ROE – Separation Code (block 16)


A00Shortage of work / End of Contract or Season
A01Employer bankruptcy or receivershipNEW
B00Strike or lockout
D00Illness or injury
E02Quit / Follow spouseNEW
E03Quit / Return to schoolNEW
E04Quit / Health reasonsNEW
E05Quit / Voluntary retirement

Use this option for voluntary retirement otherwise refer to codes G00 and G07

E06Quit / Take another jobNEW
E09Quit / Employer relocationNEW
E10Quit / Care for a dependantNEW
E11Quit / To become self-employedNEW
G00Mandatory retirement
G7Retirement / Approved workforce reductionNEW
H00Work sharing
J00Apprentice training
K12Other / Change of payroll frequencyNEW
K13Other / Change of ownershipNEW
K14Other / Requested by Employment InsuranceNEW
K15Other / Canadian Forces – Queen’s Regulations/OrdersNEW
K16Other / At the employee’s requestNEW
K17Other / Change of Service ProviderNEW
M08Dismissal / Terminated within probationary periodNEW
N00Leave of absence
Z00Compassionate care/Family caregiver

Code Z00 should also be used if the employee is leaving the workplace temporarily to claim Family Caregiver Benefits.

If the separation code is K – Other, employer must complete the comment in bock 18.

Service Canada have expanded the codes for reasons for issuing an ROE in the ROE SAT system – it allows company user to clearly specify the reason for which the ROE is being issued. It reduces the Comments in block 18 as well as reduces calls from Service Canada processing agent to clarify the reason for issuing the ROE.