Persons with Disabilities

Increasing the economic and social inclusion of persons with disabilities requires a joint effort on the part of governments, businesses, educational institutions, community agencies, and individuals and their families. There are many federal programs that support persons with disabilities in obtaining employment opportunities.

Click through the individual initiatives listed below to learn more about what is in the Economic Action Plan for you.

Through Economic Action Plan 2012, the Government has introduced several new measures that would provide Employment Insurance (EI) claimants with additional supports to enable quicker returns to work, while clarifying what is expected of them while looking for work.

Economic Action Plan 2014 proposes to provide $11.4 million over four years to support the expansion of vocational training programs for persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Economic Action Plan 2014 proposes to connect persons with developmental disabilities with jobs by providing $15 million over three years to the Ready, Willing & Able initiative of the Canadian Association for Community Living.
The Enabling Accessibility Fund assists with the capital costs of construction and renovation projects to help Canadians with disabilities participate in and contribute to their communities.
Economic Action Plan 2013 announced that the Government will introduce a new generation of Labour Market Agreements for Persons with Disabilities by 2014 with an investment of $222 million per year.
The Government recognizes the importance of engaging with employers who are committed to promoting the inclusion of persons with disabilities in the workplace.
Are you looking for employment, maybe considering a move? Matching workers with available jobs is critical to improving quality of life as well as supporting economic growth and prosperity.
The Opportunities Fund assists people with disabilities to prepare for, obtain and keep jobs or to become self-employed.

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