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Programs and measures

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

Assistance for Individuals under Age 25

If you’re under age 25 and want to gain greater personal, social and employment self-sufficiency, the Youth Alternative Program can provide financial assistance and personalized coaching to help you enter the labour market.

Consult the page Assistance for Individuals under Age 25 – The Youth Alternative Program in the Emploi-Québec website.

Collective Dismissals

Have you been affected by a mass job loss? The income support program for workers affected by collective dismissals provides temporary financial assistance to help you keep your assets and avoid having to turn to social assistance.

Consult the page Assistance for Workers Affected by Collective Dismissals in the Emploi-Québec website.

Last-resort financial assistance

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 Obtaining Financial Assistance in the Emploi-Québec 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

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 Emploi-Québec 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 Emploi-Québec 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 Social Assistance and Support in the Emploi-Québec 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 Emploi-Québec website.

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