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gurrlie in canadian_yank


Hoping someone out here might have some insight - I'll be calling int he morning to confirm. But, does anyone know if you can collect EI for being laid off immediately following a collecting from maternity leave?


Yes. I just filled out the form on-line, on Friday for EI, and it had a section specifically for people coming off maternity/paternal leave, that got laid off.
Thanks for asking this question. I was wondering about this myself.
I just called Service Canada and they actually told me no. That I won't be able to collect because I wasn't actually working. And that I maxed out my pay with the maternity leave pay. What crap eh?
Ugh, that sucks. I still have 7 months left of my mat leave, but there is a distinct possibility that I will not have a job to go back to.