Employment Insurance Coverage Survey

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The Employment Insurance Coverage Survey provides a meaningful picture of who does or who does not have access to employment insurance benefits among the jobless and underemployed workers. The survey also covers access to maternity and parental benefits.

Your information may also be used by Statistics Canada for other statistical and research purposes.

Collection periods:
  • From April 16 to May 17, 2019
  • From July 16 to August 16, 2019
  • From November 12 to December 13, 2019
  • From January 14 to February 21, 2020
Collection method:

Telephone interview

Survey participation:


  • Block Information Confidentiality


    Data are collected under the authority of the Statistics Act, Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985, Chapter S-19. Your information will be kept strictly confidential.

  • Block Information on Record linkage

    Record linkage

    To enhance the data from this survey and reduce response burden, Statistics Canada will combine the information you provide with data from the Labour Force Survey. Statistics Canada may also combine the information you provide with data from other surveys or administrative sources.

  • Block Information on Topics covered in the survey

    Topics covered in the survey

    The survey asks questions about

    • employment insurance, social assistance and other transfers
    • labour
    • non-wage benefits.
  • Block Information on Published data

    Published data

    Statistics Canada publishes the results of its surveys in many formats. To find all the documents related to this survey, follow the links below and type the name of the survey in the search engine located at the left of your screen to filter the results.

    Data: You will find tables, profiles of a community or region, thematic maps, public use microdata files, and data visualization tools.

    Analysis: You will have direct access to Stats in brief (e.g., releases from The Daily, fact sheets), articles and reports, and journals and periodicals.

  • For more information about this survey (questionnaires, definitions, data sources and methods used): survey number 4428
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