Employment Insurance (EI)

Find information related to the Employment Insurance (EI) program, including legislation and unemployment rates in Canada.

Services and information

EI Benefits

Information about the types of temporary income assistance available for eligible workers. Find out how to apply for EI online and how to submit an online report if you are receiving EI.

EI Economic Regions

Search EI economic regions by postal code, or by municipality or place name. View monthly unemployment rates and maps.

Canada EI Commission

Information about the members, mandate and responsibilities of the Canada Employment Insurance Commission.

Social Insurance Number

Find out how to apply for a Social Insurance Number (SIN), replace your card or update your SIN information.

Wage Earner Protection Program

This program helps compensate eligible workers for unpaid wages, vacation, severance and termination pay when an employer has declared bankruptcy.

Employment Training Initiatives

Information on programs and services to help Canadians get the education, training and skills they need.


The EI Monitoring and Assessment Report; the Actuarial Report on the EI Premium Rate; the EI Coverage Survey and other EI surveys.


The Employment Insurance Act and the Employment Insurance Regulations.


Maternity and Parental Benefits

Learn about income programs for individuals who are pregnant, have recently given birth, are adopting a child, or are caring for a newborn.

EI Working and aged 60 and over

The Post-Retirement Benefit is a lifetime benefit that can increase your retirement income.

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