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 charts show the payment & replacement dates for 2017.

 2017 Payment Schedule
Benefit Month*Date of Payment &
Replacement Date
Jan 2017 Wed Dec 21, 2016
(replacement date Dec 22)
Feb Tue Jan 31
Mar Tue Feb 28
Apr Fri Mar 31
May Fri Apr 28
Jun Wed May 31
Jul Fri Jun 30
Aug Mon Jul 31
Sep Thu Aug 31
Oct Fri Sep 29
Nov Tue Oct 31
Dec Thu 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.