Table 276-0003 2
Employment Insurance program (EI), number of disqualifications and disentitlements by province and reason, unadjusted for seasonality
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by Geography; by Disqualifications and disentitlements;
Employment Insurance program (EI), number of disqualifications and disentitlements by province and reason, unadjusted for seasonality, monthly (persons)
Geography Disqualifications and disentitlements 2017
April May June July August
footnotes
Canada Disqualifications and disentitlements, total 93,060 81,690 64,160 85,620 114,180
Not unemployed or no interruption of earnings 2,280 2,240 2,270 2,440 4,720
Not capable or not available 33,480 25,470 17,630 28,190 38,420
Labour dispute 50 170 70 140 210
Refusal of suitable work 10 10 10 20 10
Misconduct 1,990 2,420 2,020 1,770 1,720
Voluntary quit 7,540 9,280 8,960 8,100 8,180
Incomplete documentation 5,700 6,880 6,530 5,690 5,710
Failure to search for work 140 160 130 140 150
Other reasons 41,860 35,080 26,550 39,140 55,060
Newfoundland and Labrador Disqualifications and disentitlements, total 4,440 4,100 2,250 2,170 2,050
Not unemployed or no interruption of earnings 150 160 140 100 200
Not capable or not available 1,870 1,640 730 760 610
Labour dispute 0 0 0 0 0
Refusal of suitable work 0 0 0 0 0
Misconduct 40 40 40 30 30
Voluntary quit 180 230 230 180 230
Incomplete documentation 120 120 110 80 90
Failure to search for work 0 0 10 10 0
Other reasons 2,070 1,910 990 1,020 890
Prince Edward Island Disqualifications and disentitlements, total 1,480 760 410 460 390
Not unemployed or no interruption of earnings 20 20 20 30 40
Not capable or not available 660 270 90 120 120
Labour dispute 0 0 0 0 0
Refusal of suitable work 0 0 0 0 0
Misconduct 20 10 10 10 10
Voluntary quit 30 50 60 40 40
Incomplete documentation 40 70 70 60 30
Failure to search for work 0 10 0 0 0
Other reasons 710 340 160 190 170
Nova Scotia Disqualifications and disentitlements, total 4,670 3,210 1,810 2,130 2,200
Not unemployed or no interruption of earnings 60 70 60 40 110
Not capable or not available 1,990 1,180 490 620 670
Labour dispute 0 0 0 0 0
Refusal of suitable work 0 0 0 0 0
Misconduct 60 70 70 60 50
Voluntary quit 260 270 260 290 280
Incomplete documentation 160 240 220 250 110
Failure to search for work 10 10 0 10 10
Other reasons 2,140 1,370 720 860 970
New Brunswick Disqualifications and disentitlements, total 4,900 3,260 1,860 2,070 2,270
Not unemployed or no interruption of earnings 100 100 180 70 130
Not capable or not available 2,110 1,220 460 620 660
Labour dispute 0 0 0 0 0
Refusal of suitable work 0 0 0 0 0
Misconduct 70 70 50 50 50
Voluntary quit 220 270 250 230 240
Incomplete documentation 170 190 150 220 180
Failure to search for work 10 10 10 10 10
Other reasons 2,230 1,400 780 880 1,010
Quebec Disqualifications and disentitlements, total 26,110 21,730 16,460 24,280 34,950
Not unemployed or no interruption of earnings 480 420 370 500 590
Not capable or not available 9,210 6,260 4,230 7,710 11,560
Labour dispute 40 60 40 130 210
Refusal of suitable work 0 0 0 10 10
Misconduct 600 630 500 430 460
Voluntary quit 1,950 2,370 2,280 2,130 1,980
Incomplete documentation 1,670 2,160 1,860 1,620 1,830
Failure to search for work 50 50 30 30 50
Other reasons 12,120 9,770 7,140 11,720 18,260
Ontario Disqualifications and disentitlements, total 24,970 22,640 20,420 30,390 42,150
Not unemployed or no interruption of earnings 1,020 750 850 1,070 2,340
Not capable or not available 8,480 6,950 5,770 10,660 14,980
Labour dispute 10 10 10 10 0
Refusal of suitable work 0 0 0 0 0
Misconduct 490 650 570 500 500
Voluntary quit 2,200 2,790 2,870 2,550 2,670
Incomplete documentation 1,890 2,210 2,180 1,700 1,790
Failure to search for work 20 20 20 20 20
Other reasons 10,860 9,260 8,150 13,880 19,840
Manitoba Disqualifications and disentitlements, total 2,000 1,700 1,450 2,010 3,140
Not unemployed or no interruption of earnings 30 40 60 50 130
Not capable or not available 670 440 340 640 1,110
Labour dispute 0 0 0 0 0
Refusal of suitable work 0 0 0 0 0
Misconduct 80 110 100 70 70
Voluntary quit 290 320 330 300 300
Incomplete documentation 160 180 180 160 140
Failure to search for work 0 10 10 0 0
Other reasons 780 600 440 790 1,380
Saskatchewan Disqualifications and disentitlements, total 2,340 2,320 1,850 2,090 2,680
Not unemployed or no interruption of earnings 70 80 90 100 200
Not capable or not available 690 560 370 530 680
Labour dispute 0 0 0 0 0
Refusal of suitable work 0 0 0 0 0
Misconduct 80 110 90 80 80
Voluntary quit 250 390 320 270 290
Incomplete documentation 180 210 250 210 170
Failure to search for work 10 20 10 10 10
Other reasons 1,060 960 730 890 1,250
Alberta Disqualifications and disentitlements, total 12,260 11,800 9,230 10,640 12,200
Not unemployed or no interruption of earnings 220 350 290 270 490
Not capable or not available 4,430 3,850 2,810 3,550 4,050
Labour dispute 0 0 0 0 0
Refusal of suitable work 0 10 0 0 0
Misconduct 310 390 340 290 260
Voluntary quit 1,130 1,370 1,190 1,060 1,070
Incomplete documentation 590 630 610 600 640
Failure to search for work 20 20 20 30 30
Other reasons 5,560 5,190 3,970 4,860 5,670
British Columbia Disqualifications and disentitlements, total 9,570 9,870 8,170 9,060 11,810
Not unemployed or no interruption of earnings 140 250 220 200 480
Not capable or not available 3,290 3,030 2,280 2,910 3,870
Labour dispute 0 100 20 0 0
Refusal of suitable work 0 0 0 0 0
Misconduct 230 300 240 220 190
Voluntary quit 980 1,170 1,120 1,020 1,040
Incomplete documentation 700 850 900 770 720
Failure to search for work 30 30 20 30 20
Other reasons 4,210 4,170 3,370 3,910 5,490
Yukon Disqualifications and disentitlements, total 140 90 60 70 90
Not unemployed or no interruption of earnings 0 0 0 0 10
Not capable or not available 50 30 20 20 20
Labour dispute 0 0 0 0 0
Refusal of suitable work 0 0 0 0 0
Misconduct 0 0 0 0 0
Voluntary quit 10 10 10 10 10
Incomplete documentation 10 10 10 0 10
Failure to search for work 0 0 0 0 0
Other reasons 70 40 30 30 40
Northwest Territories including Nunavut 1  (Terminated) Disqualifications and disentitlements, total  (T)  (T)  (T)  (T)  (T)
Not unemployed or no interruption of earnings  (T)  (T)  (T)  (T)  (T)
Not capable or not available  (T)  (T)  (T)  (T)  (T)
Labour dispute  (T)  (T)  (T)  (T)  (T)
Refusal of suitable work  (T)  (T)  (T)  (T)  (T)
Misconduct  (T)  (T)  (T)  (T)  (T)
Voluntary quit  (T)  (T)  (T)  (T)  (T)
Incomplete documentation  (T)  (T)  (T)  (T)  (T)
Failure to search for work  (T)  (T)  (T)  (T)  (T)
Other reasons  (T)  (T)  (T)  (T)  (T)
Northwest Territories 1 Disqualifications and disentitlements, total 90 70 90 100 80
Not unemployed or no interruption of earnings 0 0 0 0 10
Not capable or not available 20 10 10 20 20
Labour dispute 0 0 0 0 0
Refusal of suitable work 0 0 0 0 0
Misconduct 10 10 10 0 0
Voluntary quit 20 20 20 20 20
Incomplete documentation 0 0 20 10 10
Failure to search for work 0 0 0 0 0
Other reasons 40 30 30 50 30
Nunavut 1 Disqualifications and disentitlements, total 50 80 70 90 80
Not unemployed or no interruption of earnings 0 0 0 0 0
Not capable or not available 10 10 20 20 20
Labour dispute 0 0 0 0 0
Refusal of suitable work 0 0 0 0 0
Misconduct 10 10 10 10 10
Voluntary quit 20 20 20 20 30
Incomplete documentation 0 10 0 10 0
Failure to search for work 0 0 0 0 0
Other reasons 20 30 30 30 20
Outside Canada Disqualifications and disentitlements, total 40 60 50 70 100
Not unemployed or no interruption of earnings 0 0 0 0 0
Not capable or not available 30 30 10 10 40
Labour dispute 0 0 0 0 0
Refusal of suitable work 0 0 0 0 0
Misconduct 0 0 0 0 0
Voluntary quit 0 0 10 0 10
Incomplete documentation 0 0 0 10 10
Failure to search for work 0 0 0 0 0
Other reasons 10 30 30 50 50

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Footnotes:

Due to data availability, non-seasonally adjusted series for Northwest Territories including Nunavut are terminated in December 1999 and new non-seasonally adjusted series for Northwest Territories and for Nunavut start in January 2000.
Employment Insurance Program (E.I.) statistics are produced from administrative sources provided by Service Canada and Employment and Social Development Canada. Data on disentitlements and disqualifications are based on administrative transactions used by Service Canada to process EI claims. These should be interpreted with caution as they differ from other available EI statistics provided. A disentitlement is a suspension of benefits that may be imposed when a claimant fails to meet a specific entitlement condition. A disentitlement applies on a day-to-day basis for as long as the claimant's situation remains unchanged. No benefits are payable during a period of disentitlement. A disqualification is a suspension of benefits imposed due to a specific action or inaction by the claimant. It can be either indefinite or for a specific number of complete weeks. Data on disentitlements and disqualifications provide an indication on the reasons why benefits may have been suspended. These data are not a measure of the number of people whose benefits were suspended, because: 1) Multiple disentitlements/disqualifications could be imposed on a claimant, yet only one week of benefits could be affected. 2) Disentitlements/disqualifications do not necessarily result in non-payment of benefits. 3) Claimants who were denied benefits because they did not fulfill their obligations can have their benefits re-instated once they demonstrate that they meet all their obligations. 4) Non-payment of benefits resulting from a disentitlement or disqualification can cover a period of time from one day to a specific number of complete weeks.

Source:  Statistics Canada. Table  276-0003 -  Employment Insurance program (EI), number of disqualifications and disentitlements by province and reason, unadjusted for seasonality, monthly (persons),  CANSIM (database). (accessed: )
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