Ontario Works

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Welcome to the District of Nipissing Ontario Works

We help people become self-sufficient through temporary financial assistance and employment programs.

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Financial Help

Apply for income support to help with the costs of basic needs.

Employment Help

Get personalized help preparing for and finding employment.

Ontario Works Benefits

The various benefits you and your family may be eligible for.

Your Questions, Answered.

Get the details on the programs and services available to you.


I never thought I would be unemployed but due to Provincial and Federal job cuts, that’s where I found myself. As a well-educated university graduate, I couldn’t find work, and I was also ashamed and reluctant to seek out help. But with bills to pay, I found myself in urgent need of social assistance. I soon found myself with no other choice but to seek out help from Ontario Works. After applying to the Ontario Works program, I was able to obtain immediate financial assistance that permitted me to meet my direct short term financial needs and I was referred to a Coordinator to assist in my job search. Within a period of less than a month, I was able to obtain two part-time positions. This was no fluke, but rather the direct result of the assistance I received during a time of duress and uncertainty.

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