The short answer to this question is yes. When applying for Employment Insurance benefits, you need to supply a Record of Employment (ROE) from your employer.
The ROE needs to include the following details regarding your most recent employment:
- Your total salary before deductions including tips and commissions,
- Your salary before deductions for your last week of work — from Sunday to your last day worked
- Gross amounts received or to be received: vacation pay, severance pay, pension, pay in lieu of notice or lay off and other monies
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- Can I apply for Employment Insurance (EI) if I am self-employed?
- As an independent sales rep paid on a commission basis, does my company have to pay me the HST on my commission rate?
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