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What social benefits are sponsored refugees eligible for?

Sponsored 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:

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

You can contact settlement services to learn more about benefits and to receive help for filling forms or applications.

Sponsorship Stage Month 1 Month 2-12
Topic Finances