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 September 11, 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 September 11, 2023 35 seconds
Tuesday September 12, 2023 48 seconds
Wednesday September 13, 2023 30 seconds
Thursday September 14, 2023 32 seconds
Friday September 15, 2023 28 seconds
Average wait time for the week of September 11, 2023 35 seconds

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 September 4 to 8 1 minute
The week of August 28 to September 1 2 minutes
The week of August 21 to 25 26 seconds
The week of August 14 to 18 1 minute
Monthly average wait times
Months Average wait time
August 2023 1 minute
July 2023 1 minute
June 2023 2 minutes
May 2023 2 minutes
April 2023 1 minute
March 2023 53 seconds
February 2023 1 minute
January 2023 14 minutes
December 2022 12 minutes
November 2022 9 minutes
October 2022 7 minutes
September 2022 14 minutes

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