Employment Insurance (EI)
Employment Insurance (EI) provides temporary financial assistance to unemployed Canadians who have lost their job through no fault of their own, while they look for work or upgrade their skills.
Canadians who are sick, pregnant, or caring for a newborn or adopted child, as well as those who must care for a family member who is seriously ill with a significant risk fo death, may also be assisted by Employment Insurance. Information on EI is available through service Canada by clicking here.
If you have a question related to your claim for EI benefits or simply wish to obtain general information about the EI program you can dial for an interactive call for answers with the Insurance telephone information service. This interactive voice response system is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. -dial the toll-free number 1 800 206-7218
Canada Pension Plan (CPP)
The Canada Pension Plan is a contributory, earnings-related social insurance program. It ensures a measure of protection to a contributor and his or her family against the loss of income due to retirement, disability and death. There are three kinds of Canada Pension Plan benefits: disability benefits, retirement pension and survivor benefits.
With very few exceptions, every person in Canada over the age of 18 who earns a salary must pay into the Canada pension Plan. An employee and employer each pay half of the contributions. If you are self-employed, you must pay both portions. More information on CPP can be found on the Service Canada website by clicking here.