The officers of Service Canada use the information given on the Record of Employment (ROE) for determining whether people who have experienced interruptions of earnings are eligible for receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits. In case they find that the person is eligible for receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits, they will also determine other details such as:
- How much the benefit amount should be and,
- The duration for which the benefits will be payable
The authorities also use the Record of Employment (ROE) for ensuring that no individual misuses the Employment Insurance (EI) funds. They use the Record of Employment (ROE) for ensuring that no individual receives the benefits payable in error as well.
For people living in Quebec, the officers of Service Canada share Record of Employment (ROE) information with the Government of Quebec too. This is because the Government of Quebec typically administers various benefits to residents of that province through a program called the Quebec Parental Insurance Plan (QPIP). These benefits could include:
- Maternity benefits
- Paternity benefits
- Parental benefits and,
- Adoption benefits
For these reasons, it is essential that employers ensure that they [provide accurate information on the Record of Employment (ROE).