Am I allow to attend school while I’m on maternity leave? If yes, how will it affect my E.I. weekly payment?

You are entitled to attend training school during the period you collect maternity benefits (15 weeks only). If your training course overlap to parental benefit period, you must demonstrate to E.I. commission that your training activity does not interrupt your responsibility in taking care of the newborn baby. Please call E.I. call centre to inform your status in order to keep an updated track of your EI file.

You may find details information on Service Canada website

“Digest of Benefit Entitlement Principles Chapter 12 – Maternity benefits”

“Digest of Benefit Entitlement Principles Chapter 13 – Parental benefits”


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