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Employment Insurance benefits calculator Canada 2020

Free Canada calculator of employment insurance benefits in 2020

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Employment insurance (EI) benefits in Canada

Maximum contribution and EI rate figures

To determine the amount of employment insurance benefit to which you are entitled, here are the variables to consider:

  • TCurrent base rate used to calculate benefits : 55%
  • Maximum insurable annual salary of the employee or the self-employed : 54 200$
  • Unemployment rate depending on your region: Variable
  • Number of insurable working hours: Number of hours of work accumulated during the reference period (usually last 52 weeks)
  • Number of insurable weeks: The number of weeks depends on the number of hours and the unemployment rate

It is important to note that employment insurance benefits are taxable!

Calculation of Employment Insurance benefits

Note that our calculator does not take into account the best weeks.

Regular employment insurance benefits

Weekly income = (Gross annual income / Number of work weeks)
or (not integrated in our calculator)
Weekly income = Best weeks annual income / Number of best weeks

Average weekly income = The smallest number between: Weekly income and: (Maximum EI insurable income for 2020/52 weeks)

Weekly benefits = Average weekly income x (Basic benefit rate (55%))

Benefits on the period = Weekly benefits x Number of payable weeks

Example of Employment Insurance benefits

John, who lives in Toronto (unemployment rate at 5.4%), in the last 52 weeks worked 30 weeks for 40 hours per week, for a total of 1,200 hours, and a total income of $ 30,000.

Weekly income = 30 000$ / 30 weeks = 1000$


Average weekly income = The smallest number between: 1000$ and: (54 200$ /52 weeks = 1042.31$) = 1000$

Weekly benefits = 1000$ x 55% = 550$

Benefits on the period = 550$ x 21 weeks = 11 550$

Canadian regional unemployment rate table

Reference table for employment insurance benefit rates by region from December 8, 2019 to July 11, 2020.

Unemployment data are available in Excel format: EI benefits rates.

Table of the best weeks

Reference table for the number of best weeks to be taken into account in the calculation.

Regional unemployment rate Denominator (number of best weeks)
6 % or less 22
from 6,1 % to 7 % 21
from 7,1 % to 8 % 20
from 8,1 % to 9 % 19
from 9,1 % to 10 % 18
from 10,1 % to 11 % 17
from 11,1 % to 12 % 16
from 12,1 % to 13 % 15
13,1 % and more 14

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