Re: Canada Jobless Rate Rose for Third Month in December to 7.5%Jan 6th, 2012
I decided to stay with contract work ... I haven't noticed that I repaid too much ... always careful to maximize profits while optimizing quality of life.
Seasonal is a bit of a racket, I think. I didn't realize this until I worked for the city and learned that all parks/grounds employees are laid off as soon as they qualify for EI and rehired the following season. The city uses the EI system to keep their employees year round but paying them only half the time. I was rather disgusted ... thinking that the following season all the EI recipients should be expected to find different work, or the city should be responsible for their annual income ... one or the other.
In the energy/mining industry all work is seasonal,it's a fact of life.Unless you work in the oilsands in Alberta then you will be laid off at least 3 months a year.
I have to pay back a portion of my ei,you do realize that dont you?