Work-Sharing - Follow-up

From: Employment and Social Development Canada


Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, there are changes to this program and this page is no longer accurate.  All Work-Sharing agreements fall under the COVID-19 special measures, until further notice.

6. Follow-up

All applications are subject to an assessment and approval process by Service Canada.

Service Canada officials will inform you of the status of your application. All decisions on applications, whether rejected or approved, will be confirmed in writing.

Decisions regarding the assessment of applications are final. There is no appeal process for the rejection of a Work-Sharing application.

Once a Work-Sharing application is approved, the agreement must be signed within 60 calendar days following the approval date. If the agreement is not signed by all parties within 60 calendar days, the agreement will be cancelled. As well, a signed agreement that is not implemented within 60 calendar days of the start date (indicated in section 5b of the articles of agreement) will be terminated. In both cases, if the employer still wishes to participate in the Work-Sharing program, a new application will need to be submitted.

For more information on the Work-Sharing program:

  • employers across Canada may call toll-free 1-800-367-5693 (TTY: 1-855-881-9874)
  • employees across Canada may call toll-free:
    • English: 1-800-206-7218 (TTY: 1-800-529-3742)
    • French: 1-800-808-6352 (ATS: 1-800-529-3742)

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