Work-Sharing Program

Work Sharing Program enables employers to deal with business cutbacks and still avoid laying off employees.  Under a Work-Sharing agreement, employrs can shorten their employees' work week by one half day to three days and pay those employees reduced wages.  For the hours, days, or shifts that employees do not work, Service Canada arranges for those employees who are eligible for Employment Insurance to receive benefits, which helps to compensate for the lower wages they receive from the employer.  For more information and application form.