Ontario Works - How To Apply

If you are 16 years of age or older you can apply online or applications can be made either in person or by calling the local Ontario Works office:


North Bay:

Main Floor, North Bay City Hall
200 McIntyre Street
North Bay, ON
Local: (705) 474-1923
Toll Free: 1-877-319-5411

Sturgeon Falls:

94 King Street, Unit 15,
Sturgeon Falls, ON
Local: (705) 753-5400​
Toll Free: 1-800-461-9554
Telephone applications: 705-474-1923

380 Main Street
Mattawa, ON
Local: (705) 744-0395
Toll Free: 1-877-319-5411​ 
Telephone applications: 705-474-1923


   Please be sure to have the following information available for each family member living with you:

  • Date of Birth;
  • Social Insurance Number;
  • Health Card Number;
  • Immigration Number & Date of Landing, if applicable;
  • Asset Details (i.e. Bank Account, Vehicle, Property, RRSP, etc.);
  • Accommodation costs (rent/mortgage, heat, hydro, insurance);
  • Address and Employment history (last 12 months for each);
  • Present Earnings & Income (i.e. Wages, WSIB, CPP, EI, Support).


For more information about applying for Social Assistance in Ontario, go to http://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/social/ow/apply.aspx

For more information about Social Assistance in Ontario, go to http://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/social/index.aspx






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