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Know Your Local Collective Agreement

ETFO’s listing of Occasional Teacher locals provides contact information as well as website links where available. This is where the answers to many employment-related questions can typically be found; answer will vary depending on your local agreement. The best thing a member can do to ensure that her or his negotiated rights are being upheld is to read the agreement and consider the implications. Members are encouraged to contact their local for clarification and/or assistance if they think that their rights are being violated by any party, including other members, administrators, or members of other unions.

Know Your Local Collective Agreement

Service Canada Employment Insurance (EI)

This page, maintained by Service Canada, provides information for occasional teachers about EI.

Service Canada

Member’s Guide to Employment Insurance (EI)

A Member’s Guide to Employment Insurance is a resource that provides general advice for members who require access to regular or special benefits. The resource examines a number of issues including:

  • Applying for benefits,
  • Maintaining benefits,
  • Tips for Occasional Teachers,
  • Requirements for Special Benefits (Maternity, Parental, Sickness and Compassionate Care).

A Member’s Guide to Employment Insurance