Employment Insurance benefits and leave
Employment Insurance (EI) benefits and leave information for workers, families, fishers and sickness, how to apply and how to submit a report.
End of temporary changes
Starting September 25, 2022, the temporary changes to the Employment Insurance (EI) program to help Canadians access benefits during COVID-19 will no longer be in effect. For details on how different EI benefit types will be affected, consult the section below for each benefit type.
Services and information
Apply for benefits if you have lost your job through no fault of your own.
Apply if you are unable to work due to illness, injury or quarantine.
Apply if you're pregnant, have recently given birth, are adopting a child or are caring for a newborn.
Apply if you are providing care or support to a critically ill or injured person or someone needing end-of-life care.
Get information on the self-employed program and find out how to register.
If you live or work outside of Canada, get information on Employment Insurance, pensions, benefits and taxes.
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.
Employers' EI responsibilities, records of employment and instructions on completing the ROE form during COVID-19, EI premiums and other resources.
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