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Collecting parental leave EI after 3 year period has passed

campesinaj

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My husband landed in Ontario on March 17, 2011 and has permanent resident status. Under spousal sponsorship, I know he cannot collect any government assistance until the 3 year period is up (March 2014.)

We are expecting a baby in August of this year. I plan to take at least 6 or 7 months maternity leave from my job.

Based on the rules for PRs, we are assuming that my husband could take the remaining 5-6 months of parental leave (paid under EI) as long as his 3 year period has passed (so after March 18, 2014).

Would you all agree with that?
 

PMM

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campesinaj said:
My husband landed in Ontario on March 17, 2011 and has permanent resident status. Under spousal sponsorship, I know he cannot collect any government assistance until the 3 year period is up (March 2014.)

We are expecting a baby in August of this year. I plan to take at least 6 or 7 months maternity leave from my job.

Based on the rules for PRs, we are assuming that my husband could take the remaining 5-6 months of parental leave (paid under EI) as long as his 3 year period has passed (so after March 18, 2014).

Would you all agree with that?
EI is NOT social assistance. It is an insurance scheme. You pay in, and when you are unemployed (or maternity/parental leave) you collect. So it has no effect on your undertaking.
 

campesinaj

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Jan 30, 2009
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Lima, Peru
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29-06-2010 In Process in Lima
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Med's Done....
19-03-2010
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Passport Req..
14-02-2011
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Good point I was just assuming any government payment would be considered "assistance", but it makes sense as the only way to collect EI is by paying into it.

Thanks for your reply.