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 Post subject: EI or Employment Insurance ?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:22 pm 
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I am uncertain if the Foyer is the best space for this or not?

But I was wondering if anyone has had any experiences with EI? I am in a weird and shitty situation wherein I've basically lost both my jobs this week but haven't been officially laid off. I've paid into EI since I was 15-16 but have never collected or applied before, and I am just wondering what to expect.. or say.. or not say?

I just don't really know what to expect but I can't afford to live realistically without these hours. I am going to try and go to the services office tomorrow and see if someone there can help me out, but I don't know what to need. I don't have a ROE from either job, I do have one from a job that ended back in March 2015.

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 Post subject: Re: EI or Employment Insurance ?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:11 pm 
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Hi B_A_D. Sorry to hear about job loss and uncertainty about what is next.

Given how long you've been paying into EI, you most likely have coverage. Service Canada uses the submitted ROEs to determine eligibility and duration/terms for EI. Is it possible that your former employers already electronically submitted your ROEs but didn't give you a copy? If this is the case, you should be able to apply for EI online. You'll need your start and end dates of employment, SIN and bank account number for direct deposits.

With EI there is something called the Seven Day Rule which states: "When an employee has had or is anticipated to have seven consecutive calendar days with no work and no insurable earnings from the employer, an interruption of earnings occurs." And with this interruption of earnings an ROE must be submitted to the Federal Government. There are exceptions to this rule, including non-standard work schedules.

Here's a link with the details:
http://www.esdc.gc.ca/en/reports/ei/roe ... .page#s1_6

You have employee rights to know where you stand with your employers and they have legal obligations under the law, including submitting an ROE for interruption of earnings.

Hope this information helps you navigate the next steps.


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 Post subject: Re: EI or Employment Insurance ?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:12 pm 
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I don't know how any of that works, but I think this is the right forum. Finances seem far too private in my opinion. Well, other than stock advice for rich people. There isn't much information out there that doesn't make someone a profit, so advice for the majority is lacking. Good luck!


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 Post subject: Re: EI or Employment Insurance ?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 7:04 am 
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Are you on okay terms with the (shitty) employers? It is VERY common in this province for employees to ask to be laid off in any situation (we did it for a woman who was fired for stealing!) so they can collect EI easily.

Padraigin has good advice.

I'm sorry this happen but you are certainly not alone. Good luck! (I PM'd you--might have some job leads in HFX)


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 Post subject: Re: EI or Employment Insurance ?
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yah i just came form the office and because I don't have 7 days from one of the 3 employers they suggested I find a 7 day gap so he can send in a ROE but that seems super sketchy.

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 Post subject: Re: EI or Employment Insurance ?
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If your employers are laying you off, they have to provide a ROE stating that! When I lost my job that was my proof that I didn't quit. I hope things get easier for you, B_A_D, losing your job sucks hard.

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 Post subject: Re: EI or Employment Insurance ?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2016 9:43 am 
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B_A_D wrote:
yah i just came form the office and because I don't have 7 days from one of the 3 employers they suggested I find a 7 day gap so he can send in a ROE but that seems super sketchy.



Hey, Bad. Just checking in to see how you're doing. Were you able to get the ROEs or some sort of confirmation of continuing employment with these two employers ?

Sending good wishes for new and better opportunities !


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