Employment Insurance Information

*Note that all Service Canada locations are now closed.*

The Canada Emergency Response Benefit is effectively a replacement for EI for the first four months that you are not receiving income due to COVID-19.

If you are already receiving either EI regular benefits or EI sickness benefits due to COVID-19, you will continue to receive your benefits and should not apply for the CERB. If your EI benefits end before October 3, 2020, you can apply for the CERB once your EI benefits end, if you are unable to return to work due to COVID-19.

Also, if your EI benefits recently ended, and you cannot return to work because of COVID-19, you can apply for the CERB.

Read more about the CERB.

Employment Insurance FAQs During COVID-19 Pandemic