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EI for Self-employed (lost of employment income)

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EI for Self-employed (lost of employment income)

Hey guys,

For the self-employed, do you guys know if we can buy Employment Insurance (losing your job without cause, layoff,etc) , or anything similar?

I know we can buy extended EI from the government but that doesn't cover losing your job like the normal EI. (not sure why they called "extended" when they actually cover less)
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helloworld121 wrote: Hey guys,

For the self-employed, do you guys know if we can buy Employment Insurance (losing your job without cause, layoff,etc) , or anything similar?

I know we can buy extended EI from the government but that doesn't cover losing your job like the normal EI. (not sure why they called "extended" when they actually cover less)
You can only collect special benefits if you opt into the self employed program and contribute to it beforehand. There's no regular benefit coverage for self employed. You're self employed, how are you getting laid off?

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