Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

November 12, 2010 10:31 ET

Canada Employment Insurance Commission Announces 2011 Maximum Insurable Earnings

GATINEAU, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Nov. 12, 2010) - The Canada Employment Insurance Commission today announced that the Maximum Insurable Earnings (MIE) for 2011 will increase to $44,200 from $43,200.

The MIE is indexed on an annual basis and represents the ceiling up to which Employment Insurance (EI) premiums are collected. It is therefore also the maximum amount considered in applications for EI benefits.

The EI Commission is responsible for determining the annual MIE in accordance with the Employment Insurance Act and Regulations. The calculations for determining the 2011 MIE have been performed by the Chief Actuary at the request of the EI Commission. A report detailing these calculations is available here ( and was prepared in conjunction with the 2011 Report of the Chief Actuary.

To learn more about the EI Commission, visit Human Resources and Skills Development Canada's website at

The Report of the Chief Actuary is available on the Canada Employment Insurance Financing Board website at

This news release is available in alternative formats upon request.

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