Learn more about Employment Insurance

If you are not able to work because of illness, injury, or quarantine, you might qualify for up to 15 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 10 days off each year as personal emergency leave if you are covered by the Employment Standards Act. You have the right to be paid for 2 days of personal emergency leave each year if you’ve been working for your employer at least one week.

Your employer does not need to pay you during personal emergency leave.

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

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