Starting Your UI Claim
To apply for unemployment insurance (UI) benefits, you must be:
- Unemployed or working less than full-time,
- ready and looking for work, and
- have worked in the last 18 months.
How to Apply for UI
Apply immediately for UI benefits when your job has ended or when your employer has cut back your hours.
- Information you need to apply for UI
Have this critical information immediately available, regardless of which option you select to apply for UI benefits.
- Ways to File
File online, by telephone, or by mail or fax.
- Filing a Claim