How do I qualify for EI in Ontario?

You need to demonstrate that you:

  1. were employed in insurable employment.
  2. lost your job through no fault of your own.
  3. have been without work and without pay for at least 7 consecutive days in the last 52 weeks.

How long after being laid off can you apply for EI?

Always apply for EI benefits as soon as you stop working. You can apply for benefits even if you have not yet received your record of employment. If you delay filing your claim for benefits for more than four weeks after your last day of work, you may lose benefits.

How much is EI in Ontario?

For most people, the basic rate for calculating Employment Insurance (EI) benefits is 55% of their average insurable weekly earnings, up to a maximum amount. As of January 1, 2022, the maximum yearly insurable earnings amount is $60,300. This means that you can receive a maximum amount of $638 per week.

How many weeks does 420 hours give you for EI?

In addition, a uniform entrance requirement for EI regular benefits at 420 hours of insurable employment as of September 26, 2021 for a 1 year period provides a minimum entitlement of 14 weeks of regular benefits, up to a minimum entitlement of 26 weeks in EI economic regions with higher unemployment rates.

How many hours are needed for EI in Ontario?

You will need to have accumulated between 420 and 700 hours of insurable employment during the qualifying period to be entitled to receive EI regular benefits. The number of hours of insurable employment required is determined when you apply for benefits, depending on the following:

What do I need to apply for EI?

Do you qualify. The information below should be used as a guideline. We encourage you to apply for Employment Insurance (EI) benefits as soon as possible and let us determine if you’re eligible. You need to demonstrate that you: were employed in insurable employment; lost your job through no fault of your own

How do I Check my ei status?

view my current claim.

  • view my past claims.
  • view my payment information.
  • view my EI messages.
  • view my Records of Employment.
  • view EI publications.
  • obtain a copy of your T4E.
  • update your mailing address and telephone number.
  • How do I apply for EI benefits?

    An (ROE) – From each job you have had in the past year (52 weeks).

  • Your Social Insurance Number (SIN) – If you have a SIN that starts with “9” you also need to show your work permit and proof of your immigration status.
  • Personal identification – Such as your driver’s licence,birth certificate or passport.