Many people have asked if they can still be qualified for employment insurance benefit if they have been separated from their main job or one of the two jobs they worked.
Under current regular E.I. rule, a person must have 7 consecutive days of separation from work to qualify for regular E.I. Therefore, the answer is yes. As long as one of the jobs you worked has a 7 consecutive days of no work, you have then meet the “Interruption of earning” criteria. You still need to meet the insurable earnings and insurable hours requirement.
For special E.I. benefits, such as sickness, maternity/parental or compassionate care, if you have a drop of income below 60% of your average normal weekly earning, you will be able to qualify without meeting the 7 consecutive days rule. You still need to meet the insurable earnings and insurable hours requirement under special benefits criteria.
Once again, if there is a separation, you must request a Record of Employment (ROE) from your employer.