Assists people with disabilities to move toward the goal of competitive employment.
Employment resources and coaching to find sustainable employment in Ontario:
assessment of skills, interests and abilities
job search strategies and support, including resume development and interview preparation
information about careers and occupations, local labour market, employment opportunities
help in maintaining employment
Provides temporary regular financial benefits to individuals who lose their jobs through no fault of their own (for example, due to shortage of work, seasonal or mass lay-offs) and are available for and able to work, but can't find a job; able-bodied claimants must be seeking employment to remain eligible.
Applications should be submitted as soon as employment ends. Individuals can apply for benefits even if they have not yet received their Record of Employment (ROE)
Ontario provincial program that provides temporary financial and employment assistance for people who are in financial need.
- monthly allowance based on family size, housing costs, and income
- prescription drug coverage under the Ontario Drug Benefit Program
- health benefits may include dentures, emergency dental services, eyeglasses, prosthetic devices, funerals, and burials
- employment start-up benefit
The local riding office can provide advocacy and assistance with all federal ministries and programs. They may assist in completing forms for federal services. These include:
- Employment Insurance (EI)
- Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and completing tax forms
- Canada Pension Plan (CPP)
- Old Age Security (OAS)
They may also help in obtaining congratulatory messages/scrolls for significant milestones.