EI fishing benefits - Apply


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:


You should apply no later than 4 weeks after:

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

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

The online application takes about 1 hour to complete.

If you don't complete the application all at once, you can come back to it later using the temporary password that you receive when you start.

Your information is saved for 72 hours (3 days) from the time you start. If you don't submit the application within this time:

When you apply for EI benefits, we’ll ask for your email address. We may send you an email to provide you with information or ask you to call us if we can't reach you by phone.

Please note that we won’t ask you to send us information by email.

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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