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Application Process


Apply by telephone:

705-759-2130 or toll free at 1-866-363-6007

Apply online:

If you are 16 years of age or older you can apply online.


Apply at nearest office: 

540 Albert Street

Sault Ste. Marie, ON  P6A 5L8

Required information for applications made in-person include:

  • Social Insurance Number
  • Health Card Number
  • Marital Status
  • Names, Health Card Number & Social Insurance Number for each dependent living with the applicant



Please bring the following information to your application appointment:

  • Birth Certificate (applicant & dependents)
  • Social Insurance Number (applicant & dependents)
  • Health Card Numbers (applicant & dependents)
  • Immigration Number and date of landing (if applicable)
  • Marital Status
  • Accommodation costs including rent, mortgage, utilities, home/tenant insurance and taxes
  • Address history for the past 12-months
  • Empoyment history for the past 3-months
  • Bank account history for the past 3-months
  • Earnings and income information (WSIB, EI, CPP, Wages, etc.)
  • Court orders/agreements for child/spousal support (if applicable)]
  • Debts
  • Assets


All Mandatory forms will be completed during the application interview including: 

  • Application For Assistance, Part 1 to determine the financial circumstances or budgetary needs of the applicant
  • Application For Assistance Part 2 (Participation Agreement) to determine the participation requirements and employment activities for the applicant and all adult unit members
  • Consents to Disclose  and Verify Information
  • A Rights and Responsibility Form
  • Literacy Test (if Grade 12 has not been completed)
  • A Declaration of Support and Maintenance (if applicable)

Applicants who are found eligible for social assistance will be required to attend a 30-day appointment with their assigned Case Manager, at which time they will be required to review and update their Participation Agreement (Outcome Plan).