EI fishing benefits - Apply

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What you need before you start

To receive fishing benefits, you must submit an Employment Insurance (EI) application online. You'll need the following information:

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To apply for EI fishing benefits, you must submit an application online.

You should apply no later than 4 weeks after:

You may lose benefits if you are late applying for benefits.

Records of employment

Employers issue records of employment (ROEs) to provide information about your work history. We use the information to determine:

You can visit My Service Canada Account to view ROEs that have been issued for you by past and recent employers.

Electronic ROEs

Electronic ROEs are sent directly to us by your employer. You don't need to request copies from your employer and provide them to us.

Paper ROEs

If your employers issue paper ROEs, you must request copies of all ROEs issued for you during the past 52 weeks or since the start of your last claim, whichever is shorter. You'll need to provide them to us as soon as possible after you submit your application for EI benefits. You can mail them or drop them off at a Service Canada Centre.

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