Access-Ability provides businesses with a wage subsidy to offer persons with disabilities meaningful employment opportunities. Participants aged 15-30 will apply their skills in a work setting consistent with their education, allowing them to become leaders in their chosen fields. After the work term, participants will have the opportunity to transition into launching their own businesses, receiving support, guidance, and training along the way. 

Notice: All placements for the 2017 Access-Ability program have been filled. All applications moving forward will be placed on a waiting list.

Benefits Include:

  • - $15/hour wage subsidy lasting 39 weeks
  • - Job posting and advertising on top employment websites
  • - Support and guidance for employers and participants


Entrepreneurship Stream

There is also a second stream of the program intended for those looking to become entrepreneurs. Instead of staying with the employer after their work term, participants will have the opportunity to transition into launching their own businesses. They will receive entrepreneurship training and coaching, as well as an industry mentor. 

Application Information 

To qualify for Access-Ability you must:

  • - Be currently unemployed
  • - Self-identify as living with a disability
  • - Be between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive)
  • - Be legally entitled to work in Canada 

 
Does this interest you?

We have reached the end of the application process for the 2016 year and are no longer accepting applications. Please check back in the fall to apply for the next cohort of our program. If you are an interested employer, please send us an email. 

For a list of Access-Ability job postings, please click here.