I am also researching on that. Had read online about welcome kit which has some useful things on discounted price or free e.g. mattress, etc.If you do not mind me asking what benefits do you have in mind anything specific ?
Hey Sistemc, was this a specific school providing the subsidy for language classes or is there some govt programme?Highly subsidized French as a second language classes were the only "benefits" that I enjoyed as an immigrant in this country.
Of course, they were immediately offset by the exorbitant car insurance premiums that I needed to pay as a newcomer.
Thank youI am from Ottawa, and I enrolled into École des Adultes Le Carrefour FSL program. It was high quality program with excellent teachers. Cost 10 CAD (yes, that is ten dollars) for 60 hours course. They test your language skills before enrollment, and put you into one of the three levels.
More data at: https://www.google.ca/search?q=carrefour+french+as+second+language
Could you, by any chance, remember the name of this organization, please? The organization that gave you the newcomer pack?I will be commenting about Ontario. There was such thing as newcomer pack. We got it at local cultural center (non profit organisation). It contained few little things like some small food samples, some coupons for food (corn flakes, sandwich spread and such). Then coupon for 500 CAD for new Ford car and 2k for certain type of appartment in Toronto (from certain company).
If you are asking for real discounts go after thrift shops and charity shops (Goodwill, Habitat for Humanity) and search there. Also sweep through kijiji to get second hand stuff cheaper.
The CIWA Centre for Women in Calgary give out free Mattresses to new female Immigrants though.No, there are no free handouts for immigrants. Why should Canada give you free mattresses or anything else? You haven't contributed to Canada so don't expect anything from the people who have. You will be expected to work and support yourself.