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Leaving a job

Protect your rights on getting fired or leaving a job.

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Getting laid off

Getting laid off

Your employer says they have to lay you off or asks you to work fewer hours “until things pick up.” Learn your rights if you're laid off from work.

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How much notice an employer needs to give

How much notice an employer needs to give

Generally, an employer can let a worker go at any time as long as they give notice of termination. Learn how much notice an employer needs to give — and when they don't need to give any notice.

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If you are fired

If you are fired

You’ve been let go from a job. You may be unsure where you stand, and what to do next. Learn the rules employers must follow in firing someone, and steps you can take to protect your rights.

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If you quit your job

If you quit your job

Quitting a job affects your legal rights to things like employment insurance benefits and compensation you are owed. Learn your rights if you quit, and steps to protect yourself.

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Applying for employment insurance

Applying for employment insurance

In Canada, the government offers financial assistance to people who are without work. Learn whether you’re eligible for employment insurance benefits, and the steps to apply for benefits.

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