What is the best time to call Service Canada?

If you would prefer to speak to a representative, call this service between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. You can get general information about the EI program, the Social Insurance Number (SIN), and your specific EI claim.

How long is the wait to call Service Canada?

Average wait times

Our service standard is to answer your call within 10 minutes. Please see below for our average wait times for the week of November 8, 2021. This is the average length of time that callers wait in queue before speaking to an agent.

How long does it take to get through to EI?

You are eligible for an EI payment at the end of the 2-week period when you are out of work. You’ll receive your first payment about 28 days after you apply if you’re eligible and have submitted all required information. If you’re not eligible, we’ll notify you of the decision made about your application.

How do I talk to an EI representative?

Contact us. To provide details of reporting mistakes or fraudulent activity related to EI claims, or for more information, please call our toll-free EI Telephone Information Service at 1-800-206-7218 (TTY: 1-800-529-3742 ), from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to speak to a representative.

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Why does Service Canada call you?

A CRA officer may call you to ask you for the missing returns. the CRA has questions about the tax and benefit records or documents you sent. A CRA officer may call you for more information. you are a small business and the CRA is offering a Liaison Officer visit.

Will Service Canada call you for EI?

Occasionally, Canadians may receive a communication by telephone, mail or email that claims to be from the Government of Canada (Service Canada) but is not. This kind of unauthorized communication may request personal information such as: Social Insurance Number.

How do I know if my EI is approved?

You’ll receive your first payment about 28 days after you apply if you’re eligible and have provided all required information. If you’re not eligible, we’ll notify you of the decision made about your application.

What are the best times to call unemployment?

Avoid calling on Mondays and Tuesdays. These are the highest call volume days and you’re more likely to get through Wednesday or Thursday. Try calling after 4 p.m.

Is EI waiting period waived?

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Waiving of the waiting period does not provide the claimant with an extra week of benefits. It only allows EI benefits to be payable from the first week of the claim, rather than after the waiting period has been served.

Why haven’t I received my EI yet?

Your EI payments may be delayed if, for example, you received vacation or severance pay from your employer. If your EI payments are delayed or affected in any way, we will let you know in writing. Usually, there is a one-week waiting period at the start of your claim when you will not receive any benefits.

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How do I get through to Service Canada EI?

If you don’t have Internet access, you can use the Telephone Reporting Service by calling 1-800-531-7555. If we need more information to process your report, we’ll transfer your call to an agent or you’ll receive a message to call back during business hours.

How do I talk to a human at Service Canada?

Contact Service Canada

  1. Click the Service Canada website.
  2. Call 1 800 O-Canada (1-800-622-6232)
  3. TTY: 1-800-926-9105.
  4. Visit a Service Canada Centre.