3 months is the longest the company is willing to give him an unpaid LOA. Anything more & they will can him. He has even got a ROE from the company saying Compassionate Care on it.
Is is he eligible for Compassionate care benefits from EI ? He has all the necessary hospital and doctor's documents. But since the documents are from abroad, his parent is abroad & he is going abroad, not sure if EI will give him anything.
Would things have been different or easier to get compassionate care EI if the parent was in Canada ? Or EI doesn't care about the parent's location as long as they are really critical & at a significant risk.
Doesn't EI get tricky, the moment you leave Canada, since you are no longer available here to apply for a job. But in case of Compassionate care EI, maybe the rules of going abroad are different.