Ontario Works - Self-Employment Help

Do you have a creative ability to produce goods for sale? Then a Self-Employment activity maybe of interest to you. 

You can take an interest/creative talent and build a successful business. If interested, talk to your worker about getting into the program. Participants interested in a self-employment activity must develop a viable business plan and must be willing to work towards expanding the business until they are self sufficient. The program requirements are as follows:

  • Development and filing of a business plan within eight weeks of registration
  • Obtaining a first sale within 16 weeks of registration
  • Remaining in full compliance with income reporting and other requirements specified in the Ontario Works Act.