Service Canada

Service Canada is a federal institution that is part of Employment and Social Development Canada.

Service Canada provides Canadians with a single point of access to a wide range of government services and benefits. We are committed to improving services for Canadians by working with partners to provide access to the full range of government services and benefits that Canadians want and need through the Internet, by telephone, in person or by mail.


Softwood lumber: Important notice

The Government of Canada is ready to support workers and their families who are affected by the April 24, 2017, U.S. decision to impose duties on Canadian softwood lumber products.

Consult our notice on Softwood lumber for more information.


Services and information

My Service Canada Account

Convenient and secure access to view and update your Employment Insurance, Canada Pension Plan, and Old Age Security information online.

Employment Insurance

Provides information on types of benefits, initiatives, related programs and services and what you need to know in order to apply for benefits.

Old Age Security Programs

Find information on the OAS pension and other benefits and how to receive them.

Canada Pension Plan

Find information on CPP pensions and benefits when contributors retire, become disabled, or die.

Social Insurance Number

Find information for employees and employers, how to apply for a SIN, and what to do in case of loss or theft of a SIN.

Apprenticeship Incentive Grants

Find information on Apprentice Incentive Grants and how to apply for one.

Wage Earner Protection Program

Find information on the Wage Earner Protection Program (WEPP) which compensates eligible workers for unpaid wages, vacation, severance and termination pay they are owed when their employer declares bankruptcy or becomes subject to a receivership under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act.

Passport Services in Service Canada Centres

Find out which Service Canada Centres are passport receiving agents and what services they offer.

Job Bank

Job Bank offers users free occupational and career information such as job opportunities, educational requirements, main duties, wage rates and salaries, current employment trends, and outlooks.

Direct Deposit

Direct deposit is a way to receive your payments without any postal delay. Not only will you be able to access your payments more quickly, you can also be sure they will never be lost, stolen or damaged.

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Benefits Finder

Canada Benefits is a unique service that helps you find federal, provincial and territorial programs and services in one convenient location based on your unique needs.

GST/HST Credit

The GST/HST credit is a tax-free quarterly payment that helps individuals and families with low or modest incomes offset all or part of the GST or HST that they pay.

Fraud Awareness and Reporting

Prevent, detect, deter – Protecting you and our programs and services.

All Service Canada services

A list of services offered by Service Canada.

What we are doing

Corporate information

Leslie MacLean

Senior Associate Deputy Minister of Employment and Social Development and Chief Operating Officer for Service Canada


Apply online for your retirement pension

Applying for the Canada Pension Plan retirement pension online is easy, simple and secure.

The Canadian Retirement Income Calculator can help you plan for your future

Use the Canadian Retirement Income Calculator to decide when to start your Canada Pension Plan, then apply online.

Careers at ESDC/ Service Canada

See what jobs are available at ESDC/ Service Canada

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