Employment services for people with self-disclosed disabilities and/or barriers. 

EmployAbilities North serves the communities of Bonnyville, Cold Lake, Lac La Biche, St. Paul, Vegreville, and surrounding areas. Since the program began in 2005, we’ve connected 617 people to employment. Contact us and benefit from our free services!

Job seekers – we can help you:

  • Explore your unique strengths and abilities

  • Identify what you’re good at and plan a career path that suits you

  • With money for work clothes, boots, or other work-related gear for starting your new job, if eligible

  • Obtain short training courses to increase your chances at landing the job, if eligible

  • Share information about what jobs are available

  • Provide short-term job coaching after you get a job to help you succeed, if needed

  • Access disability related employment supports

  • Support you with your job search including creating a great resume

Testimonials From Our Participants

“EmployAbilities helped me get a step closer to achieving my dream job!”


“The services have helped me with things in life, like my independence and talking to people.”


“EmployAbilities has helped me a lot; I love my new job!”


“Thank You Employabilities for helping me find a job so fast and making me feel like family. Keep up the great work!”


“Employabilities has helped me in so many ways… I’m very thankful for everything they have done for me!”


“Thank you so much for all the encouragement and support!”


“The workshops provided valuable insights for my successful interview.”


“EmployAbilities helped me feel like a person with possibility and purpose.”


Finding and keeping a job can be hard. It can be even harder for people with disabilities. We’re here to help. If you’re ready, willing, and able to work, reach out to us. 

Employers – looking to hire more diverse staff and tap into a resource of ready, willing, and able employees? We can help! Contact us to:

  • Refer qualified people with compatible skill sets
  • Inquire about wage subsidy that may be available to offset the cost of extra training required by some individuals

  • Get short-term on-the-job support to help with job retention, if needed

  • Provide awareness workshops, information, and resources on a variety of employee challenges and barriers

  • Support your efforts to build a more diverse workforce

Employer Testimonials

Working with EmployAbilities has been a very positive experience; I look forward to working with EmployAbilities for future recruitment.”

Happy Nest

Contact us:

Bonnyville: 780.201.6005
Cold Lake: 780.594.6244
Lac La Biche: 780.623.1281

St. Paul: 780.614.1944
Vegreville: 780.603.8182

Or get the process started by filling out the form below!

Get the process started by filling out the form below!

To be eligible for EmployAbilities North, you must answer ‘yes’ the all of the following questions:

  • I am legally able to work in Canada
  • I have a disability and/or barrier

Examples of Qualifying Self-Disclosed Disabilities/Health Conditions:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Diabetes
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Asthma
  • Arthritis/Rheumatism
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Hepatitis
  • Graves Disease
  • Hearing Impairments
  • Heart disease
  • Back problems

Note: not open to Edmonton and area residents

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Funded by Alberta Seniors, Community and Social Services, and the Canadian Mental Health Association-Edmonton Region