As of January 31, 2010, self-employed individuals can register for Employment Insurance (EI) special benefits. The four types of special benefits are: maternity benefits parental benefits; sickness benefits and compassionate care benefits. Register online using My Service Canada Account anywhere you can access the Internet, including at a Service Canada Centre near you. Visit www.servicecanada.gc.ca for more information. You can also call the EI Telephone Information Service at 1-800-206-7218.