Are there any citizen benefits after immigrating to Canada? Canada’s national welfare policies for citizens can be said to be well-known, and the “Immigration Paradise” by the majority of immigrants. What are the specific benefits?

 

  1. EI Maternity and Parental Benefits

Maternity benefits in Canada are also part of Employment Insurance (EI), including EI Maternity Benefits and EI Parental Benefits. Maternity benefits can receive up to 15 weeks of salary, and Parental Benefits can receive up to 35 weeks of salary.

According to the actual situation of childbirth, the total amount of subsidy received remains unchanged, but prenatal leave can be taken up to three months. The leave period after maternity leave can be extended to a maximum of one and a half years. It takes almost two years for a child to have a child, and both parents can apply for parental leave. (The total time remains the same, but both can apply)

At the same time, employees must not be fired because of pregnancy. Employees on maternity leave continue to maintain their pensions or medical plans and can return to their original jobs after the maternity leave ends.

 

  1. EI Family Supplement

If it is a low-income family recognized by the government, EI family subsidies can be obtained. If the government determines that your annual family net income is below CAD $26,000, you have children, and you or your spouse enjoy Canadian child tax benefits, then the government will determine that your family is a low-income family, then you can get an EI family subsidy.

Family subsidies can allow you to get as much as 80% of your income. If you and your spouse apply for EI allowance at the same time, only one of them can get it. Generally speaking, it is better for one of the two parties with a low rate of return to apply for family subsidies.

 

  1. EI Sickness Benefits

Sickness allowance is to help employees who are unable to work due to illness, injury or quarantine, and solve their financial difficulties. The sickness allowance can only be received for a maximum of 15 weeks, but it must have worked 700 hours in the past 52 weeks or since the last time I received employment insurance benefits. To apply for sickness allowance, a doctor’s certificate must be provided to prove that you are sick and the required recovery time.

 

  1. Social Welfare (SW)

The social welfare fund is a cornerstone of the Canadian welfare system. It is used to guarantee the basic standard of living for every Canadian resident. Canadian residents can apply for this benefit if they have no income and have a bank deposit below CAD 1,000.

If you are a single person, you can get CAD 500-700 per month, and a family of three can get CAD 1,100 – 1,300 per month, which is enough to maintain a low standard of living. New immigrants usually cannot enjoy this benefit within the first six months, so after landing in Canada, they need a certain amount of money to maintain their lives for six months.

 

to be continued…

 

Source: Canadian Times, Daily Headlines

Further reading:

Are there any citizen benefits after immigrating to Canada? (1)

Are there any citizen benefits after immigrating to Canada? (3)

Are there any citizen benefits after immigrating to Canada? (4)

 

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Stream A: In-Canada graduates

Applicants must have graduated from a post-secondary designated learning institution in Canada

  • in the 3 years before you apply
  • with one of the following:
    • a diploma (not graduate or post-graduate) for a program of at least 2 years
    • a degree (associate, bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral)
    • a graduate or post-graduate diploma or certificate for a program of at least 1 year and
  • with at least 50% of your program completed in Canada (either in person or online)

Stream B: Canadian work experience

Applicants must have graduated in the 5 years before you apply with one of the following:

  • a diploma (not graduate or post-graduate) for a program of at least 2 years, or a degree (for example, an associate degree, a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree or a doctorate) from a post-secondary designated learning institution in Canada
  • a graduate or post-graduate diploma or certificate for a program of at least 1 year from a post-secondary designated learning institution in Canada
  • a foreign educational credential equivalent to one of the following:
    • a Canadian post-secondary diploma (not graduate or post-graduate) for a program of at least 2 years
    • a Canadian post-secondary degree
    • a Canadian graduate or post-graduate diploma or certificate for a program of at least 1 year
  • have worked in Canada for at least 12 months full time, or an equal amount of part-time hours in the 3 years before you apply.

 

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