IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR
ALL FORMER AVEOS EMPLOYEES
THE WAGE EARNER PROTECTION PROGRAM (WEPP)
Dear Brothers and Sisters:
On November 22, 2013 the Companies Creditors’ Arrangement Act (CCAA) process came to an end
and Aveos was assigned into bankruptcy.
The bankruptcy of Aveos has triggered the application of the Wage Earner Protection Program Act.
This government program can pay up to $3,397.34 (after deductions) of eligible wages owed to former Aveos Employees.
MNP Ltd. has been appointed as the bankruptcy Trustee of Aveos, and is in the process of mailing out a Notice of the Wage Earner Protection Program Act to former employees of Aveos. This Notice has also been posted to the Trustee’s website at:
The Trustee’s Notice of Wage Earner Protection Program advises that, in order to benefit from the WEPP, former Aveos employees must now submit a WEPP application to Service Canada within fifty-six (56) days from the date of bankruptcy, namely before January 17, 2014.
The WEPP, unfortunately, provides no legal mechanism for the Union to file applications on behalf of individual employees.
This means that each former Aveos employee must now file their own online application to access the money they are entitled to receive.
NEXT STEP IN THE PROCESS
Each former Aveos Employee MUST file an online WEPP application before January 17, 2014.
Applications for the WEPP are to be completed online. The on line WEPP application is on Service Canada’s website, at the following internet address:
If for any reason a former Aveos employee cannot file online, they should contact the Trustee or
Service Canada at the numbers provided towards the end of this bulletin.