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Having a disability and/or barrier can be hard. And finding a job can be even harder. That’s why we’re here – to help people with disabilities and/or barriers to employment living in the Edmonton capital region find a job… and keep it. If you’re ready, willing, and able to work, we can help you. And it’s free!
To be eligible, you must:

  • Live in the Edmonton capital region
  • Be legally able to work in Canada and meet citizenship requirements (be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or convention refugee. People on work permits are not eligible.)

  • Have a disability and/or barrier
  • Be ready, willing, and able to work

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What is a “disability/barrier to employment” anyway?

Disabilities refers to people living with visible and invisible challenges that make it more difficult to do certain activities. Examples of visible disabilities includes being in a wheelchair, needing a walker, or having poor vision. Examples of invisible disabilities includes mental health conditions, diabetes or high blood pressure, or living with chronic pain.

A barrier to employment is anything that gets in the way of getting or keeping a job. Examples include not having access to childcare, lacking the proper safety equipment for work, or not having transportation to the job site. According to Statistics Canada, at least one in seven workers in Alberta have a disability or barrier to employment. We’ve helped hundreds of people get jobs and thrive in the workplace. You can too.

Here’s what you can expect from the Inclusive Career Connections program:

  • Guided one-on-one support from an employment coach (virtually or in-person)
  • Up to five sessions or five hours of mental health counselling
  • Help making your resume and cover letter the best it can be

  • Skills workshops to make you more employable
  • Connections to employers
  • Tips to ace the job interview

  • Follow-up support after you’ve found a job

Inclusive Career connections also offers monthly Wellness Network Edmonton TechSmart workshops – a two-day workshop series to empower you with tools to enhance your computer skills and open up new opportunities. It’s a chance to learn more about the digital world, at your own pace, with plenty of support along the way.

If you’d like to work together to meet your employment goals, or you’re just curious to find out more about our Inclusive Career Connections program, contact us!

Get the process started by filling out the form below!

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

  • I live in the Edmonton capital region
  • I am legally able to work in Canada
  • I have a disability and/or barrier
  • I am ready, willing, and able to work

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