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You might qualify for regular EI benefits when you lose your job or stop working for reasons beyond your control.

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To serve a document by regular service means you have to give a copy of that document to your partner or their lawyer by either:

  • mail
  • courier
  • document exchange
  • fax
  • email

There are rules about how to serve a document by regular service that depend on how you serve the document. For example, you can serve a document by electronic document exchange or email only if the person you are serving agrees or you have a court order that allows you to serve documents this way.

Most documents can be served by regular service. In some cases, such as when you are starting a court case, you have to serve your document by special service.

Title: regular wages
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The Employment Standards Act says that regular wages means wages you earn, not including any of the following:

Title: remedies
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A remedy is an order made by a court or tribunal to give someone their legal rights or to compensate them for their rights not being respected. For example, if a landlord is not doing repairs that are needed, the Landlord and Tenant Board could order the landlord to do the repairs, lower the tenant's rent until the repairs are done, or let the tenant move out with short notice. Usually a tenant or landlord can ask the Board for certain remedies by filing an application with the Board.

Title: remedy
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A remedy is an order made by a court or tribunal to give someone their legal rights or to compensate them for their rights not being respected.

For example, if a landlord is not doing repairs that are needed, the Landlord and Tenant Board could order the landlord to do the repairs, lower the tenant’s rent until the repairs are done, or let the tenant move out with short notice.

Or, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal might order an employer to change their policy manual to deal with discrimination in the workplace.

Title: removal order
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A removal order says that a person must leave Canada. There are 3 types of removal orders:

  • departure orders
  • exclusion orders
  • deportation orders
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Reporting conditions can be terms of a court order. If your court order includes reporting conditions, you have to report regularly to a specific person, such as a probation officer or a police officer. 

Title: reprisal
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When your employer punishes you for trying to use your legal rights, this is called a reprisal. It's against the law for an employer to do this. An employer might punish you by:

  • suspending you, 
  • changing your work, 
  • changing your shifts or reducing your hours, or 
  • giving you a warning or threatening you.
Title: rescinded
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This means cancelled or revoked.

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Permanent residents can lose their status if they don't meet the residency obligation. This means that they can't spend too much time outside Canada. The general rule is that over a period of 5 years, they must be in Canada for at least 2 years. That's the same as 730 days. The 730 days do not have to be one after the other. And part of a day counts as a full day.

In some situations, they can include time spent outside Canada. For example, they may be able to include time spent travelling with a spouse or partner who's a Canadian citizen.

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