Apply for Benefits


When you have little time after your arrival, check this out. There are some government benefits that you and your family members may be eligible for. I am going to list the benefits that I know of and you can check more details from the relevant websites.

Some people don’t know about these benefits at all. Some people don’t care about it. Some people have no way of knowing about these benefits. Here, I am helping you with what I know. So…take action.

1.  Child Tax Benefit:

The Canada Child Tax Benefit is a tax-free monthly payment made to eligible families to help them with the cost of raising children under age 18. Once you come to Canada, you can apply for this. For families on student visa, situation will be different. But, please read the information from the following link;

You can download the application from the following;

 2.  GST Credit:

GST is a tax that you pay on most goods and services sold or provided in Canada. In some provinces, GST has been blended with provincial sales tax and is called HST. The GST/HST credit helps individuals and families with low and modest incomes offset all or part of the GST or HST that they pay. We will base your credit on the number of children you have and on your family net income. This information is also used to calculate payments from related provincial programs. To receive the GST/HST credit, you have to apply for it.” – Canada Revenue Agency.

“In the year you became a resident of Canada, you may be entitled to the GST/HST credit issued after your arrival. For more information, see Form RC151, GST/HST Credit Application for Individuals Who Become Residents of Canada.” – Canada Revenue Agency.

International Students who become residents can also apply for this credits.

For more details, please refer to following link;

You can download application from the following link;

3. Other Benefits:

I just listed two benefits that you can apply as a new immigrant. There are lots of benefits you might be able to apply for. Please visit the Canada Benefits Home for more information.



Contact: Sumith

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