As an on-call worker, what supports can I get?

I am a casual on-call worker in an office setting. I'm getting very few hours at this stage of the pandemic. I’m not eligible for EI.

Abel

Abel

Nanaimo, BC

First, you should double-check the requirements to qualify for EI, as they've been temporarily relaxed due to the pandemic. Here are the EI eligibility requirements

If you don’t qualify for EI, you may be eligible for the Canada worker lockdown benefit (CWLB). It’s available to those who:

  • live, work, or provide services in a place designated as a COVID-19 lockdown region, and

  • have had a 50% reduction in their average weekly income compared to last year due to the lockdown restrictions.

See the full requirements to qualify for the CWLB.

Also check out our 5-minute summary of benefits available to workers during the pandemic, which we update regularly.

David Kandestin

David Kandestin

People's Law School
  • Reviewed in December 2021
  • This information applies to British Columbia, Canada

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