Box Table
Employment Insurance program, income beneficiaries by type of income benefit for women and men, 1997 to 2009

Box Table
Employment Insurance program, income beneficiaries by type of income benefit for women and men, 1997 to 2009
Table summary
This table displays the results of Employment Insurance program, income beneficiaries by type of income benefit for women and men. This information is grouped by Income benefit type appearing as row headers and is grouped by 1997, 2001, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 appearing as column headers, calculated using average number of monthly claimants as a unit of measure.
Income benefit type 1997 2001 2006 2007 2008 2009
average number of monthly claimants
Total income benefits1 775,866 735,672 761,747 733,770 750,343 1,056,316
Women 374,418 357,557 404,292 385,264 392,229 482,610
Men 401,448 378,113 357,453 348,508 358,114 573,706
Regular benefits 605,112 521,363 494,043 479,469 486,326 733,984
Women 255,198 201,862 197,727 191,812 192,624 263,668
Men 349,912 319,501 296,316 287,658 293,703 470,319
Training benefits 34,052 25,691 22,446 22,308 22,991 33,233
Women 13,435 8,971 7,302 6,717 6,538 10,470
Men 20,618 16,720 15,146 15,589 16,452 22,764
Job creation benefits 2,647 1,090 582 549 439 512
Women 1,224 498 321 313 251 278
Men 1,426 592 261 233 192 232
Self-employment benefits 4,762 2,562 2,004 1,815 1,635 2,185
Women 1,768 927 774 698 628 750
Men 2,997 1,635 1,231 1,118 1,010 1,435
Sickness benefits 35,275 48,606 59,228 59,583 60,984 62,174
Women 21,342 28,598 35,185 35,448 35,983 35,778
Men 13,932 20,005 24,042 24,136 25,001 26,398
Maternity benefits 49,341 55,090 46,912 47,064 48,145 48,788
Women 49,340 55,090 46,911 47,064 48,144 48,788
Fishing benefits 11,826 12,462 12,808 12,562 12,595 12,118
Women 1,452 2,072 2,419 2,447 2,482 2,318
Men 10,375 10,391 10,390 10,114 10,112 9,801
Work sharing benefits 1,685 7,806 1,791 2,556 4,755 48,343
Women 670 3,057 549 825 1,456 14,349
Men 1,016 4,753 1,243 1,732 3,302 33,996
Adoption benefits 341 834 1,209 1,138 1,092 1,085
Women 312 738 1,048 995 938 922
Men 28 96 162 142 152 164
Parental benefits 30,829 60,174 120,718 106,707 111,354 113,868
Women 29,681 55,751 112,056 98,932 103,167 105,272
Men 1,147 4,426 8,663 7,778 8,186 8,594
1. The number of beneficiaries receving total income benefits excludes employment insurance claimants receiving employment and support measures benefits.
Note: Compassionate care benefits were created as of January 2004, however data are too small to report.
Source: Statistics Canada, CANSIM table 276-0001.
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