940 30,620
24 years old and under 720 2,020 1,760 850 1,620 2,470
25 to 29 years old 1,930 6,890 8,080 3,350 4,740 8,090
30 to 34 years old 3,400 12,660 15,780 7,170 8,110 15,280
35 to 39 years old 2,100 8,100 9,400 4,670 5,260 9,930
40 years old and over 550 2,240 2,750 1,630 1,370 3,000
Canada 8,700 31,910 37,770 17,670 21,100 38,770
  • 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.
  • 2 Since January 2006, Quebec has administered its own parental benefits under the Quebec Parental Insurance Plan.
  • 3 EI temporary measures affecting the eligibility for benefits were in effect during this period. Consult section 2.0 of chapter 2 for details.
  • 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 2.14.8 – Parental extended benefits1 (biological and adoptive): Average actual duration2 (number of weeks)
Category FY1920r FY2021P
Newfoundland and Labrador 50.8r 52.3
Prince Edward Island 45.6r 44.6
Nova Scotia 44.8r 45.3
New Brunswick 45.9r 45.4
Quebec3 n/a n/a
Ontario 47.0r 47.1
Manitoba 45.3r 46.1
Saskatchewan 47.4r 46.7
Alberta 49.8 51.2
British Columbia 46.6r 47.9
Yukon 39.2c,r 41.0c
Northwest Territories 39.2c,r 41.0c
Nunavut 39.2c,r 41.0c
Men 16.9r 16.7
Women 55.0r 56.0
24 years old and under 52.5r 53.8
25 to 29 years old 51.2r 51.4
30 to 34 years old 47.5r 47.9
35 to 39 years old 44.7r 45.2
40 years old and over 38.9r 39.0
Canada 47.2r 47.6
  • Note: Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI parental benefits was paid. Based on completed claims which include those that are terminated and those that are dormant and remained inactive as of August the following fiscal year.
  • 1 Starting December 3, 2017, parents can choose between receiving standard or extended parental benefits. Starting March 17, 2019 parents who share parental benefits could receive an additional 5 weeks of parental standard benefits or 8 weeks of extended parental benefits.
  • 2 Given the low number of completed extended parental claims in FY1718 and FY1819, duration estimates for those claims are not reported.
  • 3 Since January 2006, Quebec has administered its own maternity benefits under the Quebec Parental Insurance Plan.
  • c For confidentiality purposes, data for Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut have been combined.
  • P Preliminary.
  • r Revised.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada. Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 100% sample of EI administrative data.
Annex 2.14.9 – Parental extended benefits1 (biological and adoptive): Average weekly benefit rate2 ($)
Category FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 First half of FY2021 Second half of FY20214 Total FY2021
Newfoundland and Labrador 289 287r 296r 255 325 295
Prince Edward Island 256r 279 311r 295 319 304
Nova Scotia 249r 267r 289r 291 333 315
New Brunswick 231r 270r 268r 297 336 320
Quebec3 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ontario 283r 294r 304r 318 338 329
Manitoba 268r 270r 285r 281 328 308
Saskatchewan 212r 278r 289r 297 331 317
Alberta 281r 289r 299r 311 330 322
British Columbia 274r 287r 302r 316 337 328
Yukon 328c 298c 337c 332c 342c 336c
Northwest Territories 328c 298c 337c 332c 342c 336c
Nunavut 328c 298c 337c 332c 342c 336c
Men 308r 319r 330r 336 346 341
Women 275r 286r 294r 307 333 321
24 years old and under 206r 217r 231r 247 321 296
25 to 29 years old 256r 276r 284r 297 330 317
30 to 34 years old 291r 299r 308r 320 339 330
35 to 39 years old 291r 303r 313r 320 339 330
40 years old and over 306r 301r 316r 332 339 335
Canada 277r 290r 301r 313 336 326
  • Note: Includes claims for which at least $1 of EI parental benefits was paid.
  • 1 Starting December 3, 2017, parents can choose between receiving standard or extended parental benefits.
  • 2 Takes into account Family Supplement top-ups paid to claimants with parental benefits.
  • 3 Since January 2006, Quebec has administered its own parental benefits under the Quebec Parental Insurance Plan.
  • 4 EI temporary measures affecting the weekly benefit rate were in effect during this period. Consult section 2.0 of chapter 2 for details.
  • c For confidentiality purposes, data for Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut have been combined.
  • r Revised.
  • Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) administrative data. Data are based on a 10% sample of EI administrative data.
Annex 2.14.10 – Parental extended benefits1 (biological and adoptive): Amount paid2 ($ million)
Category FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 FY2021
Newfoundland and Labrador 0.01 1.7 4.2 4.9
Prince Edward Island 0.02 0.5 1.0 2.3
Nova Scotia 0.01 4.5 9.5 10.9
New Brunswick 0.00 3.1 7.2 8.7
Quebec3 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ontario 0.60 132.6 297.0 331.8
Manitoba 0.04 6.9 17.8 19.8
Saskatchewan 0.02 5.6 14.9 17.2
Alberta 0.21 32.8 72.2 72.8
British Columbia 0.14 30.6 79.9 93.7
Yukon 0.02c 0.9c 2.1c 3.3c
Northwest Territories 0.02c 0.9c 2.1c 3.3c
Nunavut 0.02c 0.9c 2.1c 3.3c
Men 0.65 15.4 41.1 46.6
Women 0.43 203.8 464.6 518.7
24 years old and under 0.11 11.8 24.2 26.6
25 to 29 years old 0.18 44.8 107.8 120.9
30 to 34 years old 0.41 89.9 207.6 241.9
35 to 39 years old 0.26 56.8 132.3 139.9
40 years old and over 0.12 15.9 33.8 36.0
Canada 1.08 219.2 505.7 565.3
  • Note: Data may not add up to the total due to rounding. 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.
  • 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 – Sickness benefits

Annex 2.15.1 – Sickness benefits: New claims established
Category FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 Second half of FY20211,2
Newfoundland and Labrador 10,140 11,070 11,500 11,340 10,880
Prince Edward Island 6,000 6,100 5,960 6,120 4,770
Nova Scotia 19,070 21,060 21,130 21,910 18,300
New Brunswick 24,830 29,440 30,080 30,080 25,230
Quebec 119,210 131,510 134,600 134,070 135,660
Ontario 105,010 111,480 112,990 111,200 132,800
Manitoba 9,970 11,250 11,030 11,380 12,990
Saskatchewan 7,060 7,670 8,200 7,890 8,750
Alberta 26,520 27,750 31,430 32,930 42,370
British Columbia 50,170 53,710 53,190 53,390 57,700
Yukon 420 450 300 440 460
Northwest Territories 200 250 280 250 220
Nunavut 100 130 150 140 220
Men 163,870 179,810 184,820 189,250 199,620
Women 214,830 232,060 236,020 231,890 250,730
24 years old and under 28,710 29,990 30,250 30,010 47,750
25 to 34 years old 80,220 88,670 90,000 91,570 98,030
35 to 44 years old 76,310 83,000 85,520 86,210 87,500
45 to 54 years old 90,600 96,350 94,980 90,670 90,810
55 to 64 years old 84,940 93,830 98,340 99,220 98,840
65 years old and over 17,920 20,030 21,750 23,460 27,420
Canada 378,700 411,870 420,840 421,140 450,350
Annex 2.15.2 – Sickness benefits: Average actual duration (number of weeks)
Category FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920r FY2021P Change (%) FY1920 to FY2021
Newfoundland and Labrador 9.8 9.7 9.5 9.3 9.3 -0.2
Prince Edward Island 7.8 8.2 8.1 7.8 8.1 +4.0
Nova Scotia 9.3 9.0 9.1 9.4 8.9 -5.3
New Brunswick 8.5 8.3 8.5 8.6 8.3 -3.7
Quebec 9.1 9.0 9.1 9.5r 8.6 -9.3
Ontario 10.7 10.7 10.6 10.8r 9.6 -11.1
Manitoba 10.6 10.1 10.1 10.3r 9.1 -11.2
Saskatchewan 10.8 10.2 10.2 10.5r 9.0 -13.7
Alberta 10.8 10.5 10.5 10.6 8.9 -15.8
British Columbia 10.7 10.6 10.6 10.8r 9.7 -10.1
Yukon 8.9 10.2 11.3 9.4 10.3 +9.6
Northwest Territories 10.3 11.1 10.8 11.0 11.7 +6.2
Nunavut 10.1 14.7 11.6 10.2 10.2 -0.1
Men 9.6 9.5 9.4 9.6 8.5 -11.4
Women 10.2 10.1 10.1 10.4r 9.5 -8.0
24 years old and under 8.9 9.0 8.8 9.3r 7.9 -14.7
25 to 34 years old 9.1 9.1 9.2 9.3 8.2 -11.9
35 to 44 years old 9.9 9.7 9.8 9.9 8.9 -10.4
45 to 54 years old 10.2 10.1 10.1 10.3 9.3 -9.9
55 to 64 years old 10.5 10.3 10.2 10.5r 9.8 -6.4
65 years old and over 10.8 10.8 10.9 10.9 10.8 -1.3
Canada 9.9 9.8 9.8 10.0 9.1 -9.6
Annex 2.15.3 – Sickness benefits: Average weekly benefit rate1 ($)
Category FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 Second half of FY20212,3
Newfoundland and Labrador 429 431 444 457 531
Prince Edward Island 418 425 433 449 536
Nova Scotia 408 417 424 440 532
New Brunswick 417 430 435 456 533
Quebec 405 416 427 445 533
Ontario 420 430 446 460 536
Manitoba 417 425 431 441 529
Saskatchewan 438 442 445 460 534
Alberta 446 454 464 482 539
British Columbia 419 428 441 464 538
Yukon 490 488 501 512 561
Northwest Territories 517 497 518 533 560
Nunavut 430 520 519 544 563
Men 455 464 475 492 545
Women 388 397 409 426 527
24 years old and under 351 355 377 391 515
25 to 34 years old 417 427 439 458 536
35 to 44 years old 433 442 453 472 541
45 to 54 years old 428 439 450 468 540
55 to 64 years old 418 427 438 453 536
65 years old and over 391 398 413 429 528
Canada 417 426 438 456 535
Annex 2.15.4 – Sickness benefits: Amount paid1 ($ million)
Category FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 FY2021
Newfoundland and Labrador 45.1 49.0 48.7 50.9 52.8
Prince Edward Island 20.2 21.1 21.4 21.1 20.8
Nova Scotia 74.0 79.0 81.4 85.7 85.9
New Brunswick 92.7 103.7 111.2 114.0 115.0
Quebec 428.8 490.2 507.0 553.4 567.6
Ontario 461.8 502.3 519.7 545.8 603.6
Manitoba 43.7 47.3 48.2 49.3 56.5
Saskatchewan 35.4 34.6 36.4 39.3 36.4
Alberta 138.2 138.3 150.3 162.9 173.8
British Columbia 223.9 242.3 241.5 261.4 281.8
Yukon 2.1 1.9 1.8 2.1 2.6
Northwest Territories 0.9 1.5 1.4 1.8 1.4
Nunavut 0.7 0.9 0.6 1.2 0.9
Men 745.5 797.0 830.0 880.6 890.4
Women 821.9 915.0 939.6 1,008.2 1,109.0
24 years old and under 91.5 98.6 99.5 104.8 163.2
25 to 34 years old 307.8 340.3 356.4 379.2 409.9
35 to 44 years old 327.3 353.2 368.8 396.3 390.6
45 to 54 years old 396.9 425.7 426.4 436.2 418.2
55 to 64 years old 370.0 407.1 426.4 463.1 476.6
65 years old and over 74.0 87.2 92.1 109.2 140.8
Canada 1,567.4 1,712.0 1,769.6 1,888.8 1,999.3

Annex 2.16 – Sickness benefits (by industry)

Annex 2.16.1 – Sickness benefits (by industry): Employment (totals in thousands)
Industry FY1617 Employment (000s) FY1617 Share (%) Second half of FY20213 Employment (000s) Second half of FY20213 Share (%)
Goods-producing industries 3,821.9 21.2 3,814.1 20.8
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting, mining and oil and gas extraction 610.6 3.4 573.7 3.1
Utilities 134.9 0.7 139.8 0.8
Construction 1,384.2 7.7 1,378.1 7.5
Manufacturing 1,692.2 9.4 1,722.5 9.4
Services-producing industries 14,170.4 78.8 14,556.5 79.2
Wholesale trade and retail trade 2,738.9 15.2 2,754.6 15.0
Transportation and warehousing 907.1 5.0 963.0 5.2
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 1,125.3 6.3 1,267.0 6.9
Professional, scientific and technical services 1,376.6 7.7 1,594.1 8.7
Business, building and other support services1 761.9 4.2 682.0 3.7
Educational services 1,257.6 7.0 1,487.7 8.1
Health care and social assistance 2,331.7 13.0 2,490.9 13.6
Information, culture and recreation2 772.7 4.3 656.9 3.6
Accommodation and food services 1,191.0 6.6 907.3 4.9
Other services (except public administration) 771.1 4.3 747.1 4.1
Public administration 936.8 5.2 1,006.0 5.5
Unclassified* n/a n/a n/a n/a
Canada 17,992.3 100.0 18,370.6 100.0
Annex 2.16.2 – Sickness benefits (by industry): New claims established
Industry FY1617
New claims
FY1617 Share (%) Second half of FY20213,4 New claims Second half of FY20213,4 Share (%)
Goods-producing industries 96,850 25.6 115,710 25.7
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting, mining and oil and gas extraction 17,160 4.5 13,370 3.0
Utilities 360 0.1 420 0.1
Construction 35,470 9.4 41,280 9.2
Manufacturing 43,860 11.6 60,640 13.5
Services-producing industries 262,420 69.3 314,930 69.9
Wholesale trade and retail trade 59,320 15.7 80,800 17.9
Transportation and warehousing 20,070 5.3 23,400 5.2
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 11,930 3.2 12,390 2.8
Professional, scientific and technical services 9,750 2.6 11,520 2.6
Business, building and other support services1 29,150 7.7 30,160 6.7
Educational services 10,920 2.9 12,920 2.9
Health care and social assistance 44,860 11.8 60,440 13.4
Information, culture and recreation2 7,490 2.0 7,660 1.7
Accommodation and food services 27,650 7.3 32,490 7.2
Other services (except public administration) 16,150 4.3 18,710 4.2
Public administration 25,130 6.6 24,440 5.4
Unclassified* 19,430 5.1 19,710 4.4
Canada 378,700 100.0 450,350 100.0
Annex 2.16.3 – Sickness benefits (by industry): Amount paid ($ million)
Industry FY1617
Amount paid ($)
FY1617 Share (%) FY2021 Amount paid ($) FY2021 Share (%)
Goods-producing industries 435.0 27.8 504.4 25.2
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting, mining and oil and gas extraction 68.0 4.3 70.9 3.5
Utilities 1.6 0.1 2.7 0.1
Construction 179.6 11.5 188.6 9.4
Manufacturing 185.8 11.9 242.3 12.1
Services-producing industries 1,066.1 68.0 1,416.7 70.9
Wholesale trade and retail trade 220.4 14.1 362.3 18.1
Transportation and warehousing 94.1 6.0 113.0 5.7
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 51.4 3.3 60.9 3.0
Professional, scientific and technical services 42.1 2.7 50.8 2.5
Business, building and other support services1 118.7 7.6 139.3 7.0
Educational services 39.7 2.5 51.7 2.6
Health care and social assistance 192.9 12.3 290.5 14.5
Information, culture and recreation2 28.5 1.8 30.1 1.5
Accommodation and food services 87.5 5.6 122.1 6.1
Other services (except public administration) 67.5 4.3 77.2 3.9
Public administration 123.2 7.9 118.7 5.9
Unclassified* 66.3 4.2 78.1 3.9
Canada 1,567.4 100.0 1,999.3 100.0

Annex 2.17 – Compassionate care benefits

Annex 2.17.1 – Compassionate care benefits: New claims established
Category FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 First half of FY2021 Second half of FY20211 Total FY2021
Newfoundland and Labrador 106 129 92 95 45c 73c 87
Prince Edward Island 55 66 40 29 45c 73c 31
Nova Scotia 367 351 281 273 85 128 213
New Brunswick 245 283 193 173 73 121 194
Quebec 1,759 1,808 1,497 1,305 402 765 1,167
Ontario 4,452 4,966 3,574 3,223 1,018 1,808 2,826
Manitoba 391 397 346 301 100 164 264
Saskatchewan 258 284 219 175 65 107 172
Alberta 1,002 1,032 866 776 298 435 733
British Columbia 1,523 1,658 1,243 1,205 418 672 1,090
Yukon 35c 36c 34c 26c 14c 11c 25c
Northwest Territories 35c 36c 34c 26c 14c 11c 25c
Nunavut 35c 36c 34c 26c 14c 11c 25c
Men 2,812 3,120 2,436 2,239 660 1,211 1,871
Women 7,381 7,890 5,949 5,342 1,858 3,073 4,931
24 years old and under 176 167 116 136 52 93 145
25 to 44 years old 3,259 3,494 2,723 2,446 832 1,365 2,197
45 to 54 years old 3,461 3,641 2,681 2,409 746 1,311 2,057
55 years old and over 3,297 3,708 2,865 2,590 888 1,515 2,403
Canada 10,193 11,010 8,385 7,581 2,518 4,284 6,802
Annex 2.17.2 – Compassionate care benefits: Average actual duration (number of weeks)
Category FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920r FY2021P Change (%) FY1920 to FY2021
Newfoundland and Labrador 9.7 13.4 13.3 11.9r 13.4 +12.8
Prince Edward Island 11.0 13.2 12.1 11.2r 14.1 +25.7
Nova Scotia 10.8 13.3 11.4 10.8r 13.3 +23.6
New Brunswick 10.3 13.3 12.2 12.7 12.0 -5.4
Quebec 8.6 10.8 9.8 9.1 9.6 +5.3
Ontario 9.8 11.8 11.6 11.2r 12.2 +8.8
Manitoba 10.2 11.9 11.5 11.1r 11.9 +6.9
Saskatchewan 11.7 12.5 11.9 12.1 12.5 +3.0
Alberta 10.0 12.9 12.6 12.8r 12.5 -2.5
British Columbia 10.3 12.4 11.7 11.6r 12.1 +4.2
Yukon 11.1c 14.3c 10.7c 12.6c 11.8c -6.6
Northwest Territories 11.1c 14.3c 10.7c 12.6c 11.8c -6.6
Nunavut 11.1c 14.3c 10.7c 12.6c 11.8c -6.6
Men 9.7 12.1 11.8 11.4r 12.3 +8.1
Women 9.9 11.9 11.3 11.0r 11.6 +5.5
24 years old and under 9.8 11.0 10.2 11.8 10.1 -14.2
25 to 44 years old 9.5 11.3 11.0 10.5 11.4 +8.8
45 to 54 years old 9.5 11.9 11.2 10.8 11.5 +5.9
55 years old and over 10.5 12.8 12.2 11.9r 12.5 +5.2
Canada 9.8 12.0 11.4 11.1r 11.8 +6.3
Annex 2.17.3 – Compassionate care benefits: Average weekly benefit rate1 ($)
Category FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 First half of FY2021 Second half of FY20212 Total FY2021
Newfoundland and Labrador 433 448 458 458 476 538 512
Prince Edward Island 417 450 440 418 456 534 511
Nova Scotia 411 418 429 443 501 539 524
New Brunswick 403 417 430 440 478 537 515
Quebec 414 429 443 463 498 539 525
Ontario 450 461 477 491 513 553 539
Manitoba 448 454 459 471 486 544 522
Saskatchewan 463 459 484 487 494 556 533
Alberta 470 477 490 499 516 553 538
British Columbia 453 459 474 484 520 554 541
Yukon 498c 521c 496c 525c 556c 561c 558c
Northwest Territories 498c 521c 496c 525c 556c 561c 558c
Nunavut 498c 521c 496c 525c 556c 561c 558c
Men 478 488 498 512 536 559 551
Women 431 441 456 469 499 545 528
24 years old and under 380 386 414 416 427 528 492
25 to 44 years old 457 466 478 494 525 556 544
45 to 54 years old 454 464 477 490 509 551 536
55 years old and over 423 436 453 465 498 543 526
Canada 444 454 468 482 509 549 534
Annex 2.17.4 – Compassionate care benefits: Amount paid1 ($ thousands)
Category FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 FY2021
Newfoundland and Labrador 609.2 786.5 514.0 472.6 620.4
Prince Edward Island 346.0 393.8 248.5 163.3 247.2
Nova Scotia 2,081.8 2,036.0 1,377.0 1,320.2 1,572.8
New Brunswick 1,449.3 1,531.0 1,096.1 959.4 1,173.2
Quebec 7,660.5 8,549.1 6,468.3 5,547.0 5,905.6
Ontario 22,998.8 27,343.8 19,988.7 17,170.7 18,496.2
Manitoba 2,158.5 2,219.0 1,847.3 1,494.5 1,689.4
Saskatchewan 1,671.4 1,768.2 1,429.5 1,024.6 1,161.2
Alberta 6,148.5 6,693.1 5,671.1 4,806.3 5,038.9
British Columbia 8,791.6 9,503.6 6,993.7 6,486.3 7,300.9
Yukon 217.8c 250.4c 200.9c 128.4c 182.0c
Northwest Territories 217.8c 250.4c 200.9c 128.4c 182.0c
Nunavut 217.8c 250.4c 200.9c 128.4c 182.0c
Men 16,843.7 19,117.2 14,950.6 13,009.4 13,620.4
Women 37,289.8 41,957.3 30,884.4 26,563.8 29,767.5
24 years old and under 728.8 773.1 473.1 578.9 848.7
25 to 44 years old 16,998.1 18,878.8 14,449.2 12,339.1 13,757.5
45 to 54 years old 18,475.2 20,466.0 15,055.4 12,560.7 12,796.9
55 years old and over 17,931.3 20,956.6 15,857.3 14,094.5 15,984.8
Canada 54,133.4 61,074.5 45,835.0 39,573.2 43,387.9

Annex 2.18 – Family caregiver benefit for adults

Annex 2.18.1 – Family caregiver benefit for adults1: New claims established
Category FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 First half of FY2021 Second half of FY20212 Total of FY2021
Newfoundland and Labrador 54 216 184 54 112 166
Prince Edward Island 17 77 87 24 62 86
Nova Scotia 67 330 322 125 257 382
New Brunswick 65 303 282 80 147 227
Quebec 508 2,031 1,934 699 1,532 2,231
Ontario 1,207 5,168 5,419c2 1,979c2 3,700c2 5,679c2
Manitoba 85 370 407 132 256 388
Saskatchewan 63 254 304 119 181 300
Alberta 229 1,062 1,031 378 668 1,046
British Columbia 344c1 1,399 1,575 588 1,080 1,668
Territories 344c1 31 47 12 23 35
Unknown* 28 124 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Men 829 3,593 3,725 1,405 2,485 3,890
Women 1,842 7,772 7,867 2,785 5,533 8,318
24 years old and under 37 180 229 122 245 367
25 to 34 years old 260 1,180 1,292 536 973 1509
35 to 44 years old 466 2,106 2,128 794 1,444 2,238
45 to 54 years old 837 3,584 3,521 1,172 2,168 3,340
55 to 64 years old 905 3,636 3,682 1,317 2,599 3,916
65 years old and over 166 679 740 249 589 838
Canada 2,671 11,365 11,592 4,190 8,018 12,208
Annex 2.18.2 – Family caregiver benefit for adults1: Average actual duration (number of weeks)
Category FY1718 FY1819 FY1920r FY2021P Change (%) FY1920 to FY2021
Newfoundland and Labrador 11.4 11.0 10.8 10.8 -0.5
Prince Edward Island n/a 10.9 11.5r 10.5 -9.3
Nova Scotia 9.3 11.1 11.3 11.5 +1.6
New Brunswick 10.1 11.2 10.9 11.2 +3.0
Quebec 9.0 11.4 10.7 11.0 +3.6
Ontario 7.6 10.6 10.4c2 10.9c2 +5.0
Manitoba 7.9 10.1 10.8 11.3 +4.7
Saskatchewan 7.6 10.9 11.0 12.0 +9.1
Alberta 8.1 11.0 10.9 11.4 +4.0
British Columbia 8.4c1 11.1 10.7 11.4 +6.6
Territories 8.4c1 11.8 11.2 11.9 +6.7
Unknown* 3.7 5.0 n/a n/a n/a
Men 7.9 10.6 10.4 10.9 +4.4
Women 8.0 10.8 10.7 11.2 +4.9
24 years old and under 9.8 9.8 10.6 10.3 -2.9
25 to 34 years old 7.5 10.2 10.0r 10.5 +5.1
35 to 44 years old 7.6 10.2 10.0 10.5 +5.2
45 to 54 years old 7.7 10.7 10.4 11.1 +6.3
55 to 64 years old 8.4 11.1 11.1 11.5 +3.9
65 years old and over 8.9 12.0 12.0r 12.3 +2.3
Canada 8.0 10.7 10.6 11.1 +4.7
Annex 2.18.3 – Family caregiver benefit for adults1: Average weekly benefit rate2 ($)
Category FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 First half of FY2021 Second half of FY20213 Total of FY2021
Newfoundland and Labrador 415 431 417 455 535 509
Prince Edward Island n/a 434 424 525 532 530
Nova Scotia 376 401 412 467 528 508
New Brunswick 401 400 423 464 524 503
Quebec 416 408 417 466 530 510
Ontario 455 444 456c2 494c2 544c2 526c2
Manitoba 443 431 449 484 533 517
Saskatchewan 487 462 463 486 539 518
Alberta 480 463 475 507 546 532
British Columbia 445c1 435 457 492 539 523
Territories 445c1 520 531 515 567 549
Unknown* not available 450 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Men 491 477 488 515 551 538
Women 428 417 431 474 534 514
24 years old and under 428 372 384 392 515 474
25 to 34 years old 471 448 466 502 545 529
35 to 44 years old 470 451 467 504 547 532
45 to 54 years old 459 445 455 497 543 527
55 to 64 years old 418 426 440 483 536 518
65 years old and over 419 395 405 439 523 499
Canada 446 436 449 488 539 522
Annex 2.18.4 – Family caregiver benefit for adults1: Amount paid2 ($ thousands)
Category FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 FY2021
Newfoundland and Labrador 146.9 991.6 783.7 1,088.0
Prince Edward Island 40.9 333.9 421.7 446.2
Nova Scotia 179.2 1,350.8 1,588.1 2,058.9
New Brunswick 206.5 1,229.4 1,310.7 1,295.4
Quebec 1,481.4 8,302.1 8,801.9 12,096.3
Ontario 3,539.4 22,753.2 25,654.8c2 31,877.4c2
Manitoba 244.2 1,511.9 1,979.0 2,251.0
Saskatchewan 186.5 1,177.9 1,586.7 1,788.6
Alberta 728.5 4,820.0 5,599.0 6,330.8
British Columbia 1,011.7c1 6,122.6 7,647.9 9,832.6
Territories 1,011.7c1 163.2 295.8 224.3
Unknown* 40.7 325.1 n/a n/a
Men 2,711.7 16,344.9 19,098.4 23,445.0
Women 5,094.0 32,737.1 36,570.9 45,844.5
24 years old and under 76.2 647.1 740.2 1,724.4
25 to 34 years old 784.4 5,013.7 5,831.3 8,196.6
35 to 44 years old 1,387.9 8,939.4 10,236.5 12,218.4
45 to 54 years old 2,459.9 15,901.3 17,264.8 19,364.6
55 to 64 years old 2,588.5 15,775.8 18,022.9 22,901.0
65 years old and over 508.9 2,804.7 3,573.7 4,884.4
Canada 7,805.8 49,082.0 55,669.3 69,289.4

Annex 2.19 – Family caregiver benefit for children

Annex 2.19.1 – Family caregiver benefits for children1: New claims established
Category FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 First half of FY2021 Second half of FY20212 Total of FY2021
Newfoundland and Labrador 44 70 63 72 22 49 71
Prince Edward Island 22 18 33 25 11 33 44
Nova Scotia 86 92 103 140 40 83 123
New Brunswick 92 94 107 104 47 54 101
Quebec 889 884 1,124 1,054 467 688 1,155
Ontario 1,570 1,941 2,164 2,056c2 830c2 1,198c2 2,028c2
Manitoba 158 182 212 195 101 108 209
Saskatchewan 153 195 233 180 88 121 209
Alberta 613 765 888 798 347 444 791
British Columbia 553 628 737 759 319c3 472c3 791c3
Territories 16c1 12c1 20c1 20c1 319c3 472c3 791c3
Unknown* 42 40 38 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Men 818 1,008 1,224 1,201 476 805 1,281
Women 3,420 3,913 4,498 4,202 1,796 2,445 4,241
24 years old and under 225 257 253 226 95 147 242
25 to 44 years old 3,766 4,282 4,886 4,546 1,960 2,679 4,639
45 to 54 years old 227 341 505 551 188 358 546
55 years old and over 20 41 78 80 29 66 95
Canada 4,238 4,921 5,722 5,403 2,272 3,250 5,522
Annex 2.19.2 – Family caregiver benefits for children1: Average actual duration (number of weeks)
Category FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920r FY2021P Change (%) FY1920 to FY2021
Newfoundland and Labrador 17.1 20.6 22.8 19.3 18.9 -2.1
Prince Edward Island 24.7 20.2 19.1 12.0 7.6 -36.7
Nova Scotia 20.5 20.0 22.0 16.3r 18.3 +12.2
New Brunswick 19.3 20.3 15.3 18.0r 15.5 -13.8
Quebec 14.6 15.3 13.8 14.0r 12.3 -12.2
Ontario 20.4 17.9 19.1 16.2c2,r 16.2c2 0.0
Manitoba 19.6 16.3 17.1 14.5r 16.8 +15.4
Saskatchewan 18.7 17.1 20.6 16.7r 14.9 -10.9
Alberta 20.9 19.4 19.8 15.5 14.9 -3.8
British Columbia 17.8 18.4 17.8 15.6r 14.4 -7.6
Territories 25.0c1 11.1c1 16.8c1 17.2c1 15.9c1 -7.5
Unknown* 6.1 5.9 5.6 n/a n/a n/a
Men 14.3 13.8 14.4 14.2r 13.4 -7.4
Women 18.7 18.4 18.3 15.9 15.4 -2.9
24 years old and under 16.2 15.3 16.4 14.0r 13.2 -5.9
25 to 44 years old 16.8 16.3 16.6 14.9 14.1 -5.7
45 to 54 years old 21.7 20.1 18.7 18.3r 19.3 +5.1
55 years old and over 21.9 18.5 20.5 21.8 19.1 -12.2
Canada 17.3 16.7 17.0 15.4 14.8 -4.2
Annex 2.19.3 – Family caregiver benefits for children1: Average weekly benefit rate2 ($)
Category FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 First half of FY2021 Second half of FY20213 Total of FY2021
Newfoundland and Labrador 447 424 458 452 483 546 528
Prince Edward Island 437 447 465 387 550 542 544
Nova Scotia 441 416 430 429 469 543 521
New Brunswick 385 432 443 429 498 548 526
Quebec 442 447 448 457 494 549 526
Ontario 455 467 460 467c2 511c2 554c2 538c2
Manitoba 435 479 442 443 509 538 524
Saskatchewan 442 439 463 449 506 552 532
Alberta 461 471 470 480 520 548 536
British Columbia 444 469 439 459 510 552 537
Territories 454c1 532c1 472c1 499c1 475c1 586c1 534c1
Unknown* not available not available 468 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Men 481 494 491 500 526 560 547
Women 429 436 446 452 500 547 528
24 years old and under 370 381 369 382 425 526 483
25 to 44 years old 451 461 460 467 510 552 535
45 to 54 years old 440 466 457 462 520 548 538
55 years old and over 458 423 449 435 467 548 524
Canada 446 457 455 462 506 551 533
Annex 2.19.4 – Family caregiver benefit for children1: Amount paid2 ($ thousands)
Category FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 FY2021
Newfoundland and Labrador 352.9 450.2 550.9 554.1 515.9
Prince Edward Island 138.1 133.1 190.6 115.0 192.2
Nova Scotia 550.1 522.9 741.4 990.4 980.7
New Brunswick 519.6 520.0 648.8 708.3 751.2
Quebec 5,515.1 5,761.5 6,510.0 6,724.9 7,161.2
Ontario 10,004.5 12,006.6 14,893.3 14,104.3c2 16,636.2c2
Manitoba 962.9 1,090.7 1,306.3 1,393.5 1,802.8
Saskatchewan 926.0 1,142.3 1,719.2 1,031.4 1,504.9
Alberta 4,308.4 4,893.3 5,766.2 5,715.7 6,153.3
British Columbia 3,055.5 3,707.1 4,327.6 4,820.7 5,341.2
Territories 110.9c1 63.8c1 157.3c1 120.8c1 180.4c1
Unknown* 111.5 113.8 96.9 n/a n/a
Men 5,265.7 6,332.8 8,124.1 8,036.3 9,302.0
Women 21,289.6 24,072.4 28,784.2 28,242.7 31,918.0
24 years old and under 1,060.3 1,312.1 1,242.9 1,168.8 1,426.1
25 to 44 years old 23,335.0 25,978.2 30,968.7 30,061.8 33,250.0
45 to 54 years old 2,031.9 2,796.3 4,032.3 4,395.3 5,644.8
55 years old and over 128.2 318.5 664.5 653.2 899.2
Canada 26,555.4 30,405.2 36,908.3 36,279.1 41,220.0

Annex 2.20 – Work-Sharing benefits

Annex 2.20.1 – Work-Sharing benefits: New claims established
Category FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 FY2021 Change (%) FY1920 to FY2021
Newfoundland and Labrador 41 28c 0c 47c 498 n/a
Prince Edward Island 10 28c 0c 47c 121 n/a
Nova Scotia 145 181 15 70 2,029 +2,798.6
New Brunswick 16 22 11 70 1,253 +1,690.0
Quebec 2,737 941 1,001 2,385 19,666 +724.6
Ontario 2,017 1,737 1,339 3,969 29,381 +640.3
Manitoba 915 111 539 1,729 6,733 +289.4
Saskatchewan 577 85 212 642 1,742 +171.3
Alberta 4,872 403 600 1,089 11,770 +980.8
British Columbia 606 200 98 1,045 9,758 +833.8
Yukon 0 0 0 0 13 n/a
Northwest Territories 0 0 0 0 17 n/a
Nunavut 0 0 0 0 10 n/a
Men 8,883 2,487 2,721 8,528 52,895 +520.3
Women 3,053 1,221 1,094 2,518 30,096 +1,095.2
24 years old and under 718 151 235 748 4,272 +471.1
25 to 44 years old 5,547 1,403 1,409 4,644 36,683 +689.9
45 to 54 years old 3,144 1,075 1,080 2,809 21,295 +658.1
55 years old and over 2,527 1,079 1,091 2,845 20,741 +629.0
Canada 11,936 3,708 3,815 11,046 82,991 +651.3
Annex 2.20.2 – Work-Sharing benefits: Average actual duration (number of weeks)
Category FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 FY2021p Change (% ) FY1920 to FY2021
Newfoundland and Labrador 17.8 19.0c 24.8c 13.0c,r 10.3 n/a
Prince Edward Island 14.5 19.0c 24.8c 13.0c,r 9.8 n/a
Nova Scotia 15.4 19.9 15.2 19r 9.8 -48.7
New Brunswick 13.8 16.2 17.0 11.2r 13.7 +22.3
Quebec 13.2 21.1 15.8 16.2r 11.6 -28.2
Ontario 14.4 15.9 13.4 13.4r 11.6 -13.6
Manitoba 17.0 23.5 14.5 12.1r 11.1 -8.3
Saskatchewan 17.3 24.5 20.9 19.0 15.1 -20.3
Alberta 20.6 31.6 18.5 12.7r 13.6 +7.4
British Columbia 17.5 22.2 15.3 14.9 11.9 -20.1
Yukon n/a n/a n/a n/a 12.6 n/a
Northwest Territories n/a n/a n/a n/a 16.4 n/a
Nunavut n/a n/a n/a n/a 6.9 n/a
Men 16.9 23.2 15.0 13.8r 11.8 -14.8
Women 19.4 25.4 17.0 15.8r 12.3 -21.9
24 years old and under 16.3 22.1 12.7 13.2r 11.4 -13.6
25 to 44 years old 17.2 24.0 15.1 13.7r 11.8 -13.5
45 to 54 years old 17.6 24.6 15.7 15.0r 12.1 -19.3
55 years old and over 17.9 22.9 16.5 15.2r 12.3 -19.1
Canada 17.4 23.8 15.5 14.4r 12.0 -16.8
Annex 2.20.3 – Work-Sharing benefits: Average weekly benefit rate1 ($)
Category FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 FY2021 Change (%) FY1920 to FY2021
Newfoundland and Labrador 187 148c 0c 233c 137 n/a
Prince Edward Island 211 148c 0c 233c 132 n/a
Nova Scotia 137 113 183 132 126 -5.2
New Brunswick 176 71 109 114 111 -2.6
Quebec 113 109 127 136 127 -6.4
Ontario 118 102 105 127 139 +9.4
Manitoba 101 113 110 149 119 -20.0
Saskatchewan 142 160 151 152 154 +1.5
Alberta 137 124 135 159 139 -12.8
British Columbia 114 118 167 142 130 -8.5
Yukon 0 0 0 0 143 n/a
Northwest Territories 0 0 0 0 180 n/a
Nunavut 0 0 0 0 197 n/a
Men 131 115 129 143 134 -6.3
Women 107 99 99 124 131 +5.5
24 years old and under 120 102 120 134 122 -8.7
25 to 44 years old 125 113 124 139 132 -5.3
45 to 54 years old 126 106 119 140 134 -4.4
55 years old and over 124 108 118 138 137 -1.2
Canada 125 109 121 139 133 -4.1
Annex 2.20.4 – Work-Sharing benefits: Amount paid1 ($ million)
Category FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 FY2021 Change (%) FY1920 to FY2021
Newfoundland and Labrador 0.2 0.2c 0.0c 0.1c 1.3c +1,617.7
Prince Edward Island 0.0 0.2c 0.0c 0.1c 1.3c +1,617.7
Nova Scotia 0.7 0.4 0.0 0.1 3.8 +5,243.0
New Brunswick 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.3 +30,415.1
Quebec 6.7 3.2 1.8 4.2 36.1 +766.5
Ontario 4.5 2.8 1.5 5.4 68.3 +1,162.5
Manitoba 3.7 0.6 0.5 2.7 11.2 +314.2
Saskatchewan 1.8 0.9 0.5 1.7 5.6 +238.5
Alberta 25.3 4.1 1.1 1.4 32.9 +2,207.1
British Columbia 2.3 0.4 0.3 1.0 21.8 +2,077.8
Yukon 0 0 0 0 0.1c n/a
Northwest Territories 0 0 0 0 0.1c n/a
Nunavut 0 0 0 0 0.1c n/a
Men 34.4 9.2 4.3 12.8 117.8 +818.8
Women 10.8 3.3 1.5 3.7 65.6 +1,679.3
24 years old and under 2.7 0.6 0.3 1.0 7.6 +648.0
25 to 44 years old 20.9 5.1 2.1 6.3 76.7 +1,115.6
45 to 54 years old 12.3 3.7 1.7 4.5 48.7 +991.7
55 years old and over 9.3 3.1 1.7 4.7 50.5 +967.7
Canada 45.3 12.5 5.7 16.5 183.5 +1,011.0

Annex 2.21 – Work-Sharing benefits (by industry)

Annex 2.21.1 – Work-Sharing benefits (by industry): New claims established
Industry FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 FY2021 Change (%) FY1920 to FY2021
Goods-producing industries 9,315 3,031 3,461 9,347 43,142 +361.6
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 10 18c 13c 107c 445 n/a
Mining and oil and gas extraction 281 18c 13c 107c 658 n/a
Utilities 0 0 0 107c 32 n/a
Construction 550 158 190 215 1,761 +719.1
Manufacturing 8,474 2,855 3,258 9,025 40,246 +345.9
Service-producing industries 2,439 633 352 1,642 37,959 +2,211.8
Wholesale trade 1,017 180 63 581 10,321 +1,676.4
Retail trade 167 44 30 130 2,690 +1,969.2
Transportation and warehousing 78c 14c 20c 79 2,115 +2,577.2
Finance and insurance 78c 14c 20c 19 596 +3,036.8
Real estate and rental and leasing 203 283c 67c 65 2,011 +2,993.8
Professional, scientific and technical services 543 283c 67c 311 8,474 +2,624.8
Business, building and support services1 175 39 73 175 4,925 +2,714.3
Educational services 32c 24c 23c 17 768 +4,417.6
Health care and social assistance 32c 24c 23c 36 724 +1,911.1
Information, culture and recreation2 23 31 45 96 2,016 +2,000.0
Accommodation and food services 29 14c 28c 43 955 +2,120.9
Other services (except public administration) 169 14c 28c 78 2,165 +2,675.6
Public administration 185c 48c n/a3 12 199 +1,558.3
Unclassified4 185c 48c n/a3 57 1,890 +3,215.8
Canada 11,936 3,708 3,815 11,046 82,991 +651.3
Annex 2.21.2 – Work-Sharing benefits (by industry): Average actual duration (number of weeks)
Industry FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 FY2021p Change (%) FY1920 to FY2021
Goods-producing industries 16.5 21.5 14.6 14.4r 11.9 -17.0
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 8.1 37.6c 27.5c 6.8r 10.1 +47.9
Mining and oil and gas extraction 17.6 37.6c 27.5c 10.9r 12.9 +18.1
Utilities 14.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 28.1 n/a
Construction 13.2 23.5 13.3 15.6 15.7 +0.4
Manufacturing 16.6 21.0 14.7 14.4r 11.8 -18.2
Service-producing industries 20.8 31.6 21.3 14.5r 12.1 -16.9
Wholesale trade 20.3 34.0 18.6 12.2r 11.5 -5.8
Retail trade 21.4 25.4 16.7 15.0 12.0 -19.7
Transportation and warehousing 19.7c,r 32.2c 31.3c 15.5c,r 10.9 n/a
Finance and insurance 19.7c,r 32.2c 31.3c 15.5c,r 9.5 n/a
Real estate and rental and leasing 19.2 28.1c 25.0c 16.1c,r 9.8 n/a
Professional, scientific and technical services 19.9 28.1c 25.0c 16.1c,r 12.7 n/a
Business, building and support services1 22.9 24.5 12.5 9.7 13.2 +35.7
Educational services 24.9c 25.4c 24.7 17.4c 12.7 n/a
Health care and social assistance 24.9c 25.4c 24.7 17.4c 12.4 n/a
Information, culture and recreation2 26.9 55.2 24.3 19.7r 13.1 -33.6
Accommodation and food services 25.6 32.3 20.9 12.3r 11.2 -8.6
Other services (except public administration) 22.9 38.3 30.8 17.9r 13.3 -25.9
Public administration 15.1c 14.9c n/a3 11.7c,r 12.0 n/a
Unclassified3 15.1c 14.9c n/a3 11.7c,r 10.8 n/a
Canada 17.4 23.8 15.5 14.4r 12.0 -16.8
Transportation and warehousing
Annex 2.21.3 – Work-Sharing benefits (by industry): Average weekly benefit rate1 ($)
Industry FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 FY2021 Change (%) FY1920 to FY2021
Goods-producing industries 124 106 119138 136 -1.3
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 116 110c 180c 207c 127 n/a
Mining and oil and gas extraction 126 110c 180c 207c 195 n/a
Utilities 0 0 0 207c 198 n/a
Construction 148 112 130 173 151 -13.1
Manufacturing 122 106 119 136 134 -1.3
Service-producing industries 129 123 133 143 129 -9.7
Wholesale trade 111 113 145 138 117 -15.1
Retail trade 130 119 106 139 132 -5.1
Transportation and warehousing 158c 157c 91c 126 120 -5.4
Finance and insurance 158c 157c 91c 122 130 +6.7
Real estate and rental and leasing 132 131c 140c 160 151 -5.9
Professional, scientific and technical services 145 131c 140c 156 130 -16.4
Business, building and support services2 139 100 156 146 135 -7.3
Educational services 124c 128c 145c 195 179 -8.4
Health care and social assistance 124c 128c 145c 140 140 -0.1
Information, culture and recreation3 152 136 118 145 130 -10.7
Accommodation and food services 125 108c 111c 111 142 +27.4
Other services (except public administration) 151 108c 111c 136 122 -10.0
Public administration 130c 125c n/a4 152 145 -5.0
Unclassified5 130c 125c n/a4 211 151 -28.2
Canada 125 109 121 139 133 -4.1
Annex 2.21.4 – Work-Sharing benefits (by industry): Amount paid1 ($ million)
Industry FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 FY2021 Change (%) FY1920 to FY2021
Goods-producing industries 32.2 9.1 4.9 14.9 97.3 +552.0
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 0.0 0.2c 0.0c 0.2c 0.9 n/a
Mining and oil and gas extraction 1.3 0.2c 0.0c 0.2c 2.2 n/a
Utilities 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 n/a
Construction 2.0 0.8 0.3 0.5 5.6 +1,118.7
Manufacturing 28.9 8.0 4.6 14.3 88.2 +517.2
Service-producing industries 13.9 3.4 0.8 1.6 81.7 +5,144.7
Wholesale trade 4.2 1.1 0.2 0.5 18.9 +3,713.7
Retail trade 1.3 0.2 0.1 0.1 5.3 +4,146.9
Transportation and warehousing 0.6c 0.1c 0.0c 0.1 4.6 +7,849.4
Finance and insurance 0.6c 0.1c 0.0c 0.0 1.1 +18,142.2
Real estate and rental and leasing 0.8 1.3c 0.2c 0.1 4.6 +6,924.1
Professional, scientific and technical services 2.7 1.3c 0.2c 0.4 17.9 +4,046.5
Business, building and support services2 0.8 0.2 0.1 0.1 12.4 +9,166.8
Educational services 0.1c 0.1c 0.0c 0.0 2.2 +4,787.3
Health care and social assistance 0.1c 0.1c 0.0c 0.0 1.6 +7,078.4
Information, culture and recreation3 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.1 5.5 +7,483.8
Accommodation and food services 0.5 0.3c 0.1c 0.0 2.2 +4,797.0
Other services (except public administration) 1.4 0.3c 0.1c 0.0r 4.9 +11,388.8
Public administration 0.4c 0.1c n/a4 0.0 0.4 +2,760.5
Unclassified5 0.4c 0.1c n/a4 0.0 4.5 +12,611.3
Canada 45.3 12.5 5.7 16.5 183.5 +1,011.0

Annex 2.22 – Family Supplement

Annex 2.22.1 – Family Supplement: New claims established1
Category FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 FY20212
Newfoundland and Labrador 2,500 2,530 2,320 1,970 2,700
Prince Edward Island 1,020 930 780 770 700
Nova Scotia 4,440 4,170 4,400 3,970 5,000
New Brunswick 4,100 3,960 3,890 3,500 3,850
Quebec 18,200 17,580 16,900 15,640 21,860
Ontario 26,330 25,740 23,470 20,580 33,330
Manitoba 4,070 4,010 3,880 3,790 4,610
Saskatchewan 3,050 3,110 3,270 3,130 3,910
Alberta 6,700 5,790 6,110 6,360 10,380
British Columbia 8,780 7,980 7,710 6,130 8,420
Yukon 40 50 20 70c 60
Northwest Territories 90 50 60 70c 110
Nunavut 90 50 90 70c 140
Men 16,480 15,900 14,930 12,650 15,970
Women 62,930 60,050 57,970 53,260 79,100
24 years old and under 9,820 9,580 9,010 7,430 9,990
25 to 44 years old 57,040 54,100 52,600 48,470 69,200
45 to 54 years old 10,980 10,580 9,880 8,500 13,700
55 years old and over 1,570 1,690 1,410 1,510 2,180
Canada 79,410 75,950 72,900 65,910 95,070
Annex 2.22.2 – Family Supplement: Percentage of new claims established which included Family Supplement1 (%)
Category FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 FY2021
Newfoundland and Labrador 3.4 3.1 2.7 2.4 2.7
Prince Edward Island 4.5 4.1 3.5 3.5 2.8
Nova Scotia 5.4 4.9 5.2 4.8 4.9
New Brunswick 4.6 4.3 4.3 3.9 3.5
Quebec 3.8 3.6 3.6 3.3 2.9
Ontario 4.8 4.6 4.2 3.5 3.1
Manitoba 6.9 6.5 6.1 5.9 4.5
Saskatchewan 6.1 6.1 6.0 5.5 5.0
Alberta 3.3 3.4 3.2 3.2 2.8
British Columbia 4.4 4.0 3.9 2.9 2.5
Yukon 1.7 2.3 0.9 0.4 1.9
Northwest Territories 3.8 2.1 2.6 2.0 3.8
Nunavut 7.0 3.7 6.1 1.7 7.1
Men 1.7 1.6 1.5 1.2 1.0
Women 7.5 7.1 6.9 6.2 5.5
24 years old and under 5.5 5.5 5.3 4.3 2.3
25 to 44 years old 6.5 6.2 6.0 5.3 5.0
45 to 54 years old 3.0 2.9 2.8 2.4 2.6
55 years old and over 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3
Canada 4.4 4.2 4.0 3.5 3.1
Annex 2.22.3 – Family Supplement: Average weekly Family Supplement1 ($)
Category FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 First half of FY2021 Second half of FY20212
Newfoundland and Labrador 39 44 44 43 38 39
Prince Edward Island 41 43 39 34 27 34
Nova Scotia 45 42 44 45 35 38
New Brunswick 41 40 43 41 45 37
Quebec 42 42 43 44 36 39
Ontario 43 45 43 43 45 37
Manitoba 55 55 54 56 55 42
Saskatchewan 49 54 51 50 54 45
Alberta 44 43 44 45 50 39
British Columbia 43 40 42 41 50 36
Yukon 30 25 44c 38c 59c 39
Northwest Territories 35 52 44c 38c 59c 29
Nunavut 44 39 44c 38c 59c 37
Men 47 48 49 48 46 40
Women 43 44 43 44 47 38
24 years old and under 38 37 38 39 36 35
25 to 44 years old 47 47 47 47 52 40
45 to 54 years old 36 38 37 38 46 35
55 years old and over 34 36 33 32 32 31
Canada 44 44 44 45 47 38
Annex 2.22.4 – Family Supplement: Average weekly benefit rate1,2 ($)
Category FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 First half of FY2021 Second half of FY20213
Newfoundland and Labrador 341 347 339 360 414 537
Prince Edward Island 343 350 357 361 348 531
Nova Scotia 324 331 342 352 332 534
New Brunswick 340 353 353 362 370 533
Quebec 360 363 376 390 411 538
Ontario 341 350 368 372 371 533
Manitoba 369 358 374 371 375 540
Saskatchewan 359 361 378 382 394 542
Alberta 366 374 383 395 405 535
British Columbia 349 354 369 380 386 534
Yukon 480 418 365c 451c 404c 541
Northwest Territories 432 359 365c 451c 404c 532
Nunavut 344 431 365c 451c 404c 539
Men 397 404 416 427 417 539
Women 337 343 356 366 375 535
24 years old and under 299 312 324 332 348 526
25 to 44 years old 358 363 375 384 390 537
45 to 54 years old 349 353 373 383 424 533
55 years old and over 355 377 376 373 365 531
Canada 350 355 369 378 378 535
Annex 2.22.5 – Family Supplement: Amount paid1 ($ million)
Category FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920 FY2021
Newfoundland and Labrador 3.1 4.0 3.5 2.8 3.4
Prince Edward Island 1.3 1.2 1.0 0.7 0.9
Nova Scotia 5.7 5.6 5.3 5.1 6.6
New Brunswick 4.6 4.9 4.5 4.3 5.0
Quebec 15.5 15.2 13.3 12.9 20.5
Ontario 30.0 30.8 25.3 21.8 38.2
Manitoba 6.1 6.1 5.4 5.0 6.5
Saskatchewan 4.2 4.7 4.8 4.0 5.4
Alberta 8.1 8.1 6.4 6.9 12.3
British Columbia 9.8 8.9 7.3 6.4 9.6
Yukon 0.0 0.0 0.2c 0.1c 0.1
Northwest Territories 0.1 0.1 0.2c 0.1c 0.1
Nunavut 0.1 0.1 0.2c 0.1c 0.1
Men 17.0 17.0 14.7 12.7 18.0
Women 71.6 72.7 62.3 57.4 90.6
24 years old and under 12.1 12.1 10.0 8.5 10.2
25 to 44 years old 67.0 67.4 58.3 53.6 82.3
45 to 54 years old 8.5 8.8 7.7 7.1 14.1
55 years old and over 1.1 1.3 0.9 0.9 1.9
Canada 88.7 89.7 77.0 70.1 108.6

Annex 2.23 – Working while on claim

Annex 2.23.1 – Working while on claim: Number of completed claims for regular Employment Insurance benefits with working while on claim
Category FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920r FY2021P Change (%) FY1920 to FY2021
Newfoundland and Labrador 34,480 39,010 43,950 38,590 35,720 -7.4
Prince Edward Island 9,020 9,220 8,550 7,110 6,560 -7.7
Nova Scotia 34,120 36,420 35,050 31,910 28,030 -12.2
New Brunswick 44,660 45,350 40,000 37,590 36,580 -2.7
Quebec 245,130 249,350 226,580 203,950 243,970 +19.6
Ontario 163,780 174,130 154,010 148,790 181,210 +21.8
Manitoba 17,920 18,560 19,030 16,700 19,640 +17.6
Saskatchewan 15,180 17,850 18,820 16,490 16,680 +1.2
Alberta 72,540 71,460 64,230 55,140 69,590 +26.2
British Columbia 65,710 66,110 60,340 55,960 68,940 +23.2
Yukon 760 690 690 780 610 -21.8
Northwest Territories 760 730 790 680 410 -39.7
Nunavut 240 330 450 380 180 -52.6
Men 433,580 432,850 399,300 356,280 433,380 +21.6
Women 270,720 296,360 273,190 257,790 274,740 +6.6
24 years old and under 72,600 69,190 60,890 53,120 80,600 +51.7
25 to 44 years old 334,080 343,220 319,920 288,360 339,450 +17.7
45 to 54 years old 182,110 191,010 169,330 154,910 160,620 +3.7
55 years old and over 115,510 125,790 122,350 117,680 127,450 +8.3
Canada 704,300 729,210 672,490 614,070 708,120 +15.3
Annex 2.23.2 – Working while on claim: Average number of weeks worked while on claim (number of weeks)
Category FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920r FY2021P Change (%) FY1920 to FY2021
Newfoundland and Labrador 15.2 17.7 17.1 16.2 14.8 -8.5
Prince Edward Island 13.9 13.7 13.1 12.1 12.1 -0.4
Nova Scotia 14.0 13.8 13.4 12.9 12.5 -2.7
New Brunswick 16.4 16.5 16.0 15.4 14.8 -4.1
Quebec 13.5 13.1 12.9 12.8 10.8 -16.1
Ontario 8.4 8.0 7.8 8.0 6.8 -14.0
Manitoba 5.8 6.1 6.1 6.1 5.7 -5.7
Saskatchewan 7.0 8.7 7.7 6.8 6.6 -3.0
Alberta 7.0 9.8 7.8 7.1 6.2 -13.7
British Columbia 9.0 9.4 8.8 8.2 7.4 -9.3
Yukon 7.0 8.1 7.9 4.6 6.5 +39.5
Northwest Territories 7.1 6.0 5.1 6.8 6.2 -9.0
Nunavut 8.6 7.2 6.8 8.2 4.6 -43.8
Men 11.0 11.5 11.3 11.3 9.6 -14.6
Women 11.3 11.3 10.5 9.9 8.6 -13.3
24 years old and under 8.8 8.8 8.8 8.9 6.4 -27.5
25 to 44 years old 10.4 10.7 10.2 9.9 8.6 -13.3
45 to 54 years old 12.7 12.9 12.4 12.1 10.7 -11.3
55 years old and over 12.4 12.7 12.3 11.8 10.9 -7.4
Canada 11.2 11.4 11.0 10.7 9.2 -13.8
Annex 2.23.3 – Working while on claim: Average weekly employment income earned from working while on claim ($)
Category FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920r FY2021P Change (%) FY1920 to FY2021
Newfoundland and Labrador 993 1,021 1,070 1,060 1,031 -2.8
Prince Edward Island 724 687 726 737 719 -2.4
Nova Scotia 851 821 832 808 845 +4.6
New Brunswick 794 793 819 853 856 +0.4
Quebec 760 778 811 824 846 +2.7
Ontario 640 654 675 700 693 -1.0
Manitoba 615 608 613 612 582 -4.9
Saskatchewan 728 753 819 727 745 +2.5
Alberta 825 858 906 855 794 -7.1
British Columbia 725 726 756 765 741 -3.1
Yukon 658 607 723 730 727 -0.4
Northwest Territories 805 898 875 856 806 -5.9
Nunavut 628 856 821 611 651 +6.5
Men 903 930 973 978 946 -3.2
Women 501 515 536 548 544 -0.7
24 years old and under 611 589 621 629 537 -14.7
25 to 44 years old 762 771 804 802 804 +0.2
45 to 54 years old 788 808 849 846 869 +2.7
55 years old and over 734 760 787 799 815 +2.1
Canada 749 762 796 797 790 -0.9
Annex 2.23.4 – Working while on claim: Percentage of completed claims for regular Employment Insurance benefits with employment income from working while on claim (%)
Category FY1617 FY1718 FY1819 FY1920r FY2021p Change (% points) FY1920 to FY2021
Newfoundland and Labrador 60.2 61.0 60.9 60.5 59.5 -1.0
Prince Edward Island 53.2 53.4 51.3 47.8 47.8 0.0
Nova Scotia 54.7 55.3 54.7 52.9 51.8 -1.1
New Brunswick 60.6 60.3 57.3 57.2 57.2 0.0
Quebec 58.0 57.5 56.9 56.0 55.0 -1.1
Ontario 43.1 43.9 41.8 42.1 44.1 +1.9
Manitoba 44.3 45.7 44.1 40.8 44.9 +4.0
Saskatchewan 44.0 47.1 46.0 42.2 42.8 +0.6
Alberta 44.6 48.5 46.4 44.7 44.1 -0.6
British Columbia 47.9 49.0 48.5 46.6 48.4 +1.8
Yukon 41.3 38.5 42.6 45.9 36.5 -9.4
Northwest Territories 45.0 43.5 45.4 41.7 29.5 -12.2
Nunavut 32.9 40.2 44.1 44.7 28.1 -16.6
Men 49.5 49.9 48.9 47.2 47.6 +0.5
Women 52.5 53.8 52.1 52.2 52.5 +0.3
24 years old and under 51.4 51.8 50.2 49.0 46.8 -2.2
25 to 44 years old 53.5 54.9 54.4 53.0 52.5 -0.5
45 to 54 years old 57.6 59.4 57.5 57.2 57.1 -0.2
55 years old and over 37.2 37.3 36.4 36.1 38.3 +2.2
Canada 50.6 51.4 50.2 49.1 49.4 +0.3

Annex 2.24 – Completed pure and combined Employment Insurance claims, by types of benefits, Canada

Annex 2.24.1 – Completed pure and combined Employment Insurance claims, by types of benefits1, Canada
Benefit type FY1819 Level of claims FY1819 Combined claims (%) FY1920 Level of claims FY1920 Combined claims (%) FY2021 Level of claims FY2021 Combined claims (%)
Regular 1,423,840 12.8 1,312,370 13.6 1,470,680 15.1
Fishing 30,190 13.5 27,820 13.7 30,260 13.5
Sickness 439,560 46.1 3,850 47.3 414,890 56.4
Maternity 166,180 98.5 166,350 98.8 172,020 98.7
Parental2 196,260 84.2 208,010 80.4 225,100 78.8
Compassionate care 9,970 41.5 422,570 42.6 7,360 41.3
Family caregiver for adults n/a n/a n/a n/a 11,350 35.1
Family caregiver for children n/a n/a n/a n/a 4,130 25.7
Work-sharing 3,310 31.1 7,330 23.9 49,650 17.2
All claims3 1,891,250 18.2 1,780,600 19.7 1,957,050 20.2

Annex 2.25 – Employment Insurance benefit repayment

Annex 2.25.1 – Employment Insurance benefit repayment1: People who repaid benefits
Category 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019p Change (%) 2018 to 2019
Newfoundland and Labrador 14,766 14,812 14,412 12,692 11,412 -10.1
Prince Edward Island 1,422 1,573 1,737 1,436 1,468 +2.2
Nova Scotia 8,625 7,952 8,645 7,847 7,651 -2.5
New Brunswick 6,869 6,038 6,135 6,430 5,727 -10.9
Quebec 37,645 39,941 43,401 50,865 52,349 +2.9
Ontario 45,100 36,921 44,092 45,078 42,711 -5.3
Manitoba 3,162 3,074 3,882 3,945 3,677 -6.8
Saskatchewan 4,982 5,230 6,225 6,074 5,539 -8.8
Alberta 28,296 33,926 38,651 31,620 28,153 -11.0
British Columbia 20,590 19,088 21,186 18,582 18,016 -3.0
Yukon 299 274 344 345 299 -13.3
Northwest Territories 264 310 299 290 278 -4.1
Nunavut 108 107 120 123 100 -18.7
Non-residents of Canada 97 83 99 1,636 1,145 -30.0
Men 153,159 150,835 167,644 165,635 157,706 -4.8
Women 19,066 18,494 21,584 21,328 20,819 -2.4
24 years old and under 5,408 4,879 5,394 5,007 4,183 -16.5
25 to 44 years old 77,047 78,828 85,933 85,095 81,311 -4.4
45 to 54 years old 44,369 41,292 45,790 43,854 40,788 -7.0
55 years old and over 45,401 44,330 52,111 53,007 52,243 -1.4
Canada 172,225 169,329 189,228 186,963 178,525 -4.5
Annex 2.25.2 – Employment Insurance benefit repayment1: Amount repaid ($ million)
Category 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019p Change (%) 2018 to 2019
Newfoundland and Labrador 28.7 31.6 32.1 29.9 25.2 -15.5
Prince Edward Island 3.8 4.7 5.7 4.4 4.8 +8.0
Nova Scotia 20.0 18.8 21.4 20.1 19.6 -2.4
New Brunswick 14.7 13.3 14.2 14.4 13.2 -8.4
Quebec 44.3 45.9 52.2 57.3 58.5 2.1
Ontario 54.8 46.2 53.6 53.9 52.8 -2.0
Manitoba 4.4 4.2 5.3 6.0 5.2 -14.0
Saskatchewan 7.1 7.7 9.9 10.1 8.5 -16.0
Alberta 40.0 51.4 60.8 51.9 43.1 -17.0
British Columbia 28.6 25.9 29.0 26.6 25.6 -4.0
Yukon 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.5 -10.6
Northwest Territories 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.5 -3.8
Nunavut 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 -15.6
Non-residents of Canada 0.2 0.1 0.2 2.7 1.8 -32.2
Men 224.4 227.7 257.4 251.1 232.4 -7.5