How Much Money Do Immigrants Get in Canada  

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Do Immigrants In Canada Get Money?

Immigrants with verifiable work and Study experience prior to their migration to Canada earn the highest median pay, per annum. 

For example, those who immigrated to Canada in 2018, were paid a median pay of CA$44,600, an amount almost 15% higher than the median wage of CA$38,800, which a Canadian born population earns. 

According to Canada Study, newly minted Permanent residents earn more than their predecessors. The median wage for immigrants who became Permanent residents in 2019 was CA$39,100. This is the highest amount recorded among immigrants since 1981.

The report also noted that work-related pre-admission in Canada plays a significant role in lifting immigrants’ wages. Immigrants without Pre-admission experience will earn a median wage of CA$22,600.

How Much Money Do Immigrants Get in Canada – Tudor House Immigration 

 Immigrants with study experience before their migration earn the lowest median pay, one year after their landing. 

Big factors that help immigrants earn higher wages in Canada include:

  • Fluency in Canada’s two official languages- English and French, and
  • Ability to get their foreign certifications recognized by Canadian employers.

What Financial Benefits Can New Immigrants Get In Canada?


In Canada, refugees receive income support. The income assistance Program is available to mainly Refugee applicants for Permanent Residence. Some of these allowances are provided to refugees on a monthly basis, while others are provided one-time only. 

Here are the details of the income assistance Program: 

 1. Furniture Allowance (G/L 59001)

Furniture allowance is provided one-time only to take care of:

  • Tables and chairs
  • Loveseat and sofa
  • Beds and dresser 

The local IRCC will determine if this allowance will be provided through funds given to the new immigrants to:

  • Buy the  furniture or 
  • Through a standing offer with a supplier or
  • A combination of both (hybrid models). 

Here are maximum allowance rates for one-time furniture:

  • Single without accompanying dependants – $1,550
  • Single with one dependants – $2,440
  • Single with two dependants – $2,880
  • Couple without accompanying dependants – $2,280
  • Couple with one dependant – $2,560
  • Couple with two dependants – $3,185
  • Couple with three dependants – $3,885
  • For each additional dependant – $420

 2. Linens Allowance (G/L 59001)

Linens allowance is provided one-time only. Suggested items include:

  • Towels
  • Bed linens such as blankets and sheet sets.

The local IRCC will determine if linens allowance will be provided through funds given to the new immigrants to:

  • Buy the  furniture or 
  • Through a standing offer with a supplier or
  • A combination of both (hybrid models).

Linens allowance rates are:

  • A single immigrant – $80
  • A family of 2 – $160
  • A family of 3 –$240
  • A family of 4 –$320
  • A family of 5 –$400
  • A family of 6 –$480
  • Each additional dependant – $80

 3. Basic Household Needs Allowance ( G/L 59001)

New Canadian immigrants are provided with a one –time basic household needs allowance to cover:

  • Common household products like mops, brooms, pans, pots, and kitchen utensils.
  • Basic window coverings and
  • Other furniture items such as coffee tables, lamps etc.

The maximum allowable rates are:

  • Family of 1- $600
  • Family of 2- $650
  • Family of 3- $700
  • Family of 4 – $750
  • Family of 5 –$800
  • Family of 6 –$850
  • Each additional dependant –$50

 4. Staple Allowance (G / L 59001)

New refugees get a one-time staple allowance to set up a household with cleaning supplies and basic food. Below are staple allowance rates:

  • Single individual – $210
  • Family of 2- $300
  • Family of 3 –$390
  • Family of 4 –$480
  • Family of 5 –$570
  • Family of 6 –$660
  • Each additional dependant –$90

 5. Utility Installation Allowance ( G/L 59001)

This is a one-time utility allowance of $75 which includes services such as:

  • Internet / telephone connection fees
  • Hook-up / installation of utilities (electricity, gas, water). 

 6. School Start-up Allowance ( G/ L 59001, Second Installment if applicable) 

A school Start-up allowance of $150 is provided to school children and young adults between the ages of 4 and 17 attending provincial schools (K-12), to defray cost for gym clothing and school supplies. 

This allowance does not apply for those enrolled in English as a Second Language (ESL) or Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) related classes.

Young adults between the ages of 8-12, with demonstrated proof that they are enrolled in Secondary School full time may qualify for School Start-up allowance. 

 7. Transportation Allowance (G/L 59003)

A monthly transport allowance is provided based on the cost of monthly transportation in that community. This is determined based on the needs of the refugee. 

In areas where public transportation is not allowed, a maximum rate of $75 is provided. Typically, only refugees who are 18 or older are eligible to receive a transportation allowance. 

 8. Communication Allowance (G/L 59003)

A monthly allowance of $30 is provided to enable families maintain a basic service for school, employment-related uses, and emergencies. Communication allowance is only given to cover basic needs and other costs such as phone and internet plans, long distance telephone calls etc. 

 9. Maternity- related Allowances 

      a. Maternity Food Allowance (G/L 59003)

This monthly allowance of $75 is issued once it is confirmed that the refugee is pregnant. The letter is usually issued by the doctor or nurse practitioner. 

      b. Maternity Clothing Allowance ( G/L 59007)

Once pregnancy is confirmed by the doctor or nurse practitioner, The IRCC officer will approve a one-time payment of $200 to cover the purchase of maternity clothing. 

 10. Newborn Allowance (GL 59007)

Once the doctor or nurse practitioner confirms pregnancy and due date, the IRCC officer will approve a one-time payment of $750 to cover the purchase of items for the baby. This allowance is usually administered 2 months to the due date. 

 11. Funeral Expenses (G/L 59007)

If a newcomer or the dependent of a refugee dies while on transit in Canada or already in Canada, the IRCC RAP officers will first evaluate the potential sources of the funeral expenditure such as life insurance, individual’s assets, or family members. 

Funeral expenses including cremation shouldn’t exceed the established territorial or provincial social assistance rates. 

Do Immigrants In Canada Pay Taxes?

New refugees to Canada may receive income support from the region or country they used to live or from another country. This income may be subject to taxation. The amount Canadian immigrants pay depends on the circumstance. 


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