No. Your severance gets allocated based on your average weekly income. I.E let's say you make 1k a week and had a 10k severance. The severance gets allocated over ten weeks and you're not eligible for any payment from EI as you're still technically in pay or with pay.jaguaar wrote: ↑Sep 28th, 2017 8:42 amIf my understanding of EI is correct, EI does not kick in while one is receiving severance payments. Lets say one gets one year severance package and wants to use this time to update skills, get new certifications etc.. Will it be possible to receive some assistance from EI ( free courses) during this period of severance? Or one can avail of 2nd career and other courses only when EI kicks in?
2nd career is outside of EI and you would need to contact the Provincial body who deals with that to get a proper answer.