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How do I get my Record of Employment?
Ask your employer for it right away. It is easier to apply for EI if you have your Record of Employment (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 will probably get fewer EI payments.
If you are having problems applying for EI or getting your ROE, you can call Service Canada's EI information service at 1-800-206-7218.