The Application Process

Your first step in the application process is to contact the Niigaaniin Office in your community. Visit our Contact Us page for contact details. Your application is dated to when that first call is made.

You will be contacted by a case worker and given a date and time to fill out an application. You will be asked to bring the following information:

Birth certificate

Status card

Health card

Social insurance card

Bank account information

Record of employment

Income tax assessments

Spousal or child support records

Shelter costs, which can include utility bills or a rental agreement

Address and employment information for the past 12 months

Confirmation of school attendance if necessary

Asset details such as vehicle insurance and registration

The Intake Appointment

The next step of the application process is called the Intake Appointment.

You and if applicable your spouse or same sex partner and any of your dependants adults over the age of 18 will be asked a series of questions to evaluate your level of assistance.  This appointment also ensures that all information given such as residence, and if applicable school enrollment, is up to date and correct.

An application is not complete until the application and all accompanying forms are completed by you, if applicable your spouse and any dependant adults in your family.

If you have a complete application, you will receive a notice of decision regarding your eligibility for assistance within four working days.

If your application is incomplete, you will have ten working days to obtain and submit the outstanding information needed to process your application. This notice can be in writing, in person or mailed.