I'm soon to be laid off and I'll be recieving 8 months of vacation & severance pay. The company has asked me to possibly return on a "as needed/on call basis" as either an independent contractor or a casual employee. My question is; 1) how would working during my EI waiting time effect my claim? and 2) would there be any difference in being a contractor or a casual employee as far as my claim is concerned? i think working as a casual employee pays into Ei, whereas a contractor does not.