Is your salary not enough to cover the expenses related to your integration into the workplace?

A supplement to the work premium could be paid to you if your income is low and you have just left social assistance, the Alternative jeunesse program or the Aim for employment Program.

Leaving social assistance and returning to the labour market can allow you to significantly increase your income. Consult the possibilities available to you and the examples presented in the pamphlet Work Pays... Increase your income by getting off social assistance (PDF, 667 Ko) This hyperlink will open in a new window..

Who is this program designed for?

This program is for you

  • if you are no longer receiving social assistance or if you are no longer eligible for the Alternative jeunesse program or the Aim for Employment Program because you have income from work;
  • if you have received social assistance or allowances from the Youth Alternative or Aim for Employment programs for at least 24 months out of the 30 months before the date the assistance stopped;
  • if you are eligible for the Work Premium This hyperlink will open in a new window. offered by Revenu Québec.

How does the program work?

The work premium supplement is managed by Revenu Québec. It can be paid to you in two ways: 

This supplement can reach a maximum of:

  • of $2,400 for a single person;
  • of $4,800 for a couple where each spouse has entered the labour market.

For either of these situations, these amounts are equal to a payment of $200 per month for up to 12 consecutive months.

You can sign up for direct deposit This hyperlink will open in a new window. to receive your payments into your bank account.