Employment Earnings

Importance


This measures the number of cases receiving Ontario Works that are reporting employment earnings.  Part-time and casual employment builds skills, experience and develops ties to the labour market that can lead to full time employment. 

Story behind the numbers


People receiving Ontario Works are required to look for work or participate in employment activities, which may include enrolling in employment training, completing volunteer work, participating in a skills training program and/or completing education and ultimately finding sustainable employment. Ontario Works financial support is reduced when the recipient has employment income over $200 per month.

Performance improvements


Ontario Works staff work collaboratively with employers, other City departments and community agencies to identify employment opportunities and match clients to jobs.  The number of cases on Ontario Works that report earnings reduces the cost of financial assistance and reflects increased client connections to the workplace.

Source: Ministry of Community and Social Services, Social Assistance Operations report 

Source: Ministry of Community and Social Services, Social Assistance Operations report 

Reported earnings, by case

Monthly, the most recently available 12 months

Month/Year Number of cases
January 2015 1239
February 2015 1193
March 2015 1266
April 2015 1288
May 2015 1377
June 2015 1310
July 2015 1401
August 2015 1372
September 2015 1243
October 2015 1522
November 2015 1581
December 2015 1678
January 2016 1515
February 2016 1557
March 2016 1593
April 2016 1542
May 2016 1542
June 2016 1658
July 2016 1634
August 2016 1545
September 2016 1537
October 2016 1638
November 2016 1667
December 2016 1763
January 2017 1718
February 2017 1578
March 2017 1627
April 2017 1634
May 2017 1670
June 2017 1801
July 2017 1810
August 2017 1748
September 2017 1727
October 2017 1721
November 2017 1895
December 2017 1849
January 2018 1730
February 2018 1677
March 2018 1619
April 2018 1608
May 2018 1577
June 2018 1662
July 2018 1550
August 2018 1613