Harvester Employment Insurance Update

Attention harvesters, a harvester Employment Insurance update has been issued.

Harvesters that did not fish this year still qualify if they made $2,500 in 2021 or 2020 or 2019

“Until December 18, 2021, we’ll establish your Employment Insurance (EI) claim using the highest earnings from either your current claim or the earnings from 1 of your last 2 fishing claims for the same season, even if you didn’t fish this year.”

“Until September 24, 2022, you only need to earn $2,500 in your qualifying period to qualify for EI fishing benefits or EI special benefits (sickness, maternity, parental and caregiving)”

“If your claim starts between September 26, 2021 and November 20, 2021, you’ll receive at least $300 per week before taxes, but you could receive more.”

Click here for full information on the EI website.