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Programs and measures

For information about social solidarity programs and measures, see the Québec.ca website. To do so, follow the links.

Social Assistance and Social Solidarity

Emploi-Québec administers several financial assistance programs designed to help low-income individuals and families with their social integration and job integration.

Depending on your circumstances, you may qualify for financial support. You might also qualify for income support to reimburse certain expenses if you take part in specific programs or employment measures.

Consult the section Social Assistance and Social Solidarity in the Québec.ca website.

Other Income Support Programs

Depending on your situation, you may be entitled to additional financial assistance provided by other government departments and agencies. Learn more about their programs by visiting their websites.

Consult the page Other Income Support Programs in the Québec.ca website.

Pregnant Minors

If you’re under age 18 and are at least 20 weeks pregnant, the Pregnant Minor Financial Assistance Program can provide monthly financial assistance until your child is born.

Consult the page Assistance for Pregnant Minors in the Québec.ca website.

Social Assistance and Support

If you’re receiving social assistance and want to get ready to enter the job market, the following programs can be of assistance.

Consult the page Employment Assistance Programs in the Québec.ca website.

Work Premium

Are your wages insufficient to cover the costs involved in joining the workforce? You might qualify for a Supplement to the Work Premium if your income is low and you have recently stopped receiving social assistance or benefits under the Youth Alternative Program.

Consult the page Assistance for Former Recipients of Social Assistance – Supplement to the Work Premium in the Québec.ca website.

National Reconciliation Program for Duplessis Orphans Who Were Residents of Certain Institutions

The National Reconciliation Program for Duplessis Orphans Who Were Residents of Certain Institutions offers individual financial assistance of $15,000 to persons commonly known as Duplessis orphans, who were residents of certain non-psychiatric institutions.

On December 15, 2010, Cabinet adopted a new Order-in-Council (#1147-2010) allowing the Ministère to verify applicant eligibility and assess their applications received after December 23, 2009.

Consult information about the National Reconciliation Program for Duplessis Orphans Who Were Residents of Certain Institutions

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