Assists people with disabilities to move toward the goal of competitive employment.
Comprehensive employment and job search services offered throughout Hamilton. Contact the specific site for details.
Programs providing support for those seeking employment.
- assessment of skills, interests and experience
- job search strategies
- resume preparation
- career information
- employment and training opportunities
- on-the-job training
- relevant work experience
- help in maintaining employment
- referral to other employment and community services
Second Career Program:
Provides tailored employment services to adults with developmental disabilities who are eligible for the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) Employment Supports program.
- assessment and case management
- job finding assistance
- job coaching
- employer benefits
This services offers one-on-one career counselling and job preparedness workshops.
It offers support for Internationally trained professionals and second career applications.
There is pre-employment training, referrals and paid job placements for individuals aged 15-29.
This program provides:
Provides temporary regular financial benefits to individuals who lose their jobs through no fault of their own (for example, due to shortage of work, seasonal or mass lay-offs) and are available for and able to work, but can't find a job; able-bodied claimants must be seeking employment to remain eligible.
Applications should be submitted as soon as employment ends. Individuals can apply for benefits even if they have not yet received their Record of Employment (ROE)
Offers employment services to people with disabilities.
- employment needs assessment
- career planning
- employment counselling
- job search skills training
- job placement services
- assessments of disability related accommodations
- case management and follow-up
Also offers employee recruiting services to businesses. These services include:
REP, an educational and employment program for youth in contact with the criminal justice system.
Matches students to local employers in the community. The majority of jobs that are received are requests for yard/garden work or lawn care (mowing, trimming, weeding).
Offers free training sessions and skill upgrading opportunities to assist participants in finding employment.