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Employment Insurance (EI)
Employment Insurance provides temporary financial assistance to unemployed Canadians who have lost their job through no fault of their own, while they look for work or upgrade their skills.
Canadians who are sick, pregnant, or caring for a newborn or adopted child, as well as those who must care for a family member who is seriously ill with a significant risk of death, may also be assisted by Employment Insurance.
Types of EI
There are several types of benefits available to Canadians, depending on their situation.
Employment Insurance Regular Benefits
Employment Insurance Regular Benefits are available to individuals who lose their jobs through no fault of their own (for example, due to shortage of work, seasonal layoffs, or mass layoffs) and who are available for and able to work, but can’t find a job.
Employment Insurance Maternity and Parental Benefits
Applying for Employment Insurance online will take about 60 minutes.
Helpful tips for applying for Employment Insurance (EI) benefits online:
Always apply for EI benefits as soon as you stop working. You can apply for benefits even if you have not yet received your Record of Employment (ROE). If you delay filling your claim for benefits for more the four weeks after you last day of work, you may lose benefits.
It is important to read all of the following instructions and gather all necessary information before starting your application benefits.