Canada is a country that cares about its residents. The government offers a series of social well-being programs. In addition to a free medical attention program and for children, education up to the 12th grade, Canada offers the following social programs:
Canadian residents have the right to 60 percent of the last salaries drawn in case of being laid-off from their jobs if they have worked during almost 6 months in Canada up to that point.
Canadian residents have the right to social assistance subsidies from the government if they are not capable of supporting themselves, or if they are not capable of getting any job.
Canadian residents have the right in virtue of the Canadian Pension Plan to receive a retirement pension. Depending on the age when they opt for the plan, and is optimum at the age of 65.
Canadian residents have the right to an Old age pension in Canada. The amount of the pension will depend of the number of years lived in Canada. The maximum if an individual has been in Canada during 40 years after the age of 18, for each year less than this, the full right amount is reduced by 1/40.
The federal and provincial governments provide a certain amount each month during the upbringing of each child. The amount depends of the income obtained by the parents during the last year.
Getting a good education is more important now than ever. This is the best thing you can do to build a better future for your children and for yourself. Education in Canada is free in public schools until the 12th grade.
Canada has one of the finest healthcare systems in the world. Excellent hospitals, clinics and medical offices are found in the majority of communities. Generally, their services are available free to all Canadian residents registered under the national health insurance program.