If, as a sessional, you have taught 600+ hours over the last 52 weeks you are eligible for EI.
One 3-credit studio course = 112 hours
One 3-credit academic course = 140 hours
If someone needs to apply for EI, they need to contact our Payroll department directly to request a Record of Employment (ROE). Turnaround time is pretty quick for them to issue a ROE.
If you have stopped working because of COVID-19, the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) may provide you with temporary income support. The CERB provides $500 a week for up to 16 weeks.
BC is the only province so far to provide financial relief to renters. The Temporary Renter Supplement will pay up to $500 per month (for 4 months) directly to landlords on behalf of workers who qualify for the federal CERB.
Other broad-based BC measures include free bus trips in Metro Vancouver via TransLink and the rest of BC Transit operations across the province.