Employment Insurance (EI) sick benefits
To be eligible:
- you must pay EI premiums
- you must meet the medical criteria for being sick (medical certificate required)
- your normal weekly earnings have been reduced by more than 40%; and
- you have accumulated at least 600 hours of insurable employment during the qualifying period or, if you are a self-employed fisher, you have sufficient insurable earnings from self-employment in fishing during the qualifying period.
For more information and to apply: http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/sc/ei/benefits/sickness.shtml