Prepare for Talks with Canadian Employment Insurance Officers

​In Canada, HR professionals and employers need to navigate the country’s employment insurance (EI) program after firing employees. Legal experts say HR must assess an employee’s situation before speaking with an EI officer.

Canada’s federal EI program provides temporary income support—EI benefits—to unemployed workers while they look for a new job or upgrade their skills, according to Employment and Social Development Canada. The EI program also provides special benefits to workers who take time off because of life events such as illness, taking maternity or paternity leave, or caring for a newborn or adopted child, sick or injured person or terminally ill relative.

If a Canadian is looking for work after losing a job, EI may be available,…

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