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Employment Insurance

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Will a disqualification be counted against me in future EI claims?

This can happen. A disqualification will be carried forward to a future EI claim if all of the following 3 points apply:

  • you re-apply for EI and have less than 700 insurable hours since your last EI claim
  • the event that led to the disqualification happened in the last 2 years
  • the disqualification time was not yet finished when your last EI benefit period ended