Service Canada - Thunder Bay District

Service: Wage Earner Protection Program

Description & Services
Description (Service)
  • Compensates eligible workers for unpaid wages, vacation, severance and termination pay they are owed when their employer declares bankruptcy or becomes subject to a receivership under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act 
  • Provides a maximum compensation payment of the equivalent of four weeks of insurable Employment Insurance (EI) earnings, minus amounts prescribed by regulations 
  • Delivered by Service Canada on behalf of the Labour Program
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm 
Toll Free Phone Line Mon-Fri 7 am-8 pm
Areas Served Thunder Bay District
  • Individuals whose employment has ended, whose former employer has filed for bankruptcy or is subject to a receivership, and who are owed wages, vacation pay, termination or severance pay 
  • Must have a valid Social Insurance Number (SIN)
  • Apply to this program only after a copy of the information from the trustee or receiver appointed in the employer's bankruptcy/receivership has been received 
  • Submit a proof of claim to the trustee/receiver 
  • Apply online or obtain a paper application from the Service Canada Centre
Applications must be submitted to Service Canada within 56 days of either the later of: 
  • the date of bankruptcy/receivership; 
  • the date that employment ended due to termination, resignation, retirement or expiry of term; or 
  • the date on which the receiver terminated employment
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Toll Free Phone 1-866-683-6516
TTY Phone 1-800-926-9105
Located In Community Thunder Bay
Address 975 Alloy Dr
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6N5
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Intersection Alloy Dr and Tungsten St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (40) Federal Government
Funding Federal