Human Resources Legislative Update
Government Announces Three-Year EI Premium Freeze
Date: September 10, 2013
On September 9, 2013, the federal Government announced that it would be cancelling its planned EI premium hike for 2014. Instead, EI premiums will be frozen at the 2013 level of $1.88 per $100 of insurable earnings. The Government also stated that the rate would not exceed $1.88 for 2015 or 2016.
On the same date, the Employment Insurance Commission announced that the yearly maximum insurable earnings will be increased from the 2013 level of $47,400 to $48,600 in 2014.