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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
    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 - 1600
    0830 - 1600
    0830 - 1600
    0830 - 1600
    0830 - 1600

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