What Are the Eligibility Requirements for the Employment Insurance Internet Reporting Service?


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Anyone receiving Employment Insurance through Service Canada can submit their reports through the Internet Reporting Service during the term of their claim. Canadians are eligible for Employment Insurance if they have lost their jobs or have to leave their jobs for justifiable reasons.

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When Canadians submit an Employment Insurance application, they receive an Internet Reporting Service access code, which is entered along with their Social Insurance Number and their location to log in to the service. When completing their report, they need to provide details of any employment or wages, other money they receive, and schools or training they attend. They also need to indicate that they are capable and willing to work. Additionally, they must report any period of absence from Canada when they were unavailable for work.

Canadians are eligible to receive Employment Insurance if they lose their jobs without leaving voluntarily, being fired for misconduct or being involved in a labor dispute. They are also eligible if they are pregnant, taking care of a newborn or adopting a child. Injury, illness or being a care giver to a severely ill family member are also qualifying reasons to receive Employment Insurance. Qualifying fishers may also be able to receive benefits during off-season unemployment periods.

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