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Can you get EI after quitting under probation? Was eligible for EI

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Can you get EI after quitting under probation? Was eligible for EI

Can you get EI while quitting the new job within probation period?
Was laid off for previous job and eligible for EI.
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Sep 26, 2006
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Depends on the reason why you quit and if you exhausted all reasonable alternatives prior to quitting. If you didn't then you would not be eligible for Regular benefits following your last day worked from the new job.
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icemasta wrote: Depends on the reason why you quit and if you exhausted all reasonable alternatives prior to quitting. If you didn't then you would not be eligible for Regular benefits following your last day worked from the new job.
thanks for the response. How do you prove all reasonable alternatives? Would not be able to access any emails conversation after quitting the job.
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nioero wrote: thanks for the response. How do you prove all reasonable alternatives? Would not be able to access any emails conversation after quitting the job.
https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-soc ... tents.html

Reasonable alternatives depends on the situation. For example, quitting just because you didn't like the job does not necessarily mean you will qualify. Reasonable alternatives would have been to look for other work, try to switch positions, talk to management/supervisor,...

It doesn't necessarily mean every alternative imaginable unless it's reasonable. For example, if it's a 2 person company, trying to switch positions is unlikely and it wouldn't generally count against you if you didn't ask.

It will most likely all be over the phone and your verbal facts will be the proof unless you have information specific to the reason why you left.

In the end, the onus rests on you to prove you exhausted all reasonable alternatives to the adjudicator versus a dismissal where the onus rests on the employer to prove misconduct.
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Generally no unless as the other posted indicated. Keep in mind, the employer will record the basis for your departure on the ROE.
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nioero wrote: thanks for the response. How do you prove all reasonable alternatives? Would not be able to access any emails conversation after quitting the job.
Did you take any reasonable alternatives?

Generally speaking you wouldn’t qualify for EI if you quit without a good reason.

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