Are Canada Family Class Immigrants Eligible for ODSP


Are Canada Family Class Immigrants Eligible for ODSP?

ODSP - Ontario Disability Support Program.

If you have a disability and need help with your living expenses, you may be eligible for the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).

ODSP offers:

financial assistance to help you and your family with essential living expenses benefits, for you and your family, including prescription drugs and vision care help finding and keeping a job, and advancing your career.

The answer might be NO. Please read the information from Ontario Government:


The sponsor's obligation to provide for the essential needs (e.g. food, clothing, shelter and other needs for everyday living, dental care, eye care and other health needs not covered by public health services) of the sponsored immigrant continues for the full sponsorship period even if the sponsored immigrant becomes a Canadian citizen.


Sponsorship Agreement: signed by the sponsor (and co-signer, where applicable) and the sponsored immigrant. The sponsor commits to provide the basic requirements for daily living for the sponsored immigrant and his/her dependent(s) included in undertaking. The agreement includes a promise that the sponsored immigrant and his/her dependents will not need to apply for social assistance. As part of the agreement, the sponsored immigrant consents to the release of information to the sponsor (or co-sponsor, where applicable) concerning social assistance that the sponsored immigrant or his/her dependents applied for or received during the undertaking period.


(from Ontario ODSP)