Would you vote Liberal in the next federal election if Justin Trudeau is still the party leader?
  • No 76%, 622 votes
    622 votes 76%
    622 votes – 76% of all votes
  • Yes 18%, 149 votes
    149 votes 18%
    149 votes – 18% of all votes
  • I don’t really care 6%, 52 votes
    52 votes 6%
    52 votes – 6% of all votes
Total Votes: 823
December 10, 2022January 31, 2023
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You now only need to accumulate a minimum of 420 cumulative insurable hours to receive a minimum of 14 weeks of EI benefits.

Until September 24, 2022, you only need to have accumulated 420 hours of insurable employment during your qualifying period to qualify for EI benefits. The temporary rule will be replaced by existing rule after September 24, 2022.

If you were assessed a violation, you may need more insurable hours to qualify for benefits. The required amount rises based on the number and seriousness of misrepresentations that have been recorded in the 5-year period before the start of your claim.

The qualifying period is the shorter of:

  • the 52-week period immediately before the start date of your claim. or
  • the period from the start of a previous benefit period to the start of your new benefit period, if you applied for benefits earlier and your application was approved in the last 52 weeks

Exception: In some cases, the qualifying period may be extended to a maximum of 104 weeks if you weren’t employed in insurable employment or if you weren’t receiving EI benefits.

 

source: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei/ei-regular-benefit/eligibility.html