If you qualify for Ontario Works, you will have access to a range of employment activities including:
A variety of education programs are available to help you:
Job-Specific Skills Training
If you need special training or skills to do a job, we can get you the help you need to develop your skills.
Literacy Screening and Training
If it's hard for you to get or keep a job because you have trouble with reading, writing or math, we can help you get the education you need.
Learning, Earning and Parenting (LEAP)
If you're a young parent between the ages of 16 and 25, the LEAP program can give you the supports you need to:
When you're ready for a job, we can connect you with employers who are hiring, help you prepare for the interview and help with training for the job, if required.
A placement in a community agency can help you gain valuable experience. You can practice your skills, improve your confidence and get up-to-date job references and contacts.
You can still get help after you've found a job
Once you get a job and you are no longer eligible to receive financial help from Ontario Works, you may still be able to get other kinds of help, such as:
For more information, please contact your local Ontario Works office.