How to properly complete your EI bi-weekly report?

Once you have completed your Employment Insurance benefits online application. You will receive an Access Code, by mail, within a week of your application date. The Access Code letter will instruct you to complete a bi-weekly report. You will have to log into Service Canada online reporting website to find out your first reporting date. Not completing you report on time will result in disqualification of your EI benefits and you will have to re-apply again and may lose your benefits weeks.

Remember, it is only by completing your EI report that you are assured to keep your claim in an active status before your EI claim gets finalized with a decision. Then, you will be paid retroactive for the weeks you have completed your report. First week of your E.I. claim is considered a “waiting period” which is a none paid week. You may log into My Service Canada Account to view the status of your claim.

If you have lost or did not received your Access Code letter, make sure to call or visit Service Canada centre to received a temporary access code. Then, make sure to use EI automated phone system to change your access code to permanent one. You may do so by calling 1-800-206-7218 and press option “1”.

Do you know you don’t have to wait until Saturday to complete your online report? You may complete your EI report as early as Friday.

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=> Complete your E.I. report <=
(You will be re-directed to Service Canada website)

What do you need?

Your Social Insurance Number

Your 4 digits Access Code (from Service Canada)