Employment Insurance benefits

Includes information about Employment Insurance (EI) temporary benefits for workers, sickness, fishing and family-related benefits as well as how to apply online and submit a report.

Fort McMurray: Important Notice

The Government of Canada is committed to helping Canadians affected by the Fort McMurray forest fire in northern Alberta. For more information, consult the Important Notice web page.


Lost your job

Information and tools to help you find available benefits, search for a job or update your skills.

Employment Insurance regular benefits

Information on benefits you can receive if you have lost your job through no fault of your own.

Family-related Employment Insurance benefits

Information on receiving maternity and parental leave, compassionate care benefits as well as special benefits for Parents of Critically Ill Children.

Employment Insurance sickness benefits

Information on receiving benefits if you are unable to work due to illness, injury or quarantine.

Employment Insurance benefits for self-employed people

Includes information on how to register for access to Employment Insurance special benefits and how to apply.

Employment Insurance fishing benefits

Information on Employment Insurance benefits for self-employed fishers who are actively seeking work.

Having a baby

Find related benefits and information on your baby's health, development and security.

Benefits for Canadians living abroad

Includes information on Employment Insurance (EI), pensions, benefits and taxes, for those who work or live outside of Canada.

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My Service Canada Account

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

Employment Insurance 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.

Vanier CGS

The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship three year scholarships awards of $50,000 per year helps Canada’s universities attract highly qualified doctoral students who have displayed academic excellence, research potential, and leadership .

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