Employment Insurance

All employees are enrolled for Employment Insurance benefits that provide temporary financial assistance during periods of unemployment:

  • Regular benefits - if you lost your job through no fault of your own, for example, due to shortage of work, seasonal or mass layoffs
  • Maternity or parental benefits - when pregnant, or caring for a newborn or adopted child
  • Sickness benefits - if you are unable to work because of sickness, injury, or quarantine
  • Compassionate care benefits - if you have to be away from work temporarily to provide care or support to a family member who is gravely ill with a significant risk of death