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Newbie
May 31, 2015
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British Columbia
albertabound wrote:
Nov 9th, 2017 11:26 am
Hi, I have a worker with an accumulated 700 hrs that I need to lay off. She has never yet applied for EI. As a first time applicant does she require 900 hrs to qualify? Or has this number changed recently. Thanks in advance
First time applicants no longer need 910 insurable hours in the qualifying period. She will need between 420 and 700 insurable hours. How many depends on her economic region.

http://srv129.services.gc.ca/rbin/eng/p ... earch.aspx
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Nov 21, 2011
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Edmonton
miyoshidoll wrote:
Nov 9th, 2017 3:46 am
His employer is just being vindictive. Maybe after he left, some other employers also quit or were fired or something. Some complaints might have gone to the Ministry of Labour and some investigation must be taking place.

So his employer is trying to prove they are the good guys and not the bad guys, and previous employers were really wrong and were fired for misconduct and not just fired just like that. So they want to discredit your husband to look good in the eyes of the Ministry of Labour.
hebsie wrote:
Nov 9th, 2017 10:36 am
I think we got trolled last night...hebs
Pretty weak
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Nov 9, 2017
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A co-worker is going abroad for about 3 months by taking a Leave Of Absence to take care of his critically ill parent. His job is guaranteed when he comes back from the LOA.
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.
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Nov 9, 2017
25 posts
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Can they force people to get jobs they don't want ? Or can you refuse without being black listed & your EI stopped ? Say you are a laid of engineer and now they want you to do a labour job in a warehouse or a retail store clerk, can EI force you to do that ?

EI Reform: Unemployed Canadians face crackdown under federal changes

Changes to Employment Insurance could push the unemployed into lower paying jobs or even jobs they don’t want.

https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/201 ... anges.html
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Nov 9, 2017
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They even pressurize their own employees to reduce or deny payouts to legitimate EI recepients. That's shady, I thought only car insurance companies do that :(

Employment insurance whistleblower still seeking justice three years later

Sylvie Therrien, a former EI fraud investigator who spoke out about being pressured to meet savings quotas by reducing payouts, says her decision has taken a huge toll.

https://www.thestar.com/news/insight/20 ... later.html
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Sep 22, 2013
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utuber wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 11:16 am
Have things improved since the last cull of EI employees ? Or is it still bad in there.

Inside Canada's battered EI system

Jobless Canadians wait over 8 weeks for EI cheques, minister adds resources to deal with backlog

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/inside- ... -1.1183568
This was under Harpers regime when he made unilateral cuts across the whole public service. Things are ‘better’ now.
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Nov 21, 2011
8297 posts
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Edmonton
Trudeau has decided to make it easier to get EI and has bolstered staffing levels... Why? Because it's easier to give out EI and increase public sector spending rather than promote growth in the private sector.
Newbie
Nov 11, 2017
1 posts
Hi have a Mat leave question.

If you owe money to CRA and going on May leave in 1 week. My wife did notifed them she is going on mat leave very soon.What will happen? What are my family options?
Newbie
Oct 24, 2017
2 posts
Hello,

I returned to work November 6th from my parental leave and my EI claim details say as such. It also says my end of claim is Nov 4th which is accurate.

However it appears as though I will not be receiving a payment for my last week before returning to work. My last payment is until Oct 28th and when I looked further it says "# of weeks parental benefit requested - 35,...# of weeks paid 34". Does that mean I'm only getting 34 or I have only received 34 thus far?

Usually the payments are processed on the Sunday before the payday but there is nothing for today so I am confused.

Thank you!
Newbie
Aug 23, 2017
3 posts
I've just received a "Notice of Debt" which, according to Service Canada, has to do with $2011.12 showing as vacation pay on my ROE.

Previously I was injured at work and was on EI sick benefits until Sept 15/17; my employer generated an ROE so I could qualify for sickness EI. When these benefits expired I resigned my job as I was not yet healed and was rolled over to regular EI on Sept 18. My employer generated a second ROE on Sept 13 that reported $2011.12 in vacation pay. It is my understanding that, as I earned this vacation pay before I was injured, and my employer reported this income on my ROE, that EI should not be penalizing me. Is this true?

Effective immediately, EI will be taking 25% from my EI until this debt is paid.
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Sep 22, 2013
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OrcaWhale wrote:
Nov 13th, 2017 1:46 pm
I've just received a "Notice of Debt" which, according to Service Canada, has to do with $2011.12 showing as vacation pay on my ROE.

Previously I was injured at work and was on EI sick benefits until Sept 15/17; my employer generated an ROE so I could qualify for sickness EI. When these benefits expired I resigned my job as I was not yet healed and was rolled over to regular EI on Sept 18. My employer generated a second ROE on Sept 13 that reported $2011.12 in vacation pay. It is my understanding that, as I earned this vacation pay before I was injured, and my employer reported this income on my ROE, that EI should not be penalizing me. Is this true?

Effective immediately, EI will be taking 25% from my EI until this debt is paid.
If you were paid the vacation pay initially your claim would have been delayed as this money was allocated based on your weekly average earnings. Since it wasn’t, you were paid benefits during a period you shouldn’t have been collecting anything which is why you have to repay that money.
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May 22, 2016
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Ontario
Whats the percentage of pay in the Brampton area?
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Sep 21, 2004
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Calgary
webshark wrote:
Nov 14th, 2017 5:42 am
Whats the percentage of pay in the Brampton area?
same as everywhere else.
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