Sep 18, 2020 · The date the claim is filed will determine this for you. The chart below provides the maximum number of weeks the claim can potentially be established based upon the unemployment rate in effect at the time the claim is filed. Seasonal Adjusted UI Rate less than or equal to 6.5%. Maximum Number of Weeks: 14
If you do not qualify for EI, Service Canada will send you that decision in writing. If you disagree with the decision, you have 30 days from the date you first find out about the decision to ask Service Canada to reconsider. Waiting period. You are not covered by EI for the first week after you make your claim. This is called the "waiting period".