Social assistance receipt among refugee claimants in Canada: CS11-0019/369E-PDF

evidence from linked administrative data files /

The study has been successful in linking approximately three-quarters of all refugee claimants to administrative files containing information on the annual receipt of social assistance (SA). Of these linked claimants, between 65% and 85% rely on SA shortly after opening their refugee claim. Among those whose claims were still open after four years, some 25% to 40% were collecting SA. This figure is well above the Canadian average of about 8%.

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Department/Agency Statistics Canada.
Title Social assistance receipt among refugee claimants in Canada
Subtitle evidence from linked administrative data files /
Series Title Analytical Studies Branch research paper series,
Publication Type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
Format Electronic
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Note Also available in French under title: Prestations d’aide sociale chez les demandeurs du statut de réfugié au Canada, données tirées de fichiers de données administratives couplés. “Release date: October 15, 2015.”
Date c2015.
Number of Pages 50 p. :
ISBN 978-0-660-03388-4
Catalogue Number
  • CS11-0019/369E-PDF
Departmental Catalogue Number Catalogue no. 11F0019M
Subject Terms Refugees, Social assistance, Statistics