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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/03/2010

EI rate hikes coming

Ottawa — Employment insurance premiums will have to increase by 35 per cent over the next three years to balance the EI reserve fund, according to a report from the Parliamentary Budget Officer. EI premium rates for employees will increase every year by the maximum allowable amount — 15 cents per $100 of insurable earnings — starting in 2011 to reach $2.33 per $100 of insurable earnings by 2014, projected the study. The current rate is $1.73 per $100. The increase will raise the annual contribution per worker by an average of $535 ($223 paid by the employee and $312 paid by the employer).

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