You may have gotten a notice that you are now on Off Duty Status (ODS), or lay-off, here’s what you need to know.
- Even if you are on ODS, you can still apply for EI. Start your application the day you receive your notice. Do not wait.
- You do not need to wait for your employer to issue an ROE, but you will need the last three pay stubs.
If you need help don’t hesitate to contact your union rep or HR for help.
Here’s what you need to before you start:
- All applications are online
For EI regular benefits, you will need the following personal information:
your Social Insurance Number (SIN). If your SIN begins with a 9, you need to supply proof of your immigration status and work permit.
- your mother’s maiden name.
- your mailing and residential addresses, including the postal codes.
- your complete banking information to sign up for direct deposit, including the financial institution name, bank branch number, and account number
- names, addresses, dates of employment, and reason for separation for all your employers over the last 52 weeks
your detailed version of the facts (if you quit or have been dismissed from any job in the last 52 weeks)
the dates, Sunday to Saturday, and earnings for each of your highest paid weeks of insurable earnings in the last 52 weeks or since the start of your last EI claim, whichever is the shorter period. This information will be used, along with your Record(s) of Employment, to calculate your benefit rate.
If you are reactivating an existing claim:
the salary amount you received, before deductions, for the last week you worked (from Sunday to your last day of work), including insurable tips and commissions
any other amount you received or will receive (such as vacation pay, severance pay, pension payments, pay in lieu of notice, and other money)
TO ALL IAMAW AIR CANADA MEMBERS (TMOS, FINANCE & CLERICAL) CANADA EMERGENCY WAGE SUBSIDY (CEWS)
Dear Brothers & Sisters:
The IAMAW along with the other Air Canada Unions entered into a Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) arrangement with Air Canada.
This new arrangement brings members on Off-Duty Status (ODS), or who were laid off after March 15, 2020, back onto the Air Canada payroll. Members will have the option of receiving a wage through the CEWS program, or applying for the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), if they are better served financially through CERB. Members cannot receive both a wage through the CEWS and CERB benefits, but can select one of the options depending on which program offers a better financial benefit.
Under this arrangement members will:
- Be returned onto Air Canada’s payroll
- Receive a maximum of $847 per week (75% regular weekly earnings, which will not exceed $ 847 per week)
- Receive health care benefit continuation (as per the collective agreement)
- Have pension contributions deducted based on all amounts paid
- Receive lump sum payments due under IAM Agreements paid on the normal schedule
- See the cessation of employee wage claw back deductions during this period
- See the cessation of employee uniform deductions during this period
- Be given the option to remain in employment and receive wages under the CEWS program or to remain on off-duty status without pay, and apply for the CERB
This arrangement will cease on the earlier of June 6, 2020 or when a member is recalled back to work.
Under this arrangement the IAMAW along with the other Air Canada Unions will support Air Canada to secure further government relief due to the effects of the COVID-19 crisis.
Fred Hospes, President & Directing General Chairperson Transportation District 140, IAMAW
English Bulletin No. 021_EN
French Bulletin No. 021_FR
Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) PREPARING TO REGISTER with ‘MyAccount’
To apply for the new Canada Emergency Response Benefit in April (Apr 6 is the target date) you will need a “MyAccount” with the Canada Revenue Agency.
Before you apply for the CERB benefit:
1. If you already have a MyAccount (for income tax etc) check to make sure your information is up-to-date.
2. If you do NOT have a MyAccount and need to register for the first time:
Note: If you use on-line banking, you have the choice of setting up MyAccount by selecting the ‘sign-in partner’ option and using your banking ID. For more information: www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/e- services/cra-login-services/sign-partners-help-faqs.html .
English MyAccount.register for CERB
French Registre Mondossier de lARC