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EI Maternity Benefit Amount for Casual Nurses in B.C., Canada

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by ag529 ag529 (New) New

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Hi, I am wondering if anyone has recent experience going off on maternity leave as a casual nurse in BC.

I have read the government site about the EI benefits, but I am confused as to what they mean by the 'best weeks' they use to calculate benefit amount - "We divide that amount by the number of best weeks based on where you live".

Does this mean that I should work as much as possible during the weeks they specify (it states "It could be between 14 and 22 weeks") or do they look at the overall income for the last 52 weeks?

Any insight will be appreciated! Thank you.

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amandab13 has 13 years experience.

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I’m in maternity leave in Alberta. What I was told to do by a coworker is go through your last year of pay and pick the top 3-4-5 weeks of pay. And they’ll base your EI amount on that! 

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You provide them proof of your highest paid weeks of work in the last 52 weeks. You only need 600 hours(if I'm remembering correctly)of work in the last 52 weeks. 

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