See also Welfare and benefits Q&A on the Family Law in BC website.


Sponsorship Breakdown is for permanent residents who need help when the person sponsoring them in Canada will no longer support them, and they are unable to support themselves. It explains what happens when a sponsorship breaks down, and how to apply for income assistance (welfare). It also contains a resource section listing community groups and other help.

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