Employment & Social Services

Ontario Works Payment Schedule

While receiving Ontario Works, payments are normally sent directly to your bank account. If you are receiving your payments by cheque, you can sign up for Direct Bank Deposit.

If you do NOT receive your payment, or if you receive an Employment and Social Services letter telling you that your payment is going to be delayed or stopped, contact your caseworker.

The following chart shows the payment & replacement dates for 2015.

2015 Payment Schedule
Benefit Month*Date of Payment &
Replacement Date
Feb Fri Jan 30
Mar Fri Feb 27
Apr Tue Mar 31
May Thu Apr 30
Jun Fri May 29
Jul Tue Jun 30
Aug Fri Jul 31
Sep Mon Aug 31
Oct Wed Sep 30
Nov Fri Oct 30
Dec  Mon Nov 30

* The date the Province prints on the cheque

The date the payment is received depends on Canada Post delivery to your area or the bank you deal with. 

You can learn specific information about your social assistance, including payment amounts and dates, through the Interactive Voice Response System, available to those who are receiving Ontario Works.