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.


Employment Insurance regular benefits

Apply for benefits if you have lost your job through no fault of your own.

Employment Insurance sickness benefits

Apply for benefits if you are unable to work due to illness, injury or quarantine.

Employment Insurance maternity and parental benefits

Apply for benefits if you are pregnant, you have recently given birth, you are adopting a child or you are caring for a newborn.

Employment Insurance compassionate care benefits

Apply for benefits if you have to be away from work to provide care for a gravely ill family member who is in significant risk of death.

Employment Insurance benefits for self-employed people

Register and apply for special benefits if you are self-employed.

Benefits for Canadians living abroad

If you work or live outside of Canada, get information on Employment Insurance, pensions, benefits and taxes.

Employment Insurance special benefits for Parents of Critically Ill Children

Apply for benefits if you are a parent away from work to care for your critically ill or injured child.

Employment Insurance fishing benefits

Apply for benefits if you are a self-employed fisher who is actively seeking work.

Lost your job

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

What we are doing


EI changes 2016

Improving Employment Insurance (EI) is part of the Government's plan to help the middle class and those seeking to join it.

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.

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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