Maternity And Parental Leave: What Are Your EI Options?

Maternity And Parental Leave: What Are Your EI Options?

Starting a family is a big deal for your life, your body and your pocketbook. Taking some time off to raise a child, fortunately, is protected by law in Canada, as is your right to have a small income while you’re caring for your baby. However, taking a maternal or parental leave means navigating a complex system full of paperwork, federal and provincial law, and rules that can be hard to understand. Continue reading »

Self Employed? EI Is Still Possible

Self Employed? EI Is Still Possible

Being your own boss certainly comes with some sweet perks- nothing beats creating your own schedule and choosing your work. But self employment can leave you more vulnerable in times of need, and present unique challenges if you’re looking for some extra cash. Fortunately, you are still eligible for employment insurance and loans – the key is to be prepared. Continue reading »