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Look for Work, Tools and Resources, Plan Your Career

“I’ve been laid off. Now what?”

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Losing a job can be very stressful. But the good news is there are lots of resources and tips to help you take care of the basics following a job loss, and to help you successfully transition to searching for work.

Here is a list of 5 basic things you need to take care of:

  1. Severance (what happens when the employer ends your employment) and settlements (what the employer offers as compensation)
  2. Your record of employment
  3. Employment insurance
  4. References
  5. Financial planning

Your next step is to explore your work options and start your work search.

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If you require immediate assistance, please call the Alberta Supports Contact Centre at 1-877-644-9992 or visit alis.alberta.ca for more information about how to plan your future.

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