Dictionary, Census of Population, 2016
Employment Insurance (EI) ‒ Regular benefits

Release date: May 3, 2017 Updated on: September 13, 2017

Definition

Regular benefits for unemployment received under the federal Employment Insurance program during the reference period, before income tax deductions.

For the 2016 Census, the reference period is the calendar year 2015 for all income variables.

Statistical unit(s)

Person

Classification(s)

Not applicable

Reported in

2016 (100% data).

Reported for

Population aged 15 years and over in private households

Question number(s)

Variable derived based on administrative tax and benefit records received from the Canada Revenue Agency.

Responses

Positive dollar value or nil

Remarks

See 'Remarks' under total income.

This variable is a component of Employment Insurance (EI) benefits. See also income sources.

For more information, please refer to Appendix 4.1, Components of income in 2015.

For additional information about data collection method, coverage, reference period, concepts, data quality and intercensal comparability of the income data, refer to the Income Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2016.

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