Question: Does EI Call Your Employer?

Can I apply for EI without Roe?

Always apply for EI benefits as soon as you stop working.

You can apply for benefits even if you have not yet received your Record of Employment (ROE).

If you delay filing your claim for benefits for more than four weeks after your last day of work, you may lose benefits..

What documents do I need for EI?

To complete the online EI application for EI regular benefits, you will need the following personal information: your Social Insurance Number ( SIN ). If your SIN begins with a 9, you need to supply proof of your immigration status and work permit. your mother’s maiden name.

Does EI contact you by phone?

Employment Insurance Telephone Information Service For information about Employment Insurance, for additional questions about the Canada Emergency Response Benefit through Service Canada or if you have questions about transitioning to Employment Insurance, please contact the EI call centre at 1-800-206-7218.

What happens if you lie to EI?

Penalties for giving false or misleading information can be very severe: You will have to pay back all the EI money you should not have received. You might also have to pay as much as 3 times your weekly benefit for every false statement that EI staff think you have made.

How do I know my EI is approved?

Shortly after you submit your EI application, we will mail you an EI benefit statement. This does not mean that your application has been approved. Your Benefit statement will provide the information you need to complete your reports with our Internet reporting service or our Telephone reporting service.

Does EI check your bank account?

In the EI forms you are obligated to report any money received during the period that is not income. Failing to do so is fraud and can result in loss of benefits and forced repayment of benefits received to date. Don’t lie to EI. They can and will check your banking history if they feel there is adequate reason.

How many hours can I work while on EI?

How working affects your claim. If you earn money while receiving EI benefits, you can keep 50 cents of your benefits for every dollar you earn, up to 90 percent of your previous weekly earnings (roughly four and a half days of work). Above this cap, your EI benefits are deducted dollar-for-dollar.

Can my employer apply for EI for me?

You may be entitled to receive EI regular benefits if you: are employed in insurable employment; … are actively looking for work (you must keep a written record of employers you contact, including when you contacted them).

How long does it take for EI to be reviewed?

4 weeksIt usually takes over 4 weeks for Service Canada to review an application and start paying benefits. You should expect to be without any income for up to a month. It can take even longer if you do not send in all the information that Service Canada needs to make a decision.

Who is eligible for EI exemption?

Employees, in general, have to pay EI as part of the DAS. However, self-employed individuals and business owners as well as their immediate family, with over 40% ownership of the voting shares of a company, are exempt.

What happens if employer doesn’t send Roe?

Employers are liable for two kinds of penalties for failing to provide an ROE on time. First, employers may be fined by the federal government up to $2,000 or imprisoned for up to six months, or both. Second, employers may be liable to the employee for damages for the inconvenience they caused.