Table 4 
Coverage and eligibility of the unemployed for Employment Insurance benefits, by province, 2017 

Coverage and eligibility of the unemployed for Employment Insurance benefits, by province, 2017
  Unemployed Contributors Contributors, valid job separation Eligible contributors Contributors, not eligible due to not enough insurable hours Contributors, invalid job separation Non-contributors Share of contributors with valid job separation who had sufficient hours to qualify
  thousandsthousandsthousandsthousandsthousandsthousandsthousands %
Canada 1,189.9 749.4 606.7 511.7 95.0 142.8 440.4 84.3
Newfoundland and Labrador 41.4 36.2 34.4 33.3 F F 5.2E 96.7
Prince Edward Island 8.0 6.3 6.0 5.6 0.3E F 1.7E 94.3
Nova Scotia 37.5 26.0 24.1 20.7 3.4E 1.9E 11.5 86.0
New Brunswick 28.7 23.2 21.1 19.6 F 2.1E 5.5E 93.1
Quebec 258.2 167.9 137.5 117.0 20.5E 30.4E 90.3 85.1
Ontario 440.2 254.9 197.6 157.3 40.3E 57.3 185.3 79.6
Manitoba 34.0 20.7 15.1 12.8 2.3E 5.6E 13.3 84.9
Saskatchewan 38.6 28.0 23.0 16.1 7.0E 5.0E 10.5 69.7
Alberta 181.5 101.3 79.9 68.1 11.8E 21.3E 80.3 85.2
British Columbia 121.8 85.0 68.0 61.1 F 17.0E 36.8E 90.0
E
use with caution
F
too unreliable to be published
Source(s):
Employment Insurance Coverage Survey (4428).
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