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Hours needed to file for unemployment in ontario?

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Hours needed to file for unemployment in ontario?

What is the minimum hours required to file for unemployment in ontario? I have never filed for EI before.
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910 for regular, 600 for special (sickness, mat leave, etc)
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trini shotta wrote:
Jun 6th, 2010 7:01 pm
910 for regular, 600 for special (sickness, mat leave, etc)
Depends where you live, and a few other factors. When I put in my postal code on the EI website, it told me I needed 520 hours for regular EI.
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630 hours & minimum 22 weeks here in Vancouver, never thought I'd learn something from RFD. Well, if I ever have to apply for EI, I'll know where to search :D Also didn't realize that Toronto had such a high unemployment rate ~9-11%!!
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Nurse2B wrote:
Jun 6th, 2010 11:27 pm
Depends where you live, and a few other factors. When I put in my postal code on the EI website, it told me I needed 520 hours for regular EI.
True.. but since its his first time applying he will need 910.
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trini shotta wrote:
Jun 8th, 2010 12:05 am
True.. but since its his first time applying he will need 910.
within the last 12 months right? not your whole working life, lol. Or maybe? who knows.
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Terrific_Deals2k8 wrote:
Jun 6th, 2010 11:42 pm
630 hours & minimum 22 weeks here in Vancouver, never thought I'd learn something from RFD. Well, if I ever have to apply for EI, I'll know where to search :D Also didn't realize that Toronto had such a high unemployment rate ~9-11%!!
The thing about unemployment rate, is that it only takes into account those looking for jobs. That means the extreme upper and lower classes aren't counted in that metric, as well as students and those who subsist on the black market.

I suspect the actual unemployment rate of healthy, capable adults is somewhere closer to 20%.
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trini shotta wrote:
Jun 8th, 2010 12:05 am
True.. but since its his first time applying he will need 910.
It's his first time applying but that doesn't mean he needs 910 hours to qualify. If he has 490 hours worked in his 52 weeks preceding his qualifying period then the hours he needs to qualify depends on the unemployment rate at the time he applies.....confusing isnt it :confused:
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