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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 COVID-19 (May 7, 2020): Centre will no longer offer its services in person for the time being * legal information services remain available by telephone…
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…
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
Community Legal Services of Ottawa COVID-19 (8 October 2021): please refer to each program-at-site for more information * the front doors to CLSO offices will be locked, with a sign…
Vanier Community Service 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…
Reach Canada - Equality and Justice for People With Disabilities - Reach Canada - Equality and Justice for People With Disabilities 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. Referrals…
Community Legal Services of Ottawa COVID-19 (8 October 2021): please refer to each program-at-site for more information * the front doors to CLSO offices will be locked, with a sign…
Community Legal Services of Ottawa COVID-19 (8 October 2021): please refer to each program-at-site for more information * the front doors to CLSO offices will be locked, with a sign…
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…
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…

Social Services and Information

Ottawa Social Services