Hazardous weather: Important notice

From: Employment and Social Development Canada

Notice: Possible postal disruptions due to flooding

Canadians affected by the flooding are encouraged to visit Canada Post - Important Updates for the latest news and options available to them during possible postal disruptions in their area.

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Canadians affected by flooding

The Government of Canada is committed to helping Canadians affected by flooding across the country. Consult Spring Floods 2019 for more information.

Employment Insurance

Applying for Employment Insurance

Affected workers are encouraged to apply for Employment Insurance (EI) benefits online or in person, as soon as possible, even if they do not have a Record of Employment.

You will need your Social Insurance Number (SIN) to apply for EI benefits. If you don’t know your SIN, you can get it by presenting a piece of identification at a Service Canada office.

To process your application, Service Canada needs a mailing address and a residential address for you.

  • Provide a mailing address where you can receive mail (friend, family, temporary shelter, etc.). You can update this address later.
  • Provide your usual residential address (even if you are temporarily living somewhere else due to the flooding).

Important: To receive your Employment Insurance benefits, you must complete and file your report cards every two weeks

Reference code

To help process claims affected by flooding, claimants must apply for benefits online using the following reference code:

  • Atlantic Region: 1640012019218211
  • Quebec Region: 2371011233218211
  • Ontario: 3515012019274315
  • Saskatchewan / Manitoba: 4317014317012019
  • Alberta: 4812014812012019
  • British Columbia: 5986015986012019
  • Northwest Territories/Yukon/Nunavut: 4813014813012019

Money from government, the Red Cross and other relief allocations

You are not required to declare money you receive from government, the Red Cross, an insurance company or a charitable organization in your report cards. Emergency relief funds are not considered income for the purpose of Employment Insurance. All other amounts must be declared.

Service Canada and passport offices

Visit the website to find out whether offices in your area have been affected by flooding. If an office is closed, a notification will appear at the top of the page.

Canada Student Loan and Canada Apprentice Loan borrowers living in New Brunswick, Quebec and Ontario

Are you affected by flooding and need help making your loan payments?

For more information

Affected workers can also access services by calling 1 800 O-Canada (1-800-622-6232), visiting the nearest Service Canada office or using the Government of Canada's Benefits Finder tool.

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