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Service Canada

Sudbury District - Wage Earner Protection Program

  • Compensates eligible workers for unpaid wages, vacation, severance and termination pay they are owed when their employer declares bankruptcy or becomes subject to a receivership under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act
  • Provides a maximum compensation payment of the equivalent of four weeks of insurable Employment Insurance (EI) earnings, minus amounts prescribed by regulations
  • Delivered by Service Canada on behalf of the Labour Program
  • Individuals whose employment has ended, whose former employer has filed for bankruptcy or is subject to a receivership, and who are owed wages, vacation pay, termination or severance pay
  • Must have a valid Social Insurance Number (SIN)
Application Process
Applications must be submitted to Service Canada within 56 days of either the later of:
  • the date of bankruptcy/receivership;
  • the date that employment ended due to termination, resignation, retirement or expiry of term; or
  • the date on which the receiver terminated employment
1-866-683-6516 - Mon-Fri 7 am-8 pm
1-800-926-9105 - Mon-Fri 7 am-8 pm
Web Site
Documents Required
  • Apply to this program only after a copy of the information from the trustee or receiver appointed in the employer's bankruptcy/receivership has been received
  • Submit a proof of claim to the trustee/receiver
  • Apply online or obtain a paper application from the Service Canada Centre
  • Accessibility
    Fully Accessible
    Legal Status
    (40) Federal Government
    Agency Information
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    211 Ontario North
    Last Verified On
    March 31, 2021
    721 Centre St, Suite 2
    Espanola, ON, P5E 1T3
    Service Canada Centre located in Suite 2 of 721 Centre Street at Algoma Street in Espanola
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    Hours of Operation
    0830 - 1600
    0830 - 1600
    0830 - 1600
    0830 - 1600
    0830 - 1600

    Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm
    Service Area(s)
    • Espanola
    • Sudbury District