Contact the Employer Contact Centre

For more information on Employment Insurance (EI) for employers, please consult: EI information for employers.

Not an employer? Consult: EI information for individuals.


You can complete the following tasks online:

By phone

The Employer Contact Centre's automated service provides specific information on some of Service Canada's employer related programs and services. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

During business hours, you can call the Employer Contact Centre for assistance with:

We will ask you for the following information when you call:

  • your Business Number (BN), or the BN of the business you are calling about
  • the postal code associated with the BN (as registered with CRA)

Canada and the United States:

  • Toll-free: 1-800-367-5693
  • TTY: 1-855-881-9874

Outside Canada and the United States: 506-546-7569 (collect calls accepted)

Hours of operation: 7:00 am to 8:00 pm, Eastern Time, Monday to Friday.

Average wait times

Our service standard is to answer your call within 10 minutes. Please see below our average wait times for the week of March 13, 2023.

Definition of average wait time

This is the average length of time that callers wait in queue before speaking to an agent.

Days Average wait time
Monday March 13, 2023 2 minutes
Tuesday March 14, 2023 56 seconds
Wednesday March 15, 2023 44 seconds
Thursday March 16, 2023 1 minute
Friday March 17, 2023 5 minutes
Average wait time for the week of March 13, 2023 2 minutes

To resolve your enquiry without waiting to speak to a representative, you may use one of our online self-service options described above.

Weekly average wait times
Weeks Average wait time
The week of March 6 to 10 27 seconds
The week of February 27 to March 3 22 seconds
The week of February 20 to 24 42 seconds
The week of February 13 to 17 2 minutes
Monthly average wait times
Months Average wait time
February 2023 1 minute
January 2023 14 minutes
December 2022 12 minutes
November 2022 9 minutes
October 2022 7 minutes
September 2022 14 minutes
August 2022 1 minute
July 2022 2 minutes
June 2022 20 seconds
May 2022 23 seconds
April 2022 41 seconds
March 2022 23 seconds
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