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This manual contains the useful information you need to participate in a sharing agreement. Please read all the information and discuss it with your employer. Please keep this document as you need it for the duration of the contract. If your employer alone is the SS employer, you may decide not to issue two-week report cards by agreeing that your employer can report your hours worked on your behalf (for example. B, leave reports). If you are applying for WS benefits via App-Web, you will appear on the question “Exemption from completing report cards for work insurance.” If you decide to participate in the exemption report, you will notify Service Canada if any specific conditions apply at any time during the WS agreement. Susan works $1,000 a week for a website development company that, as a result of COVID-19, has experienced a 40 percent slowdown in work. A WS contract must last at least 6 consecutive weeks and can last up to 26 consecutive weeks. Employers can extend their agreements by an additional 12 weeks for a total of 38 weeks. Note that the employer and workers (and, if applicable, the union) must agree to participate in a shared employment contract and apply together.

Work-sharing (WS) is a program that helps employers and workers avoid layoffs when economic activity outside the employer`s control temporarily declines. The program provides Employment Insurance (EI) benefits to eligible workers who agree to reduce their normal working hours and share available work while their employer recovers. Work-sharing is an agreement between employers, workers and the Canadian government. Work-sharing agreements must have a minimum duration of 6 weeks. The initial maximum term of the contract is 26 weeks with an extension of up to 12 weeks. Training by employers, whether in the workplace or outside the workplace, can take place during the work-sharing agreement. Service Canada cannot offset the wage costs of workers who participate in training activities during normal work/training days.