Table 4 
Coverage and eligibility of the unemployed for Employment Insurance benefits by province, 2015 

Coverage and eligibility of the unemployed for Employment Insurance benefits by province, 2015
  Unemployed Contributors Contributors, valid job separation (eligible) Contributors, valid job separation (not enough hours) Contributors, invalid job separation Non-contributors Share of contributors with valid job separation who had sufficient hours to qualify
  thousands thousands thousands thousands thousands thousands %
Canada 1,299 848 569 118 161 451 82.8
Newfoundland and Labrador 39 34 30 2E F 5E 93.7
Prince Edward Island 9 7 6 F F 1E 92.7
Nova Scotia 35 25 16 4E 5E 10E 82.3
New Brunswick 37 30 25 F 4E 7 96.2
Quebec 335 225 157 36 31E 110 81.5
Ontario 484 276 166 30E 79 208 84.8
Manitoba 36 24 18 4E 3E 12 82.9
Saskatchewan 28 22 15E F 5E 6E 89.9
Alberta 150 107 70 19E 18E 44 78.6
British Columbia 148 99 65 21E 13E 48 75.2
E
use with caution
F
too unreliable to be published
Source(s):
Employment Insurance Coverage Survey (4428).
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