Ontario Works

Self Employment Services

Take Your Idea and Earn a Living
  • receive help to research your business idea
  • participate in training and business plan development
  • receive ongoing professional advice and support in knowing your customers, marketing your business, finding a location and implementing your business plan
While in the program you
  • have dedicated time to develop your business
  • are allowed special income and asset exemptions
  • may receive assistance for expenses such as transportation, childcare, business start-up costs
  • have an opportunity to reinvest profit into your business
  • receive ongoing professional support for up to 60 weeks

Employment Resource Areas

Come to our free self-serve resource areas where we have the tools and resources to assist you with your job search.

  • Computers with email and Internet access
  • Career planning, word processing and resume software programs
  • Software for creating resumes
  • Access to job banks
  • Community job posting boards with jobs available now
  • Free photocopying and faxing
  • Books, directories, newspapers and labour market information
  • Telephones for job search
Self-Serve Resource Areas for Job Search

Kirkland Lake
29 Duncan Avenue North
Tel: (705) 567-9366
Toll Free: (800) 544-5555
Fax: (705) 567-9492

Temiskaming Shores
290 Armstrong Street
Tel: (705) 647-7447
Toll Free (800) 627-2944
Fax: (705) 647-5267

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