Beginning in January 2011, self-employed Canadians will be able to access Employment Insurance (EI) special benefits. There are four types of EI special benefits:
You may be eligible to access EI special benefits beginning in January 2011 if you:
- are a self-employed person; and
- are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada; and
- have entered into an agreement with the Canada Employment Insurance Commission through Service Canada.
To read our memo that discusses this issue in more detail, please click here.