Apply as soon as possible after you stop working. If you wait
more than 4 weeks after your last day of work to apply, you may
Scenario 1 – You are under isolation or quarantine: Apply to EI NOW as SICK BENEFITS.
Scenario 2 – You are laid off from work due to shortage of work due to Covid– 19 – Apply for EI NOW under Regular EI benefits – Shortage of Work
Scenario 3 – You are laid off from work due to your place of business closing due to Covid -19 – Apply for EI NOW under Regular EI Benefits – Involuntary Leave
Scenario 4 – You are NOT ELIGIBLE for EI benefits but want to apply for the new Package announced for those not eligible for EI – you must wait until this passes the House of Commons – which should be by April and applications and money will flow by May. You will be given application instructions once the applications are approved for production.
Click Here for the Employment Insurance benefits and leave website