SoundGarden wrote: ↑Mar 21st, 2012 11:23 amI was recently laid off, applied for EI benefits and began receiving payments. After searching very hard for work, the only position I was able to land required a 2 hour commute. I accepted the position in fear of not finding anything else, and didn't think the commute would really effect me. After a week, I can tell that the commute is hindering my job performance and on-top of that, I am breaking even with respect to the cost of commuting vs. my salary. Relocating to the area isn't an option and I am considering asking if my employer can have me transferred to an office closer to my home. If my employer is not able to have me transfer and I resign from the position, will I be able to continue receiving my EI benefits?
Read this: http://www.ae-ei.gc.ca/eng/board/favour ... ic_factors
and this: http://srv130.services.gc.ca/indexjuris ... oo%20great
I'd say it's risky to quit.