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Employment Insurance

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What if I do not have enough insurable hours?

It can be hard to figure out the exact number of hours an employee worked during their qualifying period. Even if you think you might not have enough insurable hours, you should still apply.

If there is disagreement about the number of hours worked, you, your employer, or EI staff can ask the Canada Revenue Agency to decide. For more information, go to their website at or call 1‑800‑959‑5525.