About this course

This course covers worker-related considerations that arise when an employer liquidates through formal insolvency proceedings, including important changes that came into effect in November 2021. The focus is on what workers can expect when they lose their job as a result of their employer’s insolvency and are still owed compensation and benefits. The course covers the treatment of source deductions, workers’ compensation claims, and amounts owed for wages and pensions. It also includes an in-depth review of the federal Wage Earner Protection Program.

What you will learn?
Learn about eligibility criteria and entitlements under the Wage Earner Protection Program.
Learn how insolvency law treats unremitted source deductions (income tax, CPP, EI), worker compensation claims, unpaid wages and pension benefits when workers lose their jobs due to their employer’s insolvency.
Skills Covered
2 hours on-demand video
Certificate of completion
Intermediate level
No prerequisites
No preparation required
1 year access


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1 Quiz
1 Video
2 hours
Section 1.
2022 Guide to Employer Insolvencies
2h 6m 25s
Course Quiz
7 questions
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Dr. Virginia Torrie, JD, LLM, PhD is an Associate Professor and Associate Dean (JD Program) at the Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba. Her area of expertise is bankruptcy and insolvency law, especially “creditor protection” under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act. She has published two books on business insolvency law, and is the Editor-in-Chief of the Banking & Finance Law Review. Dr. Torrie Chairs the Insolvency Section, Manitoba Bar Association and sits as Executive Member on the Insolvency Section, Canadian Bar Association.