Transition to work program

This program helps pay for immediate or short term costs that might prevent you from starting work with a new employer.

It provides funding of up to:

  • $200 to help you job-seek or start work
  • $5,000 to address immediate or short term barriers that prevent you from accepting an offer of new employment.

The funding could be used to pay for a range of things including:

  • travel costs
  • relocation and accommodation
  • child care
  • clothing and related expenses

Read the transition to work guidance material for more information.


You are eligible if you:

  • can’t return to work with your pre-injury employer because of your injury
  • have a barrier or need that is preventing you from finding or accepting new employment
  • are receiving or are entitled to receive, weekly workers compensation payments or recently stopped weekly payments because you started working
  • haven’t accepted a commutation or work injury damages settlement.
  • have used your entitlement to new employment assistance

How to apply

Speak to your workplace rehabilitation provider, or insurer case manager about using the transition to work program.

They will:

For information on what to do when a request to use a SIRA funded program has not been approved, find out how to request a review of a program decision.

Further information