Questions and Answers for members currently in receipt of regular Employment Insurance benefits on: 

  •  Reporting the COVID-19 Local 793 Emergency Relief Grant (the “Relief Grant”) to Service Canada;   and 

  • what to do if your EI regular benefits are stopped and/or clawed back. 


When reporting the Relief Grant to Service Canada provide the following information: 

  • IUOE Local 793 established the COVID-19 Local 793 Emergency Relief Grant benefit of $250 per week to assist union members and their families during the COVID-19 crisis. 

  • The payment comes from the IUOE Local 793 Life and Health Benefits trust. 

  • The benefit is a “relief grant” as described under section 35(7)(c) of the Employment Insurance Regulations and as such does not reduce EI entitlements 


Mon - Fri: 

8:30am - 4:00pm EST

for all normal OEBAC Inquires

8:30am - 9:00pm EST

For Relief Grant Questions

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IUOE Local 793 Benefits Administration

Oakville Ontario, Canada