Sponsorship Breakdown

Sponsorship Breakdown

COVID-19 Support for Income & Disability Assistance

New emergency measures are in place for people on income assistance or disability assistance and seniors with low incomes. See the BC government website for details. 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 will no longer support 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). It also contains a resource section listing community groups and other help.

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