Employment Insurance - Regular Benefits

Service Canada

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.

Mouvement Action-Chômage de Montréal inc., which is the unemployment action movement (MAC) of Montreal, has now translated its outstanding Practical Guide to the EI Act into English. The Guide contains many useful tips and examples, along with historical information about the rise and fall of Canada’s EI system. It can be consulted online or downloaded in pdf format: