from CLEO:

EI rates for 2023 as of January 1st

EI Benefit Type2022 Maximum Amount2023 Maximum Amount
Regular, sickness, caregiving, maternity, and standard parental benefits$638 a week$650 a week
Extended parental benefits$383 a week$390 a week (not yet confirmed)

People can apply for EI online or at a Service Canada office. It usually takes more than 4 weeks for Service Canada to review an application and start paying benefits.

Rent Increase Guidelines for 2023

For most tenants covered by the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA), there’s a maximum amount the landlord can increase the rent by each year. This is called the rent increase guideline and it’s set each year by the Ontario government. In 2023, it’s 2.5%.

For tenants protected by the RTA, a landlord must wait 12 months after the tenant moves in before they can raise the rent. And they can only raise the rent once every 12 months.

Notice in writing

A landlord must give the tenant written notice of the rent increase at least 90 days before the day the rent goes up.

This means that tenants whose rents are going up on January 1, 2023, should have received their written notice no later than October 3, 2022.

Landlords should use one of the Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB) rent increase forms. The most used form is the Form N1.

If landlords don’t use an LTB form, their notice must have all of the information that’s on that form. For example, it must show the rent increase as a percentage. And it must also say if the increase is within the guideline for the year.

View the full bulletin here for more detailed information about:

  • When the rent increase guideline does not apply
  • Tenants not covered by the RTA
  • Special rules
  • Getting Help

See also: Employment Insurance (Steps to Justice) and Rent Increases (CLEO)

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