|City of Hamilton
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Monday to Friday
Office LocationsOntario Works
East End Office
2255 Barton St. E., Unit 3&4
Hamilton, ON L8H 7T4Fax:
905-540-6344Directions to East End OfficeOntario Works
1550 Upper James St.,
Hamilton, ON L9B 2L6
905-546-1018 Directions to Mountain OfficeOntario Works
250 Main St., E.,
Hamilton, ON L8N 1H6 Fax:
905-546-2877Directions to Central Office
Career Development Centre (CDC)
181 Main St. W., 3rd Flr.
Hamilton, ON L8P 4S1
Directions to CDC Office
350 King Street East,
Unit 110 (First Place)
Hamilton, ON L8N 3Y3
Directions to Housing Services
Please note that all Ontario Works monthly cheques and direct deposits will be dated and cashable for the last business day every month effective immediately. If any questions, please speak with your case manager.
Ontario Works provides temporary financial and employment assistance, also known as social assistance, for people who are in financial need.
Apply for Ontario Works (Social Assistance)
Step 1: How to Apply
You will need information from a number of documents to complete an application. It's a good idea to get these documents together before you start. Review list of documents you will need to complete the application
- Please be advised, effective immediately, the on-line application for Ontario Works will not be available. Sorry for any inconvenience. To apply, please call (905) 546-4800 and press option #1. An update will be posted once the on-line application becomes available again.
Step 2: In-Office Appointment to Verify Application
An in-office appointment is necessary to complete the application process. During the appointment, you will be expected to provide required information, complete and sign the application and all accompanying forms. You will need to bring your spouse (if you have one) and any children who are 18 or older to the appointment and all supporting documents used to complete the application. If you are not physically able to come to the in-office appointment, please advise us and we will make other arrangements with you.
Receiving Ontario Works (Social Assistance)
Other Support Programs and Information