Employment Insurance (EI) provides regular benefits to individuals who lose their jobs through no fault of their own (for example, due to shortage of work, seasonal or mass lay-offs) and are available for and able to work, but can’t find a job. Canadian workers pay into a central fund that contributors can draw on if later unable to work. Since 1990, there is no government contribution to this fund.
The amount a person receives under the Employment Insurance (EI) program and how long they can stay on EI varies with their previous salary, how long they were working, and the unemployment rates in their area. The EI system is managed by the Department of Human Resources and Social Development Canada.
For more information on the Employment Insurane (EI) Program, please consult Service Canada’s Employment Insurance (EI) Program website. Our constituency office would also be happy to assist you and can be contacted through the Constituent Help Form.
Furthermore, you can apply online for the Employment Insurance program here.