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 ($3,738 for 2014), minus amounts prescribed by regulations.

Delivered by: Service Canada on behalf of the Labour Program

Eligibility Information

Application Information

Forms

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 As such, printed forms could quickly become outdated.

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