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I AM A NEWCOMMER......BENEFITS THAT YOU ARE ENTITLED TO AVAIL

"Benefits is different from Social assistance" ......please maximize your potential to continue to live in Canada by availing these benefits......but at the same time do not forget to CONTRIBUTE effectively to the Canadian society.


http://www.canadabenefits.gc.ca/f.1.2cl.3st @ .jsp?lang=eng&geo=2&catid=27

Sorry the above link is not working

I am a newcomer to Canada

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Immigration Loans Program (ILP)
This program provides loans to refugees and protected persons to cover the costs of their medical examinations abroad, travel documents and transportation to Canada. In addition, assistance loans are available to help disadvantaged newcomers pay for expenses such as housing, telephone deposits, and work tools.
Contact Information
Toll-Free: 1-888-242-2100

Social Insurance Number (SIN)
The Social Insurance Number (SIN) is a nine-digit number that you need to work in Canada or to have access to government programs and benefits.
Contact Information
Toll-Free: 1-800-206-7218
Telephone: 506-548-7961
Social Insurance Number (SIN) - Regional Service Canada OfficesRegional Service Canada Offices

Working in Canada
The Working in Canada Web site provides job seekers, workers and those who are new to the Canadian labour market with the information required to make informed decisions about where to live and work. The site can assist individuals who are searching for work or looking to make career decisions.
Contact Information
Toll-Free: 1 800 O-Canada (1-800-622-6232)
TTY: 1-800-926-9105

Citizenship Certificate
The Citizenship Certificate program issues citizenship certificates to naturalized Canadian citizens, as well as to Canadian-born citizens who submit an application.
Contact Information
General Inquiries: 1-888-242-2100
TTY: 1-888-576-8502

Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program
This program is designed to support Alberta's economic growth by attracting work-ready immigrants to the province.
Contact Information
Toll-Free within Alberta: 1-877-427-6419
Outside Alberta: 780-427-6419

Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) Program
The Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) Program provides free basic French and English language courses to adult permanent residents, refugees and protected persons.The Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) Program provides free basic French and English language courses to adult permanent residents, refugees and protected persons.
Contact Information
Toll-Free: 1-888-242-2100
TTY: 1-888-576-8502

The Live-In Caregiver Program
Live-in caregivers are individuals who are qualified to provide care for children, elderly persons or persons with disabilities in private homes without supervision. Live-in caregivers must live in the private home where they work in Canada.
Contact Information
General Inquiries (inside Canada): 1-888-242‑2100

Interim Federal Health Program
The Interim Federal Health Program provides temporary health insurance to refugees, protected persons and refugee claimants, as well as to their dependants, in Canada who are not yet covered by a provincial or territorial health insurance plan.
Contact Information
General Inquiries: 1-888-242-2100
TTY: 1-888-576-8502

Federal Internship for Newcomers Program
The Federal Internship for Newcomers (FIN) Program provides newcomers with valuable temporary Canadian work experience and training opportunities with federal government departments.
Contact Information
Toll-Free: 1–888–854–1805
TTY: 1–800–926–9105

Self-Employed Persons Program
The Self-Employed Persons Program seeks to attract applicants who intend and are able to become self-employed in Canada.
Contact Information
Toll-Free: 1-888-242‑2100
TTY: 1-888-576‑8502

Resettlement Assistance Program
This program provides financial assistance to refugees and protected persons for accommodations, essential clothing, household effects and living expenses.
Contact Information
Toll-Free: 1-888-242-2100
TTY: 1-888-576-8502
Related Links

Newcomers to Canada - Canada Site
Health Canada - Healthy Living for Immigrants
Foreign Credentials Referral Office
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BENEFITS FINDER

Check this link to assess what benefits are suitable for you....

http://www.canadabenefits.gc.ca/

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FOREIGN CREDENTIALS

Recent update : http://www.credentials.gc.ca/fcro/progress-report2011.asp

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mitali

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AS A PARENT WHAT BENEFITS YOU CAN SECURE FOR YOUR CHILDREN

http://www.canadabenefits.gc.ca/f.1.2cl.3st @ .jsp?lang=eng&geo=2&catid=1

Sorry the link is not working

I am a parent

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Canada Child Tax Benefit (CCTB)
This benefit is a tax-free monthly payment made to eligible families with children under 18. It may include the National Child Benefit Supplement (NCBS), a benefit for low-income families with children, and/or the Child Disability Benefit (CDB), a benefit for families caring for children with severe and prolonged disabilities.
Contact Information
Toll-Free: 1-800-387-1193
TTY: 1-800-665-0354
Application
Canada Child Tax Benefit (CCTB) - FormForm

Child Care Subsidy
This program provides financial assistance to low-income families with dependent children to pay for all or part of licensed child care services.
Contact Information
Toll-Free: 1-866-714-5437
Edmonton: 780-422-3004
Child Care Subsidy - Regional OfficesRegional Offices
Application
Child Care Subsidy - On-line ApplicationOn-line Application
Additional Information
To be eligible for this program, you must have a valid reason for child care as defined by the Child Care Subsidy Program.

Child Rearing Drop-Out Provision (CRDP)
This program allows periods of low or zero Canada Pension Plan (CPP) contribution to be excluded from the calculation of CPP benefits when these periods are spent caring for a child under the age of seven.
Contact Information
Toll Free: 1-800-277-9914
TTY: 1-800-255-4786

Child Support Services
These services help parents get the legal agreements or court orders they need to obtain child support.
Contact Information
Toll-Free: 310-0000/780-415-6400
Edmonton: 780-415-6400
Calgary: 403-297-6060
Child Support Services - Regional OfficesRegional Offices
Required Documentation
Children's Birth Certificate
Marriage Certificate

Canada Learning Bond
The Canada Learning Bond provides a grant to families whose children are born in 2004 or later and who receive the National Child Benefit Supplement.
Contact Information
Toll-Free: 1 800 O-Canada (1-800-622-6232)
TTY: 1-800-465-7735
To be eligible, you must also be receiving
Canada Child Tax Benefit (CCTB)

New Alberta Birth Certificate
A new Alberta birth certificate is now available to order from registry offices throughout the province. The new birth certificate has numerous visible and concealed security features to help prevent identity theft.
Contact Information
Toll-Free (Alberta): 310-0000/780-427-7013
Telephone (Edmonton): 780-427-7013

Universal Child Care Benefit
The Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB) provides financial assistance to all Canadian families with young children, regardless of where they live, whatever their family circumstances or preferences. Parents receive $100 a month for each child under six.
Contact Information
Toll-Free: 1-800-387-1193
TTY: 1-800-665-0354

Early Childhood Services (ECS) and Special Needs
Children under six years of age who have a disability may be eligible for up to three years of early learning support under this program.
Contact Information
Toll-free (Alberta): 310-0000/780-427-7219
Telephone: 780-427-7219

Employment Insurance Family Supplement
The Family Supplement is a feature of Employment Insurance (EI) that provides additional benefits to low-income families with children.
Contact Information
Toll-Free: 1-800-206-7218
TTY: 1-800-529-3742

Cadet Program
The Cadet Program gives youth the opportunity to develop leadership skills, increase their physical fitness and make new friends while enjoying a variety of fun and challenging activities.
Contact Information
Cadet Program - Regional OfficesRegional Offices

Employment Insurance Maternity and Parental Benefits
Employment Insurance (EI) provides Maternity and Parental Benefits to individuals who are pregnant, have recently given birth, are adopting a child, or are caring for a newborn.
Contact Information
Toll-Free: 1-800-206-7218

Kin Child Care Funding Program
If you would like to pay relatives to care for your children, you may do so through the Kin Child Care program. Funding of up to $400 per month is available to eligible low- and middle-income families with children under the age of seven and not yet attending Grade 1, and $200 for school-age children (Grades 1-6).
Contact Information
Kin Child Care Funding Program - Local OfficesLocal Offices

Extended Hours Child Care Subsidy
Parents who work or attend classes during evenings or weekends may access extended hours subsidy up to $100 per month per child.
Contact Information
Toll-Free: 1-877-644-9992
Edmonton: 780-644-9992

Stay-at-home parents support
Eligible families who have one parent who stays at home or works, volunteers or attends school less than 20 hours per week may qualify for a subsidy of up to $1,200 per year for each pre-school-aged child who attends a licensed pre-school or an approved early childhood development program
Contact Information
Toll-Free: 1-877-644-9992

Aboriginal Head Start On Reserve
The Aboriginal Head Start On Reserve Program funds activities that support early intervention strategies to address the learning and developmental needs of young children living in First Nations communities. The goal is to support early child development strategies that are designed and controlled by communities.
Contact Information
Toll-Free: 1-800-622-6232

Alberta Family Employment Tax Credit
This tax-free benefit helps working families provide for their children.
Contact Information
Toll-Free: 1-800-959-2809
TTY: 1-800-665-0354
Additional Information
No application is required as applicants to the Canada Child Tax Benefit are automatically considered for the program.

Junior Canadian Rangers Program
The Junior Canadian Rangers Program offers a variety of skill-developing activities that promote traditional cultures and lifestyles to youth living in remote and isolated communities.
Contact Information
General Inquiries: 1-800-627-0828

Child Care for Children with Disabilities
This program provides support to children with special needs whose parents are either working or in school.
Contact Information
Toll-Free: 310-0000
General Inquires: 780-422-3004
Child Care for Children with Disabilities - Regional OfficesRegional Offices

Nobody's Perfect
This program provides parenting education and support for parents of children from birth to age five.
Contact Information
General Inquiries: 613-952-1220
Nobody's Perfect - Regional OfficesRegional Offices

Alberta Child Health Benefit
This program provides premium-free health benefits to children living in low-income families.
Contact Information
Toll-Free: 1-877-469-5437
Edmonton: 780-427-6848
To be eligible, you must not be receiving
Alberta Works - Alberta Adult Health Benefit
Alberta Works - Income Support
Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH)

Canada Education Savings Grant (CESG)
The Canada Education Savings Grant is a grant from the Government of Canada to help you start saving early for your child's education after high school.
Contact Information
Toll-Free: 1 800 O-Canada (1-800-622-6232)
TTY: 1-800-926-9105

Alberta Centennial Education Savings Plan
This plan will contribute to the Registered Education Savings Plan of every child born to Alberta residents in 2005 and beyond. The program is designed to give parents an incentive to start planning and saving for their child's post-secondary education as early as possible.
Contact Information
Toll-Free: 1-866-515-2237
Required Documentation
Children's Birth Certificate

Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD)
This program provides supports and services to help strengthen a family's ability to promote their child's growth and development.
Contact Information
Toll-Free: 310-0000/780-427-2551
General Inquiries: 780-427-2551
Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD) - Regional OfficesRegional Offices
Required Documentation
Medical Report

Child Disability Benefit (CDB)
This program provides a non-taxable supplement to low- and moderate-income families to help them with the costs of raising children under 18 who have a severe and prolonged mental or physical impairment.
Contact Information
Toll Free: 1-800-387-1193
Application
Child Disability Benefit (CDB) - FormForm
To be eligible, you must also be receiving
Canada Child Tax Benefit (CCTB)

Child and Youth Support Program (CYS)
This program provides eligible caregivers with financial assistance.
Contact Information
Toll-Free: 310-0000
Child and Youth Support Program (CYS) - Regional OfficesRegional Offices

Aboriginal Head Start in Urban and Northern Communities
The Aboriginal Head Start in Urban and Northern Communities Program is a community-based children's program delivered by the Public Health Agency of Canada. It focuses on early childhood development for First Nations, Inuit and Métis children and their families living off-reserve.
Contact Information
Aboriginal Head Start in Urban and Northern Communities - Regional OfficesRegional Offices

Elementary/Secondary Education Program
This program provides access for First Nations students to elementary or secondary schools, or services.
Contact Information
Toll-Free: 1-800-567-9604
Related Links

Families and Children - Service Canada Site
Child and Family Benefits Online Calculator
Youth.gc.ca
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amish

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Nice Mitali ;)

Good job done by u, helps us a lot.. Keep updating status.. where u were? came back to forum after a long time?

Regards,
Amish
 

mitali

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Cocknbull.....Thanks a lot (infinite times) for letting me know that the links were not working....appreciate it. :)

This is main link through which you can navigate to find other details and links:

http://www.canadabenefits.gc.ca/

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Cocknbull.....Thanks a lot (infinite times) for letting me know that the links were not working....appreciate it. :)

This is main link through which you can navigate to find other details and links:

http://www.canadabenefits.gc.ca/

Mitali
No problems dear... :)

Good work.......please keep going...couldn't give you another +1 because of 168 hours wait...thanks
 

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Link to compare Prices of Grocery items: Just for reference

http://www.grocerysavings.ca/onlineGroceryPriceBook.asp

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Keep going and going .....................great job. More and more links appreciated. :)
 
 

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ASSISTANCE YOU CAN GET FOR FREE ON ARRIVAL

The below compilation is not my own...I had copied from the forum long time back but unfortunately did not copy the name of the original CREATER..... :(...(Dont thank me for this....I dont deserve it). THANKS to the original poster.... :)

Canadian federal government provides following post-landing settlement services to the newcomers to Canada in partnership with provincial governments and some private institutions free of cost:

1. Free job search help in Canada(preparation for interview, resume/cover letter writing etc.). Free refreshments, child care, bus tickets are provided to all the participants.

2. Free job trainings/workshops of upto 3-4 weeks to locate/search for jobs(within Canada)

3. Referral to various job sites and local newspapers specializing in placement of newcomers

4. Free job training, internships for getting "Canadian Experience" without which getting any job is extremely difficult in Canada

5. Credentials assessments for getting jobs quickly in your field(free)

6. Referral to networking clubs to increase contacts and getting information of hidden job market(70% of Canadian jobs are hidden i.e. not advertised anywhere)

7. Housing/transportation/communication guidance

8. New home purchase downpayment help by the government

9. Free help/guidance for applying SIN card, Health card, bank account opening, various government form fill-ups, school admission for your kids, translation of documents, affidavits, help in getting a family doctor, income tax filing etc.

10. Arranging mentors from your field who would guide/support you to help you settle down faster

11. Arranging easy loans for further education and professional/technical courses in Canada

12. Welcome to Canada service(free gifts and advice/guidance from local businesses to help you settle in your new community)

13. Guidance to get various tax credits and government benefits (available to individuals and families)

14. Free English classes(for unlimited period) to improve your accent and knowledge of the language. Specialized language training for your specific job.

15. Introduction to a person/family(Canadian citizen) who would meet you for few hours in a week to guide/help you settle faster in the community(free service)

16. To apply for various children benefits provided by the government

17. Referral to various discount stores for the purchase of grocery, furniture, mattress, electronic items etc.(10%-50% discounts for newcomers only)

18. Free help in building good credit rating and getting easy car/home loans

19. Discounted or free meals(only for people who are unable to support themselves)

20. Services for new and old small business owners like free consultations with a qualified business consultant, free business plan reviews, guidance on licences, permits and regulations, networking & professional development opportunities, free advice through accountants/lawyers, free workshops and seminars etc.

21. Discounted tickets/passes to visit GTA's museums/art galleries and places of tourist attractions for the newcomer and his family.


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mavrick09in

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Dear Mitali,
Nice n vry usefull post. Just wondering I will be coming to Vancouver in may & we are a family of 4. We will be carrying CAD 23000 & my query is that do all the family members need to fill the POF or only one person can fill on behalf or them. Also revert POF & currency declaration are 2 diff forms or same.
Kindly revert