Temporary Layoff- Employment Insurance SUNDAY AUGUST 23-29 2020 PP36 Q&A Ford Bargaining Unit

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Start to Finish Step by Step Instructions #2

Go to the Service Canada website and begin your application.  The questions should be as follows:



If you had attempted an application within the last 72 hours you will be given an opportunity to retrieve any information you had previously inputted by entering your personal information as well as the temporary password which was presented when you started that application. If you are not retrieving a previous application

Select: No

“Click” Continue…..

Type of Employment Insurance Application

When asked what type of Employment Insurance benefits would you like to claim?

Select: Benefits for employees

“Click” Continue…..

Reference Code

Unfortunately, at this time, Service Canada has suspended the use of Reference Codes. The question asking if you are part of a group lay off situation and “were you given a reference code to submit this application?”

Select: No

“Click” Continue…..

Benefit Type

Select: Regular benefits

“Click” Continue…

Read the disclaimer in regard to Regular benefits, on a temporary layoff, that you are ready, willing and capable of working and would accept temporary employment in the same type of work and wages….

“Click” Continue….

Identity Information

Input you’re Social Insurance Number, your Birthday, Last Name, First Name, Last Name at Birth, Gender and your Mother’s Maiden Name (Mother’s Family Name at her Birth).

“Click” Continue…

Identity validation

Review Identity information to ensure you have provided the correct information.

If correct “Click” Continue….

Temporary Password Identification Number

After inputting your personal information you will be given a temporary password identification number. Write down this reference as this is the number they will ask for if for any reason you are unable to complete this application and are required to retrieve it for completion within 72 hours.

“Click” Continue….

Personal Information

Enter which language you would prefer to speak English or French, your Area Code and Home Phone Number, your Postal Code, Home Address and whether or not your Home Address is different from your Mailing Address.

“Click” Continue…..

Programs and Services

This section is Voluntary.  If you wish to include this information, indicate the appropriate box or leave blank.

“Click” Continue….

Income Tax information

Your Employment Insurance tax slip (T4E).  Choose which method you prefer.  If you have a My Service Canada account setup then you can receive electronically or you can choose paper copy by mail.

Personal tax credit.  Choose basic or basic with spouse (suggestion is to choose ‘basic’)

“Click” Continue….

Direct Deposit

If you had previously set up direct deposit, for which no information has changed, and answer YES to the questions and any benefit you are to receive will be directly deposited into your account. If you have not previously elected the direct deposit option, or wish to change the information currently on file at Service Canada, you should have a cheque on hand in order to reference the banking information needed.

“Click”   Continue…

Other Personal Information

Indicate highest level of education completed.  Use the drop down menu to choose.  Answer YES to the question “are you a member of a Union or Professional Association”.  Name the Union by typing UNIFOR. Then Local 707.

“Click” Continue….

Reactivating Existing Claim

There may be information about reactivating your claim.  If so, read and

“Click” Continue….

Other employment since establishing your last claim

If asked have you worked since your last application you should answer YES

“Click” Continue….

Last Employer Information

Provide the Business name of your most recent Employer: Ford Motor Company. Phone number is (905) 845-2511.

First day worked is an optional question that is not required to be answered, but you may enter your Seniority Date if you wish.

Last Day Worked: Enter the last day for which you worked or were paid before you were laid-off. 

Will you be returning to work with this employer: YES

Do you know the date of your return: NO

“Click” Continue….

Last Employer Address

Ford’s address is:   1 Canadian rd, Oakville, Ontario (postal code not required)

“Click” Continue….

Reason for Separation

Why are you no longer working – Select “There was a shortage of work”. 

“Click” Continue….

Last Employer Earnings

Enter you rate of pay and select per “HOUR” from the drop down menu. 

Enter hours normally worked – 40 and select per “WEEK” from the drop down menu. 

Enter days normally worked – 5 and select per “WEEK” from the drop down menu. 

Enter your hours worked for each day in your last week worked as requested.

“Click” Continue….

Vacation Pay

Will you receive vacation pay? – answer NO

“Click” Continue….

Do you agree with this amount – if the amount is close to your last gross pay then answer YES

“Click” Continue….

Other Money

Are you or will you receive any other monies? – check the box for Supplementary Unemployment Benefit (SUB)

“Click” Continue….

Who is paying for this benefit? – Answer: Ford Motor Company

“Click” Continue….

Other employers

If you have had other employers in the last 52 weeks indicate YES

“Click” Continue….

(if you have had other employers then follow the prompts on the next page in regard to previous employer)

If Ford is the only employer you have had in the last 52 weeks then Select: NO

“Click” Continue….

Missing Record of Employment message

Read this disclaimer.  “Click” Continue….

Information on Quebec Parental Insurance Plan benefits

Unless you are collecting benefits from QPIP, Select: NO

“Click” Continue….

Workers’ Compensation Payments

If you have not or will not receive WSIB during this timeframe, Select: NO.

“Click” Continue….

Information on pensions

Unless you are collecting a pension, Select: NO.

“Click” Continue….

Self-Employment Information

Unless you are self-employed, Select: NO

“Click” Continue….

Farming Information

Unless you are declaring farming income, Select: NO

“Click” Continue….

Course or training program

Unless you are in a course or training program, Select: NO

“Click” Continue….

Third Party Assistance

Answer whether or not someone else completed the application on your behalf.

“Click” Continue….

Rights and Responsibilities

You will now be asked to review the Rights and Responsibilities section, consisting of 6 pages. Your responsibilities are outlined beginning page 3, including the necessity to report any prolonged absence from your normal place of residence or the country during this period. You must be ready, able and looking for work to satisfy the conditions of collecting an E.I benefit or establishing a waiting period.

To continue application, Select; I accept Rights and Responsibilities.

“Click” Continue….


A statement in which you indicate you completed the application truthfully, you understand the Rights and Responsibilities while applying for Employment Insurance Regular Benefits and that you understand by knowing making a false statement you are subject to penalty or criminal proceedings.

Accept the Statement and complete the Application.

“Click” Continue…

Confirmation and Information

The application is now complete and you will be given an opportunity to print out or write down a confirmation number.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your E.I. claim or application you can access your E.I. account online by signing up for My Service Canada Account. If it is necessary to call the inquiry line at 1-800-206-7218, be sure to provide the reference code above to ensure you receive the information that pertains to an Automotive Employment Insurance application.


STEP 2-Employment Insurance Reporting

Shortly after you complete the application online you will receive a Personal Access Code # in the mail to use for completing your reports either by phone or online.  It is best to wait 48 hours before attempting to report to allow Service Canada to process and establish or re-open your claim; even if you already know you 4-Digit Access Code.

 It is important to complete your reports, and accurately report for all the time you were laid-off, in a timely manner, to establish an Employment Insurance waiting period or receive an Employment Insurance benefit.

Once you have your Personal Access Code, go online and report.  You should report for the two week timeframe as prompted.  You should report your earnings (remember to include any holiday pay).  Continue to report every 2 weeks to continue your EI benefits.

A step-by-step walk thru on reporting can be found on our local website.

In solidarity,

Paul Ivey                                                                                                               Tim Batke

UNIFOR Local 707 Unit# 1                                                                              Alternate Benefit Representative                                                    

Benefit Representative

                                                                                                                         August 26th, 2020