EI Benefits for Self-Employed Individuals
- Can start paying in January 1, 2010
- Eligible for benefits one year after the first payment
- Can opt out of program anytime if benefits are not claimed. If claimed, you have to contribute on self-employed earnings for as long as you are self-employed.
- Same premium rates as employees
- Not required to pay employer share of premiums
Employee vs. Self-Employed Individual
- See guide RC4110 to help in determining, or avoiding employee status