Please note that you must reduce your working time by the same amount as in the WS unit if you are not eligible for EI benefits or if you do not wish to participate in WS. and it provides income assistance through the EI program for EI beneficiaries, who agree to reduce their normal working hours and to share available work while their employer recover.B s. These people should work full-time to support the company`s recovery plan. Other senior and executives are entitled to participate and may be included in the work-sharing unit (unless they determine the direction of the company). Workers have the opportunity to file applicant reports or purchase a “derogation from the EI reporting form” and provide advice to Service Canada where there are specific conditions (e.g. B to another employer or outside of Canada); The program is an alternative to redundancies. The program aims to help legitimate employers avoid redundancies when the normal level of activity is temporarily reduced, beyond the employer`s control. The program benefits both employers and workers. Employers are able to avoid layoffs, maintain a skilled and experienced workforce, and avoid hiring and training new employees as soon as the company returns to a normal level. Workers are able to keep their jobs, maintain their ability to work in times of economic hardship and obtain EI benefits for days not worked. Employers and workers must commit to participating in a labour division contract. The application is then sent to Service Canada. Below are guidelines on the duration of the program and the staff work plan.