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Employment Insurance (EI)

Employment Insurance (EI) is run by the Government of Canada. Employment Insurance provides temporary financial assistance to unemployed workers. Workers 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 of death, may also be assisted by Employment Insurance.

Eligibility requirements depend on where you live and the type of benefits for which you are applying.  Always apply for Employment Insurance benefits as soon as you stop working. You can apply for benefits even if you have not yet received your Record of Employment. If you delay filing in your claim for benefits for more than four weeks after your last day of work, you may lose benefits.

For more information about eligibility and the length of time you can receive benefits, contact Service Canada. has more information about employment insurance (E.I.) available in multiple languages.

 The information listed below was provided by 211 Community Connection.

Service Canada
Service Canada: Barrie

Barrie Service Canada Centre
48 Owen St
Barrie, ON L4M 3H1


Service Canada: Midland

Huronia Mall
9225 Hwy 93
Midland, ON L4R 4K4


Service Canada: Orillia

50 Andrew St S
Orillia, ON L3V 7T5
(Orillia City Centre)


Service Canada: Wasaga Beach

Municipal Building
30 Lewis St
Wasaga Beach, ON L9Z 1A1


Service Canada: Collingwood

The Federal Bldg
44 Hurontario St
Collingwood, ON L9Y 2L6


To learn more about local programs and services in Simcoe County, dial 211
or visit .

211 is a free, 24/7 information line with interpretation services in over 150 languages. TTY service is available at 1-888-435-6086.
To have your organization added to the 211 database, contact Community Connection 211 .