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My employer declared bankruptcy. What about my pay cheque?
Last reviewed in October 2020 by the Clicklaw Editors

If your employer declares bankruptcy or becomes subject to a receivership under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, you may be eligible for the Wage Earner Protection Program (WEPP). This federal program pays eligible workers for unpaid wages, vacation pay, severance pay and termination pay that they are owed.

Good starting points include:
  • Wage Earner Protection Program, from Service Canada, provides detailed information on who is eligible, how to apply, and how payments are made. This resource also provides information about how COVID-19 has impacted the Wage Earner Protection Program. 

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