Employment Earnings

Importance


The number of cases receiving Ontario Works that are reporting employment earnings. Any degree of employment, whether part-time or casual, will continue to strengthen ties to the labour market, build skill sets, broaden experience levels and potentially lead to viable 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 staff work collaboratively with employers, other City departments and community agencies to identify employment opportunities and match clients to jobs.

Performance improvements


The number of cases on Ontario Works reporting earnings will directly mitigate the amount of financial assistance they receive. For example, they will receive a ‘top-up’ rather than a maximum benefit payment. An increase in this number is a positive sign and reflects increased 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
April 2012 1232
May 2012 1277
June 2012 1331
July 2012 1268
August 2012 1280
September 2012 1197
October 2012 1205
November 2012 1306
December 2012 1201
January 2013 1250
February 2013 1208
March 2013 1187
April 2013 1204
May 2013 1207
June 2013 1243
July 2013 1242
August 2013 1230
September 2013 1164
October 2013 1205
November 2013 1343
December 2013 1374
January 2014 1439
February 2014 1365
March 2014 1280
April 2014 1302
May 2014 1402
June 2014 1458
July 2014 1491
August 2014 1452
September 2014 1357
October 2014 1415
November 2014 1234
December 2014 1229
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