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Employment Insurance Act

Version of section 153.17 from 2020-09-27 to 2024-04-01:

Marginal note:Benefits under Part I

  •  (1) A claimant who makes an initial claim for benefits under Part I on or after September 27, 2020 or in relation to an interruption of earnings that occurs on or after that date is deemed to have in their qualifying period

    • (a) if the initial claim is in respect of benefits referred to in any of sections 21 to 23.3, an additional 480 hours of insurable employment; and

    • (b) in any other case, an additional 300 hours of insurable employment.

  • Marginal note:Limitation

    (2) Subsection (1) does not apply to a claimant who has already had the number of insurable hours in their qualifying period increased under that subsection or under this section as it read on September 26, 2020, if a benefit period was established in relation to that qualifying period.

  • SOR/2020-173, s. 6
  • SOR/2020-187, s. 1

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