How Having a Job Affects Income Assistance

If you continue to receive Income Assistance after getting a job, you will be eligible to keep the first $150 you earn, plus an incentive of 30% of your remaining net wages. The Income Assistance program may also assist you while you work in a number of different ways:

  • As long as you receive Income Assistance you will continue to receive pharmacare benefits.
  • If the money you make from your job causes your Income Assistance to end, you may still receive pharmacare benefits for up to one year.
  • We can assist with your child care costs if it will help you keep working.
  • If you have to travel in order to reach your job, we can help you pay for this as well.
  • We can also help you buy work-related items, such as uniforms, work boots, or associated fees for things such as a drivers licence or criminal background check.

Next steps

Please contact your caseworker to determine eligibility.

If you are not yet an Income Assistance client, see our information on how to apply.