Table 1 
Coverage and eligibility of the unemployed for Employment Insurance benefits, Canada, 2016 

Coverage and eligibility of the unemployed for Employment Insurance benefits, Canada, 2016
  Number Unemployed Contributors Contributors with valid job separation
  thousands %%%
Unemployed 1,302 100.0 ... ...
Contributors 850 65.3 100.0 ...
Contributors, valid job separation 695 53.4 81.7 100.0
Eligible contributors 593 45.6 69.8 85.4
Not eligible due to not enough insurable hours 101 7.8 11.9 14.6
Contributors, invalid job separation 156 11.9 18.3 ...
Invalid job separation: quit to go back to school 54 4.2 6.4 ...
Invalid job separation: other reasons deemed invalid 101 7.8 11.9 ...
Non-contributors 452 34.7 ... ...
Had no insurable employment 52 4.0 ... ...
Had not worked in previous 12 months/never worked 400 30.7 ... ...
...
not applicable
Source(s):
Employment Insurance Coverage Survey (4428).
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