Employment for Persons with a Disability
- You have already started to plan your career.
- You are looking for more information in order to carry out your future professional path.
- You are looking for job search tools or techniques.
Explore the following resources and do not hesitate, if you need additional support, come and meet our Job Search Specialist for persons with a disability at Career Services. Contact us by email, or call us at 613-562-5800, extension 4377 or drop by our offices to schedule an appointment.
- Canadian Relocation Systems – Ontario Disability Issues
Help and advice for relocation purposes.
- Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
A leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues.
- Service Commission of Canada
Automated process for assessment accommodation requests
Job Search Websites
- Ability Edge
National paid internship program for graduates with self-declared disabilities to assist them in gaining career-building work experience.
- Handicap Emploi.com
Find a job where you will be able to use your full potential and expertise by taking into account your disability or the characteristics of your handicap.
- Jobs Abilities
Canadian Abilities Foundation's web site for job seekers to gain exposure to employers who are committed to diverse work places.
- Job Opportunity Information Network (JOIN)
Employment network of choice in the Greater Toronto Area for persons with disabilities and for employers.
Other Employment and Support Resources
- Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work
Canada-wide network of organizations and individuals. Our mission is to promote and support meaningful and equitable employment of persons with disabilities.
- Canadian Association of Professionals with Disabilities
A federally incorporated non-profit dedicated to maximizing the inclusion, job retention, and advancement of current and future professionals with disabilities.
- Disability Doorway
Assists persons with disabilities and/or their families by providing information on resources and services that can help improve the quality of life for everyone involved.
- LEADS Employment Servicabiles
Assistance to people with barriers to develop skills and obtain employment, enabling a higher quality of life.
A networking tool where professional contacts can be created.
- National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)
Association established to increase the awareness of the positive outcomes of hiring persons with disabilities in Canada.
- National Educational Assocation of Disabled Students (NEADS)
A Consumer organization, with a mandate to encourage the self-empowerment of post-secondary students with disabilities.
- Northern Lights Canada
A Canadian company with a team of over 220 employment and rehabilitation specialists, case managers, corporate trainers, and support staff whose primary goal is to help you achieve yours.
- Ontario Disability Employment Network
A professional body of employment service providers united to increase employment opportunities for people who have a disability.
- Ontario Disability Program: Employment Support
Employment support or for starting own business.
- Ontario March of Dimes
Helps people with disabilities achieve greater independence by providing job training and finding them employment.
- Ontario Self-Employment Benefit Program (OSEB)
Business advisor counselling services and income support for up to 42 weeks while you develop and implement a business plan.
- Service Canada: Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities
Provides funding for national, regional and local projects that assist people with disabilities in preparing for and finding employment or self-employment, as well as acquiring the skills necessary to maintain that new employment.
- Service Canada: Canada Pension Disability Vocational Rehabilitation ProgramHelps people who receive a Canada Pension Plan disability benefit return to Canada's labour market.
Vast number of resources and information on employment for persons with a disability. This website is managed by the Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work.