Am I eligible for EI as a co-op student?

This is in Canada.

I am leaving my co-op 6 weeks early with a valid reason. I have worked the required number of hours for EI eligibility in my area. I was paying into EI for my work term. 

1 Answer

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Are you officially a student after leaving the internship? Then you would not be eligible.

    But if you are not studying at that time, you would be. If you paid the premium and are idle, then you are entitled to the benefit.

    You will have to go to the EI site and fill the forms.

    The employer would also have had to send a notice of termination to validate the time worked and wages paid.

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