NO! OWIP is completely free for job seekers and employers.
An OWIP client:
– has faced barriers but is motivated to work
– is interested in enhancing his or her essential skills in order to find employment
– can complete personalized pre-employment sessions, workshops, wage subsidy programs, and more
– OWIP clients will be prepared to work and job search independently
Part-time students with disabilities are eligible, so long as they are not enrolled in more than 19 hours of class-time per week, and they are interested in finding employment.
We are located in Oshawa, Ontario at
2 Simcoe Street South, unit 500
Oshawa, ON L1H 8C1
Our business hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm. Our office is closed on all statutory holidays.
NO! Receiving ODSP or OW support is not a requirement. OWIP clients must NOT be eligible for benefits under Employment Insurance (EI).
OWIP does not require medical proof of a disability. You simply have to declare you are a person with a disability as CCRW is a cross-disability organization. OWIP clients may have physical, visible and/or invisible disabilities (such as anxiety, depression, and learning disabilities) and/or medical or episodic barriers to employment.
No. Referrals are not required to access OWIP.
YES! We help small, medium and large businesses attract and retain top talent. Contact us today to discuss your staffing needs!