Social Insurance Number

  • confirmation of SIN letter
  • plastic SIN card (non-expired)

Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP)

A Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) is a special savings account to help save for a child's education after high school. Anyone can open an RESP account for a child and put money ("contribute") into it—parents, guardians, grandparents, other relatives, or friends.

After you open an RESP, you may be eligible for free money that the Government of Canada adds to the account for children who come from low-income families:

Workplace Safety Insurance Board (WSIB) Benefits

If you are injured or become ill because of your job, you could get insurance benefits. This is becasue Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Act covers most workers by law. 

Each claim is treated separately. You could receive:

  • Loss of earnings benefits
  • Health care and medical costs (doctor’s visits, surgery, physiotherapy etc)
  • Prescription drug costs
  • Special clothing or footwear costs
  • Transportation costs to and from health care appointments.

Ontario Works (OW)

Ontario Works (OW) helps people who have pressing, short-term financial need. This program offers income support to help with the costs of basic needs and health benefits, as well as assistance to help you find, prepare for, and keep a job.

Emergency assistance is also available if you are in a crisis or an emergency situation, like losing your home, leaving an abusive relationship, and/or worrying about your safety. 

The amount of money you may receive from OW will depend on your family size, income, assets, and housing costs.

Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)

If you have a disability and need help with your expenses, you may be able to get help from the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).

This program offers income support to help with basic living expenses, benefits for you and your family, and help finding a job. The amount of money you may receive from ODSP will depend on your and your family's income, assets, housing costs, and the size of your family.