The Government of Canada provides some assistance to refugees through the Resettlement Assistance Program to help refugees with special needs. The Program is made available to refugees who made a refugee claim from abroad and have special needs are have been admitted to Canada as government-assisted refugees. The Program pays for expenses such as meeting the refugee at the airport, helping find permanent accommodation, and getting oriented to life in Canada. This program also provides income support for up to one year or until that person becomes self-sufficient.
The Immigration Loans Program is made available to government-assisted and privately sponsored refugees applying from abroad. This will help pay for things such as the cost of medical examinations abroad, travel documents, and transportation to Canada.
Alternatively, assistance loans are available to newcomers to Canada, including refugees, to help cover preliminary expenses and costs associated with an initial settlement like housing rental and tools for your trade or employment.