# How is my EI rate calculated?

## How is my EI rate calculated?

For most people, the basic rate for calculating Employment Insurance (EI) benefits is 55% of their average insurable weekly earnings, up to a maximum amount. As of January 1, 2022, the maximum yearly insurable earnings amount is \$60,300. This means that you can receive a maximum amount of \$638 per week.

How do I calculate my EI hours?

However, if no contract or agreement on hours exists or can be reached, we determine the number of insurable hours by dividing the insurable earnings by the minimum wage. The result cannot be more than seven hours per day or 35 hours per week.

### What percentage of EI does employer pay?

The rate is set at \$1.58 per \$100 of insurable earnings for employees and \$2.21 for employers who pay 1.4 times the employee rate, which is unchanged from the 2020 and 2021 premium rate.

What is the minimum EI payment?

After November 20, there is no minimum benefit amount and you will receive a benefit that is equivalent to 55 per cent of your salary or weekly wage up to the maximum insurable earnings. EI benefits are taxable, and taxes will be deducted before the benefit is paid to you.

## What is considered full time hours for EI?

There is no formal definition of full-time employment in the EI Act or regulations.

What are the side effects of unemployment?

Effects of unemployment on an individual

• Reduced income.
• Health problems.
• Negative familial effects.
• Mental health challenges.
• Think of unemployment as a temporary setback.
• Reach out to friends and family.
• Start networking.

### How much EI does the employer pay 2021?

Year Maximum annual insurable earnings Maximum annual employer premium
2022 \$60,300 \$1,013.04
2021 \$56,300 \$930.08
2020 \$54,200 \$910.56
2019 \$53,100 \$929.25

How is EI and CPP calculated?

For Canada Pension Plan (CPP) purposes, contributions are not calculated from the first dollar of pensionable earnings. Instead, they are calculated using the amount of pensionable earnings minus a basic exemption amount that is based on the period of employment.

## Does EI back pay?

The claim can never be backdated beyond the legal interruption of earnings.

How much can I make before EI is clawed back?

You do not have to repay your EI benefits if: your 2022 net income is less than \$75,375, or. you received less than 1 week of regular or fishing benefits in the preceding 10 taxation years, or.

### Can I apply for CRB after EI?

You do not have to use all other leave before applying for the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit. You cannot receive the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit for the same period in which you are getting any other paid benefits, including EI Benefits or paid leave.