Lay off and impact on Pat Leave
I am an electrician working in the construction industry. Today I learned that most of us at our company will be laid off in the next week or two. I've never used EI before and as such I have no real understanding of how it works. My wife is currently on maternity leave which started on January 8th and the goal was always for her to take 8 months and for me to take 4. However since I know EI and parental leave are similiar (or the same ?) program will my lay off ruin our plan? My goal is to hit the job hunt hard and minimize any time I am actually on EI but say it ended up being a month or worst case 2 would this impact my ability to take the 4 months of parental leave later this year? I'm stressing out a fair bit over it as our daughter is our first child and I've been so excited from the time we got pregnant about the 4 months of bonding time we are going to share. I'm really concerned about losing out on it.