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Can I get EI if I was fired?

It depends on the reason you were fired. If EI staff say you were fired because of "misconduct", they will not give you benefits.

Misconduct usually means doing something wrong on purpose. Misconduct is more than simply not being able to do the job well. Here are some examples that could be seen as misconduct:

  • threatening or violent behaviour
  • destroying company property on purpose
  • being late or away from work without permission
  • disobeying an order from your employer

Misconduct cases are often unclear, so you should apply for EI even if you were fired.