Canada: Employment Insurance

Employment Insurance (or EI) is a mandatory deduction from your wages, each pay period. This is matched by your employer, every pay period, and is sent to the federal Government.

This fund is a plan that pays you if you lose your job through no fault of your own (you won’t get paid EI if you voluntarily leave a job).

It will pay you for up to 36 weeks and at a rate that is about 66% of your previous gross pay.

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About Kay McMahon

Kay has been an expat for nearly 30 years. She set up the British Expat website back in early 2000, whilst living in London and missing the expat life. These days she spends much of her time lugging computers and cameras around the world. (Dave gets to deal with all the really heavy stuff.)

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