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Applying for Ontario Works

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Online Application

You can apply online at https://saapply.mcss.gov.on.ca - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The online application will take approximately 40 minutes to complete.

Required Documents

To complete the online application, you will need specific information about you and the family members in your household.

To find out if you might be eligible for any programs, you will need:

  • The names for all family members
  • Dates of birth of all family members
  • Immigration status for all family members
  • Income for all family members
  • Assets for all family members
  • Your address
  • Your housing costs
  • Cost of expenses (such as child care and disability related work expenses)

It would also be helpful if you had the Social Insurance Number cards and the Ontario Health cards for all family members in your household.

To fill out the full online application, you will need information from other documents, for example:

  • Birth certificates
  • Immigration papers
  • Tax returns

Here is the full list of the documents you will need.


All information provided during application is confidential as per the Municipal Freedom of Information Act. At any time, a choice may be made to discontinue the application process.


At the end of the application, the system will determine potential eligibility in accordance with the Ontario Works Act.

Revised: Thursday February 05 2015


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