Ready, willing, and able job seekers are out there.
Let us connect you!

The Strive 4 Work program connects employers to skilled, trained staff—helping to strengthen businesses and break down employment barriers. But there’s no opport_nity without u! Let’s work together.

Employing a graduate from Strive 4 Work is an opportunity to:

  • Address Staff Shortages
    Address staffing shortages by accessing a largely untapped workforce—individuals who are ready, willing, and able to work.

  • Grow Your Business
    At least 1 in 7 working age Albertans has a disability, mental health barrier, or medical condition. By employing a diverse workforce you’ll tap into this underserved market—which is significant, as people with disabilities (and their families) have billions of dollars in purchasing power.

  • Potentially Lower Your Costs
    Potentially lower hiring and training expenses through a 50% wage subsidy for the first 12 weeks of employment.

  • Strengthen Your Reputation
    Be seen as an inclusive business by employing a diverse workforce. Evidence shows that people are more likely to spend money at businesses that demonstrate diversity and inclusiveness.

  • Improve Retention
    Support employee retention—studies show that employees with disabilities have an 80% lower turnover rate compared to employees who don’t have a disability.

  • Get Additional Support
    Our team has decades of experience connecting skilled job seekers with businesses just like yours. We provide resources and support to assist with the onboarding of potential employees with disabilities into your workplace.

Participating Businesses

“Larry has become such a valued member of our team. We look forward to seeing him every day and he has done such an amazing job over the past year! The Strive 4 Work program is fantastic and I love what you guys do! I would highly recommend the program.”

- Morgan McLean, General Manager, Lo Food Enterprises INC. | McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada Ltd.

“At Star Building Components, we want to provide valuable skills training and work experience. Working with Strive 4 Work we have been successful in job placement, and the employee is provided with assistance in a supportive and inclusive environment. S4W helped us achieve one of our business goals.”

- Kim Engel, Star Building Components

“If you are thinking about employing someone with a disability/barrier to employment, then I would highly recommend getting in contact with EmployAbilities. You will not be disappointed! They will connect you with people that truly want to work and are appreciative of the opportunity you can offer them.”

- Gaynor Connor, Rooms + space home + decor

Got questions? Apprehensive? We understand.

Contact Jessie Cadman, Strive 4 Work Job Developer

To get connected with work-ready staff, fill out the form below!

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Funded by the Government of Canada’s Opportunities Fund for People with Disabilities Program