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Employment Insurance

Includes rights of employees to receive Employment Insurance benefits when unemployed.

Some indicators of legal issues

What the clients may say:

  • "I need EI because I'm sick and have to take time off from work."
  • "I need EI because I have to take time off from wok to take care of a very sick family member."
  • "My boss didn't pay me for all my time, so I quit my job and need to apply for EI."
  • "My partner has to move to a different city for work. This means I will need to quit my job, so I need to apply for EI."
  • "I want to apply for EI, but my employer won't give me my Record of Employment."
  • "I was laid off and my application for EI was refused."
  • "I got a letter saying I was overpaid for my EI benefits."

Legal Services and Information

Records for Employment Insurance
Title Description
Ontario Legal Information Centre The Centre offers legal information and referral services on a confidential basis: offering legal information and referral services offering public legal education presentations to its…
Canada. House of Commons The popularly elected component of Parliament where most major government legislation is introduced Constitutionally authorized to introduce legislation concerned with the raising or spending of…
Workers Health & Safety Centre Offers a comprehensive package of health and safety training solutions range from ready-made packages to customized versions adapted for individual workplaces
Vanier Community Services Centre - Clinique juridique francophone d'Ottawa Legal services for low-income francophones living in Ottawa in different areas of law such as: Immigration Housing (problems between tenants and landlords only) Ontario Disability…
ABLE2 - Reach Legal Services COVID-19 (July 12, 2021): Reach's Legal Referral program is accepting calls from clients with disabilities in Ottawa and the Champlain region who require legal assistance.…
JusticeNet Non-profit organization links individuals seeking legal advice that are unable to obtain legal advice due to high cost or due to their ineligibility to obtain…
Income Security Advocacy Centre Community legal clinic pursues test cases, Charter and appellate litigation to address systemic issues arising from federal and provincial income security programs, and from the…
Workers' Action Centre Covid-19 -- support available by telephone; all in-person meetings and workshops cancelled until further noticeWorkers rights education information and referral on work-related issues such as…
Legal Line Free legal answers covering 2,100 topics on provincial and federal laws, available by website referrals publishes legal guides and Your Guide to Canadian Law

Social Services and Information

Ottawa Social Services