EI Sickness Benefits
Benefits are available. Here’s how to apply:
Step 1: Ask your employer for a RECORD OF EMPLOYMENT (ROE). They will either give you a paper copy or send an electronic copy directly to Service Canada.
Step 2: Apply as soon as possible (even if you don’t have your ROE yet)
If you can’t apply online, call 1-833-381-2725*
*This line is overloaded right now.
Important to know:
- You DO NOT need a doctor’s note for COVID-19.
- March 27: SERVICE CANADA OFFICES ARE NOW CLOSED. We are waiting to hear how the government will help people without a computer and internet.
- You can prove your identity to the government faster online if you use online banking through your bank or credit union.
- As of April 6, there will just be one application site for EI sickness and CERB. you won’t have to pick between them.