I live in Ontario, Canada. To make a long story short, I was laid off last year, got EI benefits, finally found work through a temp agency, worked there for a very short time because my assignment ended (basically, they didn't need me there anymore), so I am waiting for my job agent to call with more work, and, for a number of places I sent my resume to, to call (if they do). Thing is, my EI finished last month, I need money for rent. I can't sit here waiting for the agency or any of these other places to call so some people suggested going to school through EI. What I want to know is, do I still need to be on EI to get the extension or can I call them and just tell them my EI is done but I need to get an extension because I can't find work? I am going to call them tomorrow anyways but I figured maybe I can get an answer from someone who knows about this sort of thing. This is the first time I have ever been on EI so I don't know about the options you can have (just remember that my EI has ended so I am basically looking to ask for an extension because I haven't been able to get a job after the last place). The site is not telling me much and the job I was sent to was suppose to be long term but they had rehired someone who worked there before to take over for a girl who is going on mat leave soon. Thanks guys.