Employment Insurance 2011


Employment Insurance (EI) premiums will be increasing in 2011.  The maximum insurable earnings for 2011, applicable to all provinces and territories, will be $44,200 – up from $43,200 in 2010. The employee’s premium rate will be 1.78% for a maximum annual premium of $786.76 ($747.36 for 2010) for the country except for Quebec and 1.41% for a maximum annual premium of $623.22 for Quebec ($587.52 for 2010). Contributions for employers will remain at 1.4 times the amount of the employee’s premiums, for all provinces and territories, unless the employer qualifies for a reduced rate.

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