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Employment Insurance

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How much will I get?

If you qualify for EI benefits, you will receive 55% of your "average insurable earnings", up to a maximum of $537 a week.

Your average insurable earnings is the average of the highest‑paid weeks in your qualifying period. The actual number of weeks used depends on the unemployment rate in your region. It will be somewhere between 14 and 22 weeks.

People with higher incomes may have to repay some of their EI benefits when they do their income tax.