COVID-19: Get updates on the law and legal services on Steps to Justice

Change font size:


  • Increase
  • Decrease
  • Normal

Current Zoom: 100%

Employment Insurance

Step 1: Choose language Step 2: Choose from available formats and options
Available formats and options

How long can I get EI?

It depends on the unemployment rate where you live and how many hours you worked in your qualifying period. The maximum is normally 45 weeks. In some areas, including Sudbury and Northern Ontario, you may be able to get an extra 5 to 20 weeks of benefits.