Can I be on OW if I’m not a permanent resident or citizen?
Question & AnswerCan I be on OW if I’m not a permanent resident or citizen?
1. Learn the OW rules about living in Ontario
To qualify for from Ontario Works (OW) you must show that you live in Ontario.
Showing that you live in Ontario does not depend on the immigration status you have.
When you apply
You need to tell OW where you live. You might be able to show documents such as a lease or receipts from your landlord that show you’re paying rent.
It does not matter how long you’ve been living where you are. And you don’t have to show how long you plan to live there.
If you don’t have a permanent address
OW can’t refuse to give you assistance just because you don’t have a permanent address.