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Employment Insurance Compassionate Care Benefits
Provided by: Government of Canada - Service Canada

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Service Description

Provides Compassionate Care benefits to persons who have to be away from work temporarily to provide care or support to a family member who is gravely ill with a significant risk of death.


To be eligible for compassionate care benefits, you must be able to show that:
- your regular weekly earnings from work have decreased by more than 40 percent
- you have accumulated 600 insured hours of work in the last 52 weeks, or since the start of your last claim (this period is called the qualifying period).

Application Process

Submit an Employment Insurance application online.

Internet kiosks are available at any Service Canada Centre for use to apply online.

Documents Required

Social Insurance Number.
Mother's maiden name.
Mailing and residential addresses, including the postal codes.
Complete banking information, including the financial institution name, the branch number, and account number.
Employer names, addresses, and dates of employment.
Reasons for separation from all employers from the last 52 weeks.
Detailed version of the facts of quitting or being dismissed from any job in the last 52 weeks. Information about the gravely ill family member, such as first and last name, date of birth, and home address.



TTY: Toll Free 1-800-529-3742

EI Telephone Information Service

Toll-Free: 1-800-206-7218

Service Website


Coverage Area


Languages Offered

English, French

Service Canada Centre – Moose Jaw


Victoria Place
501-111 Fairford Street East
Moose Jaw SK  S6H 7X9

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Location Info

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm


Wheelchair accessible

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