Employment Insurance

2021 2020 2019
Maximum Annual Insurable Earnings $56,300 $54,200 $53,100
Rate: Employee 1.580% 1.580% 1.620%
Rate: Employer 2.212% 2.212% 2.268%
Maximum Annual Employee Premium $889.54 $856.36 $860.22
Maximum Annual Employer Premium $1,245.36 $1,198.90 $1,204.31

(Notes: (1) All posted rates are subject to change by Canada Revenue Agency or other government departments that are responsible for them. (2) Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the EI rates for 2022 have been temporarily frozen at the 2020 level, as noted in the September 14, 2020 release from Employment and Social Development Canada.)