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 or, if you are a self-employed fisher, you have sufficient insurable earnings from self-employment in fishing during the qualifying period.

For more information and to apply:  http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/sc/ei/benefits/sickness.shtml