How do I apply for the WEPP?

You may apply for the WEPP online once you have received a copy of the information provided to Service Canada by the trustee or receiver appointed in your employer's bankruptcy/receivership.

Service Canada cannot process your application unless the information from the trustee/receiver has been received. If you disagree with the amounts the trustee or receiver has indicated is owing to you, please discuss this with them before applying.

Please follow these instructions:

  • Submit a proof of claim to the trustee/receiver in order to receive a WEPP payment. A proof of claim is a written statement filed during bankruptcy or receivership proceedings in which a creditor cites the reason a debtor owes the creditor money.
  • If you have not already filed a proof of claim, the trustee/receiver appointed in your former employer's bankruptcy/receivership will assist you in filing a proof of claim. You may also be entitled to compensation beyond what can be paid under the WEPP.

Please note that you cannot retrieve a partially completed online application. If you did not submit your application, you must re-enter your information.

If you do not wish to apply online, you can obtain a paper application form at your nearest Service Canada Centre.