EI / Mat Leave question- Canada

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
1551 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I don’t see how switching jobs would effect it since you closed your claim before taking money. Maybe if you can go to a service Canada office and talk to someone in person, I find this is always easier. 

Post # 4
8818 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

I’m in a similar situation. My contract ended in February and I’ve been collecting EI since then.  It will run out in December (I think).  I will not receive anything when I give birth in January. UNLESS I get a job and work 600 hours before then.

The good news is if you work at a 40 hour/week job, you only have to work 15 weeks to get the 600 hours.  Right now though it looks like I’m just going to take the EI and then when baby gets here we’ll be down to 1 salary.

Bottom line is (and it sucks), if you’re currrently collecting EI you have to build the 600 hours back up.

Post # 5
4372 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m not sure if I’m understanding properly but this is what I got from your post: You got laid off with severance and started a claim which was to take effect once your severance pay ran out but you got a job before this happened and thus canelled your EI claim?

If you didn’t draw from that EI claim at all then you should be fine to qualify for your 52 weeks (or 50 weeks rather) now. Just because you started the paper work procress won’t do anything I don’t think, they would actually need to start paying out for it to change the situation. Pop in to a location to double check if you want to be 100% sure though, they are incredibly helpful (I know, I recently went in to sort some things out before my EI took effect).

@Lyndzo:  Sorry to hear that you might not get to draw from EI for your mat leave 🙁

Post # 6
8818 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@MrsSawyer:  That’s ok, at least I get EI right up until.  Plus DH has a great job and he promises we’ll be fine with 1 salary.

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