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Sponsorship Breakdown

移民担保破裂

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 is no longer supporting them, and they are unable to support themselves. It explains what happens when a sponsorship breaks down, and how to apply for social assistance (welfare). There is also a resource section listing community groups and other help.

This publication is for people who are comfortable reading and may have some legal knowledge.