Facts About Refugees
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Here are the facts about Refugees

Busting The Myths About Immigration in Canada, prepared by the South Essex Community Council of Leamington, Ontario: see Myths About Immigration.


Below are a few facts from Busting The Myths About Immigration in Canada:


Refugees in Canada receive greater assistance from the government than Canadian pensioners

FACT: The amount of monthly financial support that government-assisted refugees receive is based on provincial social -assistance rates.  It is the minimum required to meet basic food and shelter needs.

FACT: Privately sponsored refugees do not receive government funding.

FACT: Government assistance is provided up until one year from arrival, or until the individual is able to support him/herself.


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