Employment Insurance (EI) for Students by Participating Province
  

New Brunswick-EI Connect program

Eligibility criteria:

·       Canadian/Permanent residents of NB;

·       Enrolled in a study program on a full-time basis;

·       Must have been out of secondary school for 12 consecutive months;

·       Must be able to establish an active claim for employment insurance benefits with Service Canada.

 

Required documentation:

Letter from the Registrar’s Office confirming:

·       NB-EI Connect program application

·       Student enrolled on a full-time basis;

·       Name of the study program;

·       Start and end dates of terms of academic school year enrolled;

·       Anticipated graduation date.

 

 Information, the application form, and required documents for the NB-EI Connect program can be obtained online at: 

http://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/services/services_renderer.201393.New_Brunswick_Employment_Insurance_(NB-EI)_Connect_Program.html 
  

 NB-EI Connect Program Application:  

http://www2.gnb.ca/content/dam/gnb/Departments/petl-epft/PDF/SFS/NB_EI_Connect_Application_Form_E.pdf 
  

 Newfoundland and Labrador 

Eligibility criteria:

·       Canadian/Permanent residents of NF (legally entitled to work in Canada);

·       Have a current regular EI claim;

·       Have an active employment plan that is linked to the post-secondary education being pursued;

·       Meet the definition of an EI insured participant; and

·       Be deemed to have made the transition from school to work.  This means that the individual must have been out high school for a minimum of two years.  During the two-year period, the individual must have been working or looking for work.

 

Required documentation:

·      Application received at least six weeks prior to the start date of the training program that begins in September;

·      Program Cost Form

·      Client Consent Form 
  

Information, the application form, and required documents for the Training NL program can be obtained online at: 

http://www.aesl.gov.nl.ca/lmda/skills_dev.html

 

Program Cost form: 

http://www.aesl.gov.nl.ca/lmda/pdf/Program_Cost_Form.pdf

 

Client Consent form: 

http://www.aesl.gov.nl.ca/forms/rrcc.pdf 
  

Nova Scotia-Fast Forward program 

Eligibility criteria:

·       Canadian/Permanent residents of NS (legally entitled to work in Canada);

·       Have a current regular EI claim;

·       Must have been out of secondary school for a minimum of 12 months;

·       Successfully accepted to an “eligible” training program;

·       Have a financial plan in place for the full duration of training;

·       Be able to pay for own training costs including tuition and books. 
  

Required documentation:

·      NS-Fast Forward Application

·      A letter issued by the training institution providing confirmation of acceptance or proof of enrollment to the training program 
  

Information, the application form, and required documents for the Training NS-Fast Forward program can be obtained online at:

 https://novascotia.ca/employmentnovascotia/programs/fastforward.asp

 NS-Fast Forward application: 

https://novascotia.ca/employmentnovascotia/programs/documents/FFPApplication-PDFFillableEnglish.pdf  
  

 Prince Edward Island-Career Connect program 

Eligibility criteria:

·       Canadian/Permanent residents of PEI (legally entitled to work in Canada);

·       Have a current regular EI claim;

·       Must have been out of secondary school for a minimum of 12 months;

·       Successfully accepted to an “eligible” training program;

·       Have financial resources to pay all “training costs” including tuition and books. 
  

Required documentation:

·      PEI-Skills PEI application for funding (Training PEI-Career Connect Program)

·      Career Connect-Employment Details form

·      Proof of full-time enrollment in a training program

·      Current resume 
  

Information, the application form, and required documents for the Training PEI-Career Connect program can be obtained online at: 

 https://skillspei.com/programs-for-job-seekers/training-pei---career-connect
  

PEI-Skills PEI application for funding (Training PEI-Career Connect Program): 

https://skillspei.com/uploads/Training%20PEI%20-%20Career%20Connect_Application_Individual_.pdf 
  

Career Connect-Employment Details form:

https://skillspei.com/uploads/Applications/Career%20Connect-%20Employment%20Details.pdf
 

 Other Provincial EI Benefits 

Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Nunavet, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatoon, and Yukon:

https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei/ei-regular-benefit.html