Wage Earner Protection Program for trustees or receivers: Overview

From: Employment and Social Development Canada

1. Overview

The Wage Earner Protection Program (WEPP) provides payment for wages to individuals of an employer who is bankrupt or subject to a receivership.

The payment covers eligible wages:

  • For bankruptcies or receiverships prior to February 27, 2018: up to an amount equal to four times the maximum weekly insurable earnings under the Employment Insurance Act ($3,976.92 for 2018), or
  • For bankruptcies or receiverships on or after February 27, 2018: up to an amount equal to seven times the maximum weekly insurable earnings under the Employment Insurance Act ($7,148.05 for 2019).
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