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NO! OWIP is completely free for job seekers and employers.

What kind of job seeker does OWIP serve?

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

I am a part-time student. Am I eligible to participate in the OWIP program?

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.

Where is the OWIP office located?

We are located in Oshawa, Ontario at
2 Simcoe Street South, unit 500
Oshawa, ON L1H 8C1
phone: 289-222-0082

What are your business hours?

Our business hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm. Our office is closed on all statutory holidays.

Do I have to be in receipt of income support like ODSP or OW to be eligible for OWIP?

NO! Receiving ODSP or OW support is not a requirement. OWIP clients must NOT be eligible for benefits under Employment Insurance (EI).

What do you mean by ‘disability’?

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.

I am a Durham-based employer looking to recruit new employees. Can OWIP help me?

YES! We help small, medium and large businesses attract and retain top talent. Contact us today to discuss your staffing needs!


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