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.

December 2014 - If you receive Ontario Works assistance in Toronto and you have income to report, please complete and return your Statement of Income as soon as you receive it this month.

The following chart shows the Cheque Mail Dates and Direct Bank Deposit Dates for 2014.

2014 Payment Schedule
Benefit MonthCheque Mail Date*Payment Date
(Direct  Bank Deposit* or Benefit Card)
November 2014 Mon Oct 27, 2014 Tue Oct 28, 2014
December 2014 Wed Nov 26, 2014 Fri Nov 28, 2014
January 2015 Thu Dec 18, 2014 Mon Dec 22, 2014

 Payment dates for the rest of 2015 will be posted as soon as possible.

* 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.