Employment Support Services (ESS)

ESS helps people on Income Assistance to become more self-sufficient.

Self-sufficiency means different things to different people. Some people need to work on education, others on job skills. It may mean doing volunteer or part-time work. Self-sufficiency means finding what is right for you at this time, with your background, your family and personal situation, and what jobs are available in your community.

The services depend on your goals and your background. ESS offers some services directly, but also works with other organizations to provide some programs.


You must be a recipient of Income Assistance.

Next steps

You must meet with a caseworker to talk about your work history, your education and training, and about what you want to do in the future. Your caseworker will help you to put together an employment action plan.

For more information, see the programs that we offer through ESS: