Ontario Launches Free Job Training for People with Disabilities

The Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development and Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility, announced that the government is investing $6.5 million to support five innovative projects helping more than 3,770 people with disabilities find meaningful jobs with businesses in their communities.

These projects will connect jobseekers to careers in a variety of sectors including, healthcare, information technology, retail and hospitality. One project will provide one-on-one and peer support, skills building and goal-setting workshops, and accessible technology training needed to prepare for work with local employers. The other four projects will support 2,470 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who will have the chance to build in-demand skills, receive employment counselling, job coaching, hands-on training, and paid work placements.

More than 2.6 million people in Ontario live with a disability, and they are three times as likely to be unemployed.

News Release; https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/1003114/ontario-launches-free-job-training-for-people-with-disabilities