Q&A: Employment Insurance ("EI") and Severance

Q&A is a recurring series on the Vey Willetts LLP blog. The aim is to provide quick answers to questions we commonly encounter in the day to day practice of being neck deep in workplace law. In this edition we focus on employment insurance ("EI") claims. 

Most workers are entitled to claim EI regular benefits (sometimes still called 'unemployment insurance' or 'UI') when they lose their job through no fault of their own. However, the process to access benefits can often be a slow and frustrating one. Below we answer some of the most frequent questions we get from individuals about EI benefits.