Newcomer Employment & Health Insurance Challenges in Canada
Whether an immigrant or a refugee, all newcomers face many barriers when arriving in Canada. The challenges of adjusting to life in a new country are unique for each family. However, there are some struggles that many newcomers have in common.
One specific challenge I’ve noticed while supporting newcomer families in our community is employment and health insurance.
Federal & Provincial Assistance for Newcomers
When refugees come to Canada they typically receive financial support from the federal government that lasts up to one year. Along with this financial support they are eligible for health coverage.