Employment Insurance (EI) for students by participating province.

 

New Brunswick-EI Connect program

Eligibility criteria:

  • Canadian/Permanent residents of NB;
  • Enrolled in a study program on a full-time basis;
  • Must have been out of secondary school for 12 consecutive months;
  • Must be able to establish an active claim for employment insurance benefits with Service Canada.

 Required documentation:

  • Letter from the Registrar’s Office confirming:
  • Student enrolled on a full-time basis;
  • Name of the study program;
  • Start and end dates of terms of academic school year enrolled;
  • Anticipated graduation date.

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Eligibility criteria:

  • Canadian/Permanent residents of NF (legally entitled to work in Canada);
  • Have a current regular EI claim;
  • Have an active employment plan that is linked to the post-secondary education being pursued;
  • Meet the definition of an EI insured participant; and
  • Be deemed to have made the transition from school to work. This means that the individual must have been out high school for a minimum of two years. During the two-year period, the individual must have been working or looking for work.  

Required documentation:

  • Application received at least six weeks prior to the start date of the training program that begins in September;
  • Program Cost Form
  • Client Consent Form

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Nova Scotia-Fast Forward program

Eligibility criteria:

  • Canadian/Permanent residents of NS (legally entitled to work in Canada);
  • Have a current regular EI claim;
  • Must have been out of secondary school for a minimum of 12 months;
  • Successfully accepted to an “eligible” training program;
  • Have a financial plan in place for the full duration of training;
  • Be able to pay for own training costs including tuition and books.

 Required documentation:

  • NS-Fast Forward Application
  • A letter issued by the training institution providing confirmation of acceptance or proof of enrollment to the training program

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Prince Edward Island-Career Connect program

Eligibility criteria:

  • Canadian/Permanent residents of PEI (legally entitled to work in Canada);
  • Have a current regular EI claim;
  • Must have been out of secondary school for a minimum of 12 months;
  • Successfully accepted to an “eligible” training program;
  • Have financial resources to pay all “training costs” including tuition and books.

Required documentation:

  • PEI-Skills PEI application for funding (Training PEI-Career Connect Program)
  • Career Connect-Employment Details form
  • Proof of full-time enrollment in a training program
  • Current resume

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Other Provincial EI Benefits

Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Nunavet, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatoon, and Yukon, visit Government of Canada — Employment Insurance