Learn more about Employment Insurance

The number of weeks you can get EI sickness benefits has changed. If your claim started on or after December 18, 2022, you can get up to 26 weeks of benefits. If your claim started before that day, you can get sickness benefits for up to 15 weeks.

If you are not able to work because of illness, injury, or quarantine, you might qualify for up to 26 weeks of Employment Insurance (EI) sickness benefits.

Even if you don't qualify for EI sickness benefits, you may be able to take up to 3 days off each year as sick leave if you are covered by the Employment Standards Act.

To find out more about EI, please see the question “I am too sick to work. Can I get EI?

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