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Newbie
Sep 28, 2013
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Hi I started working full time for an employer about 6 weeks ago and they're going bankrupt. I won't have enough hrs to qualify for EI? Do you have any suggestions on what I can do. We live in Rural ontario where jobs are scarce so this is a total blow. Thanks in advance
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Nov 21, 2011
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hamandcheese wrote:
Oct 15th, 2014 3:54 pm
I am going for surgery at the end of the month that will put me out of work for at least 2 months. My doctor will provide me with a doctor's note. After the recovery process, it will bring me into the end of December or beginning of January. I won't be fully recovered at this point, but I would have recovered enough for me to work. My employer advised me that they may not need me to work during the winter and if they do require me to come in, it would only be for partial hours. They do require me to come back to work in spring though when business picks up. I currently meet the minimum insurable hours required. Can I apply for EI Sickness Benefits while I am recovering from surgery and then apply for EI Regular Benefits after I have recovered? Or is it better for me to apply for EI Regular Benefits right away? Or am I not eligible for EI at all?
Apply for sick. If you don't have a job to return to and you're able to work, convert your claim to regular.
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Nov 21, 2011
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albertabound wrote:
Oct 15th, 2014 8:32 pm
Hi I started working full time for an employer about 6 weeks ago and they're going bankrupt. I won't have enough hrs to qualify for EI? Do you have any suggestions on what I can do. We live in Rural ontario where jobs are scarce so this is a total blow. Thanks in advance
What's your work history in the last 2 years? If none, there's nothing EI can give you.
Newbie
Sep 28, 2013
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My work history for the past 2 yrs has been working for a seasonal company ie: for this calendar yr I have 203 hrs with them (end of Apr/14-end of Jun/14). Since that time I have been looking for a permanent position and walking dogs (very sporadically) Last yr I had 690 hrs with the seasonal employer so I was able to claim EI when I finished in June/13.
Deal Expert
Nov 2, 2003
15530 posts
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GTA
what do you have to do if you miss your EI report from july?
EI payment was supposed to start mid october.
reapplied EI. then what?
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Nov 21, 2011
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albertabound wrote:
Oct 16th, 2014 4:15 am
My work history for the past 2 yrs has been working for a seasonal company ie: for this calendar yr I have 203 hrs with them (end of Apr/14-end of Jun/14). Since that time I have been looking for a permanent position and walking dogs (very sporadically) Last yr I had 690 hrs with the seasonal employer so I was able to claim EI when I finished in June/13.
Unfortunately, nothing will be available for you then
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Nov 21, 2011
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actng wrote:
Oct 16th, 2014 4:28 am
what do you have to do if you miss your EI report from july?
EI payment was supposed to start mid october.
reapplied EI. then what?
Why didn't you report in July?
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Sep 21, 2004
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Calgary
clseea wrote:
Oct 16th, 2014 11:46 am
Why didn't you report in July?
Probably found a temp job and stopped reporting.
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Sep 24, 2006
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Guelph, On
I filed for EI on Oct 6, then on October 7 updated my address from Hamilton to Regina - how long before I get the access code?
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Nov 21, 2011
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anastasia1009 wrote:
Oct 16th, 2014 2:27 pm
I filed for EI on Oct 6, then on October 7 updated my address from Hamilton to Regina - how long before I get the access code?
It'll probably be mailed to the old address so I'd call in to get a temporary one
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Nov 21, 2011
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george__ wrote:
Oct 16th, 2014 2:57 pm
EI takes FOREVER.

Slow slow slow
Good share
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Sep 24, 2006
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Guelph, On
clseea wrote:
Oct 16th, 2014 3:51 pm
It'll probably be mailed to the old address so I'd call in to get a temporary one
thanks on hold now with them plus to change my phone number from 905 to 306
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Nov 21, 2011
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anastasia1009 wrote:
Oct 16th, 2014 4:06 pm
thanks on hold now with them plus to change my phone number from 905 to 306
FYI... If you've collected before it should be the same
Newbie
Oct 15, 2014
1 posts
Winnipeg, MB
Hello, I am just curious about this statment below, why do you have to notify that you are leaving the country while on Mat/Parental leave?

Quoted from the EI Canada webite...
"Can I leave the country when I'm receiving maternity, parental or sickness benefits?
You are able to collect maternity and parental benefits while you are outside Canada. However, you must advise your Service Canada Centre that you are leaving the country".

Thanks in advance for your response :)

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