Service Canada

Site: Barrie

Service: Employment Insurance - Work Sharing

Description (Service) COVID-19 All in person Service Canada Centres are closed to the public until further notice * clients can apply for critical services online * personal service support for EI and pension applications are available through e-service online and on mobile phones

Voluntary, Employment Insurance (EI) program designed to avert temporary layoffs by providing Employment Insurance Income Benefits to eligible clients who willingly agree to work a temporarily reduced work week * Work-Sharing enables employers to retain workers and avoid layoffs during temporary work slowdowns and employees are able to maintain their skills * a three-party agreement involving employers, employees and Service Canada
Service Details
Public Comments No local Barrie phone number * NOTE: sign at front of building which houses Barrie Service Canada Centre says Government of Canada, 48 Owen St
Hours Barrie Service Canada Centre: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm * no appointment necessary
Areas Served Central Ontario
Eligibility Eligible Employers
* have been in business in Canada year-round for at least two years
* be a private business, a publicly-held company, or a not-for-profit organization
* demonstrate that the shortage of work is temporary and beyond their control, and is not a cyclical/recurring slowdown
* demonstrate a recent decrease in business activity of approximately 10%
* submit and implement a recovery plan designed to return the Work-Sharing unit(s) to normal working hours by the end of the Work-Sharing agreement
* must be a reasonable expectation that recovery (i.e. a return to normal work hours for all participating employees) will be achieved by the end of the agreement

Eligible Employees
* Employees being proposed for a Work-Sharing agreement must be "core employees" (i.e. year round permanent full-time or part-time employees who are required to carry out the everyday functions of normal business activity)
* be eligible to receive Employment Insurance benefits
* agree to a reduction of their normal working hours in order to share the available work
Application Consult the Work-Sharing Applicant Guide and provide employees with a copy of the Employee Annex before submitting an application, both available on-line * application also available online * mail completed application in Ontario to: Employer Program Supports, Service Canada Processing Center, PO Box 6500, Station Don Mills, Toronto ON M3C 0L4
Languages English ; French - Reception, Programs
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Barrie
Address & Map
Barrie Service Canada Centre
48 Owen St
Barrie, ON L4M 3H1
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Intersection Owen St and Worsley St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Toll Free Phone 1-800-622-6232 (1-800-O-Canada)
TTY Phone 1-800-926-9105
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