Unemployement Benrfits, Ontario, Canada. I worked for 20 weeks in my organization. I lost job. E I benefits ?

I worked in my Org for 20 weeks( each week 40 hours )I lost my job. I want to apply for Employment Insurance, where I should approach for it.I am I( Permanent Resident )eligible for it.How long I get Unemployment benefits ? Is it effect my future. ?

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  • CSF
    Lv 6
    8 years ago
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    EI (Employment Insurance) takes into consideration how many hours you worked in the past 52 weeks as well as what wage you were making. The hours will determine how long you're able to receive EI benefits and the wage you were making will determine how much they pay you every 2 weeks. Keep in mind there is a maximum they pay out, it's something like $470/week *before* taxes.

    Apply online: http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/ei/application/...

    If you need any help you can also go to your local Service Canada center and apply in person.

    Source(s): Currently on EI
  • Kat
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    Let's put this another way: being a permanent resident does not make you ineligible to get unemployment insurance.

    However, you will not be eligible if

    - you have not paid unemployment insurance premiums;

    - you have lost your job due to your own fault, or you have voluntarily left your job;

    - you do not meet the minimum hours requirements;

    - you are not actively looking for a new job.

  • 8 years ago

    Permanent Residents are treated the sam as citizens.

    Source(s): http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/sc/ei/index.sht... See the Quick links on the right
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