If you qualify for Ontario Works, you will have access to a range of employment activities including:

Education Programs

A variety of education programs are available to help you:

  • finish high school
  • improve your language skills, and
  • upgrade your reading, writing or math skills.

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:

  • finish high school
  • improve your parenting skills, and
  • prepare for and find work so you can support your family.

Employment Placements

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.

Community Placements

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:

  • extended health coverage
  • prescription drug coverage, and
  • job-related expenses, such as safety boots .

For more information, please contact your local Ontario Works office.

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