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Do I need my Record of Employment (ROE)?

It is easier to apply for EI if you have your ROE. You will need an ROE for every employer you worked for in the past 12 months.

If your employer sends your ROE to the government electronically, they do not have to give you a copy and you do not need a copy to apply for EI.

Apply for EI right away, even if you do not have your ROE yet. Bring proof of your employment, such as pay stubs and T-4 slips. If you do not apply within 4 weeks after your employment ends, you could get fewer EI payments or even none at all.

If you are having problems applying for EI or getting your ROE, you can call the Service Canada EI information line at 1-800-206-7218.