E.I. SUB Report

Rory De Marco / Vincent Filice (alternate)
E.I. SUB Report

199 Sub EI Benefit Reps

The SUB EI rep is Rory De Marco , Rory and his alternate Vincent Filice  can help GM members with their EI applications and provide information about SUB benefit eligibility. Once you understand the process, know your responsibilities and have the correct information applying for unemployment insurance is not complicated,   However if you make a mistake it may impact your eligibility and delay when your benefits are paid.  The purpose of this Webpage is to explain the application process and  the information you will need to start a new application or to make your reports for an existing E.I. claim. We will also provide information pertaining to the GM SUB program.

Contact Information

Rory De Marco, EI SUB Rep
Phone 905-641-6419
Cell: 905-658-7781
E Mail

All members who need the assistance of the EI Sub rep, must fill out the EI Consent Form this gives the reps permission to amend or change your EI claim or reporting. Please print off the form sign and date it, then give it to Rory De Marco.

If members are being laid of periodically we strongly recommend using the EI Reporting Calendar we have them at the union hall and benefits office or you can print it off from the following link.     You can use the calendar to track the weeks you worked, when you reported and applied for EI benefits. This is very helpful if you have a problem with your claim. We make a new Calendar each year. If at any time you need assistance please call either Rory De Marco or stop in at the Union Hall for assistance.

Service Canada provides a reference number for GM group layoffs.  This makes it easier for you when making an application and reporting. The reference number for the layoff starting July 3rd 2017 is


Important Information

Before you start application you need to know some   basic information, if you have the correct information and follow the process it is not complicated.

  • You must do your application for EI on-line,
  • there are two different types of applications.   If you have a reference number you complete the short application.  If you don’t have  a reference number you fill out the long application.
  • If you fail to follow procedure, EI or SUB will not pay for weeks of layoff.
  • If you don’t qualify for EI you are ineligible to collect SUB.
  • If you receive earnings while on layoff, all earning are to be reported to EI except SUB benefits.
  • If you had previously booked vacation for this time, be sure to have your supervisor put through a cancellation.
  • All EI claims run for one (1) full year from your first week off. Layoffs, S&A or WSIB can all be used for your waiting periods.
  • It is very important that you keep good records and report your claim in a timely manner, use the reporting calendar to keep track.
  • If you have any problems or need assistance call  Rory De Marco or stop in at the Union Hall for assistance

E.I Reporting

All weeks of layoff must be reported. This is done on the same website you did your application. To report your layoff weeks for an existing claim. This will take only a few minutes click on the link EI Report. (Please note you will need your Social Insurance & 4 digit Access CODE) All weeks of layoff must be reported. This is done on the same website you did your application.


  1. Applications can be filed online at the Service Canada Website
  2. SELECT Employment Insurance
  3. Regular Benefits In the centre of the page SELECT #5 APPLY
  4. SCROLL to the bottom of the page and click start application’ You will be asked if you are trying to retrieve an application that you started earlier. CLICK No and then CONTINUE
  5. SELECT Benefits for Employees
  6. You will be asked if you have a reference code, CLICK yes, ENTER the Code (XXXXX) your Sub EI rep can provide this code. SELECT Continue.
  7. Read the next page Specialized Application notice, SELECT Continue.
  8. You will be asked several security questions, SIN, mothers maiden name (make sure you spell it correctly)
  9. You will be given a temporary password (write it down) you might need it later, CLICK Continue
  10. Next is banking information; if you are not on direct deposit, we highly recommend you sign up for it as it speeds up payment considerably. It also eliminates the possibility of lost or stolen cheques. You will be asked your employer’s name. You do not need to answer your first day worked but you need to put in your last day worked, then enter your GM clock no. and click Continue.
  11. You will then be asked if someone helped you with your application; answer No and click Continue.
  12. You will then be given six pages of rights and responsibilities which you must accept in order to submit your application. After accepting these, you will be given a confirmation number (write this down) and the first part of your application is complete.
  13. To receive your E.I. benefits, you must go back online once your claim is set up to file reports every two weeks, even if you are only serving a new waiting period. All weeks of layoff must be reported. This is done on the same website you did your application.


All weeks of layoff must be reported. This is done on the same website you did your application. This will take only few minutes click on the link EI Report. (Please note you will need your Social Insurance & 4 digit PIN number)

  1. Select You desired language (ENGLISH) Continue
  2. In the right hand column under “Most Requested” CLICK send your report by internet.
  3. Note: If you have a vacation leave in the system for any weeks of layoff and want to collect SUB/EI, you must cancel this leave prior to the layoff. We would advise you request a hard copy of the cancellation and keep this in your records.


To complete the online EI application for EI regular benefits, you will need the following personal information:

your Social Insurance Number (SIN). If your SIN begins with a 9, you need to supply proof of your immigration status and work permit.
your mother’s maiden name.
your mailing and residential addresses, including the postal codes.
your complete banking information to sign up for direct deposit, including the financial institution name, bank branch number, and account number
names, addresses, dates of employment, and reason for separation for all your employers over the last 52 weeks
your detailed version of the facts (if you quit or have been dismissed from any job in the last 52 weeks)
the dates, Sunday to Saturday, and earnings for each of your highest paid weeks of insurable earnings Footnote 1 in the last 52 weeks or since the start of your last EI claim, whichever is the shorter period. This information will be used, along with your Record(s) of Employment, to calculate your benefit rate.

You may also have to provide the following details if you are reactivating an existing claim:

the salary amount you received, before deductions, for the last week you worked (from Sunday to your last day of work), including insurable tips and commissions
any other amount you received or will receive (such as vacation pay, severance pay, pension payments, pay in lieu of notice, and other money)
When you apply for EI benefits, be sure to sign up for direct deposit to get your payments as quickly as possible. When you use direct deposit, your EI payments are deposited automatically into your bank account two business days after we process your EI report.

If you do not sign up for direct deposit at the time you complete your EI application, you can sign up any time after you apply through My Service Canada Account.



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