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Caregiving benefits and leave: What caregiving benefits offer

This section of the Government of Canada website covers: What caregiving benefits offer, Eligibility, How to apply, After you’ve applied, While receiving benefits, and Information for medical professionals.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Caregiving benefits and leave: What caregiving benefits offer

This resource answers questions about caregiving benefits and leave under Canada’s employment insurance program. There is information on eligibility, how to apply, after you’ve applied, and while receiving payments.

Available in:

English, Français

Produced by:

Service Canada

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Critical illness leave

Critical illness leave is unpaid job-protected leave of absence of up to 37 weeks in relation to a critically ill minor child, or 17 weeks in relation to a critically ill adult within a 52-week period.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Detailed information: Employment Insurance and Parental Benefits

This is information in question-and-answer form about EI maternity and parental benefits.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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EI changes 2016

This website includes information about Employment Insurance services, laws and regulations, publications, consultations, and statistics.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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EI Reconsideration

If Service Canada makes a decision on your application for EI benefits that you do not agree with, you can request a reconsideration of that decision. Topics covered here include:

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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EI Sickness Benefit – Overview

Information on the Government of Canada Employment Sickness Benefit web page includes: Overview, Eligibility, How much you could receive, What you need before you start, Apply, After you’ve applied, While on EI, Rights and responsibilities.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Employment Insurance Maternity and Parental Benefits

This resource answers questions about maternity and parental benefits under Canada’s Employment Insurance program. It has information about eligibility, how to apply, and payments.

Available in:

English, Français

Produced by:

Service Canada

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Your Rights at Work: An Action Guide for Fair Employment

This booklet explains how workers can protect and assert their rights and what to do if their rights are violated. Topics covered include starting a new job, wages, hours of work, leaves and time off, injuries at work, termination, discrimination and harassment, and more.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Workers' Action Centre

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Applying for Employment Insurance Benefits

This resource includes these topics:

  • What are Employment Insurance (EI) Benefits?
  • Types of EI Benefits
  • Can you get EI?
  • How and when should you apply for EI?
  • What information do you need to apply?
  • When will you know if your EI application is approved?

and more.

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018