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What province is this please?
The law is that you are entitled to receive reasonable notice or pay in lieu of notice.Generally, in determining what is reasonable notice Courts look at several factors including the length of time you worked for the employer, your age, your position, the likelihood of finding new employment etc.At the high end, if you were in a managerial position, the Court would likely order one month's notice or pay in lieu of notice for each year of employment. If you were not in a managerial position the Court would order somewhat less.
Further, you are entitled to receive all the benefits that you were receiving while employed during all of these weeks or months of termination pay.
Yes I know you are happy with what they offered and the law is the have to pay you benefits for the full time.
So if they offered you one year's salary as severance then they have to give you benefits for one year.
So if they offered you enough months there is nothing you can do about the benefits.
But if they didn't meet the criteria that I explained then you may need to consider asking for more.
There is another issue and if you think you were dismissed because of your age the that is discrimination and unlawful and then you could either file a complaint with the Human Rights Commission or sue for damages.