You should assume that shelter accommodations will be shared and you will not have your own room. There are some shelters with private rooms but to the best of my knowledge, these are reserved for families (e.g. mother and father claiming refugee status along with three kids). These private rooms are also in very short supply to the best of my knowledge. So yes, assume you will be in shared accommodations with a number of people in a large room.Thanks for your reply. It is so disappointing that I can hardly accept the fact right away. Are you saying that for refugee claimants without money, we can only stay in such enviornment, right? I thought at least we can have our own bedroom, with shared bathroom and kithches. But the reality is completely not, right?
Another question is , to apply for the social assistance, Ontario works require refugee claimant to provide their UCI number. Typically only after eligibility interview, can people get the number. But from what people say in this forum, the elibility interview may not happen immediately after they make the claim. Then while they wait the interview, how could they sustain themselves?
You should assume it will take over a year to have your eligibility interview.
I can't comment on Ontario Works or the work permit.