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Coronavirus/ COVID-19: Employment Insurance Sickness Benefits details

Service Canada is ready to support Canadians affected by COVID-19 and placed in quarantine.  Service Canada will waive the one-week waiting period for EI sickness benefits and has establish a new dedicated toll-free phone number.

More information is posted here.

Contact the new dedicated toll-free phone number; do not visit or enter any Service Canada office if you are experiencing symptoms such as cough, fever, difficulty breathing or you are in self-isolation or quarantine. As an alternative, you may access our services online or by calling 1 800 O-Canada.