The Ministry of Community and Social Services says it has successfully completed the enrolment phase of Ontario’s basic income pilot project.

In a news release Tuesday, the ministry said it had enrolled over 4,000 people in the pilot in three locations across the province including Thunder Bay and area, Hamilton/Brantford and Brant County, and Lindsay.

Single persons will receive up to $17,000 a year, less 50 per cent of any earned income. Couples will receive up to $24,000 a year, less 50 per cent of any earned income.

An additional 2,000 individuals will participate in a comparison group, and will not receive any monthly basic income payments but will take part in the research study.