Record of Employment 

Please note that Service Canada has phased out the Laser ROE program (printing and mailing a ROE). You should consider submitting your Records of Employment electronically. Your payroll account provides a simple way for you to do this all online.

*EI exempt employees do not get ROEs

Before you terminate an employee, you should pay out any accrued vacation amounts- if you are unsure how to do that, please review the article HERE 

*An employee going on leave can keep their accrued vacation in their bank.  It is ok to terminate with accrued vacation. 

 To terminate an employee, navigate to EMPLOYEES and click the more icon beside the employee you wish to generate the ROE for and select Start Off-Boarding.

Start by choosing Begin Off-Boarding to select date and reason for the break in employment.

*You may receive notification of a pay run in process this employee will not be included.  You can continue with the ROE or X out and complete any final actions.

Select: Reason for Leaving and Termination date.

Once Off-Boarding is completed you can continue to Generating ROE

Fields have been pre-filled for you, please review and update if needed

Input any additional amounts that were paid on the final payment or are due after issuing the ROE

Your employee's insurable totals will show on screen

or click on the Advanced button to get a breakdown by pay period

use the the remove a line or the Add EI+ button to add a pay period.

If you need to make any adjustments, make sure you follow the Service Canada guide on manipulating the individual fields.

Add any additional comments or contact information 

Choose how you will submit to Service Canada, Automatic or Manual.

Automatic Submission- New*

When you select Automatic Submission, you will be prompted to agree to the Terms of Use document.  You will only need to do this once.

Once agreed you will be prompted to send your data to Service Canada.  Your Off-Boarding dashboard will show the status of your submission.

Manual Submission

When you choose manual submission, you will need to login to Service Canada to upload the .BLK file. 

Start by downloading the electronic file. 

*You will come back here later to add confirmation number.

You can now follow the instructions on the Service Canada website to securely submit the Record of Employment (a detailed walk-through of the process is posted at


The file extension should be .BLK only - certain browsers may add .XML and this will need to be removed before you can upload to the Service Canada website.

Service Canada will assign a serial number to the file upon upload, we are not able to do this for you.

PRINT will allow you to print a local copy (but remember this print out is only for your own use and cannot be used for submission to Service Canada)


Submitting the ROE online to Service Canada

To submit your file to Service Canada, go to their ROE website and Sign-in to ROE Web with your Service Canada credentials. If you do not have them, you can apply to receive them for your business.


At the main menu for ROE Web, select ROE Payroll Extract File:



Follow the onscreen instructions to upload and make your declaration:



Your file will now be transferred and processed:



You can check the status of your file by selecting VIEW:


Once accepted, you'll be able to see the submission online and your former employee will be able to apply for Service Canada programs.

Once you have completed the upload, please enter the confirmation number/serial number to finish your off-boarding progress.  This number is for your reference.

 If you have navigated away from this screen, go to Employees>Off-Boarding>>ROE and select Manual Submission again.