For those who have paid into Employment Insurance through Service Canada there are
three types benefits available to caregivers to take time away from work to provide care
or support to a critically ill or injured person or someone needing end-of-life care.
These benefits include:
Family caregiver benefit for children: for up to 35 weeks to care for a critically ill or
injured child under 18
Family caregiver benefit for adults: for up to 15 weeks to care for a critically ill or
injured person over 18
Compassionate care benefits: for up to 26 weeks to care for a person of any age who
requires end-of-life care.
For more information on eligibility and to apply on line see: