How do I apply for Ontario Works (OW)?

To apply for OW, call your local Ontario Works office.

You need to:

  • Submit documents and information about you, your family and anyone who lives with you. This includes information about your:
    • Date of birth
    • Health card number
    • Social Insurance Number (SIN)
    • Address
    • Income
    • Housing costs
    • Assets
  • Go to an interview with an OW worker.

You can bring someone with you to the interview - for example, if you want an interpreter, you can bring one with you.

Find your local Ontario Works office.

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Last updated: November 30, 2023 4001166