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Deal Fanatic
Nov 21, 2011
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NSorbust wrote:
Sep 20th, 2016 12:06 pm
Thanks for your reply. "his business" means he is the only employee, so yes, self employed. However, having had 30 years of other employment paying into EI, this business was extra.

question:

If weekly total corporate income‎ must be reported or just the dividends taken?

What if no money or dividends taken from a corporation owned and operated by my friend?

Thanks again, this is very helpful.

M
Try this one instead....
Last edited by clseea on Sep 20th, 2016 11:08 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Newbie
Jul 28, 2016
9 posts
sorry but i don't understand. the link just takes me back to the general forum page.

MM
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NSorbust wrote:
Sep 20th, 2016 7:39 pm
sorry but i don't understand. the link just takes me back to the general forum page.

MM
Try now
Newbie
Dec 11, 2015
17 posts
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Clseea... I have a further question about this. I made a claim as you suggested and it was processed fine.

However, now I am sick this week and when I look on the Service Canada site it says I require a medical certificate and that I have to pay for it.
I was only off the sick one week previously and want to know if now I have to go to the doctor because this is a second week about a month later. I don't want to claim it and not get a medical certificate if it will be required later... but by the same token i don't want to sit in a doctors office for hours if it isnt needed. I am sure I will be better by the weekend, but if not is there some sort of guideline as to when I need or dont need a medical certificate..

I really don't know what Service Canada will require and I tried calling but just get a busy signal. Any information you can provide would be greatly appreciated.
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Nov 21, 2011
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Frank1955 wrote:
Sep 21st, 2016 1:11 pm
Clseea... I have a further question about this. I made a claim as you suggested and it was processed fine.

However, now I am sick this week and when I look on the Service Canada site it says I require a medical certificate and that I have to pay for it.
I was only off the sick one week previously and want to know if now I have to go to the doctor because this is a second week about a month later. I don't want to claim it and not get a medical certificate if it will be required later... but by the same token i don't want to sit in a doctors office for hours if it isnt needed. I am sure I will be better by the weekend, but if not is there some sort of guideline as to when I need or dont need a medical certificate..

I really don't know what Service Canada will require and I tried calling but just get a busy signal. Any information you can provide would be greatly appreciated.
Type out exactly what it says or post a screen shot.

For a week of casual sickness you shouldn't require a note, the message should be that you should get a note in case they review your claim. But it's not something you need to claim the 1 week of casual sickness
Member
Jul 26, 2016
204 posts
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Hi guys, quick question. For special EI, will they deduct vacation pay?

My wife will have her contract end soon and she won't renew it due to her pregnancy. She doesn't plan to get regular EI, but maternal EI 8 weeks before her expected due date. I assume she doesn't need her ROE to apply EI in that case? Will maternal EI also deduct her pay dollar to dollar from her vacation or any bonus/compensation she may receive?
Newbie
Nov 13, 2011
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BURNABY
Last week Monday I had an interview, this Friday I was laid off (temporarily), and this Wednesday I got a job offer from the company that interviewed me. I applied for EI the day I was laid off.

At the time of the interview, I told them I was employed full time, however I'm unemployed as of the job offer date. I'm worried that if I don't update the company on my employment status, that they will be able to find out that I am unemployed via my EI claim, and they may take that as me misleading them. I also don't want to tell them I'm unemployed now, since I would like the 2 week notice period off (unpaid, still in my EI-no-pay-period), to enjoy some vacation (which I haven't been able to take this year). Scuzzy, I know, but I'm burnt out and need some time.

Is it possible for a prospective company to know that I am on EI/applied for EI?
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Nov 21, 2011
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Eric1010 wrote:
Sep 21st, 2016 2:36 pm
Hi guys, quick question. For special EI, will they deduct vacation pay?

My wife will have her contract end soon and she won't renew it due to her pregnancy. She doesn't plan to get regular EI, but maternal EI 8 weeks before her expected due date. I assume she doesn't need her ROE to apply EI in that case? Will maternal EI also deduct her pay dollar to dollar from her vacation or any bonus/compensation she may receive?
Vacation pay will be allocated like normal, delaying the start of her claim. Different bonuses affect things differently so will need more specifics
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Nov 21, 2011
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swordth wrote:
Sep 21st, 2016 11:32 pm
Last week Monday I had an interview, this Friday I was laid off (temporarily), and this Wednesday I got a job offer from the company that interviewed me. I applied for EI the day I was laid off.

At the time of the interview, I told them I was employed full time, however I'm unemployed as of the job offer date. I'm worried that if I don't update the company on my employment status, that they will be able to find out that I am unemployed via my EI claim, and they may take that as me misleading them. I also don't want to tell them I'm unemployed now, since I would like the 2 week notice period off (unpaid, still in my EI-no-pay-period), to enjoy some vacation (which I haven't been able to take this year). Scuzzy, I know, but I'm burnt out and need some time.

Is it possible for a prospective company to know that I am on EI/applied for EI?
No.
Newbie
Nov 13, 2011
11 posts
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BURNABY
clseea wrote:
Sep 22nd, 2016 2:15 am
swordth wrote:
Sep 21st, 2016 11:32 pm
Last week Monday I had an interview, this Friday I was laid off (temporarily), and this Wednesday I got a job offer from the company that interviewed me. I applied for EI the day I was laid off.

At the time of the interview, I told them I was employed full time, however I'm unemployed as of the job offer date. I'm worried that if I don't update the company on my employment status, that they will be able to find out that I am unemployed via my EI claim, and they may take that as me misleading them. I also don't want to tell them I'm unemployed now, since I would like the 2 week notice period off (unpaid, still in my EI-no-pay-period), to enjoy some vacation (which I haven't been able to take this year). Scuzzy, I know, but I'm burnt out and need some time.

Is it possible for a prospective company to know that I am on EI/applied for EI?
No.
Thank you.
Newbie
Sep 21, 2016
1 posts
My question is a bit of a pickle so I'll try this with point form:

-Applying for EI with 3 months as an official employee
-Working for same guy for prior to that as a subcontractor
-CRA rules classify it as an employer/employee relationship
-CPP/EI wasn't paid, but legally should have been
-Does Service Canada take this into account if a report is made to CRA?
-Meaning the CPP/EI would be collected after investigation and audit

Thanks
Newbie
May 4, 2014
2 posts
Birdton, NB
I have a question about ei hour eligibility. I need to know if these hours will count towards ei even though I quit a job with what I believe to be just cause. I was working for a company this summer and after a month of working had only worked for 82 hours. So my ROE states that I worked for 82 hours for a month and the reason for issue was "quit- found another job" the job I found was for 12 weeks at 40 hrs per week.

So even though I quit. I quit for a job with full time hours. The first job was never a full time gig either it was seasonal. And the 2nd job contract with layoff at the end.

Do the hours count?
Newbie
Jun 10, 2010
10 posts
19 upvotes
toronto
Hi,

I have a question about "Total Weeks of Regular Entitlement."

I got laid off mid-April. I applied for EI, but didn't end up receiving benefits because of the severance package I received and I got a job in mid-May.

I got laid off AGAIN (!!) in August so I reapplied for EI, and I am now receiving benefits.

Before these two layoffs I worked full time for 10 years, with the exception of that 4-week period where I was unemployed but also NOT receiving EI.

My Service Canada Account says I get only 18 weeks of benefits. Is that right? Is it so low because I'm in Toronto?

Thakns.
Member
Jul 26, 2016
204 posts
74 upvotes
clseea wrote:
Sep 22nd, 2016 2:14 am
Eric1010 wrote:
Sep 21st, 2016 2:36 pm
Hi guys, quick question. For special EI, will they deduct vacation pay?

My wife will have her contract end soon and she won't renew it due to her pregnancy. She doesn't plan to get regular EI, but maternal EI 8 weeks before her expected due date. I assume she doesn't need her ROE to apply EI in that case? Will maternal EI also deduct her pay dollar to dollar from her vacation or any bonus/compensation she may receive?
Vacation pay will be allocated like normal, delaying the start of her claim. Different bonuses affect things differently so will need more specifics
Thanks clseea! Can I ask why vacation pay will affect special EI? I don't think my wife needs to show the ROE to claim maternal EI right? In principle EI shouldn't know about my wife's vacation pay?

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