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.
Services and information
Apply for benefits if you have lost your job through no fault of your own.
Apply for benefits if you are unable to work due to illness, injury or quarantine.
Apply for benefits if you are pregnant, you have recently given birth, you are adopting a child or you are caring for a newborn.
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.
Register and apply for special benefits if you are self-employed.
If you work or live outside of Canada, get information on Employment Insurance, pensions, benefits and taxes.
Apply for benefits if you are a parent away from work to care for your critically ill or injured child.
Apply for benefits if you are a self-employed fisher who is actively seeking work.
Find public and private sector job opportunities if you lost your job, apply or extend a work permit, get a Social Insurance Number, a criminal record check or a security clearance.
Information for employers about records of employment, managing premiums, obtaining EI premium reduction, supplementing benefits and other resources.
What we are doing
Laws and regulations
- Employment Insurance and Fraud
- Employment Insurance - Digest of Benefit Entitlement Principles
- Employment Insurance Service Quality Review Report: Making Citizens Central
- Summary of the Actuarial Report on the Employment Insurance Premium Rate
Employment Insurance Improvements
Recent changes made to Employment Insurance in order to make it more flexible, inclusive and easier to access.
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.
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