After being laid off 3 weeks ago, and filing for EI regular benefits, I was hoping to convince the government to retrain me, whether it be a simple 6 week course or a year in technical college. I don't like to admit this, and never use it as an excuse, but I was diagnosed with a learning disability when I was 16. I've heard that it may actually help me in my quest to get retraining.
Now my question is if you find a seasonal job that is full time from may until september, would EI cut off your benefits, even though the job is only 50-60% of what you were making in the job you were laid off? I was hoping to go back to school to learn a trade for a year. I'm just not sure how this would affect my EI claim if I accepted a manual labour job, when I just lost the job of my dreams, and can guarantee myself employment if given the opportunity to go back to school.
I've never been on EI, and was curious to see if anyone here has been in the same predicament (wanting to be retrained in their desired field). Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.