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Questions regarding Canada's governmental assistance program for the unemployed.

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Do you have to attend group meetings for EI in Canada if you found employment and does this have an impact on future EI claims?

Do you have to attend group meetings for EI in Canada if you found employment and does this have an impact on future EI claims? Received a letter from the provincial government to participate in a ...
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What affect does taking a short term contract or part time job have on EI?

I was recently terminated due to lack of work. I applied for EI. If I were to get a short term contract (like a couple months) or a part time job as an employee, how would this affect the EI? I know ...
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When on EI what affect does limiting the hours available to work have?

I recently started a job. I was under the impression that this job was not long term. This is important to me because there are certain things (like not having a break room or employee bathroom, ...
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If you quit a new job because you're concerned for your health, can you go back on Employment Insurance?

I was on EI. I recently started a new job as an employee. There were 2 phone calls and then I started working the next day. There's a few things that make me concerned for my health (even as simple as ...
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Lost my job, is it better to apply for EI or CRB?

I was recently terminated without cause. Is it better to apply for EI, CRB or something else? The work I had been doing before COVID still hasn't returned yet. I had been working in retail for the ...
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When exactly can someone collect Employment Insurance benefits (EI) in Canada?

When is a Canadian eligible for EI and likely to get it? To my understanding it depends on: how much money they are making if they have paid into EI from previous work how their last job ended The ...
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Is it even worth working a minimum wage job right now given the government's pandemic response?

The work I was doing prior to COVID got shut down. I have since started a retail job that is close to minimum wage ($14.70/hr). I normally work 30-40 hours per week. Also I have some very part time ...
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Is it possible to claim EI while contracting

My friend has been terminated from a full-time job recently by his employer due to Work Force Reduction. He is eligible to apply for claiming Employment Insurance from next month. Meanwhile he got a ...
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What Percentage of my Income do I Have to Pay in Employment Insurance (EI) Deductions?

I am from Calgary, Alberta, and I am wondering how much % of my hourly wage will be paid to my EI (employment insurance). Is the percent rate different for every worker, if not, what is the fixed ...
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