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Feds make EI claims easier, faster for Fort McMurray fire evacuees

A helicopter flies past a wildfire in Fort McMurray, Alta., on Wednesday May 4, 2016.
A helicopter flies past a wildfire in Fort McMurray, Alta., on Wednesday May 4, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

The federal government has put plans in place to speed up access to Employment Insurance for Fort McMurray fire evacuees.

Workers can apply online or in person, even without a Record of Employment.

READ MORE: How Edmonton is helping Fort McMurray wildfire evacuees

The Service Canada Centre in Fort McMurray is closed due to the massive wildfire that has destroyed parts of the regional municipality and forced the evacuation of all residents.

Workers are asked to enter the following reference code online: 4812 01 2016 030516.

READ MORE: Fort McMurray wildfire: When is the right time to evacuate in a disaster?

Below is a list of the next closest Service Canada Centres:

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St. Paul Service Canada Centre
4807-50 Avenue
St. Paul, Alberta

Slave Lake Service Canada Centre
Sawridge Plaza Mall
Unit 109 – 100 Main Street SW
Slave Lake, Alberta

Edmonton Canada Place Service Canada Centre
Canada Place, Floor Main
9700 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta

Edmonton Millbourne Service Canada Centre
148 Millbourne Market Mall
38 Avenue & Millwoods Road
Edmonton, Alberta

Edmonton Hermitage Service Canada Centre
Hermitage Square
12735 50th Street Northwest
Edmonton, Alberta

Edmonton Westlink Service Canada Centre
16826 107th Avenue, Suite 100
Edmonton, Alberta