It can be shocking to get laid off. One minute, you’re at work, doing your thing, making jokes with your colleagues and the next minute you’re getting a call or a letter saying you’re no longer have a job. If you aren’t sure what to do next, that’s ok, we’ve got your back. We’ll show you what to do when you lose your job, how to apply for Employment Insurance and CERB (Canadian Emergency Response Benefit), how to tell your friends and family and what to do next if you just lost your job in Canada.
Know getting laid off isn’t your fault
Get your papers in order
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Take stock of what you have
Apply for Employment Insurance
It can take a few weeks for your claim to be processed, so it is best to apply as soon as possible to ensure you’ll. Even if you have a few weeks of savings that can tide you over, don’t put off applying. You have one month from your last day of work to apply for EI, or you might lose some benefits. Also, know that EI benefits won’t be the same amount as your paycheque. The amount you’ll receive is a percentage of what you used to make, based on how many hours you’ve worked in the last year and few other factors.
Apply for the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit
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Tell your family and friends
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Be kind to yourself
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Apply for jobs
Do something for yourself
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