Service Canada

Site: Barrie

Service: Employment Insurance - Work Sharing

Description
Description (Service) COVID-19 Update 
Service Canada Centres are beginning a gradual reopening 
  • for online service go to Canada.ca/service-canada-home 
  • for assistance accessing services, complete an online request at Service Request 
  • for people who do not have internet access call 1-877-355-2657 Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm 
  • for assistance in person, make a request for an appointment by filling out the service request form at Service Request 
  • clients should not book an in-person visit if they: 
    • Have symptoms of fever, cough or difficulty breathing 
    • Have had contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days 
    • Have been instructed by local public health authorities to self-isolate due to travel or contact history
 
Regular Service 
  • 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 COVID-19 Update 
Service Canada Centres are beginning a gradual reopening 
  • for online service go to Canada.ca/service-canada-home 
  • for assistance accessing services, complete an online request at Service Request 
  • for people who do not have internet access call 1-877-355-2657 Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm 
  • for assistance in person, make a request for an appointment by filling out the service request form at Service Request 
  • clients should not book an in-person visit if they: 
    • Have symptoms of fever, cough or difficulty breathing 
    • Have had contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days 
    • Have been instructed by local public health authorities to self-isolate due to travel or contact history
 
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 COVID-19 Update 
Service Canada Centres are open by appointment only, hours may vary  
 
Regular Hours 
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
 
View Google Map
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
Website www.esdc.gc.ca/en/funding/work_sharing/overview.page
Social Media Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/ServiceCanada_E

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