Employment Insurance (EI) sick benefits

To be eligible:

  • you  must pay EI premiums
  • you must meet the medical criteria for being sick (medical certificate required)
  • your normal weekly earnings have been reduced by more than 40%; and
  • you have accumulated at least 600 hours of insurable employment during the qualifying period 

For more information and to apply:  https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei/ei-sickness/qualify.html