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zirconiag
zirconiag
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Posted On: 4/10/2008
zirconiag
zirconiag
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My husband sponsored me under Spouse Sponsorship and I have recently gotten my PR status. My husband is under ODSP and his case officer recently sent me to see someone from the Ontario Works to look for a better job. This guy from the Ontario Works told me I can claim for clothing and what not from him.

But the thing is, when I filled out the PR form...I think there's a rule in which I am not supposed to ask for Social Assistance or my husband will have to pay. I already have a job just that it doesn't pay much. I am not receiving any money from the govt or whatsoever.

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hannahenarson
hannahenarson
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Posted On: 9/15/2014
hannahenarson
hannahenarson
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Hi I have a question, I am on ontario works I have 5 kids the youngest was just born! My husband is austrian and when he arrived in canada I told ontario works I would sponcer him, then a year later they sent a letter denying us sponership, I can not work now! And he is not allowed to work! I dont know what to do, we dont want to be on Ontario works! I javr called and ask so many time how can it be that there is no solution for us! I am a Canadian citizen by birth and we have 4 children together I basically feel I am being kicked out of my country cause I have no other solution then to move to Ausrtia where my husband can work! If u have any advice please help me
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MelM
MelM
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Posted On: 9/15/2014
MelM
MelM
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Unfortunately your options are quite limited. Being on Ontario Works disqualifies you from sponsoring your husband. If you wish to sponsor him, then you will have to stop taking OW and remain off OW for the entire period his application is being processed.

Alternatively (if you are unable to stop taking OW), your husband could apply to immigrate to Canada independently if he qualifies through immigration programs like Federal Skilled Trade, Federal Skilled Worker, or one of the Provincial Nominee Programs.

Good luck.
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nicnicjames
nicnicjames
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Posted On: 4/5/2016
nicnicjames
nicnicjames
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Hi

I am a Canadian citizen & I sponsored my husband to Canada. He is now a PR. I an no longer to work & need assistance. Can I apply for Ontario Works? I signed a Sponsorship Agreement stating that I am responsible for him for 3 years. The 3 years is not up yet. We have 3 kids. I know my husband cannot apply for Ontario Works. Can I apply even though I am financially responsible for him or will I be rejected?

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Posted On: 4/26/2016
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Hello NJames,

Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

Your User ID indicates that you are in Pickering.

You can find some information regarding Ontario Works on the Ministry of Community and Social Service website in the Ontario Works section.

In order to find out if you are eligible, you should inquire by phone or in person at your local Ontario Works office.

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.

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Anna
Settlement.Org Content and Information/Referral Specialist, CIRS
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