The City of Pickering offers senior citizens and people with a permanent physical or cognitive disability a snow clearing service in order to assist them with their sidewalk snow clearing responsibilities, and access to their home. The program runs from November 1, 2021 to April 30, 2022.

The registration period for the 2021/2022 snow clearing program is September 13 - October 15, 2021.

View the online application form.

Program Details

  • the program accommodates 500 qualified applicants
  • priority will be given to residents with proof of permanent disability
  • qualified applications will be selected by the use of an electronic lottery system, if applicable or necessary, and applicants will be notified accordingly
  • the program fee is required with the application, by cheque, made payable to the City of Pickering - see below for fee structure
  • view the information sheet for details

Service Details

Snow Clearing Service Details

Fee Structure

The fees will be based on your taxable income found on line 260 of your Tax Assessment. The chart below outlines the fees. If there are two names registered on the title for your home; staff will require a copy of both Tax Assessments, as the incomes will be combined.

Single/Family Income Level


Receipt of Guaranteed Annual Income Supplement (GAINS)


Net Income – less than $79,054

$62.81 + HST = $71.00

Net Income between $79,055 and $128,149

$93.80 + HST = $106.00

Net Income over $128,150

Not Eligible

Please contact our Customer Care Centre for more information.