This month's Ontario Works pay dates
The next payment date is Thursday, December 31, 2020.
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Payments are made on the last business day of the month.
- Direct deposit: Your payment will be deposited to your account on Thursday, December 31, 2020.
- Mailed cheque: Your cheque will be mailed on Wednesday, December 16, 2020. The date you receive your payment depends on Canada Post delivery to your area. The date on your cheque will be Thursday, December 31, 2020.
- Cheque pick-up: You can only pick up your cheque under special circumstances. If you need to pick up your cheque, you must make arrangements with your caseworker prior to the mail date on the following Payment Schedule. Cheques are not available for pick up on the mail date.
You can sign up for direct deposit by contacting your caseworker.
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2021 Ontario Works payment schedule
The following chart shows the schedule of Ontario Works payments for 2021.
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|Payment month||Date on your cheque||Date cheques are mailed||Date funds are deposited to your bank|
|January||December 31||December 16||December 31|
|February||January 29||January 25||January 29|
|March||February 26||February 22||February 26|
|April||March 31||March 25||March 31|
|May||April 30||April 23||April 30|
|June||May 31||May 25||May 31|
|July||June 30||June 24||June 30|
|August||July 30||July 23||July 30|
|September||August 31||August 25||August 31|
|October||September 30||September 24||September 30|
|November||October 29||October 25||October 29|
|December||November 30||November 24||November 30|