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It is important for new immigrants and families with low income to know that their new Government of Canada as well as Quebec’s Gouvernment have many assistance programs to support them until they stand on their feet.

Here are benefits in brief:

First, The Federal Government Benefits:

As a newcomer to Canada, you may be eligible for the goods and services/harmonized sales tax (GST/HST) credit, the Canada child tax benefit (CCTB), and the universal child care benefit (UCCB) payments in the year you became a resident of Canada.

To apply for the GST/HST credit, complete Form RC151, GST/HST Credit Application for Individuals Who Become Residents of Canada.

To apply for the CCTB and the UCCB payments, complete Form RC66, Canada Child Benefits Application. Depending upon your immigration and residency status, you may also have to complete Schedule RC66SCH, Status in Canada/Statement of Income.

Second, The Provisional (Quebec) Benefits:

1- The Child Assistance Payments (All you need to know about it here)

2- The Solidarity Tax Credit (Read more about it here)

3- Tax credit for Child Expenses (Read more)

 

Other Benefits:

1- Paid Full-Time French classes (about 450$ a month) (Read more: http://www.immigration-quebec.gouv.qc.ca/en/settle/french-courses.html)

2- The last resort/Welfare

 

Service Canada list of Benefits:

http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/subjects/benefits/