EI Rates and maximums

The following table shows the Employment Insurance (EI) rates and maximums (Changes to EI rates and maximums in 2015). 

(Starting from 2006, Quebec offers its own parental benefits so the rates in Quebec are lower. Click there for  Rates and maximums in Quebec)

Year Rate Maximum Insurable Earnings Maximum Employee Premium Maximum Employer Premium
2015 1.88% $49,500 $930.60 $1,302.84
2014 1.88% $48,600 $913.68 $1,279.15
2013 1.88% $47,400 $891.12 $1,247.57
2012 1.83% $45,900 $839.97 $1,175.96
2011 1.78% $44,200 $786.76 $1,101.46
2010 1.73% $43,200 $747.36 $1,046.30
2009 1.73% $42,300 $731.79 $1,024.51
2008 1.73% $41,100 $711.03 $995.44
2007 1.80% $40,000 $720.00 $1,008.00
2006 1.87% $39,000 $729.30 $1,021.02

EI Rates and maximums 1997 - 2005

Employment insurance (EI) for the self-employed

CPP Rates and maximums

Basic payroll information for employers

 

Additional information