Exits Due to Employment

Importance


This measures the number of families who no longer require financial support from Ontario Works because they have gained employment. 

Story behind the numbers


People receiving Ontario Works are required to look for work or participate in employment activities.  Staff assist recipients with enrollment in employment training, volunteer work, skills training programs and/or completing education. These activities positively contribute to the individuals’ experience and increase opportunity to secure employment.

Each case leaving Ontario Works for employment represents one individual / couple or family with children that now earns more than the Ontario Works threshold amount due to employment. 

Performance improvements


Increasing the number of cases who have exited Ontario Works due to employment indicates that these families / couples / individuals have gained employment and  now earn more than the Ontario Works threshold amount.  Staff continue to work with Ontario Works recipients, employers, training programs and community agencies to improve this measure. 

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

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

Number of cases exiting OW due to employment

Month/Year Number of exits to employment
January 2015 46
February 2015 59
March 2015 52
April 2015 46
May 2015 34
June 2015 83
July 2015 53
August 2015 39
September 2015 60
October 2015 30
November 2015 91
December 2015 59
January 2016 31
February 2016 80
March 2016 56
April 2016 27
May 2016 91
June 2016 60
July 2016 22
August 2016 83
September 2016 73
October 2016 76
November 2016 53
December 2016 30
January 2017 87
February 2017 54
March 2017 55
April 2017 55
May 2017 146
June 2017 149
July 2017 79
August 2017 78
September 2017 95
October 2017 134
November 2017 83
December 2017 87
January 2018 71
February 2018 59
March 2018 91
April 2018 171
May 2018 103
June 2018 71
July 2018 70
August 2018 72