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Eligibility for lay off ??

Discussion in 'Canadian Labour Legislation' started by raman15, Jan 15, 2018.

  1. I have been working with a company since last 2 years as full time employee. Now the current project has been outsourced. My employer asking me to relocate to different location as they have few openings there. But it is too far from my residence address, will take me 6 hours to travel both ways.

    I just want to know if I deny to relocate to my current employer, can I eligible to apply for lay off?

    Thank you so much in advance
  2. You can quit anytime but you are not eligible for EI payments though.
  3. What is your status in Canada? If you have a closed work permit, you will likely not qualify for EI because you cannot meet the condition of being ready and able to take another job.

    If you have an open work permit or are a Canadian citizen/PR, you should have no issues claiming EI. Your position is being eliminated through no fault of your own and it is not reasonable for your employer to make you move or commute 6 hours.
  4. I am PR holder in Canada, recently applied for citizenship.

    I do not drive, I use public transportation to commute. Currently I am living in Hamilton and new job being offered in North York. By using public transport it will take me 6 hours to get (back and forth).
  5. It should take an hour from Hamilton to Union station if you use Go train, then form there via subway it would probably take an additional 30 minutes if your work location is near the subway line (Yonge-University-Spadina)....

    So probably end to end it would be around 2 hours one way/or 4 hours 2 way..how did you get to 6 hours?
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