I only ever thought about Employment Insurance when I bothered opening a pay stub. Now I’m going to make a claim, and I’ve already made one key mistake.
It’s never taken me longer than two weeks to find a job once I really started looking, an easy financial jump. When I gave up on employment I extended that strategy out: “I’ll just live on severance!”
The idea is to apply for EI the day you lose your job. I have no being-out-of-work experience, and now there’s a financial penalty to pay.
Oh, and Service Canada are the guys you want to talk to.