Tips and services to help you find a snow removal contractor


The City of Ottawa provides a number of tips and services to help residents with the  clearing of snow from their walkways and driveways.


The Snow Go Program helps seniors and persons with disabilities find reliable contractors and/or individuals to clear snow from their private driveways and/or walkways. Once matched up with snow removal help, residents are responsible for making payments directly to the individual or contractor.


Eligible seniors and persons with disabilities can also apply to the Snow Go Assist Program, which provides financial assistance and pays for a portion of their snow removal costs. Approved participants may be reimbursed up to 50 per cent of the cost of snow clearing per event, up to a seasonal maximum of $450.


The Snow Go Programs are administered by local home support agencies that serve local neighbourhoods.


Also, residents searching for a reputable snow plow contractor can review the roster of licensed snow plow contractors listed on You will also find tips such as:


  • How to handle a door-to-door sales pitch
  • Understand the terms of your contract before signing
  • Check the Better Business Bureau and customer review websites


For more information about any of these services visit or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401).

OttawaStart Staff


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