Table 1 
Coverage and eligibility of the unemployed for Employment Insurance benefits, Canada, 2017 

Coverage and eligibility of the unemployed for Employment Insurance benefits, Canada, 2017
  Number Unemployed Contributors Contributors with valid job separation
  thousands %%%
Unemployed 1,189.9 100.0 ... ...
Contributors 749.4 63.0 100.0 ...
Contributors, valid job separation 606.7 51.0 81.0 100.0
Eligible contributors 511.7 43.0 68.3 84.3
Not eligible due to not enough insurable hours 95.0 8.0 12.7 15.7
Contributors, invalid job separation 142.8 12.0 19.0 ...
Invalid job separation: quit to go back to school 49.1E 4.1E 6.6E ...
Invalid job separation: other reasons deemed invalid 93.6 7.9 12.5 ...
Non-contributors 440.4 37.0 ... ...
Had no insurable employment 42.1E 3.5E ... ...
Had not worked in previous 12 months/never worked 398.3 33.5 ... ...
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not applicable
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use with caution
Source(s):
Employment Insurance Coverage Survey (4428).
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