What social benefits are sponsored refugees entitled to?

Refugees are covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) and are eligible for the Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP). In addition, they may be eligible for many other benefits including:

  • Canada Child Tax Benefit
  • National Child Benefit Supplement
  • Ontario Child Benefit
  • Universal Child Care Benefit
  • Child Disability Benefit
  • HST credit

Sponsored refugees are not eligible for Ontario Works benefits or subsidized housing during the period of sponsorship.