Course description

This course focuses on benefits under the federal Employment Insurance Act. It will introduce learners to the relevant laws, types of benefits, eligibility requirements, the application process, and helpful resources related to Employment Insurance, as well as how decisions are made by the Employment Insurance Commission. We also look at rights of appeal under the Employment Insurance Act. Finally, we provide practical tips to assist community advocates in their work on Employment Insurance Act benefits matters. If you have a keen interest in helping yourself, friends, relatives, acquaintances and clients, this course will challenge you, regardless of your academic background, to look at the issues from a variety of perspectives. This course does not have any prerequisites. Students come from many backgrounds including consumers of the social service system, front line workers at social service agencies and government organization, and community legal workers from the Ontario community legal clinics.

Course details

Hours: 10
Credits: 1
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

Please note: This course is offered through OntarioLearn. To review important information such as textbook, exam and grade information, visit the OntarioLearn Information web page.

Credit transfer

Have you taken this course or an equivalent course? Contact the Credit Transfer Office.

Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Winter 2023 registration opens November 28, 2022. Spring 2023 registration opens February 27, 2023.

Delivery options

In person: classes held in person on a campus/site in a classroom/lab/shop/studio for the course duration

Online - Asynchronous: ​100% online delivery, no scheduled day or time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates

Online - Synchronous: 100% online delivery, scheduled day and time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates

Hybrid: any combination of in person, timetabled, on campus, online, and hyflex delivery