Request for Payroll Information Forms

The Employment Insurance (EI) program provides temporary income support to unemployed people, and ensures that the premiums employers and employees pay are spent according to the requirements of the law.

As an employer, Service Canada may occasionally ask you to complete a Request for Payroll Information form. For some companies, this occurs several times a month. In these cases, completing several of these forms can be a very demanding manual task.

For detailed instructions on completing a Request for Payroll Information form, visit the How to page.

Two options are available to help reduce the burden associated with Request for Payroll Information forms. 

The Automated Earnings Reporting System: If you have a Sunday-to-Saturday pay period or can report payroll data in this format, you can participate in this program by submitting your payroll information to Service Canada.

The Report on Hirings program: Regardless of pay period schedule, any business can participate in this program by providing Service Canada with the Social Insurance Number and first day of work for new and recalled employees.

If you are already a registered user of one of the programs and are looking for assistance or technical support, please call the employer support team at 1-800-367-5693.