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  1. lily Says:

    Hi Tania. I just found your blog. I am interested in the Self-emloyed Benefit program. I am wondering what kind of business are you running right now? how do you feel about this progra? I am waitting for your feedback. Thanks.

  2. Christine Says:

    Tania, Thanks for posting info on the SEB, it’s so hard to find!

    (I used to work as a mentor for the program)

    Good luck with the business!

    oh, do you have the contact information for the office through which you’ve received the program?

    • oryxandcrake Says:

      Hi Christine
      Thank you! I went to Jobskills – there is a link somewhere in my SEB article, and I am sure there is some contact info at their website. They are located at 40 Sheppard Ave. West.

  3. may Says:

    Hi Tania,

    I found your website and enjoyed reading all the information about SEB since it is so difficult to find the details. I have one question though:

    I understand that you cannot receive both EI and SEB at the same time, but say if I’ve received EI for 3 months before I get accepted to SEB, then does that mean the period of my receiving EI has decreased (ie. it’s better to apply for SEB closer to the end of the duration I’m receiving EI, to maximize the benefits?)

    Thanks in advance!! 🙂

  4. oryxandcrake Says:

    Hi May

    You are “supposed” to look for a job while you are on EI. When I applied for SEB, I actually received an e-mail with questions from the Ministry of whatever it is responsible for EI, asking me how much of my time I devote to job search, whether the courses I take will not interfere with my attending SEB program etc. Basically, if you are still receiving EI and are admitted to SEB, you will be receiving EI until your eligible weeks run out, and then you will start receiving SE benefits that will continue until a year ends since you entered the program. So, yes, your total paid time will be less in this case.

  5. may Says:


    Thanks for your response!! So you were taking some courses while receiving EI and applying for SEB? Are those courses funded by government or you took it for your interests?

    Thanks again!

  6. oryxandcrake Says:

    Hi May

    Yes, I took some courses. No, they were not funded by the government.

  7. Umair Says:

    Hi Tania,

    I found your blog through a comment you left on an article about SR&ED. I was inspired by reading about you and some of the services you offer. Especially, the freelance service to prepare technical write ups for SR&ED claims.

    I have been working with Chrysler Canada for past 2 years helping them with their SR&ED technical write ups. I have been thinking about offering SR&ED services to consultants in preparing technical SR&ED reports. I just don’t know where to start. I was wondering if you can help me in this regard.

    I would also love to learn about the technical writing courses you took at YorkU. I would really appreciate your help.

    Thanks in advance.


  8. oryxandcrake Says:

    Hi Umair

    If you want to offer your services as an independent consultant, or to independent consultants, there is some demand for people like this. If you search the web on “SRED jobs”, I am sure you’ll find something. I’ll ask the company I work with, as well. Please send me your contact info at the e-mail address shown below just in case I find something.

    As to the technical writing courses at York, they are here:

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