Are your wages insufficient to cover the costs involved in joining the workforce? 

You might qualify for a supplement to the work premium if your income is low and you have recently stopped receiving social assistance, benefits under the Youth Alternative Program or benefits under the Aim for Employment Program. 

Who is this program designed for?

This program is for you if: 

  • You are no longer receiving social assistance, or are no longer eligible under the Youth Alternative Program or the Aim for Employment Program because you have work income
  • You received social assistance or benefits under the Youth Alternative Program or the Aim for Employment Program for at least 36 months during the 42-month period preceding the date on which your benefits ended
  • You are eligible for the Work Premium This hyperlink will open in a new window. provided by Revenu Québec

How does the program work?

The Supplement to the Work Premium is administered by Revenu Québec. It can be paid in 2 ways:

Total payments can reach a maximum of:

  • $2,400 for an independent adult
  • $4,800 for a couple when both spouses are working

This is $200 a month for a maximum of 12 consecutive months.

How to obtain advance monthly payments

To find out about the options available to you, contact your local employment centre (CLE) This hyperlink will open in a new window. ou votre bureau de Services Québec.

Consult the examples given in the folder Work pays … Increase Your Income by Getting Off Social Assisstance (PDF, 667 KB) This hyperlink will open in a new window..