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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
  • 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
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
English, French
Documents Required
Valid Social Insurance Number (SIN) required
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Agency Information
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
March 5, 2023
19 Lisgar St
Greater Sudbury, ON, P3E 6L1
Service Canada site located in the Federal Building on Lisgar St near Cedar St in Sudbury
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Hours of Operation
0830 to 1600
0830 to 1600
0830 to 1600
0830 to 1600
0830 to 1600

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