Employees can access an employee employment confirmation email for free from the Government of Canada’s Employment Insurance (EI) website for up to 24 hours after their employment has ended.
The email provides information about your benefits, benefits options, and deadlines.
The EIR is the final form employers must provide when they hire an employee to help them determine if the employee is eligible to receive benefits, which is called a ‘beneficiary determination’.
Employees who are eligible to claim benefits under the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) or Ontario Pension Plan will be able to receive an EIR at the same time that they receive benefits from other federal agencies.
They can also check on eligibility for certain employment insurance programs through the Canada Job Grant Program or the Canadian Human Rights Commission’s (CHRC) Employment Insurance Claims Centre.
The EIR allows employers to confirm whether the employee’s eligibility to receive certain benefits has changed and provides a means of identifying employees who have changed their eligibility status or received benefits, including those who are new to employment.
The Canada Employers and Employees’ Association (CEEA) issued a bulletin on Monday, which includes details about the EIR for the federal government and offers the employee the option to request an Eir from the EI website.
The bulletin explains that employees who are entitled to receive EIRs through the Employment Insurance Benefits Program (EIBP) will be automatically issued a copy.
The bulletin states that the EIBP will be used by employers to determine if employees are eligible for the employer benefits program and that employers will receive the EIPP employee’s EIR as soon as possible.
The eir is sent in an envelope with the employee and instructions to fill it out and mail it back to the employer, the bulletin states.
The employer can then forward the envelope to the HR department.
An employee who has not completed the employee EIR may still receive benefits.
Employees can also request an employee Eir at any time through the employer website.
Employees will receive an employee benefit confirmation email on or about January 16.
Employers will be asked to follow the guidelines laid out in the EIA bulletin for their employees.
Employer EIR requirements:To receive an employer’s EIP Pensions Pensions Plan (EPPP) EIR, the employer must:The employee will be sent an email stating that he or she is eligible for EIP pensions (EPP) and that the employer is sending the EPP employee’s employee EIP pension request to the EDPP.
The employer must provide the employee with a copy of the EPUM that the employee will receive when the EPIK is issued.
The employee’s request for a copy must be accompanied by a valid proof of identity document (e.g. a passport, a Canadian passport, or a Canadian driver’s licence) and the employee must present the original copy of that document.
The employee must be notified of his or her eligibility for benefits, if any, by mail or by fax, the eir will include a copy with the request for an EIP.
The eir must include the employer’s employer identification number (EIN) and, in case the employee does not have a current EIN, an EIN with a reference number.
The reason for the employee not having a current valid EIN is that the person may have left the country and not been able to present the EIN to a HR department in Canada.
Employee EIP Pension requests will be processed through the EITP, which provides a benefit verification system for employers.
The HR department will send the EID to the employee on or before January 16 and the EIL will be mailed to the address on file with the employer.
Employment Insurance Benefits Plan (EIPP)EIP PPPEIP, which stands for Employee Individual Income Supplement, is a federal program that provides eligible employees with benefits.
Employed persons who are not eligible for an employment insurance benefit will not receive any EIP benefit, but will receive a non-emergency benefit that includes the benefit of up to $1,200.
The non-urgent benefit is a ‘favour payment’ that will be deducted from an employee paycheque at the time of the employee filing for unemployment insurance (UI).
The non‑urgent amount is determined on a case-by-case basis and will be reduced for all EIP recipients regardless of whether or not they are eligible.
The benefit of $1.2 million will be paid on the first day of the month following the date on which the employer files for UI.
Employments that have terminated their employment may also have to pay an EIT.
The government provides an employer with a non‑emergency EIT to help ensure that an employee receives the maximum amount of the benefits the employee may have received through the employment insurance program.
Employing a spouse or common-law partner