Wage Earner Protection Program

The Wage Earner Protection Program (WEPP) 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.

There is a maximum compensation payment of the equivalent of four weeks of insurable Employment Insurance (EI) earnings ($3,907.68 for 2016), minus amounts prescribed by regulations.

Delivered by: Service Canada on behalf of the Labour Program

What's New :

Five-Year Statutory Review Report of the Wage Earner Protection Program Act outlines the program's continued success in helping workers when they need it most — between bankruptcy and finding a new job.

Recent legislative changes to the WEPP

Eligibility Information

Application Information


Financial Information

Tax Slip Information

Date and Deadlines

Contact Information

Information for Trustees / Receivers

Printing the Trustee/Receiver Information Form is strongly discouraged because this form can be revised/updated as a result of a change in the legislation or policy. As such, printed forms could quickly become outdated.

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